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forestmistheather

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  1. Hi Chump Welcome to AS. I'm sorry about things that have brought you here, but hopefully you'll find support and new friends here on AS. I understand why you feel conflicted about feeling happy re. finding AS. I can remember feeling (and still do) both happy and sad at the same time. But I am glad that you found us. Forest x
  2. OMG!!! She is just the cutest 🥰
  3. I'm much the same Cap - I don't know where I'll be in 3 minutes, let alone 3 years. I get through by going from moment to moment. I think it's okay to say I don't know, or perhaps these are some thoughts of places/points in my life I think I'd like to be at then, even if you don't have a concrete idea of things. I also think it would be good to take in what you've written above to say that this is what your instinctive reaction was to the question, then when you took a step back you noticed xyz (what you've said above), but trying to write one more focused on you has been harder. It'll be
  4. Hey Capulet, That's a lot of thinking you've put in. Just a thought though - a lot of it is about where you envisage the loved ones around/surrounding you to be in 3 years. It doesn't actually explicitly say where you'll be in 3 years. What about delving into your relationships with those loved ones and how you think they've have changed in 3 years time, and how you think you'll feel about that? Or possible if there's something you are doing e.g. studying, how your life may be different (or not) in 3 years etc... Rather than a 'it could be this or this', try a more ' this is how I se
  5. Hi Rosedoll, Welcome to AS. Safe hugs if okay, Forest x
  6. Hey panket, Welcome to AS. You're safe here. And although you probably won't believe me, you are in no way an 'ultra-pathetic subhuman creature'. You are You, and that's just fine. See you around the boards. Forest x
  7. Hi Solace, Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for what has brought you here, but I am glad that you have taken the step to join us. You will find a great many supportive people on this forum, and a topic for almost everything (including a space for laughter ). There is also a space for your husband to discuss things / ask questions if he too wants to create an account (under secondary survivors). Take your time and have a look around. You're welcome to inbox me if you have further questions. The recovery journey is often long and very bumpy, but we are here to support you. Forest x
  8. So life moved on and I started school. Being a child with epilepsy in main stream school was quite a new thing in those days - they hadn't long since stopped locking us up in institutions (which is another story) and the general public were terrified and highly ignorant of the condition - still are today - so my teachers weren't exactly looking forward to having me in their classes. It wasn't long before I was being bullied, and I mean extreme institutional systematic bullying by everybody in my year group, and kids from the year groups above me and below me. Apart from absolutely no-one al
  9. Initial important people - my mum, dad, and 4 year older sister. My dad was a police officer we I was born and until I was 9, and my mum had been until my sister had been born - it was where they met. My dad's background was from a slightly wealthier family from my mum's in that his family could afford to rent a property when he was growing up, whilst my mum grew up in a rather nasty fight for survival type council estate. I probably do need to say something about their backgrounds really. So my dad was the youngest of 4 children, and my gran (his mum) had come from wealth. She had b
  10. I'm so spaced out at the moment. I was waiting for my taxi home after work yesterdy when a work colleague walked right on past me, spoke to me, and frantically waved at me until she was about 40ft away. It wasn't until then that it registered on me that she was there and what she'd been doing, and all the while I'd be starring almost directly at her (or through her, but in her direction). I'm not with it. I have a golden opportunity laid out before me to apply to a global top 10 university for a subject/to study something I've wanted to do my whole life near enough. But I feel something m
  11. Welcome Sue. I'm sorry for what brings you here, but you'll find lots of support and there are lots of different forums on AS. There is also a chat room (where you'll often find me!) - you need to have posted 10 times to be able to go in it though, and there is an area for writing a blog if you wish. I wish you all the best on your journey of recovery, Forest x
  12. I am so exhausted I could cry - I ache all over.

    1. patriciag
    2. Field8

      Field8

      Sitting with you quietly if okay

       

    3. Butterflyluv

      Butterflyluv

      Sitting with you. I am hurting all over today too. 

  13. Hi Cg54, Welcome to AS. This is a truly supportive site, there is no judgement here. I would just like you to know that I hear you - you are heard. You are not alone. Sitting with you for as long as you'd like and you need. Forest x
  14. Feel really sick & panicked

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    2. forestmistheather

      forestmistheather

      Thank you.  It's 22:20 here and I'm just eating - don't really want anything, but know I should.

    3. patriciag

      patriciag

      feel better soon

    4. forestmistheather
  15. Fed up - this is not a holiday!!!

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