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MEMBER SINCE   March 09, 2012

Just a simple human that likes poppies.


  • NFL TEAM: Chicago Bears
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  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago Cubs
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 3 hours ago

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, y’all.

I won’t respond to every comment, but I read through them all. And they’re all appreciated.

Keeping positive!

Comment 20 hours ago

Sorry to hear that the cancer has metasticized, Captn.

I was following a little about the cruise and just know that it is later this week. Don’t know that you could get on this year.

I hope to go in the future but I need to first get out from under my leukemia. I have a transplant on Thursday, so I’m under heavy chemo right now in preparation.

Anyway, prayers coming your way, Captn.

Comment 19 Feb 2019

Life is too short for downvotes.

Unless people are straight jerks...because life is too short for jerks.

Comment 18 Feb 2019

Hey, you didn’t do everything today you set out to do today, but you did some things. That should be encouraged! Keep it up! 

Keep the good form. The most difficult part of starting a habit is getting it rolling. Keep those good habits rolling!

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Arsenal, you said a lot but I read it all and think others should it all as well.

It may not be easy for you to share all of this but I genuinely believe it can helps others to get through their issues, as you are intending.

I said the same thing above (as have others): There’s a stigma against sharing mental health issues, especially for manly men, but sharing thoughts and stories really helps others to realize it can get better.

Thanks for sharing yourself. Thanks to everyone on the thread showing support, their advice and stories. While we may have different methods for treatment, everyone has been supportive and open with their ideas, which is awesome. I hope that everyone continues to improve.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

They could just send the fake tutor to take the classes for him

but they do that for all of their students...

Comment 14 Feb 2019

I saw you making this at the last osu men's basketball game!

Hey, at least knitting appears to allow a little more attention to be paid to the action. As for reading a novel...

Comment 14 Feb 2019

This thread is a good reminder for all of us to not be pricks to each other.

One of the best comments here.

It’s easy to poke fun at each other, especially when people are a little irratiable. But sometimes people are having true struggles and are having a tough time, so it’s good to have a little compassion.

I have noticed that, during my recent health struggles, that I am much more irritable and it’s much easier to empathize with what others are facing. Maybe it shouldn’t take leukemia to be empathetic, but it happens ;)

Comment 14 Feb 2019

That’s pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Glad that you are reaching out for help, Crusader, even if you hadn’t come on 11W here to ask.

I can’t add much more than what people have said above, but I do want to stress that there are many people on 11W that have been through these issues...and I say that so you realize that you’re not alone. Depression, and some of the causes of depression, and not discussed as much as they should be. But we all need a little help sometime so it’s great that you’re seeking something. And not just for depression, but for anything that people consider mental. Since each of the illnesses/conditions you mentioned above are so personal and vary in degree between individuals, some people have a difficult time understanding the toll it can take. That’s partly what causes the stigmatism towards discussing these matters. But they are all real and have profound effects on how we live and interact with others.

Contact me (or any other commenters above that are indicating you could reach out to them) if you need an outlet. And keep your chin up! Know that you’re a worthwhile person!

Comment 13 Feb 2019

But every musical ever is corny, so it's in the ballpark

Officer Crompke might arrest you for this take.

Comment 06 Feb 2019

...but I don't get when recruits commit to a school, and then end up signing somewhere else. I know it's the vast minority be or recruits that do that, but don't commit somewhere if you're not going to follow through

Well, the head coach changed at Ohio State so it’s not like it’s the same as what he committed to. I think coach Day will be fine, but this student apparently was more comfortable with Meyer than Day. I can understand.

Comment 02 Feb 2019

at least there's one coach that actually follows rules...

Thanks for your input, Michigan troll.

You forgot to put “we” this time when discussing Ohio State. That’ll surely throw us all off the scent! Genius!

Comment 02 Feb 2019

My concern is that if I'm hiking and get caught in a brush fire, the synthetic materials will melt to my legs.

But the synthetic material is amazing during an earthquake, which is why I purchase them. Plus, with our higher wages, that just goes along with the cost of living out here.