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1 hour ago · A Recipe for Connection, Conversation and Living with CKD: Meet @kamama94 in About Connect: Who, What & Why

You have certainly become knowledgable in this area, @kamama94. How great is that!

3 hours ago · A Recipe for Connection, Conversation and Living with CKD: Meet @kamama94 in About Connect: Who, What & Why

Thank you for your willingness to help us get to know you, @kamama94. You've really made your kidney disorder a mission to help others through recipes, what a great way to give back to the CKD community. Of course, I love the picture of Buckey, he looks like a great friend.

Thanks to you, @rosemarya, for being the interviewer for this remarkable Member of Connect!

4 hours ago · What does it take to moving from low self-esteem - to self acceptance in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you @gailb and @lilypaws for sharing your "bags" with us.

My story is similar with a mixed bag for sure. As was inferred by these posts, we periodically need to go through those bags that we carry around with us and take a look at what it's inside. By doing this, we can be sure to throw out the garbage (bit by bit as we become aware of it) and keep the good stuff. As mentioned, working with a therapist is the best way to do this.

This process of sorting through our bag and keeping the good stuff and tossing the negative/abusive stuff is my way to re-parent me. Does anyone else feel this way?

6 hours ago · Wife has had C Diff since February in Digestive Health

Hello @david33

I appreciate your post. On Connect, we have several discussions on the topic of chronic constipation. Here are the links,

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/slow-transit-constipation-and-surgery/

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/laxatives-wondering/

If you would be comfortable sharing more about this problem, how long have you been troubled with this? Have you had any surgeries of the digestive tract that might contribute to constipation? Have you been evaluated by a GI specialist?

19 hours ago · Wife has had C Diff since February in Digestive Health

Whether or not your wife is still infectious is probably a question for her health care team, @redwing1950. That is a question that Connect cannot answer. If I were you, I'd give her doctor's office call and direct that question to them.

7 hours ago · What does it take to moving from low self-esteem - to self acceptance in Depression & Anxiety

All of you have responded in a very thoughtful, insightful manner. If I could, I would like to approach this from another angle.

Let's look at each person who becomes an adult as though they are carrying around a paper grocery bag. If they had positive childhood experiences such as loving, encouraging supporting family, and acceptance for who they are then their bag is filled with good things and they are mostly content with the world.

Let's look at another adult who comes into adulthood from an unloving background. Perhaps they were abused, neglected, were given negative feedback about themselves and their behavior, had siblings who were favored over them. That person goes into adulthood with a near-empty bag. They constantly look to others to fill their empty bags. If someone fails to fill their bag (with the good things that they missed in childhood or worse yet add more bad garbage to their bag) they become devasted.

This example is not my own but from an excellent therapist.

Can anyone (besides me) relate to this "bag theory" of adulthood? Are we all, to some extent, looking for someone to fill our bag? Share your thoughts.