I pretty much took a few months break from the internet...only posted from android phone most of last year. Nothing like a new desktop and being back on the pharm.
I'm in the same boat, bro. After breaking my laptop close to a year and a half ago, I have had to post from my Android device, as well. Between the auto-correct actually misspelling everything I wrote, and constantly having to pinch in and out to read what I wrote, it just got to be too much. So, like yourself, I wasn't online nearly as much as I have been in the past.
It's nice to be back on the pharm, as opposed to sitting on the side of the road looking at the pharm. Hopefully things will pick back up like it was in the "good old days", and if not, at least I can now chat via PM's with you. Missed a lot of you guys and gals.
Hey brother. New computer but here I am on a phablet. Phone/tablet...its huge. We need to pm..figure out how to shut down the bot that x*#&ed the life out of pharmer...I also have other idea's.
I was sending you a PM while we were both online, trying to catch up with you and let you know how the past year has gone for me, and seeing how your year had been.
I'm all for ideas! We need to get this place jumping again, without succombing to accepting posts regarding addiction and misuse/abuse of medicine. As a pain patient, and pain patient advocate, I really get peeved when I see people asking "How do I get my Dr to increase my dosage of XYZ", or some other stupid stuff like that. There are other boards for those types of questions!
Let me know what kind of ideas you have in mind, and lets see if we can't implement some of them. I haven't seen Kirby posting much of late, hope all is well in "his" world:) . I'm sure we will need to run our ideas through the admins, but I haven't seen them on here much lately, either. Hopefully, this nice group of people that have gathered here will once again take up posting. I know we all really like to ID tablets, and maybe that's what is preventing others from actively posting?
In other news; I got a new dog (not sure if I told you that already via PM or not). A beautiful, 6 month (now 1 year old) Beagle that was left abandoned by it's owners, and I adopted her from the local animal shelter here in town. She has been the best thing for my depression. Better than any amount of Zoloft a Dr could throw at me. She keeps me busy, which keeps me from focusing on how miserable pain has made life. In the summer, when we got her, she forced me to take walks with her even when I felt miserable. It's amazing how much an animal can improve someone's life- but only if the person is capable of being a responsible, non-neglecting owner! Since I've had to file for disability, I have been doing volunteer work at the humane society "socializing", as they call it, the dogs that are there. I've also become a vocal member of the humane society's facebook page, posting new arrivals, and updates on dogs that are there, etc, etc. Our humane society is a no-kill society, so some of those poor dogs have lived the majority of their life their in those cages. It's so sad, because everyone seems to want to buy a cute little puppy, when we have half a dozen perfectly housebroken 6mo-1yo dogs there. This time of year, especially, is brutal because every highschooler in the area seemingly got their girlfriend, or boyfriend, a new puppy. Once the newness wears off, guess where they end up? And it's not their fault, and they don't understand why they are there. Anyhow, I digress.
What a way to start off the new year, with one of my signature "where the heck is he going with this post" tangent. Oh well, it's just nice to be back, and able to post (and see what I am posting without Android auto-correcting it to make no-sense at all.) I look forward chatting with you again my brother!!
We can talk via pm or phone If you like. I don't think you know the main issue that's slowed things down on here...enjoy Sunday brother.