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Topic: Rocket Science

  1. Girl_Anachronism
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    18 June 2014 in reply to Struggler

    Hi Struggler, 

    I don't have problems with anyone else on fb. I just remove people from my friends list which isn't that long. I give up on communicating with him though. Apologies for the miscommunication, but it was the brother in law on my side who was chiming in to defend me. While he has a large family, they don't get on and I don't have any of his family on my friends list anymore. 

    An early night for me as I have centrelink and the gp tomorrow, and I spent the afternoon having a seizure.

    :(

    GA

  2. Girl_Anachronism
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    19 June 2014 in reply to Girl_Anachronism

    Update: 

    Today went ok. Centrelink was surprisingly efficient and the social worker surprisingly sympathetic and helpful. End result is that I have a couple months where I don't have to find work. I want to before that but if things take that long, I don't have to apply for jobs. After that I'll be going on different benefits which have greater support. Also, a benefit I thought I was receiving I handed  the paperwork in today so now I'll actually get it.

    GP was good, my blood pressure is better and she got me a medical certificate to hand in to centrelink. One more follow up next week, and then we'll space it out more. 

    I even survived public transport, though I had anxiety shakes the entire time. 

    Still I was somewhat functional today. I now sit here with a sleeping kitten in my lap don't feel exactly happy, but at least I don't feel sad. 

    GA

    GA

  3. Stuck14
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    19 June 2014 in reply to Girl_Anachronism
    Glad you had a better day today. Hopefully a sign of things to come. You deserve peace, happiness and support.
  4. Jo3
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    19 June 2014 in reply to Girl_Anachronism

    Hey GA

    Sounds like you had a good day and achieved quite a bit.  That is fantastic.

    Sleep well my friend

    Take care

    Jo xx

  5. Neil_1
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    19 June 2014 in reply to Girl_Anachronism

    Dear GA

    I've gotta say that with all that you've been through for so long and "especially" over the last month or so, that this latest post from you just leapt out at me with great vibes.

    And boy oh boy, you sure have needed to finally get a "small" break.

    What a difference it can make to actually deal with someone who has a charitable and caring nature - albeit this time at Centrelink.  I don't mean to be nasty here, but I have heard so many not good reports about them.  So it was heaps pleasing to read you found someone really helpful.  AND that they have sorted things out in a positive fashion for you.  That "must" be a big relief for you.

    Let me take one step back though - GA, with how you "have" been feeling of late, let me (and no doubt plenty of others here) CONGRATULATE you for getting to Centrelink in the first place.  Let's face it, all you've know of late is your bed, your doona and the couch, etc.  But you took the massive step and i mean MASSIVE step to get up, showered, dressed and out of the house and hit the public transport.  I can't imagine how much effort that would have taken, but I - i'm shaking my head GA - I'm finding it hard to put words to how sensational that was for you to do that.

    And here you come back and say so modestly that that you were 'somewhat functional today'. :)   That's brilliant and I have a massive smile on my face with your post and re-reading it again.

    Cheers to you my friend

    Neil

     

  6. Girl_Anachronism
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    20 June 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Hi all, 

    Thankyou for your replies. I was an anxious mess the entire time though, you give me too much credit. The truth was that the consequences would be worse if I didn't go. So lesser of two evils. 

    Today is the day to dye my hair before the convention on the weekend, and I am a little freaked out today because I have money in account, but I don't know what large bill to spend it on next week. The dentists will have to come out. But I don't know if I am going to have to pay legal costs, pay him back some money, or if I could save up for a barista course, or a couple other big purchases which I could really use. 

    Ugh decisions are not my strong point. So I am sort of paralysed by indecision.

    Sydney is also on my mind today. So I am a little sad about that, wondering where she is, if shes ok. I guess today just feels washed out compared to yesterday. I feel sad and I don't really know why. 

    Maybe I just lost the brain chemistry lottery this morning. 

    GA

  7. Jo3
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    21 June 2014 in reply to Girl_Anachronism

    Hey GA

    How are you today? I was just thinking of you and thought I would write.  How did your hair turn out with the colour?

    I hope Sydney is okay wherever she is.

    Take care and hope your weekend is okay.  Oh by the way what convention are you going to?

    Jo

  8. Girl_Anachronism
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    22 June 2014 in reply to Jo3

    Hi jo, 

    My hair turned out allright. More violet then purple at the end. A diiferent purple I used.

    The convention is general pop culture, so comics, tv, movies, all things geeky.

    GA

  9. Neil_1
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    22 June 2014 in reply to Girl_Anachronism

    Dear GA

    I know you've got the other "thread" a happenin' now, but just on the convention.

    Can I ask, "Is it Comicon? Or my daughter just asked "Or is it SuperNova?"

    My daughter a month or so ago, went to Adelaide for a two-day event of this, with her god-mother.  Well actually being a female, would that make her a Goddess-mother?  Anyway, the two of them are pretty close and they had the most wonderful and amazing time.

    My daughter scored heaps of photos and saw loads of people dressed up in 'character dress'.  She scored autograph and photo of Dean O'Gorman (some bearded hippy looking dude who played some character in The Hobbit - not bilbo or frodo (whoops, wrong movie for Frodo) - um, but Killy or Filly (Kili or Fili - you know the little people)   We are allowed to call them little people, aren't we?   I guess Hobbits is another name for them.   Ok, they're dwarves;  not hobbits, but they do have hairy feet.

    I'm not sure, it might even have been Smeagol (Gollum) - cause when she came home, she kept referring to me as "My precious".

    Was it something like that?

    Neil

     

  10. Girl_Anachronism
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    22 June 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Yes it was supanova.

     

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