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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

Thank you for taking the time to communicate all of this - things that most of us (I guess fortunately) may never know. You seem like a darling human being and I sure hope that you have nothing but non-gloomy days in your future.

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Thank you so much, and yes, I hope most people reading don't have to learn about this from first-hand experience.

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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

Wow, it’s been a wild ride for you this year. I am glad you are recovering well. Wishing you all the best for your continued recovery and October’s race.

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It really has been the least fun and longest roller coaster ever 😯

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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

You’re back! You’re here! Your faithful readers are happy to read you back in long form! Thank you for encapsulating the hardest of summers. Onwards onwards -- one of your many strengths indeed. 🩷

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Thanks ! You know more than most what a touch road it's been! Thank you for all your support!

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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

Dear Mardi! May the Lord continue to bless you! What an amazing journey you had! I am so glad that you recovered and shared your story. I am sure that it was a scary, scary while for you and your family. So glad that you are on the road to recovery and strength and your "old" self. Peace

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Thanks so much for your support <3

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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

Mardi! I am so glad that you’re starting to feel better, and that your recovery is going smoothly. It is fabulous that you’re back in the classroom. Understanding what you’re able to tolerate is probably the biggest challenge. Your enthusiasm and the way that you’ve been able to manage this long recovery process are very inspiring. Ian sends his love.

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Thanks so much! For sure understanding what I am/ am not tolerating is a huge challenge and it's still a work in progress. Love back to Ian (and you all!) xo

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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

Oh my gosh, even though I know the story, reading it again here brought both tears and smiles. We are so grateful you are still with us, dear friend. And that meatball story? Such a small thing but such a positive sign. Where was the cream, indeed. ♥️

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Seriously!!! And thank you xo

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Sep 21, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

You are a strong person Mardi. It is generous and courageous of you to share your story.

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Thanks. It helps with the healing too!

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

A year of note in your life thus far. And, clearly, you've learnt much from what was, initially anyway, a dreadful experience. Glad you're back and prospering.

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Somedays, yes, I am prospering, others not so much. It's a balance I'm learning how to manage!

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

I am so happy you are doing well!

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Thank you!

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Mardi Michels

Thank you for sharing this about your journey, it sounds so scary and I'm relieved you're gradually getting through to the other side. I like the "as tolerated" recommendation, it's important to push ourselves a little after disasters as staying put too long is rarely beneficial in the long term. Thinking of you! xx

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Thanks xo I DO understand the pushing yourself a little but this is unprecedented and I literally DO NOT know sometimes HOW I am feeling "Is this normal?" "Should my head feel like this?" etc... So for a second guesser it's a little much sometimes. but I'm getting there!

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