Ahh bugger..... I work in IT :) IT Director..... have you turned it off and on again? (Hope you chuckled)...
re your laptop, do you have another computer and can download a bootable USB stick of any Linux OS and then you may be able to at least boot and copy off your files..If you're lucky enough to have a Mac, find someone else with a Mac, and download the El Capitan installer, put it on a USB stick and boot your mac off that, and you can see your whole Hard disk and use the mac (assume hard disk is okay).
But yeh, that really sucks...
Re me, im taking the approach that if I go on medication, I'm not expecting i will be coming off it any time soon, so let's try without it first... I had the medication close at hand though, one of the agreements with the doc. I had the same issue with my psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis. Went on some new medication, got better, took myself off it, and the arthritis all came back :( so now PBS sponsors me about $2000 per month... hooray taxes and PBS.
It was a little worrying that the doc wanted to check if I had private health insurance in case of hospitalisation required. I put it down to worst case planning, not a bad thing :)
I'm also off to get an MRI, as I challenged the late in life diagnosis and no family history. Let's go look at my brain!
How it's going though is hard to tell, I just feel weird, super attentive/aware/cautious, what is 'normal' me, what is hyper me? Am I just excited? Am I just normal confident me, or is that not normal.... argh... thought I got to a place in life that I had mostly worked myself out, and it's sort of gone of the rails a little.
As for you, I am grateful to have you and this forum to waffle in, and so thank-you :) I hope the flatness doesn't hang around for long, pump up the music and open all the doors me windows at home and enjoy :) or if it's raining, go for a walk in the rain, I love running in the rain... usually there is no one else out and about and the streets are all yours. and it's just so liberating. it's just water :)
But welcome back to the online world, hope the computer gets fixed soon! I'd normally offer to meet and help you, I love to help! But that's part of what got me into trouble, striking up emotionally charged friendships with women, because you are all so gorgeous and and caring, and huggable! So no direct contact, just the safety of a public forum (and the ability to have others contribute too)
In for the long haul