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I’m not usually one to complain but lately one thing after another has been happening in my life and I’m feeling swamped with the stress it’s been causing. On a good note my leopard tortoises are all doing great. But I’m building 3 outdoor enclosures and I’ve fallen behind on that. A huge oak tree fell and destroyed half my fence which is costing of fortune to fix. I have become pretty ill again, and don’t know when I’ll get back to feeling ok so that sucks (I was just diagnosed with an auto immune disease) I just feel like I take a few steps forward and a dozen back. Hopefully I can get back on track soon because this all makes me feel like 💩
 

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Wow, so very sorry. Hoping tou get to feeling better soon.
If you have had the three happen, that should hopefully be the end.
Do try to not get stressed, that sure won't help at all. I know much easier said then done.
Glad your torts are doing well, that's a good positive
Take care of yourself and wishing much better luck and health
 

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Take it one day at a time. Rejoice in each baby step you take. Let the stressing go, it only does more harm then good. Come here and verbalize, okay write it out, all the things that bring you down. I have had a string of bad luck myself lately, but then a golden day happened and those bad things weren't so important.
 

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I know exactly what you mean, Brooke. I too am having quite a bit of stress in my life right now. . . can't get to sleep for worrying it's all going to be ok, etc. I just try to keep busy. When my stamina runs out I occupy my mind in other ways - reading, working jigsaw puzzles on my Kindle, or doing those "find the hidden object" puzzles. Of course, my Misty girl (doberman) is always there for a big hug and comfort.

Don't let it get you down. And whenever you feel it's getting to be too much, we're here to talk and commiserate. Have you found the Chat thread and the Cold Dark Room thread? Both of those are entertaining nonsense and we get to know each other.
 

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I try to remember, that I can't change what happened, just try to get thru the day, and I try to make 1 thing better. 😁
 

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Hey Brooke, you are not alone!!! I also have an autoimmune disease and am sick a lot. I just do what I can do. I refuse to get stressed out about my future. I have chronic kidney failure and other stuff, not gonna say here. But what you are experiencing is just life. I simply try my best, if I don't get it today, it will still be there tomorrow. Hang in there, you got us you know...
 

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I’m not usually one to complain but lately one thing after another has been happening in my life and I’m feeling swamped with the stress it’s been causing. On a good note my leopard tortoises are all doing great. But I’m building 3 outdoor enclosures and I’ve fallen behind on that. A huge oak tree fell and destroyed half my fence which is costing of fortune to fix. I have become pretty ill again, and don’t know when I’ll get back to feeling ok so that sucks (I was just diagnosed with an auto immune disease) I just feel like I take a few steps forward and a dozen back. Hopefully I can get back on track soon because this all makes me feel like 💩
Hey BrookB...As all the others before me are writing, you have a warm, cuddly home here. I'm an insomniac with probably permanent nerve pain, arthritis, & searching for my 1st tort. There's lots to say on off-topic threads. And we are all under a lot of stress these days


Please hang in there & talk to us. We are here!!
 

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Hey BrookB...As all the others before me are writing, you have a warm, cuddly home here. I'm an insomniac with probably permanent nerve pain, arthritis, & searching for my 1st tort. There's lots to say on off-topic threads. And we are all under a lot of stress these days


Please hang in there & talk to us. We are here!!

Hey Jan...you are still looking for your first tort? What'cha waiting for? Can I help? I gotta RF that maybe you could have, also have a Sulcata...
 

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I’m not usually one to complain but lately one thing after another has been happening in my life and I’m feeling swamped with the stress it’s been causing. On a good note my leopard tortoises are all doing great. But I’m building 3 outdoor enclosures and I’ve fallen behind on that. A huge oak tree fell and destroyed half my fence which is costing of fortune to fix. I have become pretty ill again, and don’t know when I’ll get back to feeling ok so that sucks (I was just diagnosed with an auto immune disease) I just feel like I take a few steps forward and a dozen back. Hopefully I can get back on track soon because this all makes me feel like 💩
I hope things get better. You are among friends here.
 

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I’m not usually one to complain but lately one thing after another has been happening in my life and I’m feeling swamped with the stress it’s been causing. On a good note my leopard tortoises are all doing great. But I’m building 3 outdoor enclosures and I’ve fallen behind on that. A huge oak tree fell and destroyed half my fence which is costing of fortune to fix. I have become pretty ill again, and don’t know when I’ll get back to feeling ok so that sucks (I was just diagnosed with an auto immune disease) I just feel like I take a few steps forward and a dozen back. Hopefully I can get back on track soon because this all makes me feel like 💩
wishing u the best and hope u feel better soon! Like everything going on right now isnt enough. Stay safe and like everyone else said ..if u need some cheering up dont be shy to speak up 🤗 and that weird hug emoji smh
 

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I am feeling you. It was a long period of peace and then one thing after another for me too. May 2021 can go suck it! 🍋🍋🍋

Autoimmune disorders are frustrating. Please hang in there <3
 

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I’m not usually one to complain but lately one thing after another has been happening in my life and I’m feeling swamped with the stress it’s been causing. On a good note my leopard tortoises are all doing great. But I’m building 3 outdoor enclosures and I’ve fallen behind on that. A huge oak tree fell and destroyed half my fence which is costing of fortune to fix. I have become pretty ill again, and don’t know when I’ll get back to feeling ok so that sucks (I was just diagnosed with an auto immune disease) I just feel like I take a few steps forward and a dozen back. Hopefully I can get back on track soon because this all makes me feel like 💩
I'm so sorry to hear of your multiple challenges. Life can be way to challenging at times...

I'm glad to hear your leopard tortoises are doing well. I don't really know anything about leopards. Do you have any photos to share? I would love to learn more!

Hang in there!
 

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I know exactly what you mean, Brooke. I too am having quite a bit of stress in my life right now. . . can't get to sleep for worrying it's all going to be ok, etc. I just try to keep busy. When my stamina runs out I occupy my mind in other ways - reading, working jigsaw puzzles on my Kindle, or doing those "find the hidden object" puzzles. Of course, my Misty girl (doberman) is always there for a big hug and comfort.

Don't let it get you down. And whenever you feel it's getting to be too much, we're here to talk and commiserate. Have you found the Chat thread and the Cold Dark Room thread? Both of those are entertaining nonsense and we get to know each other.

Hey I have a dobie too, she’s absolutely wonderful.. and yeah I sneak into the cold dark room and read it often lol I haven’t joined in on the conversation yet though. Thank you for your encouragement and I’m trying to do what you’re saying ❤️
 

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First and foremost thank you guys! I appreciate you all replying to my time of need. Your words of encouragement and similar situations all bring me encouragement and light when it’s been fairly dark in my life. It definitely makes me feel better, you guys made me feel better, so thank you!
 

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First and foremost thank you guys! I appreciate you all replying to my time of need. Your words of encouragement and similar situations all bring me encouragement and light when it’s been fairly dark in my life. It definitely makes me feel better, you guys made me feel better, so thank you!
I meant not a word i said haha
 

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I'm so sorry to hear of your multiple challenges. Life can be way to challenging at times...

I'm glad to hear your leopard tortoises are doing well. I don't really know anything about leopards. Do you have any photos to share? I would love to learn more!

Hang in there!
I actually haven’t taken pictures recently I’ll have to do that tomorrow when I feed them. But here are some older pictures of my 3 Leo babies

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How beautifu! The patterns are exquisite. Is it my eyes, or does the third one have an extra vertebral scute?
The last two have extra scutes and one of those has a split scutes and then the older larger one is normal scutes.
 
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