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Sharing Grief, Shock on the WebMD Message Boards

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A Glimpse at the Message Boards

But what about the messages themselves, as the smoke cleared and the death toll mounted? Here are just a few messages posted by WebMD users, which likely mirror thoughts around the world.

First, there was shock:

Louise92: To watch that much death, terror, and devastation is so unreal to me. I sit here in the comfort of my home and watch thousands of people die. I watch and am helpless, and I can't even give blood because of lupus and because I have had cancer. What is really ironic is I go to memory therapy today providing I can remember how to get there, yet I know I will never forget yesterday, yet I would love to.

MissyDea (in Australia): I personally feel grief-stricken, as do all Australians, for this could have happened to us.

Hopefullymom (in India): It was horrifying to watch the news and read the newspapers today. We are shell-shocked that there are human beings who can think such evil. Don't they have families, children, wives?

Younginpain: It is not only the people whose family and friends were killed or injured in these attacks who are affected, but the entire nation. We should all take a step back and look at our lives. It could have been any town in our country, and it could have been any one of us. Today was the largest attack on American soil. I don't know how many of you think this, but many people I know are feeling it is not over, that there is more to come. We have survived through many tragedies, and as a nation we will get through this as well.

Sqrocker1: I can't describe how I feel. This still doesn't feel like it is real, but I know it is. I am still waiting for word about three friends, (there could be more). I have so many memories of the years when I used to work at the WTC (World Trade Center). My boyfriend (at the time) worked, (and did before yesterday), on the floor of the commodities exchange. Come to think of it, many of my childhood friends worked there. I spent a lot of time there. I will always cherish those days. All I can do now is wait and pray. I have panic disorder, and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and they weren't doing so well before this. It is very hard for me to keep it together. God Give Us Strength.

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