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#4162727 - 08/29/15 05:41 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp

You did a good job as public relations spokesperson.


Thanks! I tried my best to convince everybody that Olham isn't dead or something, just preoccupied with important real life matters. Obviously I couldn't say anything more specific - he had to do it himself when he felt like he was ready for it. And now he is, which I think is great. smile


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#4162742 - 08/29/15 06:23 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Hasse]  
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Thank you, Wayfarer - I'll find it, sooner or later - I'm fighting.

Thank you, MudWasp - I guess many people have much harder times; I'll get there.

Thank you, Rick.


Originally Posted By: Hasse
Originally Posted By: MudWasp

You did a good job as public relations spokesperson.


Thanks! I tried my best to convince everybody that Olham isn't dead or something, just preoccupied with important real life matters.
Obviously I couldn't say anything more specific - he had to do it himself when he felt like he was ready for it.
And now he is, which I think is great. smile

Thanks for being so loyal, Hasse. I have been thinking, if I should or should not tell the details.
But since I met so many other people with that same darkness on their souls in that clinic
(and that is only one of many such places), I found it no shame, and I guess it should be better
known and understood - then the depressed would not feel so afraid and isolated.


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#4162764 - 08/29/15 07:33 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Hi Olham,
Good news - bad news.
Good news - you're hopefully on the mend yep

Bad news - you had to go through it in the first place nope

Hang in there and believe in yourself.
It's souls like yourself that we all care for and support.
We all need you up and running - Come to think about it, so does WOFF salute


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#4162767 - 08/29/15 07:53 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Originally Posted By: Sandbagger
Hang in there and believe in yourself.
It's souls like yourself that we all care for and support.

Yes, I am quite overwhelmed by all the greetings and best wishes.
It will still take some time to recover; I still don't even do
any flying yet. Hopefully soon.
Thank you, Sandbagger!


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#4162809 - 08/29/15 09:45 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Hopefully soon indeed.
The "Green Tails" are suffering mightily in your absence.

#4162942 - 08/30/15 04:28 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Olham, you are not alone in this fight! This old gezzer has had several brief but very dark days where hope was a brief glimmer at best. Friends who were there all the time the best medicine. Long walks with some friends talking about everything with lots of stories of all sorts were helpfull.

You are just to good of a person to not win this battle!

CW3SF


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#4162966 - 08/30/15 06:40 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Thank you, CW3SF - yes, long walks with friends are truely helpful.


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#4162971 - 08/30/15 06:55 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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I am so sorry to hear of your problem,Olham.
You have been sorely missed on the WOFF pages where your sage advice,always delivered in a gentlemanly manner,has helped so many OFF and WOFF beginners,myself included on so many occasions.The place is not the same without you.Please accept my sincere best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.

#4162974 - 08/30/15 07:17 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Thank you, hood - be assured that I'm struggling hard to be back soon.


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#4163018 - 08/30/15 12:56 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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All the best from me too!


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#4163020 - 08/30/15 12:59 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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elephant, nice to see you around - thank you my friend!


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#4163073 - 08/30/15 04:52 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Good to hear from you, Olham !

I don't know if it will help you, but I also had a long depression in the 90s following a professional burnout, until I had an accident due to lack of sleep and luckily survived. I had to stay a month in a specialized clinic after being physically repaired in hospital. When I left, the shrink told me he would never see me again. He was right !

Just to say you can get out of it. Since then I consider I'm living "bonus years" and enjoying every hour.

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#4163140 - 08/30/15 09:19 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Olham:

As someone with his own black dog following him around at times....

...I'm just glad you had the presence of mind to get some help. We'll be here when you take to the air again.

#4163149 - 08/30/15 10:02 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Hi Olham,

Boy has it been a while since I've written to you, my friend. It seems, sometimes, that circumstances conspire to bring people back into each others orbits. Last week, my ancient gaming rig - the one I used to fly OFF and post on the boards with years ago - finally bit the dust, beyond repair. I'm still in school, but as luck would have it, I'm getting a small loan from some friends and family to get a new computer and I started looking at the WOFF boards for the first time in over a year, then found this.

I'm terribly sorry for the burden and strain you have been under. I can't really say anything that the others haven't already expressed with greater eloquence, but, I'm also glad you had the presence of mind to get some help and, like all of us here, I'm pulling for you too. Hang in there, my friend!

Cappy

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#4163161 - 08/30/15 10:35 PM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Sorry to read you are having to go through this situation. May seem dark before the dawn, but the dawn comes up and the sun shines.

Speedy recovery Olham!

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#4163199 - 08/31/15 12:45 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Olham,

Hey, thanks for posting this and bringing it to our attention. It's a tough thing that many of us have dealt with, myself included. Spent plenty of time living life looking out through the bottom of the bottle. It's hard, and something hard to over-come, but you can.

We're here, we're always here, and we'll always be here. This community was never built on anything less than friendship, thoughtfulness and brotherhood.

Sometimes just getting involved in something that returns good feelings, and removes the bad cures a lot of things. Volunteer, Tudor, mentor, help the elderly, feed the veterans.. etc... it's what makes life worth living.

Talk to us, we'll listen.

All the best my brother and hang in there for the long-haul!

James
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#4163204 - 08/31/15 12:57 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Olham: If it helps, I just shot down a Sopwith Pup (black dog) in your name with an Albatros.

Now just get yours in your sights and take it down.

#4163295 - 08/31/15 10:46 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Olham, hope you get well soon.

Sometimes it's pretty hard to get up when life seems to be kicking you when you're down.

Though I wasn't a big fan of the movie, I always found the quote at the end of Prozak Nation, (mis)paraphrasing Earnest Hemmingway, encouraging...

That you get out of depression the same way you get in, gradually, then suddenly.

Hope your suddenly has come and, if not yet, take heart that it will come soon.

Deacon





#4163299 - 08/31/15 11:25 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Best wishes Olham ! happy to know that you have somehow partly recovered !


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#4163301 - 08/31/15 11:33 AM Re: A Sign of Life [Re: Olham]  
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Olham, got some issues with my own brain, so I have a little idea of what it's taken for you to get where you are now; you're definitely on the right path, brother, and whether the rest will take a few days, weeks, months, or years, you're moving in the right direction. See you in the skies when you're ready.

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