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    Was the termination both your decisions? or was it a one sided decision?

    Have you tried talking to her openly about this including how she feels about the termination now several months on? Try and engage her more, tell her you love her more and be supportive.

    Also try and encourage her to seek proffessional help about what has happened. She is sounding really manic right now...

    Original thread here Jenna - the pregnancy happens quite a way down but that'll give more background.

    was down in Glastonbury earlier this week and it was already starting to look very water worldy - thankfully we have the levels to soak up alot of water here in somerset but my heart goes out to some of the people living down there that have had to be rescued - they saying its the worst flooding ever - the levels never dried out at all over the summer and we had flooded fields right through the year so erm fekk...... so listen up universe we absolutely do not want or need gargantuan high tides otherwise its gonna be Pilton on Sea :eek:

    I've never seen water like that around here - it's seriously nuts. Glastonbury itself is mostly high up (as you know!), and therefore doesn't suffer much from flooding but so many people so close are suffering - not to mention animals left outside.

    Apparently the rain's supposed to clear on Tuesday and we'll be left with dry, cold weather instead. Allegedly.

    Yeah your right, I've been thinking that lately and have been feeling a little 'calmer' about the whole thing too...gonna ring monday and take the earliest one they have! Last time I chose the latest date they had, which obviously gave me a lot more time to freak out :S

    I'm just going to repeat what everyone else has said, please do this. The worst thing for you is obviously just thinking about it, once it's done, it's done, and it's much bloody better than finding cancer further down the line. You won't feel it (cancer) in the body initially so don't rely on thinking "you'll know", especially if you have a massive fear of cancer!

    I had a colposcopy a few years back and they took a biopsy - 8 injections in the fanny! And my cells were at stage 3 but pre-cancerous. They advised me to have annual tests but eventually told me I could go back to every 5 years because they'd been consecutively clear. I opted to continue with annual tests. Really, why not? I'd rather not go through it but I'd much rather not have to deal with cervical cancer!

    Forget the rights and wrongs, why would a friend speak to you like that anyway? Assuming they were a friend in the first place....a polite request would do surely?


    Personally I'd like to see some of those Facebook activists get out there and do something for real rather than think the world can be changed by sharing photos.

    This is how I feel, especially when people are shouting so insanely loudlu but aren't actually doing anything themselves.

    Heheh yes, I'm already addicted! I love the way ground elder smells and that it's so distinctive its easy to identify. Apparently it's edible. I read this from someone who gave up on her ongoing battle to be rid of it that she learned to love it instead!

    if you leave bindweed to die first, in a bucket or something, won't be a problem - but you don't want any active root in there or it will make baby bindweeds!

    Yeah, that's the sort of thing I wondered about. What about something like ground elder? It's spread quite wide and I've managed to dig a couple of hefty roots up (which may really be too big).

    Cold composting fyi.

    Yeah, I've been chopping like a crazy women! Although, I think I've missed a few biggies here and there but I'm not expecting perfection for a year or two!

    I'm not sure about seeds yet as we're thinking about redesigning the whole garden and thinking about what we really want and what's best so I want to hold off on accepting garden goodies for now, but thank you! I may come begging next year :whistle:

    After over a decade of not having a garden, I finally have one :D I've started composting (first time ever) and have read loads about what to and what not to compost but I've seen lots of conflicting views about weeds. The obvious one is not composting a weed that can spread it's seed but what about things like bindweed or ivy? I feel inclined to compost everything, would I be foolish?

    I guess ultimately, anything along those lines focuses the mind which is a major technique in meditation (using a candle flame for example).

    (Moving this thread to Spirituality - seems more apt!).

    I suppose it depends what you do/don't need it for. For me, it's convenient and necessary. I live in a house, my bills are paid by direct debit (often with further discounts), I like controlling my money using internet banking and I can move money easily if I owe or am owed any. I don't pay any bank charges nor do I run up interest on my credit cards.

    I used to believe that there was something going on when we die. But the older I've got, the less I'm sure! Before my step-dad died, he was in a coma. When I saw him I knew he was gone, his body was alive but to me, he appeared a shell. When the life support was switched off I just didn't get it. Where had he gone? How could there have been life where now there was none? It span me out and left me hanging and I never really came back from that.

    I make a mean hot and sour tofu soup. Ingredients include dried shitake mushrooms, sake and rice noodles. Chuck in as much chilli as you can handle plus loads of other stuff.

    It's stressful because I have depression/social anxiety disorder and have been trying to 'be normal' and work and it's all just gone wrong...anyway I've written a long letter to my general manager explaining things and I'm going to finally face up to things and see the doctor properly about it....I guess this is what happens when you fake it and never make it! Thanks for all the advice guys x

    That's incredibly brave after just being embarrassed to see your doctor! This sounds like a good thing for you to do - do let us know the outcome!

    think I'll just have to go to the Dr's, explain my embarrassing situation, and hopefully get some time off sick. I'll just have to try and not get too embarassed to actually stress the seriousness of my situation - which is kinda what usually happens!

    Why is it embarrassing for you? Stress is one of the highest causes of sickness in the work place - it's not unusual for people to have time off because they can't cope or need to take some time before they really can't cope! It's hard to offer advice without knowing what you do and why it's stressing you out but is there anyone at work you can talk to?

    I've had this on and off over the years. Usually during a lot of stress or extreme tiredness. The fear is major! I've had it within a dream - within a dream which is a total headfuck :panic: