Hey, welcome back Durras. Sorry you are feeling this way, but its only a week now before your apt with the psych. So hopefully they will be able to help you to resolve some issues then, and also develop some coping methods to help you through these times.
It is a good thing that your daughter has chosen to tell you about her sexual activity. By telling you it is plain that she respects you and your opinions, and its a sign that she trusts you. So be happy that she has told you. I think all you can really do is stress the importance to her of taking precautions against both pregnancy and STD's. Is there is a special person in her life, and is it someone she's been seeing for some time?
Yes, I also like Scotchfingers new profile photo, its a beauty isnt it? He always chooses pictures with so much character.
My time at Wollongong with (step)daugher and her family was really good. The 2 little grandkids are 5 and 3 now, and growing up very quickly. So it was nice to spend a couple of days with them.
Then our visit with my family down on the Southern Tablelands was a very sad affair, as family are still getting over the loss of my brothers little girl last August. Mum and Dad are fairly frail these days (83 and 79) but are still living in their own home and are independent. My sister lives in Canberra and I got to see her a couple of times when she came over to my Mum and Dads to catch up with us there. So that was nice. And my brother is still not well, with blood clots forming again for reasons unknown. He had bad blood clots as a result of the car accident in August, but they had resolved. He is yet to get clearance from the Neurosurgeon for his broken neck, but he is now able to take the neck brace thing off when he is in a safe environment and not doing anything. Which is a relief for him. It will help to strengthen the neck muscles again after being immobile for 5 months. And he will soon start a physio program. He has been referred to a psychologist for his ptsd symptoms and fear of driving again, but it remains to be seen if he will actually do that. As he drives for a living, I hope he does.
Since the visit I've had a few ups and downs (as explained on Shelleys 'Worthless" thread), but overall I'm okay. The job I started at the end of December is going well, and I am enjoying it. You must start your aged care studies soon I think?
And yes Durras, a big welcome home hug from me to you. Its great to see you back.