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Discussion in 'Personal' started by horchsense, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. 55 year old male FE lecturer/teacher of 30 years, diagnosed with Hep C in 2008, completing 2nd attempt at 48 weeks of Interferon treatment. Made redundant in July folowing extended sick leave (try teaching on Interferon - actually, don't). Had to let house, life gone down the tubes. Obviously never work again despite 20+ years of experience with high level digital software, Dreamweaver, FCP etc...
    Apologies...suffering from isolation, depression - things nobody wants to talk about. The anonimity of a forum is therapeutic - a bit...
    Feel free to banter with a sick, sad old git...
  2. polly.glot

    polly.glot New commenter

    Chat away, old chap...I'm at home today, and despite its being summer, it's raining and miserable.
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    If not for others then maybe for yourself? No entrepreneurial opportunities there?
  4. Summer? Where in the world..?
  5. polly.glot

    polly.glot New commenter

    The Antipodes .....
  6. Somehow it all seems too much at the moment. Waiting for spring and the end of this bloody treatment. Interferon drains the life force from you. I know things'll look better in sunshine. It's a matter of re-discovering one's confidence, rather had the stuffing knocked out of me over the last few years. Soz...
  7. I thought as much - which particular bit? Not that I've ever been further south than Spain...
  8. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Haven't a clue what you are going through, but just wanted to make a response. [​IMG]
    There are a lot of great people on here who will help you through and also a lot of people who come on here for the same reason, ie. support for some personal dilemma. There are quite a lot of fruitloops too, feel free to join us!!!!
    Hope all starts to turn round.
  9. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Just replied to you but the post's gone. Oh well. [​IMG]
  10. That's good to know - thanks. Things ain't quite so bad, actually - feeling sorry for myself largely 'cos of £1700.00 bill for new boiler in the house I don't live in anymore (for tenant). Smarts a bit...
  11. polly.glot

    polly.glot New commenter

    North Island, NZ. So sorry to hear about the effects of what must be a very savage medication. Inevitably, I guess, it's going to have a major effect on your whole system, and the foul weather is not going to help. What you have to remember is that you are still just a spring chicken and have a long life still ahead of you. Not only long, but also productive. The trick is to get over the worst of the infection and treatment while keeping a sense of humour. I know from my own bitter experience how important this forum is to help kep your equilibrium and maintain some perspective. Keep on talking!
    Kia Kaha!
  12. whapbapboogy

    whapbapboogy New commenter

    You'll get through it. We're with you. xxxxxxxx
  13. Thanks. I work hard at self-help, regular gym-bunny - endorphins are wonderful things (whatever they are..) and usually I stay on top. But sometimes it's just one damn thing after another and I begin to wonder how much longer I can keep fighting. Sense of humour - yep a damn good laugh would do me good...tickets for stand-up somewhere pehaps...?
  14. whapbapboogy

    whapbapboogy New commenter

    Do come on here if it does feel like it's getting on top of you- there will always be someone to give you a hug. xxx
  15. That's really nice to know....
  16. whapbapboogy

    whapbapboogy New commenter

    Actually, you have to come on here, now, even if you're not feeling so blue! You're part of the gang, now! [​IMG]
  17. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Do join in some of the other threads or even just lurk a while. They will make you laugh a lot sometimes. Have a look on entertainment too, might not be your thing, but there may be something that catches your attention. [​IMG]
    I'm an Englander and so it's off to bed for me. Night, Horch.[​IMG]
  18. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Hi Horch. I've had a rotton couple of years too, but I won't go into details. Reading some of the posts from the daft nutters on this website has got me through many a dark hour. Keep posting now you've started or we'll worry about you. xx
  19. whapbapboogy

    whapbapboogy New commenter

    I'm off to bed now, too. Looking forward to talking to you again. xxxx

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    It strikes me that the Opinion Forum might be worth a look if you're in need of distraction - lots of entertainment on there!
    Also Health and Wellbeing if you want empathy, sympathy etc.. - we all need a bit of that once in a while.
    Hope we manage to while away a bit of time for you and maybe even raise a smile!

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