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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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    Related Experiences

    I am a 59 yr old woman who has been with a great man for 8 years. We have lived together as husband and wife. We get along get and have been happy together except for one issue...
    gbrygent gbrygent 56-60, F Jul 4

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    I have people close to me in my life who have mental illness. I work on the business side of mental healthcare. Right now I am incredibly frustrated with someone near and dear to...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This One Crazy Person - There was this one crazy person online who used to harrass me and he believed in the illuminati and that the world was going to end in December 2012, I...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Sometimes it's really hard, but I always need to keep going. I was hospitalized for two days for extreme panic attacks. The whole thing was absolute Hell. I've struggled with...
    stephaanicole stephaanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I have major depression, along with some other labels. And the one thing I learned about having this illness is that you can't let it win. I would have episodes that made...
    redhope redhope 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I KNOW THIS IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT BUT IT'S TRUE AND THE OPERATIVE WORD IS "ILLEGAL" Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution for the mess that America/Canada/Australia...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Jul 8

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    This is a response I wrote to an anorexic woman. I'm bipolar, but I've talked to enough people with other kinds of mental illnesses to see we have a lot in common. I wrote this to...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Jul 13

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    I have mental illness on my mother's side of the family. Schizophrenia to be exact. Horrible things have been endured by family members. My father has anxiety and so do I. I...
    caramelLova1 caramelLova1 31-35, F Jul 16

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    Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall in Mauritiushttp://www.travelthewholeworld.org/2013/12/absolutely-stunning-illusion-of-an-underwater-waterfall-in-mauritius...
    intrigued4life intrigued4life 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    What I hate most are the people who don't even have the disorder/illness/disease whatever you want to call it and they try to take over and tell you what to do. Like no, back up...
    usmcdaughter usmcdaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    People absolutely misunderstand mental illness. They would never tell a person with cancer to' get over it' or 'just cheer up'. But it goes deeper than that. There is not a...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Just Because It's In Books... Doesn't Mean It Still Exists - When something is listed or mentioned in a book about either history, religion or philosophy - it means they existed...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Hello.my names Alex and i have schizoaffective disorder, its a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar or depression in my case its depression. it feels so strange when i think...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    In my opinion, I don't think people really understand Mental Illness unless they experience too.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    She wears it like a mask Each time she comes to me, A shroud to cloud my eyes, A veil I cannot see. But her mask is just a ruse, An aspect of her game. It hides the girl behind...
    VolcanicPassions VolcanicPassions 36-40, M Jul 10

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    Revulsion and disdain courses through my veins as I sit here fearfully watching the modern world taking it's toll, however, there is one thing, amongst other things, which...
    LaRoma LaRoma 18-21, F Jul 13

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    if other people come to the u.s. LEGALLY and pay a **** load of money to come in get their papers together why cant the illegals do this. No they have to have the support of...
    rubyred1989 rubyred1989 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I'm torn. I'm torn about accepting the mental illness labels doctors have diagnosed me with, such as having bipolar and depression, because I don't want the labels to define me...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    One trend in particular that has been really getting to me, is the people who wear the "I Beat Anorexia" shirts as a joke. It ****** me off especially as someone who has dealt with...
    EowynElf EowynElf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    We are feeding that illusion daily and it creates the biggest tension and suffer in us. We are doing it our whole life without even notice that relationships gives more pain than...
    shapeless shapeless 22-25, M Jul 16

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    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am 16 years, I remember the first time I have picked up a pencil and feeling inspired at a very young age, probably in Kindergarden I would say. I remember specifically watching...
    MissLex69 MissLex69 16-17, F Jul 19

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    Ask away lol I'm so bored ill answer anything. :)
    burnout77 burnout77 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    As medical practice becomes commercialized our emotions become medicalized. Once we had characteristics now we have symptoms. Instead of identifying the source of the problem and...
    SuicideRedefined SuicideRedefined 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I'm new here. And I really wanted to post this, because I struggle with it everyday. And it is that I fear I have multiple mental illnesses. It feels really strange to post that...
    iHack iHack 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think all ILLEGALs over the age of 12 should be immediately deported. The ones that are 12 and under should receive our mercy. They are here through no decision of their own...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 5 days ago

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    I already invalidate my own (professionally-diagnosed as well) depression enough, I really don't need my family and friends doing it for me!
    electriccloud electriccloud 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g08sPF_t6Ks&index=56&list=WL
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    All I keep doing is pushing people away like my mum and dad an blame my mum mostly when my dad's the one who's the reason they split up. In school I'm just horrible to my friends...
    wait0what wait0what 13-15, F Jun 30

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    Crazy🔨 Now I'm going crazy Like out of my mind My thoughts are getting hazy My chores are behind I'm hearing voices I'm seeing things I'm making bad choices I feel this...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Law into our own hands. I'm not a conspiracy nut or anything, but I have seen plenty of predictions for 2015-16 predicting a race war/revolution of sorts that see citizens rise up...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    all we do in life is try to strive to be happy and being afraid to be unhappy being ashamed of being unhappy im depressed and lonely i admit it and you should too if you are im...
    bvinc86 bvinc86 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Anyone know any piercing places in Carbondale I can get my nose done?
    TurtleKatlynn TurtleKatlynn 16-17, F Jul 3

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    Paranoid schizophrenia. Had it for a long time now. I don't like it when some people pretend they have it just to get sympathy or sound cool, schizophrenia is terrifying sometimes...
    Roslein Roslein 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 4

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    It's so hard. My teachers seem to think its my fault, but I can't control if I forget something. If I daydream about something worth my time. My iq is 117, so why can't I do...
    100problems 100problems 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Jul 4

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    i dont want it anymore...... enough said
    justsometime1234 justsometime1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I just moved to another state to start school and I am having a rough transition with finding new doctors. The first psychiatrist I saw was rude and unhelpful, and I am really...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I'm not really sure that what I have can be classified under anything specific.. I have 26 (and counting) voices in my head...? I mean, they all have there stories and...
    HaHaHarleyQuinn HaHaHarleyQuinn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    🍩cant sleep so ask away 🍩
    xmonsterx xmonsterx 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Well I've had bi-polar for yrs now...I was diagnosed at 19 when I had my first break down...I've been on a lot of different type of medication over the years. I found that Abilify...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have anorexia and bulimia. It all started after being doing laws with PTS disorder after having 3 brain haemorrhages
    itsana911 itsana911 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I am diagnosed with Schizo-Effective Disorder/ Chronic Depression, Audio + Visual hallucinations, and mood swings that can trigger the depression.
    MPost85 MPost85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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