all about me

October of last year, I wrote a post ‘…just listen‘, here are some excerpts –

Just listen to my words, they have purpose, they have a way with them in describing someone, something, an occurrence, an event, a moment, a feeling, an emotion.

I just need to express, I need to let out, I need to put the information out there and get it out of my head.

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Let it be express and let the words be read.  This is my mind, my complex thinking of many thoughts and many emotions; and though it may be complicated, sometimes simple, sometimes difficult to understand and to comprehend, to calculate.

In today’s post, I write the following –

I write posts because I have found enjoyment in writing and posting and yes, I admit it, I enjoy the comments.

This blog is a reflection of me, but not the whole me.  There are many posts here with aspects of me, but still not the whole me.

I value your comments, your thoughts, your support and your encouragement.  And over the course of many past months and comments from you; you I consider my friends.

But because the whole me is not written here on this blog; there are feelings and emotions and thoughts that I still keep to myself.

You may remember back in September of last year, I had a hospital stay of almost a week.  At that time, I was undergoing chemotherapy and I had a high fever.  That hospital stay was early in my treatment and I was very tired and short on patience.  Part of my experience during that hospital stay included some not so pleasant conversations with people there to do their job; to take care of me.

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A couple of those conversations involved the other person trying to comfort me by providing their personal experience that they thought somehow would make me feel better.

I admit to you and everyone; my cancer, my health issues, my surgery, my aches and pains – they are all about me – nobody else, but me.

I am selfish in that someone else that believes providing their personal experience will somehow make me feel better; well, they are wrong.  I am selfish because my cancer, my health issues, my surgery, my aches and pains – they are all about me.

So, because many parts of me are here in blog posts, but not all of me, I ask for thoughts, support and encouragement, but not personal experiences.

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Again, as indicated in my post last October –

I just need to express, I need to let out, I need to put the information out there and get it out of my head.  Let it be express and let the words be read.  This is my mind, my complex thinking of many thoughts and many emotions; and though it may be complicated, sometimes simple, sometimes difficult to understand and to comprehend, to calculate.

43 thoughts on “all about me

  1. Completely understandable. Sometimes people want to offer support and comfort but don’t know how, sharing their personal experience lets you know that they do have a sense of what you are experiencing, that they can empathise. But I do know what you mean.

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    • Chris, after having a conversation this morning with Gary about this post, that was his response also. My hope is that readers do feel they can continue to leave a comment here, because I do welcome all comments. Thank you for your understanding. 🙂

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  2. I understand completely. This is your blog, and this is all about you. It does not make you selfish. Everyone deals with circumstances differently, and this is your way, your chosen way. The way it just is. I hope that you are feeling a bit more rested my friend. Hugs 🙂 x

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    • Thank you Lynne for your understanding, my hope with this post it that readers continue to feel comments are welcomed – my intention is not to make others feel they cannot leave a comment. I appreciate you and yes I am resting some. Happy Weekend. 🙂

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  3. I’ll let you into a secret …. if you got a hold of my cell phone and flicked through the contacts you would find one called ‘Little Miss Me, Me, Me!’ Which is of course my own number in case I forget it. We are all selfish, we have to be and particularly we have to be when we are up against it. So you carry on being Mister Selfish because this Little Miss is perfectly content to encourage you thus.

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  4. For the past month I have been very self involved, so I get it and I don’t think that you (or I) are selfish…life is life and when you go through something painful there just is no energy for anyone or anything else……I think it’s just a human thing…I simply have had nothing to give. Perhaps I am wrong but that’s my take on it. Wishing you blessings of good health, always…

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  5. Selfish…how delightful wonderful to be selfish….everyone should be, and there should never be anything wrong with that…..now saying that if you had a bag of jelly beans and wouldn’t share, then I might call you selfish…LOL but always put you and your health first….that’s what its all about….xxxxxxxxxxxxxxkat

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