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#7390 - 04/19/03 01:49 PM Thanks, Sick Puppy & Cement
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Registered: 02/27/03
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Loc: Maryland USA
Last night I finally managed to post a de>
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"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

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#7391 - 04/19/03 03:17 PM Re: Thanks, Sick Puppy & Cement
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WTG Joe!

There is such power in sharing your story, even online; something powerful about putting it down in writing. Kinda demystifies your abuse, makes it real, yet also takes out some of the power it has over you. The truth shall set you free!

Victor

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#7392 - 04/19/03 11:47 PM Re: Thanks, Sick Puppy & Cement
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If I have made a difference, or shone a light, I am so proud.

Great work, Joe.

Peace,
James

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And let the darkness fear our light.

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#7393 - 04/19/03 11:55 PM Re: Thanks, Sick Puppy & Cement
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Registered: 03/30/03
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Wow! I am so glad I helped somebody... \:\) I makes me feel so great to have helped out my brothers at MS and I am really proud of you for posting your story. We will all keep on going! \:D

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And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly
From the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see


Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

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#7394 - 04/20/03 02:30 AM Re: Thanks, Sick Puppy & Cement
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Registered: 10/08/02
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Loc: Arizona, USA
Joe,
I think that's so cool that you were able to show thanks to SP and Cement. Sometimes it's easy to lose yourself in your issues and as a result you feel that you don't really matter. But when someone tells you that you made a difference then it can make you feel pretty good. It makes you feel that you matter.
mike

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"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
--Ursula K. Le Guin

"Mental health is a commitment to reality at all times."
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#7395 - 04/21/03 08:07 PM Re: Thanks, Sick Puppy & Cement
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Registered: 02/27/03
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Loc: Maryland USA
Mike,

SP's post really helped me find the courage to go through with posting. I'm in a curious situation where I want to use SIA and Al Anon, but I'm in no f***ing hurry to get a sponsor. I've started thinking of this board as a "sponsor" since it's safe.

When I saw how quickly SP had been able to talk face to face with his uncle after just mentioning he was considering it, I realized that recovery will require positive action. Monkey see, monkey do \:\) maybe?

As soon as I clicked the "Add New Topic" button, I realized that the story was out there for the world to see. It's not even the "Members only" section. Anyone can read about it now. And the tagline that James uses popped right into my head. The darkness is not mine. Instead, I have found a powerful light, in myself and even more so, in each of you as we help each other.

It's been up and down and up and down since then, and I'm beginning to understand that this journey is a long haul operation. But then again I can think of your tagline \:D and keep going!

Thanks,

Joe

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"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

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