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Empty "nest" thoughts (to Bevrs)
      12/01/05 05:02 AM
Wind

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I'm seriously considering the hypo-cat. I am increasingly were of my "alone-ness" because it's winter (and colder/darker!)

Like you, I don't miss the physical nastiness of bleeding monthly--it's a huge relief. I miss blaming PMS, I miss the hormones. I miss feeling younger.

Re: the missing chunk of hair

I saw 2 specialists a few months ago about this as it happens to various degrees, the last time being the absolute worst, periodically. I might go through a few years without
losing it and then look like I've had cancer treatments. I have "alopecia areata" (an autoimmune disorder), I now know which involves significant hair loss (not total in this case). Basically, my immune system starts attacking me and my hair follicles show it, i.e. they stop growing suddenly.

It was evil when I was in University. My M.D. thought I was an obsessive-compulsive hair puller. However, that isn't the case. I have wigs for years like this (don't wear them!
if it's cold, i put on gypsy scarves. ). Because I'm skinny, if I'm bald, I get a lot of cancer comments--which is everything but the case.

Stress, sadness...they just get mirrored in my immune system.

Anyways, when I was bald rather recently, I was at the point where I was beginning to see myself, mentally, as an alien sex-goddess. I never expected hair to all of a sudden grow back. It's challenging to not even come close to any of the "models"/ideas of what is attractive in this society. It was so hard to develop a self-image/concept of actually being attractive to the opposite sex when my body betrayed any notion of the traditional. (okay, it still does, but I have enough hair to hide behind).

I just miss "normal" sometimes--whatever that is! I miss looking normal enough and as soon as I get it it seems to vanish.

Yes, I need a cat to discuss these things. I am afraid to love, Bevrs. I haven't hugged anyone in at least 5 weeks.
Definitely time to get a cat and have perfectly poetic T.S. Eliot days and nights.

(I still would rather be a cat mummy though!)
Kate.



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* Pet Pix!
Bevvy
11/29/05 07:23 PM
* Aww....
Cara4503
12/02/05 05:43 AM
* Everyone's pets are so cute!
*Melissa*
12/01/05 07:31 PM
* Re: Pet Pix!
*Melissa*
12/01/05 07:28 PM
* *Melissa* I am entranced by Piper's ears!
Wind
12/01/05 08:52 PM
* Re: *Melissa* I am entranced by Piper's ears!
*Melissa*
12/02/05 03:36 AM
* "Flying Nun!"--that's Piper!--.n.t
Wind
12/02/05 03:52 AM
* Re: Pet Pix!
jrs
12/01/05 03:16 AM
* Re: Pet Pix!
JonnaP
11/30/05 08:03 PM
* Re:Simply Adorable!!!
LittleLisa
11/30/05 04:42 PM
* My BIG Dog
Bevvy
11/30/05 05:25 PM
* Re: Pet Pix!
Honey mix
11/30/05 03:21 PM
* Re: Pet Pix!
mickeymouse
11/30/05 01:48 PM
* He looks fake.
Wind
11/30/05 01:18 PM
* Re: He looks fake.
mickeymouse
11/30/05 01:51 PM
* Combing and Shampooing and Combing Again
Bevvy
11/30/05 02:28 PM
* Uh...Bevvy, I hope this isn't too personal...
Wind
11/30/05 03:23 PM
* Kate
Bevvy
11/30/05 04:00 PM
* Bevrs, I'm blushing...
Wind
11/30/05 06:18 PM
* Re: kate...
jaime g
12/01/05 01:55 PM
* for jaime re: my first wig
Wind
12/01/05 05:50 PM
* Re: kate...
Snow for Sarala
12/01/05 02:55 PM
* Hey Ruchie! Don't I get a man, too?
Wind
12/01/05 05:40 PM
* Re: Hey Ruchie! Don't I get a man, too?
Snow for Sarala
12/01/05 05:47 PM
* Ruchie, are you my fairy godmother, tonight???
Wind
12/01/05 05:56 PM
* Re: Bevrs, I'm blushing...
CathUK
12/01/05 01:31 AM
* Just a question for someone
Hoonan
11/30/05 08:03 PM
* Re: Just a question for someone
Wind
12/01/05 05:17 AM
* Not This IBS-er
Bevvy
11/30/05 09:36 PM
* Me neither
atomic rose
12/01/05 04:37 AM
* Blushing? What's That?
Bevvy
11/30/05 07:49 PM
* Empty "nest" thoughts (to Bevrs)
Wind
12/01/05 05:02 AM
* Kate
Bevvy
12/01/05 06:37 AM
* Bevrs, definitely get a hat...
Wind
12/01/05 10:27 AM
* Something Lovable?
Bevvy
12/01/05 11:32 AM
* Re: Hey, Kate!
anlikerm
12/01/05 10:47 AM
* Re: Hey, Kate!
Dr. Spice Yamin
12/01/05 12:18 PM
* Re: Thanks, Ashley! Good Tips!! I need serious help over here!! ~nt~
anlikerm
12/01/05 02:15 PM
* Michelle, are you me?
Wind
12/01/05 12:15 PM
* Re: Michelle, are you me?
anlikerm
12/01/05 02:23 PM
* Re: Hey, Kate!
Snow for Sarala
12/01/05 11:05 AM
* Re: Thank you Ruch!
anlikerm
12/01/05 02:26 PM
* Thank you Michelle!!!!
Snow for Sarala
12/01/05 05:57 PM
* Re: AWWW, THANK YOU, RUCH!! * SUPER HUGS*!! ~nt~
anlikerm
12/01/05 06:02 PM
* Michelle, Rescue Remedy is good stuff.
Wind
12/01/05 05:55 PM
* Re: Really???
anlikerm
12/01/05 06:01 PM
* Michelle!! It's happy dance time!
Snow for Sarala
12/01/05 06:07 PM
* Re: Happy Dance, Happy Dance!!!
anlikerm
12/02/05 07:08 AM
* Re: Bevrs, definitely get a hat...
Snow for Sarala
12/01/05 10:37 AM
* Re: Ruchie is right!
lalala
12/01/05 11:16 AM
* Maria and Ruchie, THANKS! -- nt --
Bevvy
12/01/05 11:33 AM
* I was going to say that! Pooks looks perfect!
Snow for Sarala
11/30/05 01:30 PM
* Westies ROCK!
Bevvy
11/30/05 02:34 PM
* Re: Westies ROCK!
Snow for Sarala
11/30/05 02:38 PM
* Grooming
Bevvy
11/30/05 04:11 PM
* Re: Pet Pix!
Lynx
11/30/05 01:05 PM
* Lynx your dog is ADORABLE
Snow for Sarala
11/30/05 01:32 PM
* Re: Pet Pix!
Lynx
11/30/05 01:07 PM
* Crissy and Coco-I think I have it this time....
poochibelly
11/30/05 01:03 PM
* OMG!!! So cute!!
atomic rose
11/30/05 04:00 PM
* Did somebody say pets?????
barbie
11/30/05 12:17 PM
* Awww!!
atomic rose
11/30/05 04:57 PM
* Re: Well....some of us are partial to Goldens
LittleLisa
11/30/05 04:45 PM
* Re: Did somebody say pets?????
Snow for Sarala
11/30/05 01:34 PM
* Re: Soooo adorable!!! ~nt~
anlikerm
11/30/05 01:26 PM
* Re: Pet Pix!
Sara-Sage
11/30/05 06:48 AM
* Re: AWWWW!!! Sooooo cute!!!! I LOVE ANIMALS!!! ~NT~
anlikerm
11/30/05 06:33 AM
* Here's Gracie!
melitami
11/30/05 05:08 AM
* Re: Here's Gracie!
Wind
11/30/05 01:21 PM
* Kate and her new pet
Snow for Sarala
11/30/05 01:28 PM
* Definitely a cat person ("Smelly Cat")
Wind
11/30/05 03:19 PM
* Re: Kitty-Kate!
lalala
11/30/05 10:44 PM
* Maria (& the BARF diet)...
Wind
12/01/05 05:28 AM
* ROFL!!!
atomic rose
12/01/05 04:39 AM
* Kate-farts...
Wind
12/01/05 05:31 AM
* My dog will NOT fart without
Snow for Sarala
12/01/05 07:20 AM
* Re: My dog will NOT fart without
lalala
12/01/05 11:24 AM
* Dogs do that!
atomic rose
12/01/05 08:12 AM
* Re: Dogs do that!
lalala
12/01/05 11:26 AM
* Re: Dogs do that!
JonnaP
12/01/05 10:44 AM
* My dogs are shameless...
poochibelly
12/01/05 04:47 PM
* Re: Definitely a cat person ("Smelly Cat")
atomic rose
11/30/05 04:05 PM
* "Walk like an Egyptian...."
Wind
11/30/05 06:21 PM
* I just love Gracie!
atomic rose
11/30/05 10:18 AM
* Hehehe, you think her in the laundry is cute...
melitami
11/30/05 12:13 PM
* Aww, I love kitty's! -nt-
mickeymouse
11/30/05 01:50 PM
* Melissa, that kitty is
Snow for Sarala
11/30/05 01:36 PM
* What I like about that picture is
atomic rose
11/30/05 12:57 PM
* Re: BEAUTIFUL!!!! ~nt~
anlikerm
11/30/05 01:24 PM
* Phoebe & Phaedra & Gwennie & Lew
atomic rose
11/29/05 08:04 PM
* Casey, fly me to Maine!
Snow for Sarala
11/30/05 01:42 PM
* how cute.. I'll have to post the gliders pics later..
khyricat
11/30/05 09:50 AM
* Re: Phoebe & Phaedra & Gwennie & Lew
Sara-Sage
11/30/05 06:49 AM
* Thanks!
atomic rose
11/30/05 10:20 AM
* Re: Thanks!
Sara-Sage
12/01/05 06:23 AM
* Re: Phoebe & Phaedra & Gwennie & Lew
CathUK
11/30/05 03:24 AM
* Is pooks a westie? So cute!~nt~
poochibelly
11/29/05 07:26 PM
* Re: AWWWW, these are adorable!!! I wish I knew how to post my pics!!
anlikerm
11/30/05 06:35 AM

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