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i have arther but i'm happy

dachshunddachshund Posts: 7,669
edited 27. Feb 2013, 07:28 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hello everyone
can you think of any more
i can still hear you
i can read
on my scoota people have said there are some lazy people a bout.
a nieghbour said to sue if i was like you i'd kill my self.
take care
joan xx
take care
joan xx


  • omeliaomelia Posts: 16
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi im janet what a world we live in hey your neighbours ort to thank their lucky stars they don't have this painful crippling disease they would be the ones to cry the loudest :o
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,968 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Joan, I could have managed a nasty reply to that person but you and Sue are much too kind and polite - something they will never be.

    I can think of other things:

    You still come on here and help other people.
    You are very independent.
    You have made a lot of people happy when you ran your riding school.

    I know you really meant other good things for anyone who has arthritis. There are hundreds. We are lucky we live in a 21st century welfare state. That's a big plus.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • dachshunddachshund Posts: 7,669
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Janet and Sticky
    thank you for your kind reply's.
    i wondered about the good things in your life that keep you going and make you happy.
    take care
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,774
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Joan lovely people like you keep me going...when people say awful things to me I think there are far more nice people in the world....I also think how happy my GC make me.....tell you what arthritis has done ..made me appreciate what I do have...xx
  • katekellykatekelly Posts: 975
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I always try to think positively about 'arther' (although as some of you may know I've been having a wee bit of trouble with that lately) as there are so many 'worse' illnesses out there. If God had to give me anything then this may be painful but at least isn't cancer, MS, motor neurone etc. Etc

    Love Kate x
  • LignumVitaeLignumVitae Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you, your post (minus the nasty comments you've encountered, some people are such charmers) is beautiful! I'd add, my brain works (though others may sometimes disagree). At least I can still reason and escape in my head. If your brain is the problem that can affect your body as well.
    Love LV xx
    Hey little fighter, things will get brighter
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It's so easy to lose sight of the better things in our lives, isn't it? This disease can dominate far too much. So, what makes me happy?

    Being on here. Seeing my friends. Sunshine. Beer. Being on here. Doing jigsaws. Reading. Watching telly. Being on here. People-watching when I'm out and about. Laughing. Being on here. 'Knowing' you and Sue. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,968 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Happiness is:

    watching cricket while sipping a long, dry cider

    ‘wasting time’ with good friends. (It's never wasted. It's always very therapeutic.

    a ‘walk’ (partly by wheelchair) in the countryside knowing that a pub lunch will follow
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
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