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AJ

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Age : 69
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: What's Going On With AJ?   Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:26 am

Greetings Brothers,

Sorry I haven't been posting here as regularly as I have in the past but chronic health issues have been behind my absence. Chronic severe pain and the side effects on my medication have caused untold hours of agony and misery. However this has been ongoing for several years and usually I can handle everything. There has been one particularly nasty side effect that has been the main culprit in causing my recent absence. I'm having regular visits by the Dark Demon of Depression. He drops in quite suddenly. I can be sitting in my recliner, smoking my pipe, watching TV with my wife, and feeling just fine, then all of a sudden it's like someone flips a switch and a dark cloud settles over me and sense of great sadness, loneliness, and uselessness overwhelms me. These feelings may last for only a few minutes or they may last for days. This is a common side effect for some people who have to take a narcotic pain reliever. There's nothing that can be done to prevent it other than getting away from taking that particular drug and for me that's not a option. On top of this I've been having some serious wheezing, rattling, and a host of other noises like crackling as I breathe. This has been going on for several weeks and I found out Thursday I have pneumonia in my left lung. However this is only causing the crackling noises. The wheezing and rattling causes hasn't been determined. Of couse I'm being treated for the pneumonia but nothing is being done about the other noises and this hinders my ability to sleep. I'm not looking for sympathy. I know there are several other members that have chronic issues and know and understand what this is like. So hopefully all of you guys can see why I haven't been posting. I try to keep up with what everyone else is posting but most of the time I don't have the energy or the will to write. I miss interacting with my brothers here. But Lord willing I'll get through this and at some point I will be able to participate at a higher level. In the meantime I'll be jumping in and making a reply here and there as I'm able. If you find a bunch of typos or my posts don't make any sense you'll know it's probably because I'm floating in the clouds or wondering around behind the little animals. LOL! Smile

AJ
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Mozjo33

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Age : 49
Location : Chantilly, Va
Registration date : 2011-12-04

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:59 am

Although your not asking for it...prayers, thoughts and good karma heading your way AJ. I hope that good health comes to you quickly. All the best. Mo
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:47 am

I hope the problems are quickly sorted, AJ, and that you feel better soon.

"T"
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Brewdude

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Age : 65
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:39 am

Tough to hear of this AJ. You've got my support in whatever way I can give it.


Cheers,

RR
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Hiram-2011

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Age : 39
Location : Illinois
Registration date : 2012-03-23

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:09 pm

You have my thoughts and prayers brother. I'm here for you.
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:57 pm

Well darn AJ, I was wondering why I haven't seen many posts from you lately. I pray that you're feeling better very soon. Do let me know if there's anything I can do, seriously.
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Fatman

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Age : 55
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:22 pm

I think of you often, and I hope you get back on your feet soon!
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huffelpuff

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Age : 47
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:54 pm

AJ my friend never forgot that we're here for you. Depression is nothing to take lightly. As someone that is also on seriously heavy duty narcotic medication I get where you're coming from all to well. Sometimes one day at a time is just too much to handle. So one step at a time buddy you will get through this. If I can help in any way let me know.

Jim
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:44 pm

AJ, Hang in there my friend. Hope you're feeling better soon.
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puros_bran
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
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PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:04 pm

Here, have a dump truck worth of sympathy.. I've got plenty to spare.. The folks at church found out about my upcoming surgery and gave me more than I can stand.. lol

Seriously. snap too. We can't both be bridge jumpers.. Wouldn't look proper and people would talk.


Hate to hear you're struggling. Watch cartoons.. for whatever reason watching that stupid coyote getting his arse handed to himself over and over by that bird will make your soul smile.
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tslots

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Location : Idaho
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PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:22 am

While I can only imagine what you are going through, you have my support brother.    I've known a number of people (my wife included) who have suffered with chronic pain for decades.  How they manage to smile and maintain a positive attitude is well beyond my feeble comprehension.   I will pray for some extra strength, rationality and lightheartedness to come your way .. to help beat back those dark clouds when they appear on the horizon.
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AJ

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Age : 69
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:30 pm

Thanks guys for all the good wishes. There has never been any doubt in my mind that my Brothers here have my back if I need them. This isn't the first time I've relied on your support to help me get through some tough times. It is very much appreciated. My lung congestion has almost totally cleared but now I'm dealing with Bronchitis. Eventually it will all go away and I can return to being a groucky old geezer so my wife can recognize me when she comes into the room. LOL! The wheezing and rattling has slackened a bit and that's a big lift to my spirits. I'm thinking I should be back to normal sometime within the next week or so. Thanks again for being there. Smile

AJ
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:09 pm

I really appreciate the update AJ, the positive news even more so. Hang in there Brother and continue to feel better.

cheers
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Brewdude

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Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:26 pm

So glad to hear you're on the mend AJ!

cheers 


Cheers,

RR
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ftrplt

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Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:18 pm

Many thanx for the update, AJ!! I/we are pulling for ya'!!! The light at the end of the tunnel will keep getting brighter and brighter!! cheers FTRPLT
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Location : Oregon City
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PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:45 pm

Thanks for the update AJ....good to hear from and about you. My best wishes!!!

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Stick

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Age : 47
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:38 pm

I missed this the first time round AJ. I'm kicking myself now.  More importantly it's good to learn you're on the mend.
Well done matey. My thoughts are with you.


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Location : Northern KY
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PostSubject: Re: What's Going On With AJ?   Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:26 pm

Good to hear from you AJ, keep that chin up brother!
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