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    Atra got a reaction from Floor2017 in December 31   
    I was concerned before I toured Alaska with friends and family for two weeks in September. I got no sleep, got sick too but I still had a nice time. And as you said, it helped me forget my suffering. I gained perspective on some things, too. 
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    Atra got a reaction from nhaar in December 31   
    I was concerned before I toured Alaska with friends and family for two weeks in September. I got no sleep, got sick too but I still had a nice time. And as you said, it helped me forget my suffering. I gained perspective on some things, too. 
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    Atra reacted to nhaar in December 31   
    For me a change of scenery has always helped me to forget about my suffering. I was horrified when I learned about the trip to US because I thought I was too ill to travel. But it turned out allright. I had great two weeks and I crushed right after returning home. But it was worth it. 
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    Atra reacted to Rose Chavez in The Absurdity of Me   
    @JD4010 This is actually something that I think a lot of us can relate to!!! Such a great post to share and thank you for doing so!!! This is a prime example of the beginnings of or unfortunately the daily life of reclusion. You have become a prisoner to your surroundings!!! You are not ****ed up, you are unique, private and suffering. Piece by piece, bit by bit,area by smallest area....attack it...out of the blue!!! You will start to feel better even in the tiniest of accomplishment!!! Do this for yourself!!! 
    *I put myself through this with our monthly inspections to the point of vomit inducing anxiety and turmoil!!! It was horrifying!!! I do not fault myself nor feel guilt any longer. I just let it go and realized I am doing my best and that is all that matters!!!
    YOU GOT THIS FRIEND!!!
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    Atra reacted to JD4010 in Waiting for the Ice Queen   
    The lakes usually freeze over by the first week in January but I don't think it will happen by then this year...it's been warmer than normal.
    I haven't been ice fishing for many years. I'm not sure I want to again either. It just wouldn't be the same without cans of cheap beeeer.

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    Atra got a reaction from 20YearsandCounting in Waiting for the Ice Queen   
    When will the lakes freeze over and will you be going ice fishing further north?
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    Atra got a reaction from JD4010 in Waiting for the Ice Queen   
    When will the lakes freeze over and will you be going ice fishing further north?
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    Atra got a reaction from JD4010 in Waiting for the Ice Queen   
    Winter has come to the Isthmus. Good looking selfie, too. Rockin that ruggedly handsome chap look.
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    Atra reacted to 20YearsandCounting in My own Blog entry must be approved first??!! What??   
    You haven't done anything wrong, jamark. 
    A recent mandatory update caused a glitch in the system.  This glitch causes all content that has an image, file, or link to be put in the manual approval queue for staff approval before it 'shows up' on the site. This happens for all members, and in all forums.  
    I know it's a pain, and you have our apologies.  We are doing the best we can until we can find a Tech to help fix all these things.  I've put posts in the Q&A forum and the Central forum explaining this. 
    A number of members are upset because, like you, they think they must have done something wrong.  You haven't done anything wrong, it's just a glitch that will not be able to be fixed until we have a Tech. 
    Thank you for being here on DF. We appreciate your contributions. 
    20YaC
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    Atra got a reaction from 20YearsandCounting in My own Blog entry must be approved first??!! What??   
    Well I can't know but if its helpful I can suggest some possible reasons. Was there a hyperlink, embedded picture or video included in your comment? Moderator review can be triggered by this or other activity that is potentially in violation of ToS. After review, the comment will show up minus the portion that's unapproved and I think they include a reason for any redactions. 
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    Atra reacted to Jamark8 in My own Blog entry must be approved first??!! What??   
    Thanks for replying

    I didn't post a picture, but I noticed the person who commented on my entry had a big black dot on his signature, and when I ran my mouse over it, it basically said it was a picture, but I didn't click it. It just showed up as a black dot.

    Maybe that was it??

    I hope I didn't do anything wrong. I try my best to obey and respect the TOS. 🙂

    However, if I did now or ever do something wrong, I hope someone can tell me.

    Thanks again. I never thought really that the guy's signature would possibly trigger it. Hmmm.

    I'm sure it will be posted once they look at it. I'm certain things will be okay. Forgive my freakout, please. I'm in the midst of working on that. Patience, self. Patience.
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    Atra got a reaction from Jamark8 in My own Blog entry must be approved first??!! What??   
    Well I can't know but if its helpful I can suggest some possible reasons. Was there a hyperlink, embedded picture or video included in your comment? Moderator review can be triggered by this or other activity that is potentially in violation of ToS. After review, the comment will show up minus the portion that's unapproved and I think they include a reason for any redactions. 
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    Atra reacted to JD4010 in Gutterball   
    Oddly enough, I'd be perfectly happy taking a trip to Barrow, Alaska. Dark and brutally cold. That really appeals to me. My favorite feeling in the world is when I'm in a warm bed listening to the icy winds howl outside. I shove my portable biological heating devices (cats) under the covers and lie there in a state of bliss.
    Barrow moves to a pace that is appropriate for the extreme cold and snow. Here in Wisconsin, the pace doesn't change on winter weather days...we are still expected to function exactly as if it was a June day. That really frustrates me.
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    Atra got a reaction from JD4010 in Gutterball   
    Well done to your daughter JD. I was wondering if there's any chance of you slipping away on a trip to someplace new? Perhaps with your daughter. Somewhere away from the cold and snow. 
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    Atra got a reaction from Floor2017 in Gutterball   
    Well done to your daughter JD. I was wondering if there's any chance of you slipping away on a trip to someplace new? Perhaps with your daughter. Somewhere away from the cold and snow. 
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    Atra reacted to Bulgakov in Gutterball   
    Hi JD,
    Everything Floor said.  I know you're proud of your daughter, and there's always a chance winds will shift if you're adrift.  At the least, your--and my--anchorless life is an honest one.  Good chance trying to retreat to a more comfortable life, for your ex anyway, would leave you wondering what the heck you were thinking.  You've got cats to think about also, ha. 
    Feel better, Bulgakov
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    Atra reacted to Floor2017 in Gutterball   
    Congratulations on your daughter accomplishments of graduating and congratulations to you as well for being a good supportive father.  You should be extremely proud and happy my friend and don’t worry about the bowling ball because at any point in life you can strike all the issues of life down with just one roll of the ball my friend.  I see what your life can become and not what it is right now or what it once been.  Hang in there JD
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    Atra reacted to JD4010 in Fourth Ketamine Infusion – 6/17/2017, 60mg Part 1   
    What a journey you are undertaking. I want to thank you--again--for sharing it with us.
    I'm contemplating a "mental journey" myself in the near future.
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    Atra reacted to nhaar in December 11 (ward day 39)   
    Yes, ECT has helped me big time. I am now back at home but still two more treatment left. 
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    Atra got a reaction from JD4010 in What Is The “Relief Experience”?   
    Yes and I hear this from folks who don't struggle with depression. Even pre-major depression it took 5 days to a week away for me to forget work anxiety and feel like I was on vacation. 
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    Atra reacted to Floor2017 in What Is The “Relief Experience”?   
    I’m sorry JD, I wished you could enjoy your time away from work more better than what you are currently doing.  Hang in there my friend and hopefully things will change in the near future 
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    Atra reacted to JD4010 in What Is The “Relief Experience”?   
    I spend my "vacation time" worrying about the massive pile of crap that will await me upon my return.
    I'd even be depressed laying on a white sand beach with the warm, gentle surf washing over me. Yes, that's "crazy". But it's my experience.
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    Atra got a reaction from JD4010 in What Is The “Relief Experience”?   
    For example, Novelty Effect, Subject-expectancy effect, Hawthorne Effect. It's important to be aware of these when evaluating how effective a drug really is. The quality of the research depends to some extent on how well researchers control for these and other factors. I want to anticipate some of those unasked questions, for example: So you're saying all mental health patients should self-medicate...? NO. I didn't write that. So you think euphoric drugs will...? NO, I'm pretty sure the word "can" is not a synonym of "will". So you're saying we should give every mentally ill patient every time...? No and NO again, that's not what I wrote and not what I think. Aren't you aware there's an opioid addiction crisis...? Yes, are you aware I'm not writing about or advocating for opioids? These questions come from Straw Man and Slippery Slope arguments. I don't mean to suggest that there aren't any valid questions to ask, I welcome having my thinking challenged by those questions however, I am not interested in indulging anyone making arguments that are not to the point of what I've written.  
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    Atra got a reaction from Jamark8 in Safety here online, Depression here offline   
    Keep writing for so long as it helps. Especially helpful when you're alone, when negative thoughts don't have any competition. I also learned that when I'm doing there is less time for thinking about how awful things are. 
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    Atra reacted to Bulgakov in Third Ketamine Infusion – 6/13/2017, 50mg Part 1   
    Hi Atra, excellent tell of the second experience.  I'll look at the third now.  Thanks for continuing to share this.
    Yah, mystical experience or awareness is by definition ineffable.  But you do a good job of poeticizing when relating your experiences in that direction, and those lyric stabs are also appreciated.  Please keep up the good work on yourself, and the blog. 
    Bulgakov
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