Author Topic: Healed after 12 years!  (Read 36893 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #220 on: June 16, 2018, 10:15:34 pm »
Just wanted to thank you for your most recent post.  I just passed the seven-year mark, and after a recent long and difficult wave, my current baseline is the best it has been since this illness began a very long time ago.  I am not healed, but definitely getting [...]/closer to “normal.”  I have no problem with this process taking another 3-4 years.  Comforting to know that there are others that have taken a long time to heal.

Thanks again, glad you are well!

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this is great to hear! :) i am 6 years and nowhere near where i want to be. but i thought maybe it is a good sign that i am becoming extremely depressed that i am still unable to do and feel all the normalcy that i use to because before all i could do was just get through a day and all the symptoms but now i so long to just do all those normal things again. i sure [...] that in another year i will have some major/good improvements.
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #221 on: June 17, 2018, 01:00:30 am »
I'm coming up on 12 years [...] free. On may 5, 2005 I was cold turkeyed in the hospital. It was the most horrific and unforeseen event in my life and it has changed me as a human being forever. Slowly, very slowly over 1-5 [...] free years my symptoms waxed and waned until at 5 years [...] free my life was about 80% of what I was pre-[...]. Life was good but not great for a few months. The unrelenting horror, mental anguish and general displeasure for life had abated but the physical symptoms were still alive and well... just milder and I expected them to all abate as well as time marched on.
 
  At almost 6 years [...] free the flood gates reopened again and I was cast back into what I would call acute [...] withdrawal! It was just as bad as the beginning if not worse... as a matter of fact a lot worse! All the progress I made was suddenly gone and I was left a 40 year old man with a wife and two kids, a beautiful home crying on the floor with no [...] for a future. It nearly broke me as a human being and I was ready to give up.

  Luckily I had tremendous support from the person I had been with my whole life...My loving wife. She knew me since high school and knew that this was not the man she married. Luckily she believed in me because I didn't and at 6 years I didn't think recovery was possible. I thought I had permanent brain damage from the ativan and I would never recover.

  My wife got busy and contacted many people on my behalf.  Una Corbett, Barry Haslam, Baylissa Frederick (Bliss), and even to professor Ashton herself! They 'ALL' said to my amazement 'HE WILL RECOVER' and 'THIS SOMETIMES HAPPENS'. She even made an account here to talk to people on my behalf (I was too unwell to post then). I'm Mr. B by the way!

  The symptoms were very hard up until 11 years [...] free and right now at almost 12 years [...] free my life is brilliant!!!  I can see the light again and feel love, joy, and happiness. I'm 47 years old and have a new lease on life and you will too. Please people believe in recovery...BELIEVE!!!

  It happens for 'EVERYBODY' given time and staying off  benzos and 'ALL' chemical crap!

  Mr. B


Dear Mr B - can you please give Mrs B the biggest hug ever from me? I am sooo happy that there is a couple who could manage to stay together and I am so happy for you, Mr. B that you have this wonderful warrior wife that did never give up on you. I am like her but sadly my boyfriend wasn't and I am the one suffering from wd.
But your [...] here shows me there are others like me, I wouldn't give up on my love no matter what.
Wonderful. I wish you 2 and your kids a bright future and the best things to happen. May your love last for ever and ever :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #222 on: June 17, 2018, 01:12:39 am »
This is great news Mr. B.  I have often worried and been scared the my brain will not come back and I will forever be brain damaged. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #223 on: June 17, 2018, 09:39:19 pm »
Thank you, Mr. B

Missing out on so much still makes me angry, yo.

Traveling, hiking, participating in community in a reliable way...whine, sob...

But thank you for posting your success [...], man, and have a great rest-of-your-life :)
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #224 on: June 19, 2018, 09:53:23 pm »
Mr. B,

i [...] you come back as i am really curious to know this:


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i [...] you see this post. i am interested to know if you ever had any of the neuropathy/numbness in the limbs/feet/legs or anywhere else?

thanks, [...]
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #225 on: June 20, 2018, 12:22:33 am »
Thanks for coming back!
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #226 on: September 14, 2018, 08:11:35 pm »
Holy Gophers - What is this diabolical stuff we've gotten into? 12 years is the Mt. Everest of time lines! Glad you came to such a happy ending of a truly harrowing episode! Nope, that's not for me - whether I could or not, I wouldn't. But that's just me. I'm at a mere 2 years and don't have another 10 years! At the dosage I was on and other 'stuff' that led me to OD in 2016, it's no wonder it's still, in some ways, getting worse. I guess I don't have an interest in dragging this tired shell around forever - I figure it's only a shell and hardly my actual 'self' if I may say so.There's no one left in my family, brother to suicide, job, career, car, income, a 5-bypass - what else can we through into it? Losing the last 2 cats is what the proverbial "last straw" point it came to. My ability to play music or even feel it anymore has all but dissipated, I mean - what the hell, I figure it is what it is!
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #227 on: September 18, 2018, 12:18:39 am »
Thank you Mr B for your success [...]  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #228 on: September 18, 2018, 04:38:52 am »
How do you get in touch with all these people? Una corbett, etc etc?
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[Buddie]

Re: Healed after 12 years!
« Reply #229 on: September 18, 2018, 08:00:25 am »
Thanks for sharing your success [...]. It gives me [...].
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