One distraction from feeling miserable

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Sat, Feb 23 9:17am

Hello All- Just after I got home from one of my cancers, about 5 or so years ago I ran across a post and video about Bald Eagles- A live cam showing real live eagles going about their daily life. This is the Decorah Eagles and since that time they have become world famous. It distracted me so much that, although my activities were limited because I was recovering, my mind wasn't as depressed because I was taking a break from myself! I believe that we need to get away from thinking about what's going on with ourselves.
So without further ado I'd like to introduce the Decorah Eagles. I can fill in information if you have questions. https://www.raptorresource.org/falcon_cams/
I have been watching them for about 5 years and I love them! Right now the female laid her first egg of the year and the male bird (DM2) is on the nest.
You can also watch it on you tube:

I hope that this helps and that you will fall in love with these beautiful Eagles

Thank you! That is great!

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@clarc- Good morning- Aren't they fantastic!

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I do love the raptors! Thank you for the share!’

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Thank you. I am a week out from having my lobectomy for cancer and am at times really nervous and plain scared. Iw ill watch his starting today. Was looking for something to be a lovely escape from worries. Thank you again. You are an answer to my prayers!

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@alamogal635 I am sorry you are going through this. Many of us here go for distractions. We need them and at times we need them more. Glad you found us.

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This is the only site that I've found helpful. Others were not as good. I'm glad you wrote what you wrote when you did. I'm also an animal lover and have four dogs that are my dear, dear furry friends. Thank you fro posting what you posted when you did!

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Thank you. I am a week out from having my lobectomy for cancer and am at times really nervous and plain scared. Iw ill watch his starting today. Was looking for something to be a lovely escape from worries. Thank you again. You are an answer to my prayers!

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@alamogal635– Good afternoon and I too welcome you to Mayo Connect. I am also a lung cancer survivor. What type of lung cancer do you have? I understand the fear and anxiety you feel. Are you getting out and walking? Is your breathing ok and you can do this? Do you have any questions that I can help with? I'm here for you! Depression and anxiety are a pain to have but they go hand in hand with finding out that you have cancer.
I'd love for you to join the lung cancer group: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lung-cancer/ There have been many topics discussed and feel free to chime in because that's what Connect is all about! Let me know about the questions.

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This is the only site that I've found helpful. Others were not as good. I'm glad you wrote what you wrote when you did. I'm also an animal lover and have four dogs that are my dear, dear furry friends. Thank you fro posting what you posted when you did!

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@alamogal635– May I suggest that you put a persons name in when you are responding to a post because there are thousands of posts a week and I get very confused! lol. Thanks! I put the eagles on first thing every morning and watch them on and off throughout the day. We are waiting for egg #2!

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All right. I am learning and will do so from no on. Thank you!

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All right. I am learning and will do so from no on. Thank you!

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@merpreb Think I've go it. Yes!

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@alamogal635– Good afternoon and I too welcome you to Mayo Connect. I am also a lung cancer survivor. What type of lung cancer do you have? I understand the fear and anxiety you feel. Are you getting out and walking? Is your breathing ok and you can do this? Do you have any questions that I can help with? I'm here for you! Depression and anxiety are a pain to have but they go hand in hand with finding out that you have cancer.
I'd love for you to join the lung cancer group: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lung-cancer/ There have been many topics discussed and feel free to chime in because that's what Connect is all about! Let me know about the questions.

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@merpreb Glad to be here. I have adenocarcinoma lung cancer. it was found during routine screening. It is small–about a centimeter in size, slow growing, and looks self-contained. I can breath just fine and have no symptoms yet. Ia also suffer from depression and take Fluoxetine for this. The depression is under control. yes, I am walking and doing also busy with pre-op tests and other errands I'm doing prior tot he surgery a week from tomorrow. Thank you for letting me know that such feelings are normal. I will join the lung cancer group and would like to join the depression group as well. It is great to connect with a lung cancer survivor and I am so happy for you. I think right now I want to know as much about VATS and the after effects and recovery. Also, if my postings can be of help to someone else that would be wonderful.

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Wonder what he is thinking about whilst keeping the family to be warm. Traffic in the distance, geese honking…amazing and heart wrenching.

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@alamogal635– Good afternoon and I too welcome you to Mayo Connect. I am also a lung cancer survivor. What type of lung cancer do you have? I understand the fear and anxiety you feel. Are you getting out and walking? Is your breathing ok and you can do this? Do you have any questions that I can help with? I'm here for you! Depression and anxiety are a pain to have but they go hand in hand with finding out that you have cancer.
I'd love for you to join the lung cancer group: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lung-cancer/ There have been many topics discussed and feel free to chime in because that's what Connect is all about! Let me know about the questions.

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@merpreb finally got to my PC so I can watch…I am in tears as I see how nature can manage.

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@parus– Ah your watching it! He's anew mate for Mom. Her long time mate disappeared last year during a horrible snow storm. The eagles in Decorah are use to traffic and people. He's probably very aware of everything that's going on!

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@merpreb finally got to my PC so I can watch…I am in tears as I see how nature can manage.

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@parus– It's beautiful isn't it!

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