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Topic: This bipolar life

  1. Resillence
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    28 January 2017 in reply to Airies

    Hi everyone, so glad to be here.

    Hi, Lady-Stardust, I'm also new, wish I'd had the courage to seek support sooner. I think we might be on the same med which is mainly used to manage epilepsy. It guess it works similarly by keeping the 'wiring' in our brains connecting properly and stopping the 'short circuits'. It's just a real pain it's not covered on the pbs for bipolar disorder as it's really expensive!

    Hi Igran, could you explain what DBT is ?, I haven't heard that term before.

    Hi, 1113, I love how you see your body as a temple, I have a very poor health regime, so could learn a lot from you.

    Hi Kaz, I'll post in the other thread about my drinking, I wouldn't want to trigger anyone here. For the same reason I don't think this is the place to talk in depth about my sons' situation (perhaps there might be a more appropriate forum?)

    Thanks for asking how my kids are coping. Let me just say that my son epitomizes the definition of 'resilience'. I absolutely believe the special bond he shares with his twin sister is the only reason he has defied all the odds so far. My middle son has aspergers syndrome so not that expressive emotionally. My eldest son is very sensitive like me, so his brothers diagnosis greatly impacted his studies, disappointing HSC result, but he's since found his feet at tafe.

    (btw, my family was the face of Canteen's National Bandanna Campaign this year, have a look on their website to see how gorgeous my kids are).

    I've been running on adrenelin for so long trying to split myself in two between hospital and caring for my other kids, of course it brought on a mini hypomania episode, and thankfully so, to be honest. Now that energy is exhausted, the constant anxiety is pulling me down into a depressive episode. Plus ( sorry for tmi guys) pre-menopause isn't helping.

    So apart from mutual support and understanding, you are so right Kaz, I need to get out of my head and rediscover the lighter side of live and smile again. I don't have any hobbies, but music is always my faithful compagnion.

    Sorry for the long post, I just haven't spoken to anyone in way too long.

     

     

     

     

     

  2. Resillence
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    29 January 2017 in reply to Airies

    Hi again, my previous post hasn't been checked yet, but anyway, I mentioned music is my best friend, so here's what I'm listening to right now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alEy3hgzpLM

    Is there a thread where to share music ?

  3. Kazzl
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    29 January 2017 in reply to Airies

    Hiya Len - how are you mate? Hope all is well today.

    Len a very good friend of mine, our Rainbow Champion Paul, is looking at starting DBT and is interested in hearing other people's experiences of it - I wonder if you might like to share yours (only if you want) on his thread?

    He has posted a new thread in the Depression board 'DBT, Borderline and my whole world changing'.

    Thanks mate - and no worries if you don't.

    Cheers

    Kaz

  4. Lady_Stardust
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    29 January 2017

    Thanks for the welcome and compliments, Kazzl and Igbran!

    I'm feeling a bit better today, whatever bug that's tried to make my insides its home seems to be packing its bags. Hopefully I'll be back to my relatively healthy self soon.

    Yeah, the permanent quality of Bipolar can be really disheartening, especially during a down cycle, because it's like, 'I'm supposed to deal with this forever?' It's difficult, but you're absolutely right, we adapt. All creatures are able to adapt to their living situations, and I think that's something to be admired. It's something of an inherited stubborn refusal to remain the same in a situation that demands change.

    I'm so glad to hear that, Kazzl. It's always good when you can look back and think, 'things aren't perfect but they're sure better.' (:

    Thank you! And I really don't mind what I do, haha. I just want a job. Preferably something that doesn't have too much interaction with strangers - I get anxious. I did some work experience at a bookstore that was pretty quiet, so I think I'm able to deal with some interaction. Either somewhere quiet or somewhere that I can work alone.

    Mainly I like to write. Short stories mostly. English was the only thing I was ever really any good at and enjoyed in school, so I've continued with that. I also like to read, I'm real big on movies of pretty much any genre, and you'll never find me without headphones in my ears. I mean, my user is the title of a David Bowie song, so I bet you can guess what I'm hearing out of those headphones. :P

    It sounds like you're doing really well with your physical health, Igbran! Congrats. Make sure to keep your fluids up, water is very important and will help you healthily lose weight. I once went on a no sugar diet and the weight really dropped off. Also make sure that you're eating well, because you can actually gain weight by skipping meals. Sounds weird, but it's something to do with the body slowing the metabolism down because it thinks that it won't get another meal for a while and therefore wants to conserve its fat.

    I know what you mean with the alcohol. I really don't drink, maybe one or two glasses at a social gathering. Otherwise, nah.

    (I seem to be running out of characters. To be continued!)

  5. Lady_Stardust
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    29 January 2017

    (Aaaand we continue!)

    I'm sorry to hear that you've had to deal with such extremes, that's terrible. But I - and everyone else here - 100% believe in you and will be supportive no matter what. Here's hoping the levelness continues for you and you just keep on with those meds, keep pushing through it, the benefits definitely outweigh. Mindfulness has been suggested to be a few times, but I've never really looked into it. I'm thinking I should now, huh?

    Thanks again, I'll keep you all updated on the job front!

  6. Guest_322
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    29 January 2017 in reply to Kazzl

    Hi Kaz (+ shoutout to all thread contributors + anyone reading)

    Congratulations on your double decker of good news! You must be ecstatic!

    💐🌟👏💐🌟👏💐🌟👏💐🌟👏💐🌟💐👏🌟💐🌟👏💐👏🌟💐👏🌟💐👏💐👏🌟💐👏🌟💐👏🌟💐👏🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

    Your new job sounds fantastic and very meaningful. It's wonderful to hear that this project involves people with lived experience.

    Your new studies also sound great! You'll get to combine the theory with the practical. Awesome stuff!

    Dottie x

  7. Guest_322
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    29 January 2017 in reply to Lady_Stardust

    Welcome Resilience and Lady Stardust!

    Lovely to have you both on board. Thanks for sharing some of your story.

    I'm a uni student (still on uni holidays at the moment ha, ha). I usually work part-time during the semesters but try to pick up extra shifts during the break.

    I'm a bit of an oddity on this thread as I don't actually have bipolar. But its sibling illness, depression, has "loved" me to bits over the years. I jump on this thread to chat and to show some encouragement and support.

    Resilience, you've clearly been through a lot and are still going through a lot. Raising children (and 4 no less) is no easy feat! My own parents struggled enough with one child so my hat off to you.

    Your loneliness definitely comes across and you sound very isolated at the moment. Loneliness cuts deep. I can empathise with you there but it's a different kind of loneliness for me: mine is more of a "lonely in a crowded room" kind of loneliness.

    Lady Stardust (love the sassy username btw!), you sound very savvy and it's wonderful how you took such a proactive approach in your MH treatment.

    I've never had hypomania and mania (I don't have bipolar) but I can definitely empathise with the depression and down moods. The down moods can be very painful and dark. With you on your reality being difficult comment.

    All the best with the job hunt- I hope good news comes your way soon!

    Dottie x

  8. Guest_322
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    29 January 2017 in reply to Airies

    Hi Matt and Len (shoutout to Kaz + everyone else),

    Lovely to see you both here. Sorry, this is short as I have to dash and get ready for a party (I'm STILL in my pjs)!

    Talk later,

    Dottie x

  9. Kazzl
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    29 January 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Party? I want a party! Can I come Dottie? 😄 Have a good time sweat pea. Tell us stories when you come home. (And thanks for the congrats hun - yes, I'm stoked.) BTW, I know you know you're an important part of our little community, but so's you know I understand when you explain you don't have bipolar - I'm a straight supporter in the LGBTI community. Same but different, and valued for who you are and what we share. xx

    Hi Lady Stardust - I see you have excellent taste in music. Good musical taste is a common trait on this thread. 😄 I relate to English being your best subject - always was mine too. I'm an ex-journalist by trade, and former communications person in the public service - so I have made my living through writing, one way or another, for 30 years.

    Great to see you again.

    Cheers to all - isn't it hot again!

    Kaz

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  10. Lady_Stardust
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    29 January 2017

    Thanks for the welcome, Dottie!

    I'm so glad that everyone likes my username, that makes me pretty happy. And thank you, it took me a while to realise that if I felt something wasn't right, I should try and figure out what the problem was and see if a health professional agreed. I'm very glad I did. I'm sorry you experience depression, that's rough. I second Kazzl. (:

    We'll see how the job hunting goes. As I'm still feeling sick, I probably won't have the energy to look much today, but I'd say tomorrow I'll go a'huntin'. Have fun at the party, Dottie!

    Yay! Love to see people who are into music. I feel music is really good for mental health. Even if I'm not feeling very good, putting on something soothing seems to help. That's really cool, Kazzl, were you a local journalist or something like that? So good you were able to do what you're good at and like to do in life.

    It is pretty hot today, but looks like it's gonna be even worse tomorrow where I am. Thirty six degrees! :o

  11. Ivan0491
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    29 January 2017 in reply to Kazzl

    Hi all

    How is everyone doing?

    I've just got back from a couple of nights stay at a resort in the country and feel nice and relaxed. Now it is back to the gym for a small session to get the body right for tomorrows PT session

    Igbran I did 7 months of DBT and found it to be extremely helpful. During that time I read a book by Dan Millman titled Way of the peaceful warrior found that to be very helpful too.

    Kaz congrats on your big news. As for sleep it is up and down depending on cycle I guess I average 4-5 hours but in real bad times it can be as little as 2, then one day I will crash and sleep for 12 hours straight. As for mindfulness some days I struggle to get into the zone. I found that starting off small and building up time was the way to go. Being in the moment is key to my survival through the bad times.

    all the best

    Ivan

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    30 January 2017 in reply to Ivan0491

    Morning all - happy Monday! Well, I hope so anyways.

    Resilience - what a most fantastic song!! I recommend everyone listen (see Resilience's post above) it's excellent. 'I've gotten better, at getting better'. Yes indeedy!

    Lady Stardust - hope you're feeling better today hun. And good luck with the huntin'.

    How was the party Dottie? Did you bring us back some lolly bags? 😊

    Hiya Ivan - country resort! That sounds like my kinda thing, how lovely. Enjoy the gym.

    Len buddy - did you watch the tennis? What a match! I was happy Federer won, but either deserved it really.

    How was the weekend Mallow? Hope things are a bit easier at work now you've got through your audit.

    Hiya too to Matt, Tony, velvetfaerie and anyone else looking in. I hope you all have a good day today, and know that we're here if you want to pop in.

    A quiet day keeping cool at my place today - 39 degrees expected. Must give my garden a good drink before the real heat sets in. All my little plants are growing well, pretty as a picture. Now that makes me happy.

    Love to all

    Kaz

  13. velvetfaerie
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    30 January 2017 in reply to Kazzl

    Hi everyone,

    Monday hugs to all !

    I have been reading all these posts. You are all an inspiration to me :)

    I don't have much to say at the moment as my head is in amongst my work stuff...... so many tabs open :)

    I can say this = smashing myself with exercise the last few days has got my head on track again.... for now....

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  14. Airies
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    30 January 2017 in reply to Kazzl

    .Happy Monday folks,

    resilience I love my music either working out , doing housework or loud in the car with the sunroof off. Must be a frustrated drummer as I'm always finger tapping

    lady _stardust all the best with your job hunting. My job these days is gardening, housework, excercise and start the New Year with DBT.

    Dottie​ how did you pull up after the party?So glad you,post here, you have amaysing insight for someone so young, a wise head upon your shoulders and the exilerance of youth- hope I don't offend you .

    Na Kaz didn't watch the tennis completely , flicking between the Tennis, Im a celebrity and I think Master Chef and Marriage shows start tonight., so will tape some and my wife will have to prioritise lol. I'm usually done and dusted by 9ish anyway.

    Mallow how's the excercise going? Take it easy in the heat. My stomache is sore from too many stomache crunches that will teach me.

    Ivan country resort sounds idyllic, what part of the country did you visit? Sounds like you on the right track and reading the conditions in regards to bipolar.Gym is good. Have a few weights, spin bike, bench press, and a concept 2 rower updtairs. I need excercise to take the edge off.

    Hii 1113 good you see your body as a temple. When younger I was ok with mine, but now I see lots of faults. It wasn't so long ago that I couldn't even look in the mirror but I was pretty sick then. I've only got about 7 kgs more to loose and I've given myself the rest of the year to do it.

    Hi to all others as well. I find an iPad not the most user friendly thing to type on. I just discovered the B button

    Kazz,

    hopefully Paul finds this DBT is Dialectical Behavioural Theraphy group for participants with Borderline Personality Disorder, self harming behaviours and or /long term trauma issues. Also develops emotional regulation and distress tolerance skills. Individual sessions to support skill development also provided.usually runs for a year spread over 3 core modules, option of repeating it and graduate program.

    Have just finished Emotional Regulation module in Dec 2016, begin Interpersonal Effectiveness in a few weeks and final module is Distress Tolerance. It does my head in at times, I feel so dumb but I'm not. It was developed by an American Marshha M​. Lineham who if you google and YouTube will explain the ins and outs of the course and her own personal battle. I'm finding it very beneficial, attended all sessions and 1 on 1 weekly sessions with clinician helped :)

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  15. Airies
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    30 January 2017 in reply to velvetfaerie

    Oops ran out of room . I ramble abit at times.

    velvet faerie

    excercise has always been my positive addiction. I need it even more so now.ive got it in my head that I need 1.5 hours per day minimum. I either cycle, walk the dog,row and sometimes a combination of a few of them..

    When I was younger I ran a few marathons, now I can't run, dicky knees and hip resurface,

    until I was ill I would cycle 100-250 ks a week. I didn't cycle or excercise for over a year, I've clawed my way of the couch , now walk 10ks, cycle 38 ks 2-3 times a week and row 10 ks with some light weight training and a restricted diet. That's my warped view on Moderation these days. I think I will go a bit stir crazy come Winter but have no excuses,

    hope work flies my friend

    cheers Len

  16. velvetfaerie
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    30 January 2017 in reply to Airies

    Hello Igbran,

    You made me smile and made me feel not alone. I read that and smiled so much as there are people out there who get it!!!

    I am not on meds. I refuse as my only foray into psychiatry and meds was not fun. It is a good clean diet and exercise these days. It is also my healthy addiction. I gave the rest up a few years ago.

    I keep in touch with my GP who is GRAND.... but i should go back to seeing a clinical psych. Once i can fit it into my exercise regime :)

    I self regulate but at times my brain runs away with thoughts and i have to reign it in with exercise.

    Get cranky = walk for 2 hours or cycle for 2 hours.

    Feel sad = do 2 classes back to back at the gym.

    Chae.

    (Yes that's my human name) :)

  17. Lady_Stardust
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    30 January 2017

    Resillence I'm sorry, I didn't see your post! I'm guessing so, yeah, that makes sense. Very clever that someone realised that there was a connection that meant both could be treated by the same medication. It is needlessly expensive! How is it treating you?

    Kazzl & Igbran thank you! Sounds like you're really busy with all that housework/gardening/exercise. Best to keep busy, I find. (:

    How does everybody do? I'm okay today. I'm feeling a lot better (though still a bit of dizziness when I move too fast). Emotionally, I woke up not feeling very good. The atmosphere in the house hasn't been very pleasant with some tension between my parents, but I'm sure that'll pass. I went out just to get out of the house and feel a little less low. I can feel that going either way for the remainder of the day/night, though. :( ​

  18. Ivan0491
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    30 January 2017 in reply to Airies

    Hi Igbran

    I stayed just outside Creswick ,VIC at the RACV goldfields resort. Today had a heavy weight session at the gym always feel alive after throwing the weights around. Exercise is my major outlet.

    Regards

    Ivan

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    31 January 2017 in reply to Lady_Stardust

    Morning all

    Len - thanks for the info on DBT. I'm glad it's going well for you.

    Lady Stardust - hope all is well at home. It's always unsettling when there's tension in the house, and I think we can be very sensitive to it.

    Wow Chae, you have great self-care happening hun. Wish I could do that.

    So, I start my new job next Monday and I'm getting quite scared and anxious. Part of me knows I'll be fine and part of me is going aaarrrrrgggghhhh! My head hamster is running his little legs off. Nothing to do but do it I guess. Gonna be a long week.

    Cheers all, hope you have a good day today.

    Kaz

    xx

  20. velvetfaerie
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    31 January 2017 in reply to Kazzl

    Sometimes i fall off the self care wagon though :)

    Head hamsters - i can send my brain weasel over ?

    C.

  21. MallowPuff
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    31 January 2017 in reply to Kazzl

    Hi all,

    Lots of lovely new faces, welcome all.

    Congrats on the great news Kaz.... glad you persisted and I'm excited and a little jealous of your new adventure!

    As for me, I'm flat.... no running, holidays over, back to work, plenty of anxiety, much more healing of my marriage to be done.... I am enjoying reading though, an unquiet mind is great but a little hard work, some really scary moments in there, and for me parts that I could either identify with, or parts that highlight how it could get worse..

    oh and my best mates surgery went okay. Don't know if it has been a success, or just bought him some more time, but he woke up from the surgery and seems okay..

    so some good news amongst the flatness......

  22. Lady_Stardust
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    Kazzl things are a little better at home today. (:

    Good luck with your new job! You're gonna smash it, no worries. Try some deep breathing before you go in for your first day: try putting your hand on your stomach as you breathe. If you can feel your stomach moving, you're not breathing correctly. You want your chest to be the thing moving when you breathe, because those are diaphragm breaths and those are the best kind!

    MallowPuff ​sorry to hear you're not feeling so awesome today. Reading is a great activity, but make sure what you're reading doesn't stress you out too much. So good about your friend feeling okay. (:

  23. Guest_322
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    31 January 2017 in reply to Kazzl

    Hi everyone,

    Virtual lolly bags- as per Kaz's request- from my Sunday party for all!

    🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬

    Kaz, aw thanks for the kind and reassuring post. I just feel like I have to make the same "public announcement" every time I see a new name on this thread ha, ha.

    That's a good comparison and I understand what you're saying. Speaking of which, I am also a straight supporter of the LBGTI community too 😊

    The party was great! It helped take my mind off some personal stuff, which was a plus. There was (loud) music and dancing so can't complain ha, ha.

    I second Lady Stardust on the "you're gonna smash it" sentiment re: new job! Yaaaaaaas! Hopefully your head hamster settles a bit in a good time though.

    Lady Stardust, you're most welcome 😊

    I'm glad to hear it's a tad less tense today at home. Yesterday sounds like it was a rough day- I hope getting out of the house helped give you some breathing space from the tension.

    I'm with you on music btw! It's actually how I found myself on this thread (I wanted to joint Kaz's virtual band ha, ha).

    Ivan, even your post sounded relaxed- I think that the country holiday was good for you! Ah yes, exercise helps a lot of people channel some difficult emotions outwards. Awesome outlet.

    Velvetfaerie (another great name!), welcome!!!

    It's great that you have exercise as an outlet to help manage your MH. You're in good company here- quite a few of the others here (like Ivan and Igbran) also feel the same way about exercise.

    Igbran, wow, thank you. I don't know what to say. And rest assured, I'm not offended 😊 The party was a lot of fun! It was nice to be out with friends and just let loose for a bit.

    Mallow, you do sound very overwhelmed and drained at the moment. I'm relieved to hear that your best mate's surgery went smoothly. It must be hard not knowing what the future holds for him.

    I was thinking maybe you could put An Unquiet Break aside for now? Maybe find something lighter to read? I mean, you can alway go back and finish it when things aren't so rough.

    Matt and Resilience, hi to both of you. Hope you're both doing okay today.

    Dottie x

  24. Guest_322
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    31 January 2017 in reply to Kazzl

    Hi everyone,

    Virtual lolly bags- as per Kaz's request- from my Sunday party for all!🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬🍬

    Kaz, aw thanks for the kind and reassuring post. I just feel like I have to make the same "public announcement" every time I see a new name on this thread ha, ha.

    That's a good comparison and I understand what you're saying. Speaking of which, I am also a straight supporter of the LBGTI community too 😊

    The party was great! It helped take my mind off some personal stuff, which was a plus. There was (loud) music and dancing so can't complain ha, ha.

    I second Lady Stardust on the "you're gonna smash it" sentiment re: new job! Yaaaaaaas! Hopefully your head hamster settles a bit in a good time though.

    Lady Stardust, you're most welcome 😊

    I'm glad to hear it's a tad less tense today at home. Yesterday sounds like it was a rough day- I hope getting out of the house helped give you some breathing space from the tension.

    I'm with you on music btw! It's actually how I found myself on this thread (I wanted to joint Kaz's virtual band ha, ha).

    Ivan, even your post sounded relaxed- I think that the country holiday was good for you!

    Ah yes, exercise helps a lot of people channel some difficult emotions outwards. Awesome outlet.

    Velverfaerie, (another great name!), welcome!!!

    It's great that you have exercise as an outlet to help manage your MH. You're in good company here- quite a few of the others here (like Ivan and Igbran) also feel the same way about exercise.

    Igbran, wow, thank you. I don't know what to say. And rest assured, I'm not offended 😊 The party was a lot of fun! It was nice to be out with friends and just let loose for a bit.

    Mallow, you do sound very overwhelmed and drained at the moment. I'm relieved to hear that your best mate's surgery went smoothly. It must be hard not knowing what the future holds for him.

    I was thinking maybe you could put An Unquiet Break aside for now? Maybe find something lighter to read? I mean, you can alway go back and finish it when things aren't so rough.

    Matt and Resilience, hi to both of you. Hope you're both doing okay today.

    Dottie x


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    31 January 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Oops...apologies for the double posting.

    Dottie x

  26. Kazzl
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    1 February 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Morning all

    No worries about the double post Dottie, it just makes it twice as good!

    Mallow mate - the one good thing we know about these periods of flatness is that they will pass. Hope yours does soon my friend.

    Have to say I'm tickled pink about our lovely place here. Thank you to everyone for being here and helping us all know we're not alone with this thing. I learn so much from others here and enjoy your friendship more than I can say.

    Love to all, hope today is good to you.

    Kaz

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  27. velvetfaerie
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    1 February 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    Thanks Dottie xx

    Yay back to full on stuff today. Study, plus work, plus exercise stuff, plus my relationship (they are such hard work....)..

    adulting .... ***humph***

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  28. Guest_322
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    1 February 2017 in reply to velvetfaerie

    Hi everyone,

    Kaz, yes this thread is bursting at the seams with awesome vibes!

    Velvetfaerie, adulting sounds like an effort and a 1/2! I'm with you that it can be a pain in the ____

    What are you studying btw? Captain Nosy here is also studying, well, technically I'm on uni holidays at the moment...

    Dottie x

  29. velvetfaerie
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    1 February 2017 in reply to Guest_322

    I'm getting qualified to do the job I do already as work is being supportive.

    lab tech basically.

    And yourself ?

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  30. Guest_322
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    1 February 2017 in reply to velvetfaerie

    Hi Chae (Velvetfaerie),

    Oh that's pretty neat. Your job sounds either very tech-y or science-y (maybe even both).

    I'm studying Commerce/Psych and this year will be the halfway point of my degree.

    Dottie x

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