About Me: Male, Sydney, Australia, member since Jul 2009
I like this forum. I appreciate it.
People are real with experiences
[More] of problems just like my own and they are mostly accepting and understanding. I cannot share my problems openly with anyone at home or at work.....thats the way that it is - and thats why I like this forum. I can share here.
I hope to be able to help people as much as I may be helped.
I prefer being anonymouse. My diseases and addictions are my secret. I have experienced enough discrimination, anger, resentment and oppression without coming out - going public or letting the whole world know. I've managed to keep it a secret this long and any time I've let the "cat out of the bag" things have gotten worse for me.
If my enemies knew these things about me they may rejoice and I would get more depressed and maybe relapse - which is not the idea. I trust few people - especially with these issues. Its a "skeleton in the closet"
I want to forget it - I want to get over it. I want to let it go and it helps me a lot to talk about it in this forum. I respect your openess with photos and sharing your personal details - but sorry no photos of me and no personal information other than I was a fan of Gilligans Island.
If you read through all my posts you will learn a lot more about me than anyone else on earth. If as I expect the nature and tone of my posts changes it will reflect my journey through my illnesses.
I will always be truthful and honest as I can. If I am rude or annoying please forgive me. That was not my intention.
My cousin killed himself a week ago so will catch up with extended family tomorrow.
My brother is back after several years overseas so that's exciting. My sister and her family will be coming down boxing day.
You? Do you have plans?
Thank you for your note and your kind words. I think we all help each other in our own individual way.
I think your posts helped me to see that surgery and the effects of it were now my issues to deal with and not the surgeons. Even if there are things that could have been done better we can choose how we respond to them.
The negative path doesn't seem so nearly productive or constructive but seems hugely important for validating emotions.
I'm really glad that surgery went well and that you're pleased (as pleased as anyone could expect you to be) with the result.
I wish you all the best for the future. I hope you have a great Xmas and New Year and hope all your health issues remain in the past.
p.s. The expert also likes updates on how people are. They like to feel
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