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    I see you are just an incorrigible optimist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    I see you are just an incorrigible optimist
    YUP! 'fraid so.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    I see you are just an incorrigible optimist
    Once one appreciates the beauty of simply waking up alive every morning...
    That's optimism. Laying your head down each night with the expectation you'll lift it again the next day.

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    I lay my head down with the expectation that I shall lift it again the next day and in hope that I won't. I'm sorry but there it is.

    Y'know? I read an article the other about how so many people are being treated, and prescribed drugs, for depression when , actually , they have a personality disorder. That's a totally different situation altogether opined the writer.
    Well? I can see that.
    I've never wanted to get to the bottom of how I feel about life, thought I'd take it the grave with me, why not? And then, when I went to have a concern raised by optician investigated, a Hospital eye-specialist asked about my health and well being. I wasn't, hadn't been, prepared for that and so obviously I said " yeah, I'm fine, as well as can be I think". So is my mental-state having any sort of bearing on my sight? He must have thought it relevant. And then, maybe he just meant my physical well being. I'm not sure how to proceed here. Could just mention how I feel I suppose, ask if it matters. Don't know if I could, WANT TO EVEN, cope with happiness and optimism now. That would be such a shock to the system now after so many years. Old habits die hard.
    I'm up for a "field-test" what ever that is and then it's back to see the specialist early in the new year.

    We shall see I suppose.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

  5. #1035
    We shall see I suppose.
    Well, he is an eye specialist. Ouch! Sorry about that.


    Not being depressed doesn't have to mean you become an all singing, all dancing, life of the party guy; you would be allowed to be normal and leave that other stuff to idiots like me. You know, much as you are now, but happy about it and not fed up. No harm in asking, I don't think you warrant the straight jacket and padded cell treatment and anything else is a probable win of some sort.
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    It's just that years ago when saw chiropractor for treatment on by back, he also asked if I had ever suffered with depression. I said no of course.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

    Me? I'm just a fly on the wall.

    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong" Mahatma Gandhi.
    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

  7. #1037
    Dither, a few years ago I was waiting to see a specialist in a hospital and overheard him talking to his previous patient, probably in the corridor outside the other consulting room as the consultation itself had clearly ended. The patient was relating all the many symptoms that he'd had in the past and how the specialists had been baffled by them and eventually this specialist, clearly keen to move on to see me, said, "You ought to write a book," no doubt guessing that the man was just seeking attention. Perhaps he was also implying that the man had a very imaginative mind, so could be a fiction writer if he tried. Of course I never judge other people any differently from the way that I judge myself, but I was pretty certain that my own symptoms weren't simply in my imagination as I had written an entire novel to purge all the nonsense from my unconscious mind not long before. Maybe that specialist was being wiser than it first appeared then.

    I suspect that such medical people always wonder whether there is a mental rather than physical reason for a patient's symptoms. I had gone to see that specialist because I had a problem that merited a colonoscopy and he told me that there were two options, a physical one that could cure any minor problems at the same time as the examination but carried with it a small risk of injury in the process, or a virtual one using a CAT scanner that could identify any problems but not cure them, so the physical process might need to be carried out to do that afterwards anyway. I opted for the virtual process and it cured my problem on its own even though he had said that it couldn't. Had I only had a virtual problem then? From previous experience I didn't think so and I wrote to him to explain why.

    The day before the scan I had to take a series of very strong purgatives to clear my digestive tract out entirely so that the pictures from the scanner would be clear. I suspected that my symptoms resulted from a persistent bacterial infection within the tract and the purgatives alone got rid of it, thus giving the impression that the subsequent CAT scan had done it, which latter was of course impossible. Of course nobody knows which explanation, this or the mental one, was the true one, but it makes a good story, which is all that matters to a writer in the end.

    So evidently writing purges the mind as effectively as other purgatives act on our bodies. Keep on writing and stay healthy then.

    My angel often goes to a chiropractor but sometimes also goes to an acupuncturist. The acupuncturist thinks that the effectiveness of chiropractic is all in the patient's mind but that acupuncture genuinely works physically. Hmmm...
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  8. #1038
    Lying should be reserved for your enemies, though I admit it is tempting sometimes, but when people have based their career on trying to help me I feel bad if I don't do them the favour of telling the truth, guilty. My enemies I can lie through my teeth and no qualms.
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