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Ian Climacus

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[Votive] Amos [Votive]
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((Amos))

((Everyone here))

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And I shot a man in Tesco, just to watch him die.

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Dunno why, but Leaky Eye Syndrome this afternoon...state of the world? Terrorists? Trump? General Election? Who knows...

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Black Dog coming from under bed....

IJ

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Bishops Finger
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O why can't I just go to sleep, and not wake up?

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quote:
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O why can't I just go to sleep, and not wake up?

Oh, please don't not wake up - the Ship needs you and your wit.

[Votive] that your Black Dog slinks back under the bed presto pronto.

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Ian Climacus

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Bishops Finger, are you able to kick that dog back under the bed? Even a feeble kick might help.

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((BF))

((Everyone))

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quote:
Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
O why can't I just go to sleep, and not wake up?

IJ

Stay with me
Keep watch with me

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Thanks, all...Black Dog has backed down, a bit.

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Glad to hear it, BF.

Down, boy! [Big Grin]

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Good to hear, BF [Votive]

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Hoping Bishops Finger and Amos can persuade their black dogs back into submission.

Prayers for all on this thread.

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Thanks, CK and others.....Black Dog is back under the bed where he belongs, but it doesn't seem to take much to fetch him out again. I'm hoping the result of tomorrow's General Election will not encourage him to emerge!

[Help]

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Amen to that, BF [Votive]
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(and a nice 2000th, Doone)

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Oh, I hadn't noticed [Smile]
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Ian Climacus

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[Votive] [Votive] [Votive]

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Invited to my boss' place for a bbq tonight...I know it will be good for me but I can't be bothered. And my anxiety flares up.

As it does for a 3 day conference I'm supposed to attend next week...I feel trapped already. 5 hour drive each way with 3 others; endless days of no escape / alone time except just before bed; dinners we *should* attend. Again, may be good for me - but I just want to crawl under the doona and hide.

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IC [Votive]
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((IC))

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Ian Climacus

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Thank you. Managed 2.5 hrs at my boss' place before leaving. Which is something I guess.
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As it does for a 3 day conference I'm supposed to attend next week...I feel trapped already. 5 hour drive each way with 3 others; endless days of no escape / alone time except just before bed; dinners we *should* attend. Again, may be good for me - but I just want to crawl under the doona and hide.

Sounds like a living hell. Sorry for not making encouraging noises but ...

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Thank you. Managed 2.5 hrs at my boss' place before leaving. Which is something I guess.

Well done you! Small steps - just take it easy.

{{{IC}}}

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Having one of those "it's never far away, is it, dammit?" days. But there's been a week or two of literal and metaphorical sunshine.

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May the sunshine continue for you....funny how Black Dogs often don't seem to like the sun, no?

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Yup

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Sunny and warm here and the black dog is romping just outside my window. [Frown]

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Sunny and warm here and the black dog is romping just outside my window. [Frown]

Wish I could call him off so that you could enjoy the sun. *hug*

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Sunny and warm here and the black dog is romping just outside my window. [Frown]

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((Uncle Pete))

Get away from that window, Black Dog, NOW!

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Thank you all. And, yes, EM: I agree. So much so, I pulled out of it, with my boss' blessing.

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[Votive] and all others here

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May I report what seems like good news? My GP referred me to psychiatry last November. Finally, last week, the appointment letter arrived, with an appointment to see a clinical psychologist. There were no details beyond the appointment time.

My expectations were low. I turned up for the appointment yesterday to discover that it was a 90 minute appointment (I had assumed 20 mins max)and that I'd been scheduled to have six sessions (the next five will be shorter).

Yesterday was good. It was very good. I feel hopeful.

[Votive] for all of us trying to control our black dogs.

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I'm so pleased to hear that NEQ.

I've just completed the five free therapy sessions that were available through my professional body's helpline. I have found it very helpful.

I really hope for a good outcome for you.

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Excellent news NEQ [Smile] [Votive]
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Brilliant news NEQ - I am so pleased they are taking it seriously.

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Good news indeed. My previous employers (the NHS) gave me 5 free sessions of counselling at a time when I was contemplating (or, at least, saying I was contemplating) suicide.

It must have worked, 'cos I'm still here!

((NEQ))

Hope the rest of the sessions are positive and fruitful.

IJ

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It's June 25th, and I'm still here. We've passed what would have been OH's birthday. The first anniversary of his death is at the end of the week. I'm a bit numb, but mostly keeping the hound in his basket.


Prayers for all. [Votive]

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Well done, Amos. Hound, stay in your basket.

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Thinking of you all. I cried in the middle of Sunday lunch yesterday. The children were great. But the Old Man, as usual, said nothing, did nothing.

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[Votive] for all, especially Amos and Erroneous Monk

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[Votive] Amos [Votive]

Moo

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Amos and EM [Votive]
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((EM))

That bloody Leaky Eye Syndrome - WTF is that all about, eh? God alone knows what brings it on, but it can't be helped. So far, I've managed not to have LES in public, but....

[Confused]

[Votive] for all afflicted with LES, as if the Dark Hound wasn't bad enough.

IJ

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[Votive] [Votive] [Votive]

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