The Many Faces (selfie thread)

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  • Miss_Chiev0us_
    Miss_Chiev0us_ Posts: 2,208 Member
    Great thread idea, I used these 4 pictures and will put the descriptions in the spoiler because its Long 😅😆
    Great thread idea ❤

    I've suffered from depression and anxiety my whole life but my lowest started 3 years ago

    1st pic = Severe anxiety, pushing everyone i loved away because I thought everyone was better without me and I didn't want to get hurt so I hurt others instead. Suicidal thoughts, began drinking to forget how to feel. Did things that I still regret to this day.

    2nd Picture: Was hit with the tragic news that after removing a stage 1 cancer and thinking it was over... it came back with a vengance. Stage 3 Breast Cancer that was spread in my Lymphnodes. I knew I had a big fight ahead of me that would also make me lose body parts, my hair.. to top it all off I found out I was carrying a BRCA gene which increased my chances of getting other cancers too so that meant even more surgeries just so I could prevent them.  Prognosis wasn't that great. I hit the lowest of low.

    3rd Picture : I was tired, had started aggressive chemo for 8 months and  that nearly stripped me to zero. I still tried to put my brave face on but it was hard, bad news after bad news but couldn't give up. my kids needed me but so many days I just wanted to stop everything. My kids were my whole reason to stay alive.

    4th picture : 9 months in remission. After being on fight mode for so long, I've been suffering from severe PTSD but you know what? I'm the happiest I've ever been because I see life in a different light and I refuse to not do everything it takes to be as healthy as I can be, counseling, healthy diet, no alcohol. I wish I could have seen how precious it was to be alive 3 years ago.  I'm not the same person but I feel more like myself than I ever have. My 10 year survival rate isn't what I wished it would be but you know what? It's ok because I'm here now and I'm going to do every damn things it takes to stay healthy. I deserve that

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    you deserve everything - and more. look at your warrior face, cherie. there is triumph written all over it.

    ❤ you have been a inspiration to me through my battle and you still are today
  • CacoEther
    CacoEther Posts: 2,465 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    At least two people in this thread have mentioned that they've gotten negative feedback here on MFP after intimately sharing pieces of their life story. I'm really sorry that ever happened. It's disappointing. The mere fact that you've come back to open up and share your stories again is a testament to your resilience.

    On the flip side, I've seen at least one disagree in the thread too. Generally, I tend not to pay attention to "Disagrees" or I'll troll back for my entertainment. But of all places to be uncouth, let it not be here. Like, really, any other thread where people aren't sharing their mental health testimony is fine. Stay kind out here, y'all.

    I told naughty @lisamestiza2021 that she was the sweetest and she disagreed 😆

    But maybe there were others.

    I agree and am glad the ones who got mistreated came back 💪🏻🙌🏻
  • MaltedTea
    MaltedTea Posts: 6,287 Member
    CacoEther wrote: »
    I told naughty @lisamestiza2021 that she was the sweetest and she disagreed 😆

    Aww, Lisa's definitely not uncouth and she IS one of the sweetest. Glad you're back @lisamestiza2021!
  • Miss_Chiev0us_
    Miss_Chiev0us_ Posts: 2,208 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    At least two people in this thread have mentioned that they've gotten negative feedback here on MFP after intimately sharing pieces of their life story. I'm really sorry that ever happened. It's disappointing. The mere fact that you've come back to open up and share your stories again is a testament to your resilience.

    On the flip side, I've seen at least one disagree in the thread too. Generally, I tend not to pay attention to "Disagrees" or I'll troll back for my entertainment. But of all places to be uncouth, let it not be here. Like, really, any other thread where people aren't sharing their mental health testimony is fine. Stay kind out here, y'all.

    I'm used to them 😆
  • lisamestiza2021
    lisamestiza2021 Posts: 239 Member
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
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    The second pic was the night my son won his local little league championship- when we went home that night we told the kids I was moving out - broke their heart and mine - my divorce was a dark time for me - I felt like the biggest failure - felt I had nothing to offer anyone and if I didn’t have my kids not sure I’d be here - they were the only reason I got outta bed most days - my dad wasn’t around much when I was a kid so I’ve always said I’ll always be there for my kiddos - I drank quite a bit back then to kill the feels - but eventually chit got better.. some days I still struggle with self doubt - anxiety- depression- and I take a what I call a crazy pill daily - I’ve tried to stop but seems I fall back when I do - could be all in my head .. who knows .. I’m in a better place now - I’ve set some goals and working toward them - I’ve met a good woman - but my happiness does not depend on her -

    The first pic is me with one of my best childhood friends - he suffered from depression for years - and sadly took his own life a few days before Christmas.. inhad reached out to him a few weeks before to see how he was doing and tell
    Him chit would get better - you really just don’t know what someone is going through - we all have many faces and most don’t show our dark side to anyone - be kind to yourselves my friends..

    This chit chat community really helped me during my worst time - it was a good distraction- and I genuinely dig and care some of you cats - you cats aight in my book - I’ll quit rambling now



    don't stop *rambling*.... *hug* i'm sorry for your loss R...it's hard when someone takes their life. my friend is currently dealing with suicidal thoughts ...as for women: i'm good to hear you say that someone doesn't *complete* you - that she adds to your life but isn't critical FOR your life. you'll always be one of my fave peeps here... <3
  • twitchandshout
    twitchandshout Posts: 1,591 Member
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
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    The second pic was the night my son won his local little league championship- when we went home that night we told the kids I was moving out - broke their heart and mine - my divorce was a dark time for me - I felt like the biggest failure - felt I had nothing to offer anyone and if I didn’t have my kids not sure I’d be here - they were the only reason I got outta bed most days - my dad wasn’t around much when I was a kid so I’ve always said I’ll always be there for my kiddos - I drank quite a bit back then to kill the feels - but eventually chit got better.. some days I still struggle with self doubt - anxiety- depression- and I take a what I call a crazy pill daily - I’ve tried to stop but seems I fall back when I do - could be all in my head .. who knows .. I’m in a better place now - I’ve set some goals and working toward them - I’ve met a good woman - but my happiness does not depend on her -

    The first pic is me with one of my best childhood friends - he suffered from depression for years - and sadly took his own life a few days before Christmas.. inhad reached out to him a few weeks before to see how he was doing and tell
    Him chit would get better - you really just don’t know what someone is going through - we all have many faces and most don’t show our dark side to anyone - be kind to yourselves my friends..

    This chit chat community really helped me during my worst time - it was a good distraction- and I genuinely dig and care some of you cats - you cats aight in my book - I’ll quit rambling now



    You know you got a piece of my heart.
    ❤️❤️❤️
  • 5ofseven
    5ofseven Posts: 791 Member
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

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  • cowsfan12
    cowsfan12 Posts: 4,926 Member
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

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    I can go all night homie 🤷‍♂️—
  • 5ofseven
    5ofseven Posts: 791 Member
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

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    I can go all night homie 🤷‍♂️—

    I've heard this, impressive cardio burns. 🥵
  • twitchandshout
    twitchandshout Posts: 1,591 Member
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

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    I can go all night homie 🤷‍♂️—
    Psst. Take out the tags first😁
  • CacoEther
    CacoEther Posts: 2,465 Member
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

    btgj696ybmip.gif
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

    btgj696ybmip.gif

    I can go all night homie 🤷‍♂️—

    I took this as a golden girls reference and not a dis

    But tbf i have never seen golden girls so I might be giving 5/7rds too much credit
  • 5ofseven
    5ofseven Posts: 791 Member
    edited January 2021
    CacoEther wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

    btgj696ybmip.gif
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

    btgj696ybmip.gif

    I can go all night homie 🤷‍♂️—

    I took this as a golden girls reference and not a dis

    But tbf i have never seen golden girls so I might be giving 5/7rds too much credit

    I fart in your general direction
  • CacoEther
    CacoEther Posts: 2,465 Member
    5ofseven wrote: »
    CacoEther wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

    btgj696ybmip.gif
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    @twitchandshout @Kashmir_314_ @CacoEther @lisamestiza2021

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

    btgj696ybmip.gif

    I can go all night homie 🤷‍♂️—

    I took this as a golden girls reference and not a dis

    But tbf i have never seen golden girls so I might be giving 5/7rds too much credit

    I fart in your general direction

    😂😂😂
  • cowsfan12
    cowsfan12 Posts: 4,926 Member
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

    btgj696ybmip.gif

    I can go all night homie 🤷‍♂️—

    I've heard this, impressive cardio burns. 🥵

    It really is - total fat burner bro -

    It’s my gift it’s my curse
  • cowsfan12
    cowsfan12 Posts: 4,926 Member
    cowsfan12 wrote: »
    5ofseven wrote: »
    cowsfan12 wrote: »

    Some of the best Internet stranger friends I gots - I come here for the lulz you you ladies never let me down - stay golden ladies stay golden

    btgj696ybmip.gif

    I can go all night homie 🤷‍♂️—
    Psst. Take out the tags first😁

    Oops - noted