Carl D.---Ricarrdo and I were here most of the night waiting for your

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Posted by sailpappy ( on April 05, 2000 at 08:41:37:

In Reply to: Suicide hotline...please hold. posted by Carl D on April 05, 2000 at 08:05:59:

Update,and to offer some companionship in the middle of our insanity.
Hey are you going through the V.A. for Treatment? Sounds like it with the cancelled and rescheduled appointments. I've kept a book of all the appointments and I think it's about 1 out of 7 that doesn't get shuffled around for months and months.
It took the Gastroendorologist a full year to start the Treatment for the Hepatitis C. I had to see a shrink befor e they would start the Chemo as Headache and insanity are the two main side affects from the Interferon. I was told that %40 of the people that take it lose their marbles, real high suicide rate!
Well sir! I have had Headaches (CH) everyday for over 30 years, I didn't see the logic in not wanting someone that already is nutty as a fruitcake and has headaches every few hours to take the only treatment that is available. I mean to not seek treatment was Paramount to commiting suicide.
Actgually when the Doctor told me he didn't think I was a canadate for the treatment I came the closest I have ever come to completely loosing it, I kind of questioned the Good Doctors
Credentials, I mean is this guy a complete idiot or what.
It was the only time I ever had the Security Guards called to assist the Doctor. You know getting out of the corner I had him backed into.
I don't know how long your CH's have been active, I just wanted to tell you that I'm really happy if I get a combined sleep total of 3 hours per night. Usually range in the 1.5 to 2 hour area in 20 to 45 minute intervals.
Divert all this pain into your book and maybe that will help for the moment! I have little else to offer except the cold treatment!

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