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Forums / Staying well / 1,000 posts! Congratulations Doolhof (Lauren, Mrs Dools)

Topic: 1,000 posts! Congratulations Doolhof (Lauren, Mrs Dools)

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  1. the_motorcycle_boy
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    264 posts
    31 May 2015
    Congratulations for achieving 1000 posts!!
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  2. geoff
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    31 May 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy
    a job well appreciated by many, great effort Lauren. L Geoff. x
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  3. Indra
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    31 May 2015
    Congratulations Lauren - awesome!! 🎉🎆🎇
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  4. White Rose
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    31 May 2015 in reply to Indra

    Congratulations Lauren

    1,000 posts is no mean achievement. It takes a huge amount of time and commitment, so thank you for all the encouragement and wisdom you give so generously.

    Mary

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  5. Doolhof
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    31 May 2015 in reply to White Rose

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the congratulations. As I have mentioned elsewhere since reaching this milestone, I am just as thankful for this Beyond Blue Forum as I hope people are who receive my posts.

    I have plenty of love and care to give and am so pleased I can share it here.

    Cheers and hugs of appreciation to you all.

    Love and care form Mrs. Dools, Lauren, Doolhof

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  6. Doolhof
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    31 May 2015 in reply to the_motorcycle_boy

    Thanks TMB for starting this thread.

    People like yourself help to make the time and effort put into answering posts so worthwhile.

    The same goes for so many people here in  the Beyond Blue Family/Community.

    There are some people who tend to post and then don't respond to any replies, guess they have their reasons for this.

    Then there are others whom you feel you are helping in some way and who in return help and benefit yourself and others.

    To be able to care for another person is a wonderful and fulfilling feeling.

    Cheers to you all once again.

     

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  7. Mz13114
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    2 June 2015
    Thanks Mrs Dools.
  8. Doolhof
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    8 June 2015 in reply to Mz13114

    You are more than welcome.

    So how are you getting on at the moment? How are the studies and life in general?

    Hoping you have some happy moments along the way and you are interacting with some cheerful and nice people.

    Cheers for now from Mrs. Dools

  9. pipsy
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    8 June 2015 in reply to Doolhof

    Congrats, Lauren.  When I first started here last October, I was 'lost'.  I was in such a 'black' hole I couldn't see daylight.  I've read many of your posts and posted several.  I hope I've been able to help as many as you have.  I've found through reading yours and others posts, I have matured more than with any other help I've had.  My thanks also to Geoff.  We no longer post, but his help has also been invaluable.  I hope I have been able to guide people to the light as you have.  It gives such a warm feeling when we help others overcome despair through 'lost and alone'.  I can't give much guidance when it comes to meds, I'm not qualified. But I've tried to urge sufferers not to stop taking them.  I try and urge sufferers to discuss with G.P's if they're not sure.  It's wonderful that we have BB forums to help and guide us.

    Again -congrats.

    Regards Pipsy.

  10. Doolhof
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    9 June 2015 in reply to pipsy

    Hi Pipsy,

    I really enjoy reading your posts too. I appreciate the kind words and suggestions you make to others.

    Thanks for your kind words.

    When I first came to beyond Blue, there was another lady who used to send in wonderful posts. I used to think, gee I wish I was as knowledgeable and as wise as she was.

    Now I realise all I can do is to just be me. Some people will appreciate what I have to write and others will not, and that is okay!

    The same goes for all of us here, you too Pipsy, we are all here to try to make a difference in this world of mental health.

    Some people come for a little while and then fade away, others stay for quite a while. There may be people out there who do a lot of reading and no posting at all and that is okay as well.

    It is wonderful you feel like you have benefited from being part of the BB community and for wanting to help others. Well done to you Pipsy.

    I'm certainly no expert in anything either, I just like to try to pass on encouragement the same as you, we all just do it in our own way.

    Thanks again for your encouragement!

    From Lauren

     

  11. Doolhof
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    9 June 2015 in reply to pipsy

    Hi Pipsy,

    Me again. Just wanted to make a comment regarding medication. I too agree that even though people are feeling like they are doing well and think they will stop taking their medication, it is not a wise thing to do unless your Dr recommends it.

    Unfortunately I am having some rather unpleasant side effects to my medication so have been advised to come off them and will try something else.

    In my employment I care for the elderly and sometimes my job includes cleaning for them. One of the side effects I am suffering from is a lack of co ordination.

    My mind tells my hands to do something, but my hands decide not to co operate. I would hate to break my old dears family heir looms! That would be no good at all!

    One lady has a beautiful Royal Doulton dinner set on display in her dining room, I dusted around it very carefully today. Ha. Ha. I didn't want to find out how much it would cost to replace a cup if I broke it!

    Cheers, from Lauren

  12. pipsy
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    10 June 2015 in reply to Doolhof

    Hi Lauren.  Thank you for your kind thoughts and words.  I too hope you don't break the Royal Doulton.  I thought of Mrs Bucket (pronounced, Bouqet, ha!!) when you said about the Royal Doulton.  I heard something about hands not cooperating with minds sometime ago.  It may well be the meds, in which case you're very wise to follow Dr's instructions. 

    I am also very busy with our local church, which is giving me a lot of support.  I never thought I'd be a believer, but I feel better about myself through BB and church. 

    I was misdiagnosed with Bipolar years ago and the meds I was put on gave me Parkinsons.  Since I've been off meds, I seem to function better.  I do have my days, but mainly frustration with my personal life.  I have a Narcissistic MIL, I haven't had any direct contact for over a year, but my husband still dances to her tune, whenever she can get him.  He's not well at the moment either.  He has to realize his own health is more important.  I try to say nothing, but every so often, I have to really bite my tongue.   

    Extended families seem to cause more problems sometimes. 

    Good luck with your meds.

    Regards Pipsy.

     

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