| Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 09:44 am |
Aries, are you ok? I have not heard from you in a while and I was quite worried about you. I have noticed all your closest allies have gone quiet or dormant in your absence. Are you in the hospital again, or are you playing possum?
If I do not hear from you in the next 30 days I am going to crush anyone active who I believe will utter or remember your name. Speak up or else.
| Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:21 pm |
I have been popping in sporadically for months to see you. I, too, would like to know if you are okay. My thoughts and prayers are always with you, my friend.
| Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 01:10 am |
I am around here and there. I do just enough to keep my empire going but feel I have no further game goals to reach. I have made my positions known on what changes I believe necessary to inject new energy into the game but no longer have the energy of my own to continue to press for them or play as actively as I once did.
| Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 06:28 am |
Yeah that sucks Aries. Now I won't have a worthy adversary. It's ok though, I'm sure you will come back around. Sometimes you have to go away to make a comeback.
It's all good so just let me know when you return. I'll be waiting Stay healthy.
| Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 03:00 pm |
Thanks. Health-wise, I have some additional screenings next month and the following monitoring a new "nodule" that was detected and other lumps that were found. My daily pain has progressed to where, this month, my pain medication has again been strengthened to stay ahead of it though the medication adds to the fatigue caused by my paralyzed diaphragm.
Financially, I am pretty stressed until I finally get my disability, for which I have waited over 2 years since I applied and 16 months since I requested a hearing. I have also filed suit against Monsanto, who manufacturers Roundup, which recent findings has found to cause the very illness I was struck with and I used for years around my home. My case is one of dozens that has been consolidated with similar cases in a Northern California court.
In Simcountry, I am pleased that my latest achievement is that my empire continues to generate assets with no further guidance of my own. My assets in cash are around $7450 Trillion, over $2000 Trillion more than when I last took any actions in game.
| Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 04:05 pm |
Wow that is a healthy sum of cash and assets. Here Zen was telling me that 20Q was overkill to take you guys on lol. Surely he was playing possum. Oh well though, since our contest is on hold, I will busy myself testing out the higher game levels.
I hope you win your case. Too many cases like yours are making news. I didn't know your health situation was so extreme. Since you were posting so much last month, I assumed your condition was improving. The government is surely lacking in the areas of social benefits. My mom passed from breast cancer some years back.
Interestingly enough, she was diagnosed as terminal and was stage 4 by the time a mammogram revealed her illness. Like you, she too applied for disability. Her initial case was denied which I found to be unbelievable. She had to get a lawyer. They stalled her case so long that when she finally won in court the first benefits arrived literally the day after she passed. I can't think of a more glaring example of dysfunction when it comes the the government and the disabled.
I will say this Aries, beyond the physical aspect of things, like 95% of it is mental. If you believe you will push through it you will. Stay positive and everything else will flow.
| Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:23 pm |
You are in my prayers, Aries.