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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Michael & Health Anxiety by tcoscanyan on 25 February 2004 2:05am
Just wanted to say that among the number of ways that the reading of Michael's travels has been inspirational to me, one has certainly been a bit of a decrease in anxiety. When I read about Helen's illness and recovery, and how M. dealt with it, I was almost moved to tears. I realized that I was not alone in feeling health concerns - and that there can be happy endings to health troubles.

It's also a wonder to see M. traveling everywhere and handling difficult situations with dignity - but also being able to laugh at himself. I'm very thankful to have a good role model for part of my life!

Best to all-

Re: Michael & Health Anxiety by Izot on 25 February 2004 8:10am
Hear hear - Michael's one of those people who are the perfect husbands - loving, caring, handsome, rich, and already married. =D

And too old. For me, anyway. =D

S'pose that didn't stop Ana Nicole Smith.

I'm going to shut up now. =D
Re: Michael & Health Anxiety by Helen on 25 February 2004 1:48pm
T--- I absolutely agree and feel the same way! Well said.
I am a self professed "Big Chicken" and MP and his travels have inspired me to be braver and less anxious as well.
Bless your Khaki heart, Michael. :)
Re: Michael & Health Anxiety by ellenpc on 26 February 2004 1:07am
Hear hear from here T, =D and H! :-)

I really admire Michael's integrity in an increasingly sleezy world.

E x
(No Subject) by sillyoldgem on 26 February 2004 3:56am
Haha Khaki heart, It's truee! (on seeing episodes 3-6 80 Days VHS eeedition today in one council libary, looking for La Haine vhs <have you seen this film?> on whimsy borrowed it and noted the fluent use of chino to be quite splendid)
(No Subject) by sillyoldgem on 26 February 2004 4:03am
When you say "increasingly sleezy world" I do wonder whether really it's just the awareness that builds with time (arh and awareness's dear friend cynicism sometimes gets in the boat with it and then oooh gosh - circles m'graw!) of this sleezyosity for it's been about in all ages. That's just the 'umanbean. Hurrah though for niceness.
Re: Michael & Health Anxiety by ellenpc on 26 February 2004 12:30pm
Hurrah indeed!! :-)
Re: Michael & Health Anxiety by Godfather on 26 February 2004 2:32pm

>>>Hurrah though for niceness.

Nicius - "Crucifixion???"
Re: Michael & Health Anxiety by tcoscanyan on 2 March 2004 6:03am
Thanks to all for your wonderful comments, which have made me feel even happier. As I read through these and many posts, I think we are very blessed to have a community of people who are intelligent, funny, and obviously caring.

For those of you who may also struggle with some occasional (or frequent) health anxiety, do visit http://www.healthanxiety.com, where you will find wonderful forums and supportive responses.

Now pardon me while I curl up with Full Circle and read again about M's experience in Kaikoura....

Best to all-


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