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I Am Terminally Ill

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    Would You Plan Your Own Funeral?

    Often, people who are old or terminally ill don't want to leave this burden to their loved ones and sometimes they would just like the opportunity to celebrate life rather than mourn death. We see this act as a celebration of life and we think it should be as personal and unique...
    WideEyedEnt1 WideEyedEnt1 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    I have spent the past 3 months caring

    for my husband who is bed fast due to rampant cancer. He started with melanoma and didn't take it seriously but soon it spread to his liver and now it is everywhere. As much as I strive to give him the absolute best care possible, his skin started to break down about 3 weeks...
    sarah32wv sarah32wv 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I Have Just Been Diagnosed With Cirrosis, And Want To Chat.

    I have just been diagnosed with cirrosis, and have been fighting diabetes, fibromyalgia and degenerative arthritis. Nights are hard and I would love to chat with other insomniacs. I can no longer stand or walk for more that about 5 steps. I feel so confined and dependent...and...
    mzbarbie mzbarbie 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    Terminally Ill

    I was diagnosed over a year with Stage IV cirrhosis of the liver, Blindness in 1 eye, encephalopathy, Memory loss, unsteady gait,rheumatoid arthritis,dizziness, extreme fatigue, Chronic Heart Disease ( 2 stents in 2006), etc.
    shurook5303 shurook5303 61-65, F May 30, 2011

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    Not only do I hate mental illness, but I hate that people don't understand it. I have lost three family members to mental illness, two from addiction and the other from depression...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    With the recent passing of Robin Williams with depression related illness, it still baffles me peoples reaction to depression (and mental illness as a whole). The second that you...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I am enlightened, an Illuminatus, etc. "The Illuminati" however, didn't invite me for 2 main reasons: I know much, I am a woman. They tried to all "the rest" give money, and they...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Aug 17

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    I was the 1st person ever in Britain to get the adult ttp as a child at the age 4. I was 1 in 6 million and the 1st person to get it. If the doctors gave me a blood transfusion I...
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I was locked in a hospital for the mentally ill for 2 years. I have been diagnosed schizoaffective bipolar type, social anxiety, general anxiety, multiple personality disorder...
    isitpossible83 isitpossible83 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I am an illegitimate child of my father. I used to be so bubbly child even when I fully understand that I am an illegitimate child (my mother told about our situation when we were...
    DontCareMuchAnymore DontCareMuchAnymore 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    (And Mass Immigration) English Witness to Their Darkest Hour Edited by Pat Scrivener Athelney, 174 Pages Available for purchase from Amazon Reviewed by David Hamilton English...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    A few years ago I was subjected to a prolonged illness, normally clears within a week, but I had it for 8 long horrible weeks. I do worry now that it will return and once more...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M Aug 8

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    One of my friend recently told me that he is an illumnati .. He told me right after we had sex .. He seemed very disturbed .. Although he was telling me how bad things they have...
    Fraand Fraand 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I have a big problem with the statement "if illegal aliens aren't doing anything illegal just leave them alone."
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 17

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    I wish my ill-wishers the worst I can manage, and I''m not going to feel bad for it. I hope that they will meet with a paralyzing car accident, bankruptcy, breakups and divorce...
    Tomtarin Tomtarin 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why is it so hard for those of us who are suffering to get access to proper treatment. Not to mention the treatments available suck, the therapies are not as effective as...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lately I've been seeing how mentally ill I am, and how much it's been affecting my relationships and my family. My fiance has been by my side for 2 and a half years.. But it seems...
    AbbieNoel AbbieNoel 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I have a 20 year old son that is bi-polar 1. He sucks the energy and life out of us. I love him but resent him and what this illness has taken from our marriage. I exercise...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    My official diagnosis is borderline-rapid cycling manic depressive disorder with anxiety. For those who don't understand that completely it means I have borderline personality...
    SeraphineL SeraphineL 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I've had life changing surgeries, and have been out of the workforce for many years. I've been physically ill growing up. One should think that all of those experiences should make...
    hopefulcarebear hopefulcarebear 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    My official diagnosis is bipolar 1 disorder with mixed anxiety intermittent explosive anger and post traumatic stress disorder, But I still got denied social security disability go...
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    One thing I hate as a mentally ill person is people saying "it's not that bad." This is what people think is supportive but it's not. They have basically dismissed my struggle...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Aug 7

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    If I were permitted by "the man" to title this piece, I would call it "The Immigration Question in Relation to previous trends". And it would analyze the argument made by pro...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I love in a smoking home and it makes me ill.
    lostinmyfight lostinmyfight 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Im just wondering has anyone else this problem? Im scared to go to school or go places that are quite because i get this feeling that im going to say out something bad when i...
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Today my psychiatrist told me: "Things are always going to be harder for you than for other people. You need to accept that you have a disability." I think that I have accepted...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    My mom is not as mentally Ill but instead mentally disabled. It has been difficult growing up with her because the doctors have said she had the mentality of a 12 year old. So my...
    MacKenziePatriciaLee MacKenziePatriciaLee 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I'm completely lost. I've been playing the Irish sport of hurling since I was four years old and fell in love with it. I even played for my county. Over the years I've had...
    aliken98 aliken98 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Currently I am illustrating a story I have written titled "Virginia Cried Wolf" about a woman's 40 year struggle with bipolar disorder and the struggles she experienced with all...
    iworkout2much iworkout2much 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    Everyone this is an experience that u will never forget I'm batman :)
    hayhaytaytay hayhaytaytay 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I Was 8 My Grandmother And I Are Like Bonnie And Clyde. We Did Everything Together, One Of My Aunts Was Jealous So She Told Me A Secret. I Never Knew My BioFather Just Step Father...
    DoneWithSecrets DoneWithSecrets 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I know my dad but I never been to his house met his other kids or his wife
    Kevin4566 Kevin4566 13-15, M Jul 28

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    Anyone need to get something off their chest? You can tell me!
    jacithegarza jacithegarza 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Thing really started to get bad about 4-5 months ago. I've lost track. I've had a million tests and still nothing, I've given up hope. About 4-5 months ago my central nervous...
    carelesslywondering carelesslywondering 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Anyone in Lemont ??????????
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I've kept many secrets so u can trust me
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Jul 29

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    Of course,here in New York they're everywhere,you look,sucking up resources and jobs from good regular citizens. Why if this keeps up,we'll all be speaking a different language...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I would love to be able to clear my mind for one minute!
    mandyownstimmy mandyownstimmy 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm battling my mind every day, stuck inside the house because I'm terrified of the outside world. I'm on Prozac, but I still feel like the world is giving up on me, or already has...
    pushmeunder pushmeunder 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm in Chicago/ Aurora most of the time
    bfab1998 bfab1998 13-15, F Jul 30

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    I am OCD (of to be really obsessive, in alphabetical order, I'm CDO). The main manifestation of this is excessive hands washing. But there are other things I do, tidiness things...
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    someone explain to me how people can have sex without being in love??? isn't it like completely pointless? **** , that's just me
    gilinsky gilinsky 13-15, F Aug 1

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    I have a **** load of stuff wrong with me but I won't let it control my life again. I'm doing my best to cope with this incurable ****. I was diagnosed with the skitsophrenia(I can...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I won't tell, it's ok, you can trust me
    RubyGoad33 RubyGoad33 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    An immigrant discusses America's current immigration problem (8 minutes)
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Bored...so why not? Ask me and I'll answer truthfully.
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F Aug 4

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    When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when's something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes...
    SsMcGavin SsMcGavin 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6

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