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RE: What are you thinking......... - 8/4/2012 10:18:15 PM   
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RE: What are you thinking......... - 8/4/2012 10:18:57 PM   
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Is that the guy who played Cat in Red Dwarf I'm seeing In Blade II ..?
I'm a Red Dwarf fan I should know but I'm not a Blade fan.. just gotta put up cause Mr M is watching and I can't be frigged to boss no more..
bless him ...

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 8/4/2012 10:26:04 PM   
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RE: What are you thinking......... - 8/4/2012 10:34:59 PM   
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Yeah thats him but Mr M says he's been deaded now ..poor lamb
He was always my fav in Red Dwarf ..
Cat: Hey, this has been a really good day. I've eaten five times, I've slept six times, and I've made a lot of things mine. Tomorrow, I'm gonna see if I can't have sex with something.


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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 12:58:22 AM   
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ORIGINAL: NinjaShortbread212

Thanks DC, much appreciated! I've had anxiety attacks before but not for a couple of years now. Last night I just couldn't breathe and although it only lasted a couple of minutes it was absolutely terrifying. Was even a bit nervous to go to sleep last night but I feel tons better now. Don't want that happening too often!

If I may, can I ask how you got through them? I mean, if you haven't had them in such a long time, what do you think made them finally stop?


Okay, I'll bare a little of my soul, if it'll help a bit. What made them stop? It was all about regaining control and realising that I needed some help. So I ended up with counselling which was invaluable. But I had to take that decision myself, I had to get to grips with the problem myself.

Everyone's experiences are different, different circumstances, different triggers. For me the problem started when I finished A-level and spent an awful semester at a well-known university where everything that could go wrong did go wrong and I ended up back home with my parents not knowing what the hell was going on. I was always a bit of a hypochondriac and that was how the depression manifested, with me convinced that I was dying and inflicted with every possible ailment (self-diagnosis = bad idea). Anxiety attacks galore, and it got so bad that I couldn't go outside without freaking out. I kept going to the doctor and he wasn't impressed by my behaviour so he prescribed me meds and told me to see a counsellor. At first this didn't work because I resented being told I was in need of mental help, like I wasn't being listened to. The pills didn't work anyway and the counsellor was crap - I remember she kept looking at the clock over my head the whole time. I lasted one session. The panic attacks actually subsided for a while but then returned with a vengeance literally overnight. I could barely make it to the post-box, my parents didn't have a clue how to deal with me, all my school-friends were off pursuing their new lives. Something had to give.

I went back to the doctor, only this time I asked to see my old childhood doctor instead. He was fantastic, he was very patient, very understanding, and he actually sent me off to have various medical tests that would prove I was physically fine for my own peace of mind. He said counselling was "an option". So he let me come to that decision myself, which was vitally important. I started new sessions with a different counsellor and he was fantastic and we worked through various stuff over the course of a few months. During that time I felt like I was regaining control and was being listened to (I couldn't talk to my parents about stuff that had happened at UEA) and I decided that I'd had enough and I reapplied for university at the end of 1996. I left it a bit late but the following September in 1997 I was off to Manchester. I was back, baby.

I haven't had an attack since then. I'm come close a few times and I'm still a bit of a hypochondriac (I think I was born one) and I've developed some fascinating and infuriating OCD which my wife finds delightful. It's all about perspective and control and using whatever you can to maintain both when things in your world take a scary and unexpected turn. It can be hard, and it can baffling to other people if they don't know how to help you and support you. But if you want help you must never be ashamed to get it. And you must come to that decision yourself, the first step to regaining some of that control that for whatever reason might be eluding you. I'm married with young kids now and if I'm honest I don't think I ever fully recovered from that period. But Time can build armour and I think I know enough tricks now to keep the wolf with the imaginary brain-tumour at the door. As for my impending midlife crisis, well....

Sorry for rambling. If you need to talk anymore about it just drop a PM.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 2:26:36 AM   
NinjaShortbread212


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quote:

ORIGINAL: DancingClown

quote:

ORIGINAL: NinjaShortbread212

Thanks DC, much appreciated! I've had anxiety attacks before but not for a couple of years now. Last night I just couldn't breathe and although it only lasted a couple of minutes it was absolutely terrifying. Was even a bit nervous to go to sleep last night but I feel tons better now. Don't want that happening too often!

If I may, can I ask how you got through them? I mean, if you haven't had them in such a long time, what do you think made them finally stop?



Okay, I'll bare a little of my soul, if it'll help a bit. What made them stop? It was all about regaining control and realising that I needed some help. So I ended up with counselling which was invaluable. But I had to take that decision myself, I had to get to grips with the problem myself.

Everyone's experiences are different, different circumstances, different triggers. For me the problem started when I finished A-level and spent an awful semester at a well-known university where everything that could go wrong did go wrong and I ended up back home with my parents not knowing what the hell was going on. I was always a bit of a hypochondriac and that was how the depression manifested, with me convinced that I was dying and inflicted with every possible ailment (self-diagnosis = bad idea). Anxiety attacks galore, and it got so bad that I couldn't go outside without freaking out. I kept going to the doctor and he wasn't impressed by my behaviour so he prescribed me meds and told me to see a counsellor. At first this didn't work because I resented being told I was in need of mental help, like I wasn't being listened to. The pills didn't work anyway and the counsellor was crap - I remember she kept looking at the clock over my head the whole time. I lasted one session. The panic attacks actually subsided for a while but then returned with a vengeance literally overnight. I could barely make it to the post-box, my parents didn't have a clue how to deal with me, all my school-friends were off pursuing their new lives. Something had to give.

I went back to the doctor, only this time I asked to see my old childhood doctor instead. He was fantastic, he was very patient, very understanding, and he actually sent me off to have various medical tests that would prove I was physically fine for my own peace of mind. He said counselling was "an option". So he let me come to that decision myself, which was vitally important. I started new sessions with a different counsellor and he was fantastic and we worked through various stuff over the course of a few months. During that time I felt like I was regaining control and was being listened to (I couldn't talk to my parents about stuff that had happened at UEA) and I decided that I'd had enough and I reapplied for university at the end of 1996. I left it a bit late but the following September in 1997 I was off to Manchester. I was back, baby.

I haven't had an attack since then. I'm come close a few times and I'm still a bit of a hypochondriac (I think I was born one) and I've developed some fascinating and infuriating OCD which my wife finds delightful. It's all about perspective and control and using whatever you can to maintain both when things in your world take a scary and unexpected turn. It can be hard, and it can baffling to other people if they don't know how to help you and support you. But if you want help you must never be ashamed to get it. And you must come to that decision yourself, the first step to regaining some of that control that for whatever reason might be eluding you. I'm married with young kids now and if I'm honest I don't think I ever fully recovered from that period. But Time can build armour and I think I know enough tricks now to keep the wolf with the imaginary brain-tumour at the door. As for my impending midlife crisis, well....

Sorry for rambling. If you need to talk anymore about it just drop a PM.




Wow, thank you so much! I really respect you writing all of that and you've completely hit the nail on the head, in regards to how I feel personally. Depression (in my experience) is a black, all consuming hole, which gradually takes over your life and only gets progressively worse. I am getting progressively worse and last nights panic attack scared the shit out of me. I didn't have control you see and was therefore rendered helpless. I do know that I need to speak to someone but I also now realise how "cunning" depression can be. I keep telling myself that because I still have my "good days", I must be able to beat it. My thoughts are too dark to want to share and now I'm at the point where, when I do have a bad day of it, I'm scared as to what I'd be actually capable of. It's just so sad to think that had someone of told me a year ago that I'd be like this I would'nt have believed them one bit. I was always such a hapy-go-lucky soul, who would do anything for anyone. Naive perhaps but happy. I still see remnants of my old self but certainly nowhere near enough to recognise the old me.

Your post has helped me put into perspective a lot of things and so for that I thank you.


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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 4:23:44 AM   
Hood_Man


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Nostalgia I've just found an old short story on my hard drive that I wrote when I was 17, and even though I say so myself it ain't half bad.

I do wonder where the desire to write went though... I remember writing it but I don't remember ever being passionate about that sort of thing

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 9:14:56 AM   
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The new Pepsi Max advert looks like it cost a fortune but is a big pile of poo poo.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 10:03:49 AM   
OPEN YOUR EYES

 

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The new Pepsi Max advert looks like it cost a fortune but is a big pile of poo poo.


Is that the football one?

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 10:57:12 AM   
sanchia


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Yep, I think the supposed sliding kick when they are supposedly surfing the crowd is the breaking moment, it looks awful.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 11:23:16 AM   
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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 1:26:18 PM   
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If one more person calls unemployment 'funemployment' to me, I will start punching some faces

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 1:49:37 PM   
sanchia


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The funbags are also a good place to punch in such instances.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 4:44:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sanchia

The new Pepsi Max advert looks like it cost a fortune but is a big pile of poo poo.


I know shockingly bad, same goes for all those Olympic 2012 themed ads I've seen so far this year.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 7:54:53 PM   
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I am thinking I have seen various girls wearing ponchos, can these come into fashion for guys too? They look warm.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 8:25:08 PM   
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quote:

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I am thinking I have seen various girls wearing ponchos, can these come into fashion for guys too? They look warm.


Of course they can.



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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 9:13:44 PM   
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Considering a late night jaunt to the garage for snacks.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 9:15:28 PM   
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That I'm seriously thinking of packing a bag and walking away from everyone and my life in London. I've spent the whole bank holiday basically on my own in tears because my parents were with my sister and my son. Mr HQ fucked off home because I was "hard work!".



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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 9:16:59 PM   
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quote:

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That I'm seriously thinking of packing a bag and walking away from everyone and my life in London. I've spent the whole bank holiday basically on my own in tears because my parents were with my sister and my son. Mr HQ fucked off home because I was "hard work!".



I feel for you Harley, really I do. I've spent pretty much this whole week the same, in that I've hardly stopped crying because I ask for respect.

*Mega Ninja Hugs* babe.


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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 9:59:27 PM   
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Gutted. My flatmate found the Mr T doll I put in his bed, before he went to his bed.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 10:07:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sway

Gutted. My flatmate found the Mr T doll I put in his bed, before he went to his bed.


I pity the fool.





Sorry.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 10:13:21 PM   
NinjaShortbread212


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Well, I've surely proved that I can be a pretty efficient little Ninja. Internet marketing going well, with my Facebook page hitting 1,345 "likes". Quite chuffed actually.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 10:14:05 PM   
Sway


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quote:

ORIGINAL: superdan


quote:

ORIGINAL: Sway

Gutted. My flatmate found the Mr T doll I put in his bed, before he went to his bed.


I pity the fool.





Sorry.


YOU WILL BE.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 10:16:40 PM   
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I hate it when a plan doesn't come together.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 9/4/2012 10:23:49 PM   
NinjaShortbread212


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I hate it when a plan doesn't come together.



Or when a plan happens but doesn't go as planned.




I've been on the Yazoo, forgive me.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 10/4/2012 12:24:43 AM   
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I've decided against that late night garage trip due to the pissing weather.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 10/4/2012 12:27:45 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: NinjaShortbread212

quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

I hate it when a plan doesn't come together.



Or when a plan happens but doesn't go as planned.




I've been on the Yazoo, forgive me.


Like in every episode of Scooby Doo, they make a plan but it never goes as planned.


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You organisational skills sicken me, Rhubarb.



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RE: What are you thinking......... - 10/4/2012 7:17:14 AM   
sanchia


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Whoever came up with the new BBC Breakfast set must view colours a bit differently to me. Red sofas with clashing orange walls mixed with blue badly painted scenery in the background.

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RE: What are you thinking......... - 10/4/2012 8:55:09 AM   
elab49


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The camerawork makes it look like they're in a cupboard as well. Also, did the costume people look at the set before dressing her?

I've not gotten used to their new sports news set either - far too messy and busy.


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RE: What are you thinking......... - 10/4/2012 11:16:35 AM   
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So I had a job interview this morning, and it went pretty decently, but I'm not getting my hopes up. At this point I'm used to disappointment.

Should know if I have it in the bag by 6pm tomorrow.

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