#ITSOKAYTOTALK - Mental Illness

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    Saturdat night ,Story cont. Went to JHB GENL ,
    Guys and gals. from blue to red block [easy 2 kms up and down] couple of times for ref's; go the pharmacy -battle of cripple and lame.
    Eventually got tabs now we are off to x-ray bookings . Got
    major scan 24 June ,MRI booking 15 July ,Latest calamity is this silent wet ones creeping you anytime,
    dr say it will stop by itself tried all the boererate ...PRRR.....OH SHXT.
    least I can still laugh!
    PSYC STORY NEXT soon
     
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    Hi all

    I have been quiet of late, busy at work and dealing with the antics of a two month old english springer spaniel puppy and our four year old cocker spaniels health issues as well as planning a trip to Australia. I hope everyone is doing well?

    @ARYANTO - I am sorry to hear of your health challenges but glad to see you are seeking help! Don't give up and don't give in, there is a path for you through this life, one that will bring you happiness and purpose.
     
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    During my bad time i was booked in early hours of the morning for what i believed to be a serious heart condition. Next morning the specialist shows up but does not even test my heartbeat. Damn, was i pissed off when i found out he’s a shrink and not a cardiologist...

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    ok...SORTA FUNNY
     
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    Off to the the famous JHB GEN Monday morning for EEG...:(
     
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    Good luck @ARYANTO , hope you come back with good news!
     
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    How did it go at Jhb Gen?
     
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    Results only available between 3-4 weeks , I feel much better and functioning at work , the dr placed me on 2 tablets x3 daily and it seems to calm me down , need to go back the 10th .Thank you all for your concern.
     
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    Great news @ARYANTO , just keep on going Boet. Holding thumbs for positive results and great health going forward.
     
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    What he said...
     
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    Glad to hear ;-) Please keep us updated and keep at it!
     
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    Ah just the spot to say this.

    My aunt said I'm much more relaxed and calmer after my parents left. She agreed that my mother drives me up the wall and that my main source of stress and issues come from her.

    We were chatting about how sometimes holistic approaches can help with a wide range of health issues can help but stress management is very important too.

    She also mentioned that I'm happier being alone and she can see it doesn't bother me at all. I know some people can't understand why I prefer solitude over being with people but she understands it all too well.

    I was told by my godsister I needed to get out more and be social. Sorry it's not my cup of tea. I rather be with a dog or bird than with people. People scare me more. Lol. Kind of why I got into being a technician because I deal with machines better.
     
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    Not that I would advise becoming a hermit as I believe that social interaction is a base need for all humans, I suggest doing what you are comfortable with and stays true to yourself. It is good to push your comfort boundaries from time to time though but only you will know what you can handle and how often. It is unfortunate that your parents had such a detrimental effect on your mental health but at the same time it is great to realise what does and doesn't affect your mental health. I know where you are at though, I am a technically minded engineer and often simply keep to myself, which can get lonely at times...
     
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    Well I do have a social gathering I attend every week - ladies crochet club and we have tea too plus do and talk about crochet / knitting.
     
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    I learnt an important lesson the last few weeks...

    No matter what happens in life, stick to what you need to do to manage your mental and physical health.
    That sounds perfect, a meet up with like minded people to share a common, healthy interest.
     
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    Yeah, I’m a bit surprised at the people in the uk- the general people seem to handle the deaf people better than SA because I went into a shop by myself today to get sheets for my bed. I was nervous so I write stuff down. After that, we communicated like normal. She even signed thank you which is awesome that more people are learning sign language. I also think having converted to a British way of speech and language has helped a lot as I report to my cousins every day for work and we had a bit of a rough start with my speech when I first came here. My aunt says it has gotten better since and more people understand me now.

    My mom is visiting til tomorrow from Holland and she can’t understand me now. What peeved me off is she told me to speak properly. I tried not to let it upset me because she doesn’t realize I’m surrounded by British native speakers and talk like they do now.
     
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    Great to hear that you are doing so well @RainstormZA , and when in Rome speak Greek with a Mexican accent :D .

    Imho SA places too much emphasis on identifying the “difference” in people that are otherwise able than they themselves, where overseas you are taught to embrace it and that there is no difference, that’s why it’s no big deal to them, you are a customer, same as the person next to you. I met a great friend that has passed on unfortunately for him wanting to sort me out for talking to his girlfriend, ended up on my knees in front of his wheelchair, and then we decided it was easier to just have a lot of beer , nearly dropped him down the stairs leaving as well! Great night and great buddy for life.

    Maybe your mom is just being a mother hen, maybe she doesn’t want to fully accept that you are now fully independent, :trophy: and loving it, it takes a while for it to sink in. Keep on going and thanks for sharing your adventures with us here.
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    Not sure where to post this. This afternoon my mom saw her GP after some blood tests earlier this week. He has referred her to a specialist, but he suspect colon cancer. I feel so stupid. I always have advice for everyone, but when it's so close to home I am at a loss for words. Currently she is literally all I have, the thought of her mortality scares me shitless.
     
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    Try Geordie lol it’s a Newcastle dialect in the uk

     
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    Hi @Viper_SA , sorry to hear this news. You and Mom will be in our thoughts and prayers, here is to positive thoughts for a positive outcome. Please keep us up to date if you are up to it and want or are willing to share, it will be appreciated.

    Never nice when it hits right home, but we are mere mortals and don’t know what is destined for us, or how the trip will be. Strongs to you bud, keep positive and support the fight that lies ahead. May you both be victorious.
     
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    Quick update EEG done, tomorrow it's the MRI hold thumbs please .
     
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    Holding thumbs for you @ARYANTO
     
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    Both thumbs held @ARYANTO
     
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    I am very sorry to hear about your mom :neutral: I hope she and you are doing OK?
     
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    Good luck bud! Please let us know how it goes...