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Posted by Moderator-JB , Jan 24,2002,21:27   Archive
Middle TN BEB/Meige Support Group

Standing left to right-Barbara Tolbert, Linn Richter, Bob Richter, Susie Tolbert, Walter Mayer, Julia Harper, Don Walker.

Seated left to right- Mark Tolbert, Delaine Inman, Joan Mayer, Eunice Davis, Becky Walker.


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Posted by Delaine Inman , Jan 24,2002,22:07 Top of Thread Archive
Thank you so much for doing that for me! Great bunch of wonderful and courageous people. I want to learn how to do that! You're the best.



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Re : Re: Middle Tennessee Support Group photo ... --- Delaine Inman
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jan 25,2002,07:09 Top of Thread Archive
You're looking good Delaine - I don't recognize the other people.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Re: Middle Tennessee Support Group photo .../delaine

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Posted by kathy , Jan 26,2002,03:15 Top of Thread Archive
delaine, you look so young and pretty in the photo! and excited. thanks judy.



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Posted by joyce whitt/NC (Joyce Whitt,joyce whitt/NC), Jan 26,2002,14:04 Top of Thread Archive
Delaine, I am so glad I can now put a face with the person that I am corresponding with. You look great. I had imagined that you had short brown curley hair. Don't ask where that came from? One of my little quirks is to try to imagine what the other person looks like. I was totally wrong on that.

That is the neat thing about "talking" with other BEB's we get to know the inner self, the part that really matters. We can get to the "heart" of the person and "see" what maters to them. We are not distracted by what the other person looks like. Excuse my philosophizing. Is that spelled right? You get the picture.

Joyce in NC who has a terrible headache from eyes squeezing so I am in a melancholy mood. (We in the South do know a few 50 cent words. Just not sure if we spell them correctly)




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Re : Re: Middle Tennessee Support Group photo ... --- joyce whitt/NC
Posted by kathy , Jan 27,2002,03:17 Top of Thread Archive
quit selling yourself short, joyce. this is a hilarious and interesting posting. i am up in the middle of the night because of bad dreams again and this helps me take my mind off of them.
i also had the image of delaine with short brown curly hair, an earthy type, happily planting bulbs and talking to them at the same time, so they would grow up well.
as for the 50 cent words , why the heck did we learn them if we have to be defensive about using them? i mean this light-heartedly. anyone who has read alot in their lifetime cannot help but have a rather large vocabulary.



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Re : Re: Middle Tennessee Support Group photo ... --- joyce whitt/NC
Posted by kathy , Jan 27,2002,04:25 Top of Thread Archive
one of the funniest things i have ever read is from a david letterman top 10 list. it was a list of the world's least valuable superabilities and included " the ability to spell" and " the ability to communicate with corn".
i read it about the same time the movie" mystery men" came out; a hilarious , silly , bizarre film about a bunch of people with odd superpowers they use to catch the bad guys.
so i wouldn't get too concerned about anyone's spelling ability.sometimes it's only an excuse for criticism.



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Posted by becca (Becca,becca), Jan 26,2002,16:54 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Delaine, its good to be able to see who we are communicating with. For some reason I had you pictured as Blanch from the Golden Girls . You look so young and pretty. Not like Blanch. Great bunch of people.
Cindy in California



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Posted by kathy , Jan 27,2002,03:21 Top of Thread Archive
laughing silently, so i don't wake up my parakeet whose peace , interestingly enough was disturbed by a bunch of guys yesterday having an ACTUAL rooftop experience, fixing the roof of my apartment bulding. is this a coincidence or what?



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Posted by Joanne Matuzas , Jan 25,2002,17:59 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for the photo post, Judy. Giving me impetus to get going
as I've accepted post of support group leader for San Diego. It was listed in the last newsletter. Both work and my eyes have been on
the agenda but I'll get going before long. Looking forward to it and the blephro "high". :<)Joanne M. San Diego, CA



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Posted by kathy , Jan 26,2002,03:18 Top of Thread Archive
yes , joanne, i noticed that in the newsletter. way to take that on!



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Posted by Joann Humphrey , Jan 26,2002,18:30 Top of Thread Archive
Very nice picture. You all look happy & obviously have a great support group. Wish we had a group similar in Ark.
Joann



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Re: all compliments, gee thanks

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Posted by Delaine Inman , Jan 26,2002,22:30 Top of Thread Archive
Now Judy looked what you've done....my head is too big to get in the door. I actually am a little bit of all 4 Golden Girls with a touch of Mother Theresa...no just kidding about that part. Thanks gang you are great for my self esteem. Believe me since I developed BEB and had surgery I feel like I have aged 10 years in 3. So ya'll are just too kind....keep it up. No really, I had never really thought of myself as vain until I got this disorder and I never really thought of myself as pretty before either, but I've had to fight some demons of pride and insecurity right before and after surgery. I couldn't look at myself in the mirror without crying. Now I do have good genes and I've been told all my life that I didn't look my age, but still that wasn't the same as pretty. All my life I had pretty eyes and good hair and before the age of 40 I couldn't complain until gravity and cellulite took over! I was 48 and a half when this hit and the previous 3 years, I had looked and felt better than I had since high school, maybe even better. For ten years I had focused on being healthy and I had my Fibromyalgia under control. I was eating healthy, exercising, positive, happy despite some tough years with my daugther, I had not let it bring me down. So when BEB knocked on my door, I was sure that there was a huge mistake. The nerve of something happening to the only thing I considered pretty about me was devastating and I really had to grieve that loss. I can tell you this, starting that group was the most healing thing I've done and hey....it makes you look young and pretty....so don't just wish for a group....start one. Start small if you need to but start something or go to one that is already there and make it better. Help somebody else and it will help you. I get letters, calls and emails from patients' and physicians calling me an angel, a hero, a blessing, and on and on thanking me and telling me how much they appreciate me getting the group together. I'm telling you, it makes you younger and prettier to other BEB/Meige people, 'cause they see you with their heart. Love you all bunches. Just think about the people you've met in person or on the internet with this disorder. Were they not beautiful people? You are all beautiful, inside and out and don't you ever believe otherwise. I got it from a good source. God is my source. Love is my force. May the force be with you. Now I've got to go get my beauty sleep 'cause it is getting late and I missed my nap today can't keep my eyes open...they are squeezing shut. Goodnight. The End.

--modified by Delaine Inman at Sat, Jan 26, 2002, 22:38:10




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Posted by Billie Lowe , Jan 27,2002,13:57 Top of Thread Archive
Delaine, Your thanking everyone for the compliments really encouraged me. I'm like you, I always felt like my eyes were my best feature. It's been hard to deal with BEB. I have always been told that I looked much younger than I am. I tell people that it is because I act childish. Then I tell them it is in my genes. I look just like my father & he always looked much younger than he was. I told someone the other day, I feel BEB has aged me a lot with all the squinting and squeezing in my eyes & face. I try to focus on how much the Lord has blessed me in this disoder. Thanks for sharing how you have been blessed.

If you do write a dictionary, I would love to read it.

Billie in Kansas where we are having a beautiful day.




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