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February 24, 2005 at 2:52 AM


  1. Well, you're not alone with a whole lot of that. Whether or not you consider pseudotumor ceribri a brain disorder, I can say a lot of what you just said about myself, minus the part about my beliefs perhaps.

    Comment by Don Luchini — 2/26/2005 @ 11:29 PM
  2. (I went ahead and removed an extra "http:" in your link that kept it from working earlier. Just letting you know of this =) )

    It's just that I'm not around people that much, and I don't talk to people that much about things like this, so I tend to think I'm the only one like this...And though I know that's false in the back of my mind, I'm not around people that much most of the time, so I usually think I'm the only one with these problems.

    If anything, (some of) the things behind each of those issues would be the only things unique to myself...The issues themselves, on the other hand, would be a lot more common (as you mentioned in your comment).

    Also: Pseudotumor ceribri [sic]? I ran a search on that to see what that was (given what I've posted, I thought it might have been related to autism somehow), and on the pages I've read, aside from them being listed on the same page, there doesn't seem to be a connection between the two...If I may ask, out of curiosity, why did you mention it?

    Thanks for commenting =)

    Comment by Wolfey — 2/28/2005 @ 12:06 AM
  3. Well, there are some people that don't get out, that's why I'm glued to my laptop(s) all day designing whatever and fixing everybody's problems. The most social contact I get is making everybody copies of CDs or videos that ask for them.

    Although I might not have the exact same case of punishment that you had, sometimes I have a hard time discussing things with my father since all through my youth, I was told I was wrong about this and that over and over and figured that I might as well shut up and be done with it, and it turns out that carried over a few years.

    BTW, I'm not exactly sure of the classification of pseudotumor cerebri, but I do know that it involves the brain (therefore probably making it a mental disorder, I don't know). It's similar to brain cancer, except it's not fatal, in the worst case you can lose your vision. All I know is that it's accompanied by a month of really bad headcold-like symptoms, very high spinal fluid pressure that kept me in bed and completely stiff, and best of all, three years of diuretics. Of course, this is going back to when I was nine, I can't (nor do I want to) remember a whole lot of it. It's just wierd, though, that I didn't meet a lot of the criteria for getting it since I'm not twenty to forty-five, female, etc... even though I do remember reading that it was becoming common in male children as well (maybe not age nine, but ah well...)

    P.S. Thanks for correcting my stupidity in the link.

    Comment by Don Luchini — 3/4/2005 @ 3:28 PM
  4. As for social contact, I get a bit of it, but (unless I really want to talk to someone about something) I don't feel like socializing with people, unless they're around my own age (this only applies to people I know offline, BTW) - It's mainly because some conversations just seem...Awkward with people that are significantly older/younger than me. With most of the people I talk to (usually friends/relatives of my parents, and most of them are at least 10-20 years older than me), I socialize with them out of respect. I don't feel like having a conversation with them (nothing against them, of course - I just don't feel like talking), but I don't want to be rude and not talk to them either, especially when they started the conversation. It's similar to what I mentioned about the people that came to the Sunday School classes at my church: Before, there were quite a few people around my age that I could talk to, and now, I'm pretty much the only one left in my age group...

    As for what you went through back then with pseudotumor cerebri...Wow - I really don't know what to say about that. I'm sorry you had to go through all of that when you were younger...Ouch. At least it's over with, which is good.

    (As for the link - You're welcome =) I tried making a few "test" comments using different formats for the URL - The URL alone, without "http://" preceding it, and the URL preceded by "http://" both worked fine...But when the URL is preceded with "http:/" [one slash, rather than two], it added another "http://" before the "http:/", making it start off with "http://http:/", and breaking the link...And since that's what your address looked like before fixing it, I'm guessing a slash was missing at the beginning of the address you typed in. It's just one of those things that goes unnoticed until after the comment is already submitted =P)

    Comment by Wolfey — 3/6/2005 @ 12:32 AM
  5. I am impressed by how honest you are in revealing these aspects and confessions of your life, Wolfey. I imagine that some of this material might be hard to work up the nerve to publish. I find several of your situations easy to sympathize with: For example, I've long been somewhat confused by religion; I'm hardly the most social person around, and I'm usually very hesitant to swear.

    Comment by Andrew Turnbull — 3/12/2005 @ 1:00 AM
  6. Thanks =)

    It was difficult for me to get myself to post all of that, but I feel that, regardless of what happens (regarding how some people I know - mostly relatives - would treat / feel about me once they saw this), I'm better off coming clean and admitting these things, rather than holding them in...Especially since holding them in is what I've usually done with these things, and it hasn't worked that well with them.

    Comment by Wolfey — 3/15/2005 @ 1:43 AM

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