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Derrell
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This landmark has been difficult for me to write because Iíve always had trouble expressing my emotions, good or bad. The only reason Iím writing it now is because if I donít post it now, I probably never will. Since I primarily stick to the fluff threads, Iím not very good at writing serious stuff, so I hope youíll all bear with me.

Iíd like to thank those who have made me feel welcome at Hatrack. I wonít name you individually, because I know Iíd forget to name somebody. Well, I would like to thank the Cards for giving us this place to gather.

As many of you know my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I canít believe itís been 6 months since she had her mastectomy. Sheís just finished chemotherapy, but will soon begin radiation therapy. While sheís going well thus far, Iím worried about what the future holds. [Angst] I have a family history of cancer. My grandfather died from lung cancer and emphysema. My grandmother had breast cancer twice. Aside from the cancer, my mom is also diabetic. I am really scared.

As many of you also know, I am suffering from depression. Depression sucks. Iíve been depressed for at least 20 years. This is what has me convinced that itís clinical depression as opposed to a simple case of the blues. No matter how depressed Iíve gotten, Iíve never contemplated suicide. Iím worried about what would happen if my mom dies. Things are going well so far, but with cancer you never know.

Admitting to all of you that Iím suffering from depression is the scariest thing Iíve ever done. I did it because, as the saying goes, Iím sick and tired of being sick and tired. I was amazed at the responses I got to my thread about depression. Itís good to know that Iím not alone.

Hatrack is the first place Iíve found where I feel like I fit in. Itís a safe harbor from the storms of life.

I tend to post in the fluff threads, avoiding the serious threads. Itís not because I donít have opinions on the various issues being discussed. I worry about someone being offended by something Iíve said. Maybe itís because I, myself am so sensitive to criticism.

In conclusion, Iíd like to thank Hatrack for accepting me and making me feel welcome.

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quote:
Itís a safe harbor from the storms of life.
It sure is. I'm glad you found your way here. Good luck with everything. [Smile]
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quote:
I tend to post in the fluff threads, avoiding the serious threads. Itís not because I donít have opinions on the various issues being discussed. I worry about someone being offended by something Iíve said. Maybe itís because I, myself am so sensitive to criticism.

Same here. [Smile]

(((((Derrell))))) Glad you're with us!
[The Wave]

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[Wave]
<raises glass>

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Congrats. Its a blessing to have such dedicated posters on this site.
Kudos. [The Wave]

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I'm glad you feel so welcomed, Derrell. Keep us posted. [Smile]
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Wow! Thanks to all who've posted.

(((Katharina)))
(((AofD)))
(((Jim-me)))
(((Eruve)))

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(((CT))) Will do.
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[Group Hug]
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(((((Derrell)))))

I'm glad you're here. [Smile]

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Well done! You still haven't told me what your new calling is.

How about battling depression by spending the summer camped out on the shores of a high mountain wilderness lake with a couple of buddies, a float tube, some fishing gear, and a good book?

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(((Telperion)))
(((rivka)))

Thank you all

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skillery, I don't have a new calling yet. That idea of camping by a mountain lake sounds good. I just wish I could find a way to pull it off.
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Derell,

Welcome. Altho I am probably newer then you, I am grateful for everyone on hatrack. It is truly a great place to share ideas, learn, and get support. ((Derell)).

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Derell, both you and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers. Gratz on 1000.

Dagonee

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Derrell....

I am glad Hatrack is here, too. If it wasn't, I wouldn't meet such wonderful people like you. Well, I might, but my odds are greatly improved. [Big Grin]

I am glad you've reached your 1,000th post. Now, I just have to reach mine.

BTW, I did read your story. I liked it a lot. I just haven't gotten around to typing up my notes on it. Of course, they are probably moot by now. Just thought you'd like to know.

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I empathize. I really do.

[Smile]

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(((Alexa)))
(((Dagonee)))Thanks for the prayers.
(((larisse)))I'll take all the feedback I can get.
(((twinky)))

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Hatrack is only a wonderful place because wonderful people come (and stay) here. [Big Grin]

Congratulations on making it to 1000! I hope you have many more posts ahead of you!

I hadn't realized that your mom is battling cancer. [Frown] I'll be sure to keep her in my prayers.

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Hey, Derrell ! Congrats on your 1000 posts !

And thanks for keeping your landmark short, so I had the time to read it... [Wink] (busy weeks...)

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(((ludosti))) slacker won't mind me hugging you, will he? [Wink]
(((Corwin)))You're welcome.

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I wouldn't think so. [Wink]
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[Big Grin]
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Depression is terrible. I hope everything goes well with you.

Don't even think about putting those little parenthesis around my name.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you asking for a challeeeeeeeeenge?!
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*resists urge to hug Ralphie so she won't kick his butt* [Frown]
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Congrats on 1000, I'm glad you've stuck around [Smile]
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Thanks, Myr. (((Myr)))
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Happy 1000th post! [Smile]
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[Wave]
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[Wave]
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:: huggle ::
:: looks foward to another 10000 ::
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(((Nick)))
(((Megachirops)))
(((BYuCnslr)))

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(((((Derrell)))))

Derrell, I'd like to thank you for the help you've given me this past week. I know you've been going through a tough time for a while now, and it's totally awesome that even through your pain you can still be there for other people. Dude, you rock. [Smile]

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Wow, I think that was my first cyber-hug from another dude... [Razz]

I appreciate the sentiment, but that's just too wierd man. [Razz] jk

Serious though, it seems like person after person was getting 1000 posts and posting landmarks. I didn't know who any of them were. Since most of your posts are consist of more than just " [Smile] " I say I hope you stay and I also hope we have more posters like you. [Wave]

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(((tt&t))) You're welcome. I find that helping others feel better makes me feel better.

Nick, I'm not going anywhere. Hatrack feels like home to me. The people here are a family. It's a dysfunctional family, but a family none the less.

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Wow, I just reached 100 posts in 3 or four days since I registered.
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Wow, I thought you were here longer than that.
Welcome to hatrack!

(wOOt for elven names! [Wink] Can you tell me how you get the little marks above the letters in your SN?)

[ April 23, 2004, 12:08 PM: Message edited by: Eruve Nandiriel ]

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((((((((((Derrell))))))))))
I noticed you few after your arrival beyond us, and immediatly felt sympathy for you, perhaps because our similar experiments with cancer.
I like you, Derrell, and I'm glad you're part of Hatrack.
EDIT : because I can't type [Blushing]

[ April 23, 2004, 12:43 PM: Message edited by: Anna ]

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(((Anna))) Don't worry about it. Thank you.

AofD, congratulations on 100 posts.

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AofD, I'm looking forward to getting to know you better in your future posts.

(Remember Maeth, Tom. [Smile] )

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quote:
Can you tell me how you get the little marks above the letters in your SN?
Eruve Nandiriel, it's very easy. I'm guessing you're running Windows. You go:
Start menu>programs>accessories>system tools>character map

Click on the character you want, and in the bottom right corner of the window, it will show you what to press to create that letter. For example to get and "o" with an acute over it, you hold alt and press 0, 2,4, and 3 in succession.
alt+0243=ů
Get it?

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Derrell, my mom was diagnosed with cancer a few years back. They caught it much too late to do anything with and we didn't have very much longer with her. She died not much after my own 30th birthday. I miss her every day. I hope that things turn out much better with your mom. I will keep her in my thoughts.

Todd

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Derrell, I hope your mom recovers quickly, and I appreciate you opening up about your depression. Congrats on 1000! (((Derrell)))
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Thanks, thrak. Things are going well, so far. She will soon begin radiatin therapy. I'm nervous about what thefuture holds. [Angst]
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Thank you, pooka. (((pooka)))
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[Hat] Congrats on making past 1,000 posts!

Farmgirl

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(((thrak)))
I have know a similar experiment, and I know how it's hard.

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{Hoists a glass of homebrew to toast your landmark post}

Using the power of positive thought energy to assist your mother in a successful return to good health.

I think I may have had a few bouts of depression myself although I've never been diagnosed or treated. I'm using the aforementioned power of positive thought energy to help you find joy in life and realize that tomorrow perpetually holds promise.

Darren

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(((((Derrell)))))

[The Wave]

We love having you with us!

[Big Grin]

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