Found a group on FB

@Happy2BeMe (70161)
Canada
December 2, 2017 7:35pm CST
I just found a group on FB calIed the Zipper Club. It is people and their families who have been through heart surgery. Its feels good to talk to people who have been through what I have. I no longer feel all alone. Physically I am doing good but mentally it is a struggle. I am so thankful to be a part of that group.
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@1creekgirl (8703)
• United States
3 Dec
I think it's always a help to talk with someone else who has "been there."
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thanks I think so too
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@josie_ (5094)
• Philippines
3 Dec
Support groups are a great help in overcoming the psychological barriers one may find themselves in after a traumatic experience. Judging from the group's name, "the Zipper Club", they have a sense of humor.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Yes they do. I am enjoying it there.
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@marlina (62086)
• Canada
3 Dec
Just wondering why "it is a struggle mentally for you?.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
I worry about it happening again and not making it the next time. I worry about every pain and ache I have in my chest which at one time would never have given a second thought. I feel I have changed from the person that I use to be before the heart attack and surgery. There is a lot of thoughts that go on in my mind.
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@1hopefulman (20278)
• Canada
3 Dec
They will better understand your situation and what you are going through.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thanks yes for sure. I have already talked to so many people.
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@AmbiePam (46152)
• United States
3 Dec
That's wonderful!
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thank you
@maezee (27775)
• United States
3 Dec
That is good. Oneof my friends who had heart surgery found a support group also on Facebook that she has said helps a lot. I wish I could remember the name of it.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thanks..there are a few of them on there. Glad your friend found one too.
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Dec
That is great! I am sure they will offer a lot of support.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thank. It had only been a day and I ave already talked to so many people who are dealing with the same issues.
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• Eugene, Oregon
3 Dec
@Happy2BeMe Glad to hear it!
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@sjvg1976 (14592)
• Delhi, India
3 Dec
That's good to be a member of such group as you share with others what you may be feeling as you may get some help from them.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Yes it will be a big help. Thank you.
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@JudyEv (100715)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Dec
A support group like this will be an immense help I would think.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thanks I think so too
• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Dec
Oh that's so good! I'm sure talking with others will definitely help with the mental healing part of what you have been through.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Yes I am sure that it will.
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@kobesbuddy (19592)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
I think this is wonderful, starting a Club where people have been through this surgery! It's a great idea
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thank you. I sm glad I found them.
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@kobesbuddy (19592)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@Happy2BeMe So now this club has a brand new zipper member!
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
@kobesbuddy yes there has been a lot a new members in the past few days
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@JustBhem (22430)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Dec
I also have a support group on Facebook who I can talk to and help share awareness. It is far better than being alone in this case.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
That is great. Yes it is.
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@JustBhem (22430)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Dec
@Happy2BeMe Sometimes we need someone to talk about having the similar issue we have.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
@JustBhem yes we do. I am so glad i found this group. I have talked to some wonderful people on there.
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@Hannihar (12614)
3 Dec
It is nice to find a group of people that can relate to you and what you are going through. It takes a load of you.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Yes it sure does
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@Hannihar (12614)
4 Dec
@Happy2BeMe I found a group there about Jewish pet owners. I go to that at time. I am not on facebook very much these days. I go in and check messages and other things and go into that group. I like it because it is people that can relate to those that have pets and have them themselves.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
4 Dec
@Hannihar that is great
@snowy22315 (34181)
• United States
3 Dec
I am glad you found that group. Mended Hearts is another one. I had heart surgery as a child and went to a few of their events. It was so long ago for me though now..except for having a scar it really doesn't have an impact on my life.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
I will have to check it out. I am sure overtime I will get to a place where I dont worry so much.
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@snowy22315 (34181)
• United States
3 Dec
@Happy2BeMe Yes, I think it will fade in time as long your general health remains good.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
@snowy22315 very true
@aureliah (3885)
3 Dec
that is really nice and really glad that you no longer feel alone
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thank you
@aureliah (3885)
3 Dec
@Happy2BeMe Welcome my friend.
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@Ithink (6790)
• United States
3 Dec
Facebook can be wonderful for groups, I also found a few that are on my condition and yes talking to people that have the same condition is so nice! Glad you found them.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thank you. It is comforting.
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@Ithink (6790)
• United States
4 Dec
@Happy2BeMe I think so too.
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@cahaya1983 (9505)
• Malaysia
4 Dec
That's good. I also like to join groups that are related to my interests, I've learned so much from the members.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
4 Dec
Yes you sure do. I am glad to be a part of this one.
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@shaggin (26813)
• United States
4 Dec
That is wonderful you found that group. I hope you find lots of comfort there. I understand how great it feels to just have others who really get how you are sleeping.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
4 Dec
Thanks I have been enjoying it there so far. I have met so many people.
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@averygirl72 (13879)
• Philippines
4 Dec
That's good to found a group in FB. It's a social and emotional support
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
4 Dec
Yes I am enjoying my time there
@noni1959 (2651)
• United States
3 Dec
I'm happy you are doing well physically and you found the support group. Mentally, it can take a toll.
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@Happy2BeMe (70161)
• Canada
3 Dec
Thanks yes it can.
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