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#1 Thu, 12/02/2015 - 20:26
Brian C
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I didn't now where to put this post at first, so I choose here hoping that it will get a few views.

Anyway last night I started a part time O.U.course in Glasgow, we done the usual Name,Rank, and Serial Number, anyway I was talking to another student when this young woman came up to me and said " I'm sorry about your headaches" I wounderd how she new about CCH and she pointed at my braclets, as she spoke I realized quickly that something was wrong, she told me her younger brother commited suicide wit paracetomal several years earlier, because his local QUACK was still in the dark ages and basically treated him for migrane. It got some news coverage

"HE HAW" AS WE SAY NORTH OF THE BORDER.

After she left I counted my blessing, my wife Kate, Sons, Jason, and Jordan, but also my OUCH family, who have all seen me through the bad times, and the suicde watches.

If you read this I would like you to take a moment and remember

ABSCENT FRIENDS 

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 23:02
Phil
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I too know of a CH suicide, undiagnosed, unbearable pain.
His widow rents their house out: Too many memories to live there,
but too many to sell.

Absent friends.

Sun, 15/02/2015 - 10:23
Val
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Brian, I do believe we know who that was and we reported his sad end in an edition of Chit Chat. in 2013.  It was even more tragic when we discovered that he lived within a mile or so of the Southern General Hospital -  His friends held a pop concert in his memory and raised funds for OUCH.

thank you Brian for your post, it also reminds us all why we continue to fight for better awareness of the condition and to help other sufferers and their families. 

Val.

Tue, 17/02/2015 - 12:21 (Reply to #3)
ElmaA
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So sad when you hear of someone so young dying.

i recall my very first ouch meeting over 10 years ago it must be held at s g hospital,a very Young man, a sufferer spoke in the q/a, part,

this young man was at the end of his tether, angry ,suicidal,all sorts ,

it was just so sad, I for one had tears running down my face as had many of the members, here was a young man looking for help. And answers that he was obvious not getting ,he of coarse got a lot from all and Dr tyagi arranged a appointment for him at his clinic,so that  meeting came out good for him, as it did for us all,

i often wonder wonder if that young man got all the help he needed,Ouch meeting are just so good meeting people who know what you go through , the work that is involved setting them up for all our benefits is wonderful ,ouch do so much good work for us all with all the help and guidance that's out there to of help, So I hope that young man was saved and managed to cope.

elma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 10:08
Val
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Elma, I think I know who you are referring to, I was at that meeting and [no names, no pack drill]  The young man was helped and has his CH under better control thanks to Dr Tyagi.

 

Val. xx

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 14:08 (Reply to #5)
ElmaA
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Thanks Val that's so good to hear, I always felt it took a lot of courage for that young man ,so young.xx

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