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willowiris posted 2/28/2014 17:52 PM

Hi all-

I'm doing OK. I don't come here as much anymore because I guess you could say I survived infidelity. Seven years post divorce, one would hope.

My life is crazy busy. I work full time in a cancer clinic. I go to school part time as a nursing student. I was diagnosed with ADHD, so school is a tough row to hoe, but I'm doing OK.

Sadly, my mom has cancer, and this is a battle she is going to lose. She is stage IV. She has fought long and hard for about a year and a half, and failed multiple lines of drug therapy. all that's left is to try to shrink the tumor and make her comfortable. This is so hard and sad and painful. Yet, I see it every day where I work.

My oldest will graduate from high school in the spring, and I also have a high school freshman and my sweet 4th grader.

I am doing as well as I can be doing for having an ill family member. I am not dating anyone special, though I do date some. I just don't care anymore. I can't deal with anyone else's bullshit.

So there's an update. Wish it were happier. I have missed you all and I see some of you on FB.

caregiver9000 posted 2/28/2014 17:58 PM

Oh, so many (((hugs)))!!

I am sorry that your right now is such a battle. You have survived before and you will again. I remember you from my very earliest days here. You were a bright spot for me then.

exhausted lady posted 2/28/2014 20:35 PM


So good to hear from you, but I'm sorry you're dealing with the situation with your mom. It's gonna be tough.

Anyway, just wanted to say "hi" and give you a hug. Thank you for letting us know that you're trudging onward and upward!

hexed posted 2/28/2014 20:40 PM

I'm so sorry for your challenges but so glad you posted an update.

Wishing you many simpler days ahead

InnerLight posted 2/28/2014 21:40 PM

Big hugs willow I!!!
Sorry to hear re yr mom.
Glad you updated us.

inconnu posted 3/1/2014 10:55 AM

(((willow))) I remember when I first ventured into NB, back when I was figuring out I was in false R, and trying desperately to see what the future would be like if I ended up divorced, I'd read your threads and think "it's do-able. I can survive infidelity and divorce." You've always given a very realistic view on life after divorce, but your strength and determination come shining through, too.

I'm sorry to hear about your mom.

PS. I still think you should write a book about your online dating experiences. You write very well, and put a very comedic spin on your encounters.

persevere posted 3/1/2014 16:18 PM

((willow)) Great to hear from you, positive thoughts and energy are sent your way as well as strength, you are dealing with a lot. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.

[This message edited by persevere at 4:18 PM, March 1st (Saturday)]

ajsmom posted 3/2/2014 10:14 AM

So sorry about your mom, willow.

I'm sure even though you see this life everyday it's not easy when it's someone you love.

The fact that you are such a highly educated advocate for her is wonderful.

Hugs to your family.


wildbananas posted 3/2/2014 10:43 AM

Hey willow girl...nice to see you.

I'm sorry about your mama... I know how hard that is.

Hugs to you and yours.

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