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Things that are making you thankful

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Douglas, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

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    After seeing the devastation in Haiti the problems I have in my life seem absolutely worthless next to what those people have to deal with.
     
  2. acidboy

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    Mercifully, baby A died today at 6pm. At least there is some closure.

    I had a sibling who died of several issues one day after giving birth... I never understood how devastating it was when that happened as I was still in my mid-teens but looking back it was a terrible time for my folks and up till now I still wish things could've changed and he lived on and is with us now. I wish your friends a quick recovery from this loss and they move on.

    back on topic: seeing my 1-1/2 year old today after staying two nights in the hospital and then her asking me to carry her while she drinks her milk is something I'm thankful for.
     
  3. Thomas

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    I had a sibling who died of several issues one day after giving birth... I never understood how devastating it was when that happened as I was still in my mid-teens but looking back it was a terrible time for my folks and up till now I still wish things could've changed and he lived on and is with us now. I wish your friends a quick recovery from this loss and they move on.

    (...)


    I was thinking just this same thing earlier this morning. I don't have the same experiences regarding pregnancy and birth as the rest of you, but the more I thought about it the more my heart sank.
     
  4. thekunk07

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    things i am not thankful for: our friend's 5 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia today.
     
  5. Connemara

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    things i am not thankful for: our friend's 5 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia today.
    WTF [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    things i am not thankful for: our friend's 5 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia today.
    This is awful to hear. [​IMG]
     
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    things i am not thankful for: our friend's 5 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia today.

    Jesus. That's terrible. Best of luck to them. I have a friend, now in his 40s, who is a childhood leukemia survivor. The odds are not spectacular, but they are not impossible, and they are improving all the time.
     
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    things i am not thankful for: our friend's 5 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia today.

    that scares the crap out of me
     
  10. Thomas

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    Guys, my heart goes out to everyone whose life is touched with tragedy.

    But I'm going in a different direction here.

    I'm thankful for my health, a wife who (for the most part) loves me, steady employment that allows me to pursue other interests, a child who seems to be responding to us and making his life better one day at a time, and the wherewithal and discipline to pursue most anything I want, within reason. I see and know too many people who don't have all of this.

    But if you want the tragedy, I could tell you about my good friend who is looking at burying his M-I-L and only daughter in the coming year. I hope it does't work out that way for him, but I'm afraid it will.
     
  11. acidboy

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    things i am not thankful for: our friend's 5 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia today.

    afaik, leukemia is one of the most treatable cancers out there. I hope your friend's son was diagnosed in its early stages. my sister is an oncologist at md anderson in houston, if your friend need to look around for the best facilities for kids with leukemia I can ask her.
     
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    My wife. She keeps me sane and she loves me unconditionally. I'm shocked more and more each day that I found her.

    I'm also thankful I have a well-paying job, have food on the table, and can live comfortably. I pass people living on the street every day. They have little to eat and I'm looking for a new bike.

    I'm also thankful I am not facing any of the horrible situations that many of you currently are. My thoughts are with you.

    b
     
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    thanks. and yes, they caught it as early as you can catch something.

    afaik, leukemia is one of the most treatable cancers out there. I hope your friend's son was diagnosed in its early stages. my sister is an oncologist at md anderson in houston, if your friend need to look around for the best facilities for kids with leukemia I can ask her.
     
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    Having a job. Having a job I love is fucking awesome, but just given how many unemployed and struggling people I know, I am thankful to be employed.
     
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    A friend from middle school who reconnected with me on Facebook just lost a baby daughter this way late last year. I mean, delivered, knew she was about to die, and she passed two days later in her dad's arms. And I didn't make it to the funeral, which upsets me much more than I had expected.
     
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    About a year ago I deactivated my old facebook account from college and I made a fresh one. I only re-added a limited number of people to the new one. The other day I logged into the old one just to see what was up, and someone a year younger than me that I knew from high school has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. I am 28 so she is only 27. Talk about too young for something like that. I feel awful for her.

    Definitely thankful for me and my family's health after reading something so heart breaking.
     
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  19. MrG

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    Reading all of the posts about children makes me eternally grateful that my little man hasn't had any serious health issues. We've had the standard first-year-of-daycare onslaught, but there hasn't been anything serious or life-threatening. The worst we had was a trip to the hospital right after he started daycare. It was stressful and scary, to be sure, but it all turned out fine. I can't imagine having to deal with something really bad.

    Also, I'm thankful I decided at some point not to pursue a career in academia. A friend of mine who is a professor was recommended for promotion and tenure after having to scratch and claw for it because of office politics, only to have the university president deny it with no real explanation. I may not like the job I have right now, but, man, that's absurd.
     
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    Thankful for being in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities of this great country.
    Thankful for my job and family.
    Thankful for a healthy family.
    Thankful to the members on SF for sharing their knowledge.
    ...so much to be thankful for.
     

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