About

First Name
Ginger

State/Province
CA

Country of Residence
United States of America

Health Interests
Autoimmune diseases, Blood disorders, Chronic pain, Healthy Living, Immune disorders, Kidney and urinary tract disorders, Mental health disorders, Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Healthy Aging, Other

Posts (1400)

15 hours ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@sakota This is how i feel, also. I don't want pity, I want support if I reach out. If I need to say "no" to some activity because the energy is not there, or the situation is wrong for me, please don't pat my arm and look at me with puppy-dog eyes! Since 1988 I have been dealing with chronic illnesses, some serious, and I refuse to be identified by the dis-orders listed on my chart.
Ginger

16 hours ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@mamacita Please let me borrow your Auntie or Granny. Your description sounds so lovely. When i was in 5th grade, I stepped too close to a classmate who was swinging his bat at softball, because I wanted to correct the way he was holding it. Instead he connected with the side of my head, as he swung. Our teacher enveloped me in a big hug, and to this day, all I could think was, "this is the first time being hugged by someone." Connect is a place for me.
Ginger

1 day ago · Caregiving Frustrations: When the stuff hits the fan! in Caregivers

@bradmm Living for now is a good approach. We don't always know what is in our near future, so understanding what might be in store for us is good to keep in the back of your mind, but do not dwell on it. That's my manner of coping, anyways!
Ginger

1 day ago · Importance of focusing on Positive with Depression & Anxiety. in Depression & Anxiety

@stsopoci My guess/hope is this same group of people would not talk like that if the subjects of their conversation were in the same room! What if one of that person's friends were there, and heard the trash-talk? Gosh, how embarrassing. If something like that happened in my house, I am pretty sure I would shut the conversation down and usher those naysayers out the door. We don't need that negativity.
Ginger

1 day ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@mamacita Several decades ago, I rented a room in another single lady's house. She had a couple of very good friends who lived in the same neighborhood, and we all held down full-time jobs. This was in the days before instant cooking devices, but crock pots were a new thing on the market. A couple of times a week one would cook enough for everyone, so we didn't have to cook. Sometimes we would do a potluck on a weekend and gather at one place. It was fun and we got to try different things. I think those of us who could do it, should consider starting something like that in our neighborhood or complex. Thank you for reminding me of simpler times. There, back to gratitude!
Ginger

1 day ago · Stress/Anxiety/Insomnia/Memory Issues in Depression & Anxiety

@mandrake70 It's nice to see your uplifting post here! I hope that you have a great rest of the day, and that your weekend is what you want it to be. No matter whether it is better sleep, or meds, the fact that your recall is better is wonderful! Give yourself a pat on the back, please, since I cannot reach through the cyber-space except virtually ;))
Ginger

1 day ago · MGUS at young age in Blood Cancers & Disorders

@tnraemae How are you feeling recently? Are you satisfied with how your doctor is treating you? Has your doctor been able to give you any insight as to why you may have shown this condition at an early age?
Ginger

1 day ago · MGUS at young age in Blood Cancers & Disorders

@dazlin Checking in with you to see how your bone marrow biopsy went, and the results, if you care to share? How are you feeling these days?
Ginger