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  1. Well, great. I've been trying to rest but this is my fourth day being incredibly sick. My doctor won't see me until the 26th. He's instructed me to self-quarantine for the time being. Even then I need to pass some sort of examination outdoors before it can be determined if I can proceed to see him. Hoping I don't have the flu. I haven't had the flu since I was a kid. Office tells me it might be a wait to get results in, even if I do get seen soon. Love that they basically told me to buckle up and cross my fingers. 😆

    I meant to get back to replies but I'm just not feeling too great. 😭 I'll probably be out for a few days/weeks. Worried about my friend in Italy. Haven't heard back from her... Stay safe out there!

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    2. Anime loveer

      Anime loveer

      Achoo :) 

    3. Nyxnine


      Sharing is caring? jk, feel better soon!!! 

      I hope you hear back from your friend too :(

    4. RuthisianCodex


      Get well soon! 

  2. My brother gave me a nice Ukiyo-E kimono pattern mini journal and I already ruined it.


  3. Good-night/morning all! Hope you had a restful sleep or are getting comfy for bed. How are we feeling this morning? Ready to tackle the day? If you're getting ready to sleep⁠—what are some of your favorite ways to unwind? Best of luck today, always wishing you good wellness practices! 💜 😴 

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    2. Illusion of Terra

      Illusion of Terra

      'vacation'? I do not know that word

      How come you have that kind of anxiety? Is it because of something specific or more like a general unspecific anxiety?

    3. IIVIsouljam


      @Illusion of Terra 

      Aww, I seldom hear the word myself but you really sound like you deserve one. I think you're the nicest, most informative person I've ever met on the net. Hoping the universe repays you in some restful way. 😁

      It's a combination of things I think. My upbringing wasn't a very pleasant one. On top of that, I suffered years with a "mysterious illness". It was later discovered my family doctor was changing our insurance with countless tests and revisits by keeping me sick for nine years. By then it had already caused a rift between my family and myself, who were convinced by the doctor that my illness was everything from exaggerated allergies, drug use at school (never in my life!) and lastly, mental illness. Felt like being in a horror movie where no one believes you that some incredibly sinister things are going on. It was so sad and embarrassing but I had a serious panic attack at school and was taken to the hospital. At the hospital, I didn't want to go back home and it kind of put everything into motion. I started doing school work at home because my condition got worse. Went down to 89 lbs, slept for sixteen hours out of twenty-four. My mother finally started to see that it wasn't just depression. My new doctor was concerned that I might develop thembrosis at any given moment. My active lifestyle was completely taken from me. Turns out I had severe hypothyroidism that worsened without proper treatment. Got my life back, became very active and strong again, over a few years on med adjustments. Sadly, since my thyroid is underactive, I developed clinical depression and over the years it turned into anxiety. I can go a long time without episodes but sometimes, it will hit me for weeks. I saw a psychiatrist that got me on the right path of management. What a mess, huh? 😝

    4. Illusion of Terra

      Illusion of Terra

      I think it will take at least half a year until I get a new job and a new apartment. Once settled in, I hope things will improve, so let's see 😂 Also, I don't take praise well 😂 

      Interesting story. Great to see that you can communicate it openly. Unfortunately, I think most people will go through a crises which is often related to or leads to some mental baggage at least once in their life. At least it seems that way to me, the older I get and the more I hear about others. But, what seems a bit different in your case is that you seem to have quite a clear take on what happened and can explain it. This does not make things that happened themselves better, but generally I think it helps process stuff when you can explain the process.
      The thing with the doctor really surprised me. To think that someone who is supposed to heal people would see them simply as a money source and act accordingly is quite appalling. Someone in my family also has hypothyroidism which went undiagnosed for decades. Hope you have access to the right sort of medication for it, since in many countries those are not available.

      Generally, it sounds to me like things are looking up for you! Hope they keep improving!

  4. Vampire Hunter D is beyond amazing. Especially Bloodlust. D, the Hunter is definitely on my top 10 fav characters. 😁 Good taste! 

  5. Anyone gonna read the new Death Note one-shot? It's free over at VIZ. Hoping to start it during lunch later on.


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    2. IIVIsouljam


      @madeyalook Let me know what you think about it? I took to reading it a few times to soak more in and I keep finding new and interesting things to appreciate! ✌️

    3. madeyalook


      Is it just me or is new rule trash? I can't take shinigami serious and not a joke now.

    4. IIVIsouljam


      @madeyalook It certainly did feel that way, almost like the Shinigami King was a tad bit salty. 😝 

  6. My sister and her friend know me so well. Complementing Christmas gifts. 😆


    1. Ohiotaku


      A case where those Chia things actually resemble the person/character they’re modeled after :P

    2. IIVIsouljam


      That's true! 😆 I also just learned that the seeds that came with it are edible. That's pretty snazzy, ha-ha. 

  7. I really want to engage more and get to know more people. It's difficult when things pull you offline every 15 minutes! 😭 I have so many topics I want to start, things I want to discuss and art to share. Yet, I'm still working on introducing myself. 🥺 

    1. Ohiotaku


      Yeah, it’s a really great community. Glad I found it 😁

    2. LonelyPoet
    3. IIVIsouljam


      @Ohiotaku: Completely agree! It's so creative and friendly, super informative and a wonderful source of engagement that feels like home. Can't believe that I didn't find it sooner. 😁


      @LonelyPoet: I love your username, and hello; how are you? Pretty good I hope? Thanks for the gif, it's such a revitalizing mood. 😊

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