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Babyshark, Muse and SloMo - All three of you commented in all four entries. If that's not love, I don't know what is! Gregg - you commented in three. I know that's love (still waiting for my Letter Most Royal)
Steven - thanks for the hug. And I think you're right about the first procedure traumatizing me. But I wasn't supposed to be "under" - it was clearly outpatient surgery with local anesthesia. I should've known better. I guess I will in the future. Perhaps hypnotism to clear my post-trauma.
Vivian - I've written that proverb down. It sits on my monitor now. Thank you.
Isabel - you and I seem to be on a similar healing path. The situation may look different but I always seem to relate to your process on very deep levels. Thank you for finally coming out and commenting. I've been reading your journal since I started mine. I commented a few times even. I wasn't sure if I was imposing. But I kept going back. So glad I didn't give up on you! You're a dear person.
IRUN - You're a dear heart as well. What can I say? You're helping me heal some deep wounds simply because you're a good man, a good husband and a good friend. Thank you.
SloMo - Indeed, you have done your fair share of loving and laughing with me. I always feel your support, whether I'm crying or thrilled about something. I know you're listening - you sometimes don't have a choice. But that's the glory of this friendship. It goes both ways. I love you.
Michelle (Songbird) - This is a tough one. I hear that surgery worked for you 9 years ago. I'm grateful for that. I believe surgery does and can heal. But I also believe there's a time and a place for it. And for me, it's a very last resort. I'm not wondering, "Should I have the surgery?" I'm wondering, "How can I heal?" Thank you for hearing me and supporting my process.
Gregg - Thank you for riding with me through each entry. I appreciate your energetic laughter. It's fun getting to know you!