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Author Topic: Stress = Shorter Life  (Read 2023 times)

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Offline Amosboy

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Stress = Shorter Life
« on: January 12, 2007, 10:25:56 PM »
Stress = Shorter Life

I just wanted to wish you all of sweet dreams before hitting the pillow myself.  This place seems to be turning sour again.  I will still be around and certainly speak up on things that I really care about....but....God, some of the crap that's burning around here is just about to smack the smile right off my face.  Believe me, I don't mind a heated debate, but I'd rather do it "person to person" so people have to be held accountable for their words in "real time".  I think all of the computer/keyboard bantering gives people a false sense of security.  It's almost as if there is complete absence of accountability.  And believe me, I can do my fair share of pissing when I want to, but this is getting ridiculous.  I swear I thought I was back in middle school for a moment.  One would hope that, after reaching adulthood, you wouldn't necessarily have to deal with such antagonistic behavior.  Boo...hiss!  I hope you don't mind me venting a little.  I cherish all of the delightful "lads and lasses" around here who opt for peaceful coexistence.  And I don't mind civil disagreements.  What happened to real discussions that can express vastly different opinions without resulting to name calling BS.  I just don't enjoy putting myself in the crossfire unless I absolutely have to.  You know, if it's a heat-seeking missile and it's coming right for me, I'll fight to defend myself but do it with self-respect.  All of the name calling gestures make me feel as bad as being called a "faggot" in high school.  I'm just not feeling a good vibe tonight, or maybe I just decided to read the wrong thread.  There you go...I found my own solution...don't read the thread...don't participate in it.

Hmmm...maybe some others can do the same and not just keep bashing each other down. 

Stress = Shorter Life

Brooks
« Last Edit: January 14, 2007, 05:58:45 AM by Amosboy »
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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 10:31:19 PM »
Hear hear!

What's that joke?

Arguing on the Internet is like competing in the Special Olympics.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.
Your tastebuds can't repel flavor of this magnitude!

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 10:32:24 PM »
O NOES... did I miss more drama today?  I was out shopping for a Hermes tuxedo shirt during the day.  What happened?
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Offline koi1

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 10:43:43 PM »
Yeah,

Which thread was that?

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01/04/07 six weeks after diagnosis vl 53,000 cd4 cd4 70    6%
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Offline ACinKC

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 10:51:26 PM »
Hear hear!

What's that joke?

Arguing on the Internet is like competing in the Special Olympics.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 10:52:38 PM »
AC... I want to have your babies.
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Offline ACinKC

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 10:53:12 PM »
AC... I want to have your babies.

Get in line!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 10:54:36 PM »
Fine... replace "babies" with "abortions."

Edited to say: if you say this in a Fran Drescher voice... it adds a certain ineffable something.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 10:58:34 PM by aupointillimite »
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Offline Amosboy

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2007, 01:19:40 AM »
Humor is much appreciated, thank you.

Brooks
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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2007, 10:46:31 AM »
Hi Brooks,

I know how you feel, I was bummed about something on here recently, but I think it is a model of (democratic) life, you get the good and the bad.  I feel like I can bring a positive energy and love here, which is what I try to do.  I am hoping I can do this in the rest of my life as well.  The problem is WE have to be present to encourage the goodness we desire here.  I commend the fact that you are concerned.  Here's to drowning out the crap...

Best wishes,
Drew

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2007, 11:23:58 AM »
I remember when my parents forced me to play football, basketball, wrestling and then debate (the art of winning thru verbal).  I loathed all of them esp loosing or even winning in debate tournaments...  To this day,  I still hate all four of these things my parents made me do.   Maybe that was their point??  Ah but the stage (no drama) and the music appeared and I was in heaven.   I have become a very selective reader these days...

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2007, 12:48:19 PM »
Being the Internet, it's hard for me to take anything personally, especially when it gets irrational or childish. And I agree, Brooks: too much stress can shorten your life span. My life and my health are my responsibility. I have enough to deal with without allowing anyone's black thoughts affect my life, including my cyber life. Keeping perspective also helps me keep stress manageable.

Daniel
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Offline poet

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2007, 05:12:36 PM »
I'm in agreement with you, Brooks (ok, a day behind in agreement with you or with where you were yesterday. :)  Participating in the forums is a little trickier than meets the eye.  There are certain posters whom I choose to bypass, period having come to the conclusion that we aren't going to agree.  There are certain posters whom I feel conflicted about: part of me feels that I should try to post something, (a thread without a reply but lot's of readers) but when the same things go around and around in a finite circle, it gets hard to do and I may choose to bypass them as well.  I am glad that I missed one or two recent threads.  There are times that I can't decide how and when to post: a line to make my mark on it, or why bother?  On the other hand, there are any number of threads and/or posts daily which pull all my resources, all my experiences, all my focus into play and if what I come up with helps somehow, I do feel the time spent finding the words worth it.  But then I am in the word 'business.'  Win

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Offline marco23

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2007, 06:56:14 PM »
Just a thought...since responses seem to be so touchy now...if a post bothers someone, why not send a PM to that person? That way it would be more of a personal comment and feelings could be expressed one on one to 'talk' it out without involving everyone else?....well....just a thought.
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Offline Ann

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2007, 10:05:44 PM »
Amos,

It's true that we had a few rough days recently. The rough comes along with the smooth in most groups of people, whether they be real families, cyber families or just people who all happen to have an illness in common. Don't cut yourself off from the good bits just to avoid the occasional bad bits.

Hugs,
Ann
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Offline poet

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2007, 05:33:51 AM »
I second you on p.m.'s, Marco, and extend this.  If you worry that your post might be missinterpreted by someone, follow it up with a p.m. to cover any missinterpretation.  If you notice someone making his or her first post and yet don't feel a comment coming along your way, try a short p.m. of welcome.  If you are bothered by a thread or post and find someone you 'know' posting within it, consider a p.m. to that person to see if he or she sees what you are seeing... without having to breathe a potential flame into existence. Words are only as good, clear and useful as how they are understood.  Win
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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2007, 01:56:44 PM »
It makes sense to me.  I've seen my viral load go up and immune system go down following times of stress. I tested poz in October of 1986 and not put on Meds until August of 1997 when the viral load test was made available.

Two years ago I was put on a special assignment at work. Special doesn't describe it, I felt like I was being punished as did the others I was working with.  We had to put in 12 hour days from Memorial Day weekend (yes, all three days) until the weekend after July 4th.  July 4th weekend we put in 40 hours of overtime.  I can't believe that the first thing people as is "Aren't you paid Overtime?".  Taking care of myself is more important.

I immediately began seeing my tests get worse and worse.  It took six months to see any improvement. Before the "SPECIAL" assignment I had been used to having a viral load under 50 and and immune system above 1000. My immune system from my latest test was over 1300 (every three months, 8 or more vials of blood are taken).

So yes, I think that stress can shorten ones life especially if its an ongoing situation.
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Offline Eldon

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2007, 07:42:56 PM »
I agree. Find an outlet for your stress. Because stress leads to other things just as well. There was a prior thread about Stress.

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Re: Stress = Shorter Life
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2007, 08:43:47 PM »
I have had my Doctor fill out the paper work for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Ammendment) so that I won't get repercussions for staying home sick.  Today I found out that I have an infection, maybe from my piercing in my left tit.  There goes another weekend out.  I really want to get to the Eagle in Phoenix.  Someday.  Now I just have to take care of myself.  One hurdle down, I also qualify for the "Americans with Disabilities Act", If not for HIV and HEP-B, then my permanent double vision. I just can't win for losing.

But you all cheer me up! We are all living surrounded with crap.  Misery loves company.  Glad that I'm in good company!!!
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