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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by matedog » 28 Jul 2015, 10:51am

All you missed was a bunch of Showdaddy (who?) threads and Flex feeding my new obsession with Kokomo-era Beach Boys.

Your return is VERY welcome.

Melissa is happy to have you back too.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Wolter » 28 Jul 2015, 11:20am

Oh, I tried to drop you an email to check in, but sadly got bounced (I assume you no longer use the same email as in 2008), so I'm actually not an unfeeling monster, like Flex.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Silent Majority » 28 Jul 2015, 11:43am

What great news. :cool:
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by biopunk » 28 Jul 2015, 3:43pm

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by BR16ADE_R055E » 28 Jul 2015, 5:25pm

Welcome back, Dr. M.

Even though you're still Canadian.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by tepista » 28 Jul 2015, 9:11pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Apologies for repurposing this birthday thread, but I’m not big on starting new ones. Anyway, I’m back (I think). Short version of what happened is that I went on a new epilepsy medication back in April and one of the rare side effects is severe depression. And I won the lottery. It was a very shitty time of collapsed confidence and ego, but I’m off the drug now and it’s finally out of my system, so I’ve got a greater measure of balance again. Plus, as Rahm Emanuel put it, never let a good crisis go to waste, so I used the experience as therapeutically as I could, with plenty of self-evaluation and -reflection. I’m still reassessing a lot of things about myself, but one is that I really enjoy the group here. The quality of the minds and the conversation is simultaneously entertaining and edifying. So for that very selfish reason, I've decided to try to re-engage.

I do want to thank the people who contacted me and have checked up on me the last couple months (especially Jen; I've incurred a permanent debt to you). Folks likely don’t realize the value of your brief notes of concern and the like, but it did matter. A lot. For those who have dealt with depression (pharmaceutically induced or otherwise), you know that an isolated mind is a toxic pit and so hearing from people helped. I apologize to many of you for being a bit circumspect about what was going on with me—as well, a public apology to Gene, to whom I unfairly lashed out at—but having earned your concern means a lot and it’s something I won’t forget.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by tepista » 28 Jul 2015, 9:22pm

You know what would have been funny? If you stuck around and posted as "Goth Medulla"

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by JennyB » 28 Jul 2015, 10:13pm

I am so glad you're back. Thank you for the kind words, too. This board truly wasn't the same without you.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by revbob » 28 Jul 2015, 10:24pm

JennyB wrote:I am so glad you're back. Thank you for the kind words, too. This board truly wasn't the same without you.
Yeah we couldn't find a suitable Canadian substitute who was a fan of both Wire and the fucking Red Sox.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by revbob » 28 Jul 2015, 10:41pm

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revbob wrote:Glad to hear you're okay. Now how about those Sawks?
After Jeter abandoned us mortals, all baseball games have been just exhibition contests. Would the Sox have constructed such a laughable team if the games still meant anything?
True the game isn't the same without Jeets but we all have to accept his departure and the substandard product that is post Jeter MLB. Perhaps one day his very projeny will grace us with his intangibles and smoldering eyes while playing the game as it should be played.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Flex » 28 Jul 2015, 10:48pm

revbob wrote:post Jeter MLB.
Blasphemy.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Rat Patrol » 28 Jul 2015, 10:57pm

revbob wrote:
JennyB wrote:I am so glad you're back. Thank you for the kind words, too. This board truly wasn't the same without you.
Yeah we couldn't find a suitable Canadian substitute who was a fan of both Wire and the fucking Red Sox.
Lord, we tried though.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Mimi » 29 Jul 2015, 8:53am

So glad you're back. The comment you made about isolation is spot on. In the same boat.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by muppet hi fi » 31 Jul 2015, 4:01am

Mimi wrote:So glad you're back. The comment you made about isolation is spot on. In the same boat.
yup.

ain't been around much myself so didn't know you were gone or having trouble Doc, but just checking in to say i'm very glad things are going better. all the best to you mate. always get something good from your posts.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Chuck Mangione » 11 Aug 2015, 1:56pm

Rock 'em back, Doc M!

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