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Topic: Smallwolf's Den

  1. Missing user
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    25 November 2020 in reply to smallwolf

    Hey AliasKind, smallwolf and others. I only just saw your replies, sorry.

    AliasKind - thank you, and I have no idea, honestly. They just keep asking me about Psychologists and it gets on my nerves.

    smallwolf - sorry to hear about that. I hope your Psychologist appointment goes well, I have a Social Worker appointment tomorrow also. Do you know how to get an Insomnia test please? Could I ask my GP?

    - Tayla

  2. smallwolf
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    2 December 2020 in reply to Missing user

    Tayla,

    Sorry about the delayed response. You could ask your GP (?) about doing a sleep study. You would get referred to a "clinic" where you would do a sleep study and .... well, that is about it. My son has done a sleep study and was found to have hypersomnia - basically the opposite of insomnia. He can sleep and does not feel the benefits.

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  3. Missing user
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    3 December 2020 in reply to smallwolf

    No worries. I have told them both about my struggles with sleep. Do they actually make you sleep for a long time or? I've never been to one so I don't know. Is it on Medicare?

    PS - my appointment went ok with the Social Worker that day.

  4. AliasKind
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    6 December 2020 in reply to Missing user

    Hi all,

    Just checking in. I'm feeling a little flat myself, time is life and I don't spend mine well. I think I've turned into a lazy person but I get stuck in what to do, how to fill my time. Possibly a luxury to many, is somewhat a curse to myself.

    Glad to hear smallwolf your getting a thorough check out - how is the bp monitoring going? I've been thinking of you, even though I tend to be quiet on here.

    Same with you Tayla - thinking of you, as I know you've had a hard time of it. Do hope your mum is on the mend and your having success with your doctor and psychiatrist.

    Best wishes to you both

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  5. smallwolf
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    6 December 2020 in reply to AliasKind

    Hiya Alias.

    The blood pressure was actually good according to my GP. Said I have white coat syndrome (that's my wording) which is that my blood pressure goes up in clinical situations and got a letter to use when I go to have blood taken out.

    On the sleep study ... can't really say to answer your question. My son had a both a night study and day study and in the day study they do wake you up (periodically) and see how long it takes to you to go back to sleep. Best thing to do probably would be to ask your GP when you see them next.

  6. AliasKind
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    7 December 2020 in reply to smallwolf

    Oh good I'm glad everything is relatively ok, and you have a letter. That'll make it easier from now on with doctors and all those clinical situations (when else do you get your blood pressure taken....).

    You have a great day!

  7. NobleAlarc32
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    20 December 2020
    Uh... hi. Just wondering if there’s room for one more... I mean, when you’re a broadly built (albeit gentle) giant, free space is often of concern. ^_^;
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    20 December 2020 in reply to NobleAlarc32
    But of course, the more the merrier! A gentle giant? Tell me more. :)
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  9. NobleAlarc32
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    26 December 2020 in reply to smallwolf
    Oh... I stand at almost 2m tall (1.95 at my most recent height check, though I seem to be getting incrementally taller in spite of my age, heheh... 😅).
  10. smallwolf
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    26 December 2020 in reply to NobleAlarc32
    Oh! And no problems with doors or beds?

    (More seriously, on holidays and the shower in the main bathroom of the apartment hits (guessing) my son on the chest. Would have to bend knees to wet his hair.)
  11. NobleAlarc32
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    26 December 2020 in reply to smallwolf

    Doorways and showers tend to be somewhat problematic, yes. Quite often I run into the issue of not being able to raise the shower head enough to be able to stand comfortably underneath without bending into a partial squat, and it’s physically impossible to lift most door frames in the same way. 😅

    But at least I’m always able to reach high shelves, a skill which comes in handy far more often than you’d think. Not a year goes by without at least one, “Excuse me, could you please lift that off for me?” Of course I get more than enough, “You know, you should play basketball!” as well... ugh... heheh! 🤣

    And don’t get me started on needing US size 15 shoes when trying to use stairs intended for “average” sized feet... 🙃

  12. smallwolf
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    26 December 2020 in reply to NobleAlarc32
    So... Basketball?

    Bad joke. Sorry.

    What sort of things do you like to pass the time?

    I am on holidays at the moment. Reading and doing nothing are my go-to. And podcasts, music...
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  13. NobleAlarc32
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    4 January 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Right now, my pastimes include walking and... not much else. The more I become aware of my present circumstances, the more I look to a future separate from my parents. Taking long walks far from my parents’ home helps in the self-reflective process, as I am able to think clearly and independently as myself, without the long-since-expired childhood attachments to Mum and Dad. Any opportunity for even a little taste of true adult independence is most welcome. Basically, to get my life on track, I need to follow my own path, which for now is taken in a literal capacity.

    Plus, the sights and sounds of the places I visit provide an abundance of inspiration for my writing. Nature and exploration provide a form of catharsis and strength that cannot be found when tied down by family, obligations, and constant reminders (well, lies) of “you cannot”.

  14. Missing user
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    25 January 2021
    Hey smallwolf and all, just browisng through the forums and I thought I'd come and say hi to everybody here.
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  15. smallwolf
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    25 January 2021 in reply to Missing user
    hiya mb... what have you been up to?
  16. Missing user
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    4 February 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Crap, I'm so very sorry smallwolf, I only just saw this as I was browsing through my old threads. I'm so sorry.

    I'm ok, how are you?

  17. smallwolf
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    4 February 2021 in reply to Missing user

    thats ok. consider this place as a mailbox... one day you will come and collect and perhaps reply.

    I had a good long chat with my mother this evening - chatting about nothing in particular. just for the company.

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  18. Missing user
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    5 February 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    That's a good way of putting it, I never thought of that.

    That's good you could talk to your Mum.

  19. smallwolf
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    5 February 2021 in reply to Missing user
    Perhaps a little while ago or you but I grew up in the time when people sent letters to each other and then the Internet started to happen for me in the early 90s and used dial up modems. People had to wait or things then
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  20. Missing user
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    5 February 2021 in reply to smallwolf
    Yeah I wasn't born until 1999 haha. I still like sending cards/letters though.
  21. smallwolf
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    8 February 2021 in reply to Missing user

    You be a spring chicken :)

    Make me feel so old (just kidding)... but I am 30 years senior (just about)

    Lets go back to the 80s for a min... used to play games that loaded from cassette and they would take upward of 20 min to load. My kids complain these days if the Internet is not fast enough.

    do you watch much on youTube?

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  22. Missing user
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    8 February 2021 in reply to smallwolf

    Haha, awesome.

    Sometimes I watch Youtube or Facebook videos, depends if I'm in the mood or not. You?

  23. smallwolf
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    8 February 2021 in reply to Missing user
    YouTube. Not FB.

    Music, cooking are the main things.

    You?
  24. Missing user
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    9 February 2021 in reply to smallwolf
    Oh okay. Yeah music usually if I watch it.

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