Great Idea Sis,
For those that don't know me, I am Kitt and I found this wonderful site by accident, or perhaps the fates led me here.
The support is outstanding. I love to hear the success stories and to help people through the rough times.
I am an RN as well as a Fitness Instructor. I have a great love for music, riding Harleys, and reading.
I am available by email if you feel you need to share something private so please know I am here for all of you as well as for myself.
I like to believe that I make the world a better place because I live and serve within it.
Oh yes, I love to laugh and to tease people.................so I will try hard not to rein in my funny bone.
Glad to meet you. :)
Well, I guess I could give this a try...I guess I am probably one of the youngest on here ( I have met 1 or 2 younger I believe) at 16. I guess knowing that I am 16 you wonder how I ended up here. I found this place by accident while doing research. So glad I did. Not sure where I would be right now. I go to school and sleep. Thats about it really. I do play on my schools tennis team, sort of, and I enjoy(ed) sports alot before I had to deal with the everyday struggles I do now. So, here goes as to my medical issues I guess. about 4 years ago I got a pain in my left knee...I have fallen off a cliff since then. Yea, thats how bad it has gotten. Even though I went to a ton of docs, I was no never diagnosed with anything. They said they could find nothing and wanted to keep passing me to others docs who all said the same thing. Guess I finally gave that up. I had surgery 2 years ago and a while after noticed more changes. about a year ago I started showing signs of depression and such.
Now I have full blown depression, anxiety, and panic. Although, being the age I am, no one will listen to me and my parents just believe it is a 'stage' and it will pass. They don't realize the seriousness. So, now I go to school even though it is so hard for me too. I have depression, anxiety, panic attacks, social phobia, and all kinds of stuff that I deal with everyday. I do see my school counselor, but not much help there. I am talking with her about seeing a professional because I am over 100% sure I need one. I hate around people, I have a hard time dealing with things, I have sensitivities that include cold, sound, light, touch, failure, rejection, perfectionism, organization, and I have some OCD tendencies.
Guess you could say I have my share of issues. But, we all do. When this is all over for me, I hope to use this experience to help others and to educate the public who seem to not be able to understand what we go through on a daily basis. So, hopefully, in the end I can use this as a positive experience and to help others. Sorry so long. I get carried away. Take care and hope you all have a great day!!
28 years old
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder, OCD
Seroquel and Klonopin as needed
Hi all, i'm Liquid
I'm 34, i live in Australia, I found this site by doing a google search for forums with people who suffer from the same things as i do.
I'm a chef, And untill i suffered from my anxiety, depression and agoraphobia, i was working in a 5 star restaurant.
I've pretty much been depressed most of my life, but only diagnosed 12 months ago after 5 suicide attempts, i had a really bad childhood, was sent to a boys home, and various foster homes as a child, was molested, and basically I guess i rebelled from then on.
I left school at 13, and started an apprenticeship as a butcher, completed that and then had my own gardening buissnes for 2 years and then did my chefs apprenticeship.
I,ve been a very heavy drinker from the age of 14, been an alcoholic for as long as i can remember, but now i've been sober for almost 12 months. I got into drugs pretty bad in my teens, and then again a year and a half ago, but havent taken any drugs for 12 months. I have 4 children, a very supportive partner who also suffers depression, i have an enourmous passion for food and food science, being close to the beach i used to surf alot until a near shark attack so i'm hoping to conquer my fear of sharks as well.
In the past 2 months i have improved tenfold, especially since joining the family here at HW, everyone here is so understanding and helpful, its the best thing i've done in a long time joining .
i to am here for eveybody, if anyone need to chat private at anytime my email details are in my details section...
((((((((HUGS)))))))) to all, hope evryone has a great day....
Yeah, has'nt been the best life but the way i look at it is others have suffered worse and mine is improving, so its all a plus for me now..
And thanks heaps fo your kind words it means alot..
You are completely right! That's a great way to view things! Thanks too, that is my reminder that no matter how bad things get, someone out there is going through worse. So, glad to hear that your life is improving! That's great! I hope that everyone's life can improve!
We are all in this together! Keep it up!
Wishing everyone well...TeNNiS*
EMAIL me your Windows live Mess so I can have Cait ad you k ........
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Holy Moly Lyn,
These people are wonderful. Where to begin:
I am in MN so I believe you are from NoDak............lol. My son went to NDSU Fargo and was Homecoming King..........my claim to fame.
You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders and you have shared your story which shows you trust as well as you want to get better. Your reaching out. Wonderful. Take my hand and I will help you.
You have come so far in such a short time and you have the positive attitude, you are a inspiration to all who read your posts and I have been impressed with the way you are dealing with your problems head on. Keep on, you are doing it the right way.
I only have one request, would you make Christmas dinner and send it to my house.........a chef I am not.
It is hard to believe from reading your posts that you are in my granddaughter's age range. You are so mature and you have faced your problems and issues taking responsibility for working on getting better.
Everyone here is supporting you and Lyn's Cait is a great young lady, also as wise as her Mom. I hope you get connected to talk.
Hugs to you. Keep on posting.
A young woman after my own heart. I am fortunate enough to live in the land of Mall of America............let's shop. I am happy to read you are dedicated to a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio a day. In my retirement career I am a fitness instructor so I am the person that cheers you on. I work at the YMCA.
I am excited to hear your attacks have stayed away............you are doing great, just awwsome.
I am proud to get to know each of you and know that I am here, always available by email to if you have a question.
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Thanks Kitt. Sometimes I feel like I am not normal because the people my age dont act the way I do. Last week I had a talk with my counselor about how I am different. Its strange alot of the time. I seem to understand the world more than most. (my age I mean, and maybe some older people) But, I think alot. I am not sure it is a weird thing or if it is a gift! I like to think of it as a gift! But, most of the time I feel so disconnected with the people around me. I live in my own world all the time. And all I do in it is think about stuff constantly. It is sometimes annoying, but I guess since I dislike being around people and dont like to talk it makes sense! I used to not be this way so I am not sure if it has to do with whatever is going on in my head or if I have been given a special gift or something. I am content with it most of the time! Except when I am around annoying people who dont seem to understand anything at all! That can be frustrating. Personally I dont see how someone can live in a world if they dont understand anything going on in it! But thats just me!
Sorry, venting. I do that alot. I apologize!
Oh yea, now I remember, Lyn, I would love that! Always nice to meet new people and learn new things! You just let me know, I would be glad to chat with her. Thanks!