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Where's Ol' LIJ Red?


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Liz O'Neill
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You certainly will draw readers in who can identify. It is funny how we perceive our years. I have a difficult time remembering my age. When I hear something hap[ened to someone younger or about my age I think OMG they're old. I read about a woman age 70 who had her home broken into & was tied up. She got herself free as soon as they left & the police picked the punks up soon after. When I read that thought, "That poor old woman." then another man 69 who got trapped up to his hips in snow. He was rescued. But again I thought, " That poor old man." My age number seems surreal. I'm 72. I all too often laugh at myself for similar reasons. I hope the reader who is our age will reminisce about similar vignettes.


 Comment Written 24-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 05-Aug-2019
    Sorry about the delayed rely. Cataract surgery. Yes, such incidences make interesting sharing of life. Thanks very much for reading and reviewing my post.
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Ima L. Ami
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It seems that all the old bikers I know are just the sweetest people, and you're no exception. Reading your writing is always a pleasure. I'm so sorry to hear you're having health problems, but keep writing; it's great therapy--and definitely keep sharing :) Praying for a speedy recovery!


 Comment Written 10-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 10-Jul-2019
    As soon as I can be precise and logical again, I shall be trying to write, count on it. Thanks for reading and reviewing, and bless you for that sixth star. It made my day!
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Hi Red. I hope you're feeling better. Yes, life does have an expiration date and it's different for all of us. Not all SSRI's agree with every person and may need to be changed for side effects.

Your essay catches fans up-to-date with what's going on with you. Thanks for that. There are some typos and punctuation problems within, but as you say, this is the best you can do for now.
neice = niece
smoothe = smooth
Marilyn


 Comment Written 08-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    Oops on the niece, but I have always spelled smooth as a verb with the e....probably archaic....felt a little better yesterday, maybe this evil stuff will work...thanks...

reply by BeasPeas on 09-Jul-2019
    I'm glad you're feeling better, Red. :)
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A very well-written heartfelt story about the sudden illness you seem to experience, with the right medication you should be able to live another twenty years, if you want to of course.

NS I am very sorry to hear you are not well, I hope the doctors find the best way to treat you soon.


 Comment Written 08-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    I realized I needed to reclassify this a nonfiction, biographical. I wrote it to explain my taking a break and to help anyone in the same case.
    Thanks very much for reading and reviewing.
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That's quite an amazing story. Sounds awful, but you stuck it out and you're feeling better, I guess. Good. Now you can write about puppies on rainbows and such nonsense. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Just do what you want to do in the years you have left. Enjoy life. :)


 Comment Written 08-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    I felt my view of things was logical, however grim. My body could not accept the truth. The mad pulse and pressure spikes had to go. Just living on pills and borrowed time...thanks for reading and reviewing
    my pathetic screech.
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I was wondering where you were Ellijay. This is very well-written and well organized so your brain is working just fine. I think your high-school got it right in the senior class. 75 years of age isn't that old and it seems to me you still have a book to write.

I was stricken with huge panic attacks many years ago but before I figured it out with the help of a talk therapist it took two years out of my life.

You had a lot of death to process in a very short period of time so if you can find someone to talk with in person it really works wonders, but like anything, it's only as good as you let it be.

In my opinion you are a superb writer because everything you write is so authentically you. Your voice is genuine and you skill with language is accomplished.

So keep writing and keep posting and working through this.

I was most glad to see a post from you today.

Gloria


 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    Yesterday was the first day I felt almost normal, maybe the Lexapro is gonna work. My conscious brain accepts the facts, but my body and subconscious want to fight or flee. To stop things like BP 172/112 and pulse rate of 135 I'll become a pillpopper if need be...thanks for reading and reviewing, Gloria.

reply by Gloria .... on 10-Jul-2019
    Hey Ellijay. Good morning. For sure, take those pills. Looking forward to your next post. :)
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-Thanks for sharing this, Red.
-I had no idea about your
background, age, etc.
-This is a very moving and
well written piece, and I
admire you for putting it
all out there, not just for
yourself but for others who
may benefit from it.
-I wish only the best for
you, and it sounds like you
are on the right road.
-So many people suffer from
anxiety and don't seek help.
-I am glad you are, and hope
it continues to work.
-As far as the talent suffering,
I think you will be fine; you
have a great sense of humor,
and that goes a long way.
-All the best to you, and hope
to see you whenever you are
up to being on FS.
-Thanks for sharing your story.
-


 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    I realized I needed to reclassify this a nonfiction, biographical. I wrote it to explain my taking a break and to help anyone in the same case.
    Thanks very much for reading and reviewing.

reply by Pam (respa) on 09-Jul-2019
    You are very welcome. I knew that you wanted to reach out to people, and you are to be commended for that. I hope you continue to do well.
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Hello!
As I read your story, even though it is fiction I appreciate you writing on anxiety attacks, loss of family members, loneliness and the drugs used to heal yet have side effects. Yes, I searched Google to educate myself about clonazepam and lexapro. Got a wealth of information. I have not had this problem with age, yet I embrace this teaching moment.


 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    I realized I needed to reclassify this a nonfiction, biographical. I wrote it to explain my taking a break and to help anyone in the same case.
    Thanks very much for reading and reviewing.
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Yep, once I hit sixty things went downhill fast. Arthritis settled in my knees and I can't do what I used to. I can't even have a glass of wine. Instant headache. I don't know why. It's no fun getting older. I try to enjoy what I can and not think about the end.


 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    I realized I needed to reclassify this a nonfiction, biographical. I wrote it to explain my taking a break and to help anyone in the same case.
    Thanks very much for reading and reviewing.
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James W. Reynolds
 
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Best wishes in these troubling times. I am sorry that you are going through this. I hope you are able to come back soon. Our prayers are with you.


 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019



reply by the author on 09-Jul-2019
    I realized I needed to reclassify this a nonfiction, biographical. I wrote it to explain my taking a break and to help anyone in the same case.
    Thanks very much for reading and reviewing.
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