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Title: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 03, 2014, 10:14:12 AM
I never once thought this would ever happen to me.

Well let me tell you it has,

I will give you a bit of background on the matter. My wife and I first met roughly 4 years ago (both of us are now 29year olds) we then decided to tie the knot roughly 14 months later and while yes as every newly married couple have there petty arguments everything was going along just rosey until October last year when the wife discovered a small lump in her breast. After extensive testing it was discovered to be a melanoma.

Now she is not the type to sun bake and always covers up in the sun. Well we decided to do further scans and it was at this point we found she has roughly 12-16 minute melanomas throughout the chest area. The doctor has then pointed out that there was nothing he could do including no treatment available apart from a trial which has never been tried on humans before and he said he wouldn't try it due to the dangerous side effects. The doctor has then said he has given her a 20% chance to last 2 years and a 5% chance to last 5 years.

Well we fast forward another 12 months and she has been suffering migraines for the past 4 weeks. Well eventually we decided to get a head scan done, well we have more bad news the cancer has now spread to the rear of the frontal lobe (brain).

I will say the hardest thing in life is was your loved 1 waking up every morning in pain and vomiting due to the headaches in which the doctors can only prescribe panadol.


All I can say to everyone is when you finish reading this is to go hug your family and cherish all the good times and forget about the little petty rubbish. As this can happen to anyone of us


I want to clarify 1 thing. I never started this thread for people to feel sorry for me. I started it for anyone feeling down or depressed to post up about why your feeling down and we as a "MYSWAGGER" family can all pick everyone up again.



From Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: scarpsD40 on December 03, 2014, 10:50:59 AM
Thnx for sharing Maverick01.
It's a good reminder of several things:
1-never take life for granted.
2-if we're doing it tough, every chance someone's doing it tougher.
3-we're all part of a great community that will listen, read, provide advice and support when and if needed.

Wishing you guys all the best support and help as needed.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 03, 2014, 11:11:23 AM
Thanks mate.

Couldn't agree more.

Never take life for granted
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on December 03, 2014, 11:13:56 AM
RUOK

https://www.ruok.org.au (https://www.ruok.org.au)
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: evolution on December 03, 2014, 11:16:48 AM
I know where you are coming from mate,

My daughter when she was born was constantly in pain. And I mean the pain where if she wasn't screaming she was throwing up because of it.
She is doing better now and doesn't get the chest pain as much due to the medication, however it is the hardest thing in the world knowing that you are powerless to help,  :'(

Every time I look at her though, when she is happy or when she accomplishes something new I cannot describe how proud I am of my little fighter.

I really feel for you mate, and I sincerely hope that no matter what that you continue to have good times together. Sometimes when I am really feeling the pain of what my daughter is going through she just smiles at me and everything seems ok for a bit..

My thoughts are with you guys, If I can help in anyway send me a PM. Happy to chat.

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 03, 2014, 11:17:52 AM
Thanks KB


Technically yes I'm ok but without being rude what is actually classed as "OK" is my situation

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 03, 2014, 11:20:10 AM
Thanks evolution.

Your post brought a year the eye.


You have been there on a totally different matters and thanks once again.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on December 03, 2014, 11:23:08 AM
Maverick

Don't give up, whatever you do, don't give up.

At 49, a very close friend/mate/ex-colleague of mine, went to his GP with a small lump behind his knee.  Melanoma.  Given three months.  Fast forward two years and he is still kicking.  Suffered a hell of a lot.  Multiple ops, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, drug trials, change of diet and life style but still with us.  One tough bastard with an amazing attitude and will to live.  Thought I had lost him last week but he pulled through.  Won't be long and we are all expecting it, including him.  But mate, don't give up whatever you do.

Good luck and best wishes to your wife.  Keep smiling, stay strong, she needs you.

KB

Oh, and no idea what is OK anymore.  Too much crap in life these days.  The important thing is that somebody asks you if you are OK and then listens.  Sometimes that is all that is needed.  We are listening.  PM if you want to chat off line.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: paceman on December 03, 2014, 11:25:56 AM
Maverick

Don't give up, whatever you do, don't give up.


+1.  prayers to you and your family.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: evolution on December 03, 2014, 11:27:08 AM
Thanks KB


Technically yes I'm ok but without being rude what is actually classed as "OK" is my situation

Maverick01


I don't think there is any set answer to that question. Don't be afraid to seek help from someone if you feel the walls closing in and can't find the door.
I have found this mob to be a lifesaver.
http://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support (http://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support)


Thanks evolution.

Your post brought a year the eye.


You have been there on a totally different matters and thanks once again.


Thats ok mate. After talking with the docs, the best thing I can do to keep the lights on is talk openly about it. Be it on here or with people over a brew.
Dark times happen to most people. However different the reasons may be, the emotions and pain can be very similar. Openly talking about things, even if you feel silly about it, is just another way to open the door. (I hope that makes sense.)


Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 03, 2014, 11:38:49 AM
Thanks to everyone that's expressed your opinion on this matter. I'm sure there will be plenty more opinions and advice to come.

This post has just made me realise how close the MYSWAGGER family actually is.

People from all around has offered there support whether it be talking to them or steering me or even someone else in a different direction. It truly amazes me the support this forum offers

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: krisandkev on December 03, 2014, 03:00:00 PM
Have you heard about this web site  http://milowise.com/ (http://milowise.com/) and the book,  Fingers Crossed, Across Australia?   We went up to Outback Adventures Supa Centre at
Morayfield and bought it and it is a great read.
We are stuck in Brisbane for 6 or 7 weeks with me getting zapped in the head, fun fun fun, but as my wife and I sit in the cancer treatment waiting room each day we see so many patients and it certainly puts a different slant on life.  Me, I am always on a high after each zap because I know my tumour is not cancerous. After two operations they are now using some brilliant radiation techniques to kill it off.  Don’t want operation number 3, not getting any younger you know.
Maverick01 I really feel for you guys.    And to everyone else, yes stop putting fences up to stop you heading off.  Do it now!!!!!    >:(  Kevin
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Beachman on December 03, 2014, 03:29:51 PM
Maverick01,

I really feel for both you and your wife as the big C is a horrible disease especially considering she is still so young. Hopefully your Wife is one of lucky ones who goes into remission.

My thoughts are with you.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on December 03, 2014, 03:41:32 PM
Mav..
Shame I didn't see this earlier I'd have tried to catch up for a coffee, I've been in Brissy since Thursday last week.. I've been suffering the nasty D for years... Talk - don't let Shit build up on you.

Currently struggling as I ran out of medications yesterday and I cant just visit a Dr anywhere to get them..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 03, 2014, 03:48:25 PM
I have been thinking about posting this up for a few weeks now but I thought this morning bugger it there are people out there that can help but also other people much worse off than us.

For anyone suffering this disease. Pm me and I can give you some info on foods to avoid to maximise your chance of survival.

The doctors won't tell you what foods to avoid while diagnosed with the "C" word.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Beachman on December 03, 2014, 04:34:04 PM
This is a little different seeing your Wife is so young, but I remember when Dad was diagnosed with Cancer at 68 during one of this initial appointments a young Dr started talking about a healthy diet and giving up Alcohol all together. When the young Dr Left, the older specialist told Dad in a nice way that for his type of Cancer and age there isn’t going to be any miracle cure, so eat and drink what you like. Dad wasn’t a thin man, but I truly believe those extra Kilos helped during the tough times when he was too sick to eat.   
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: briann532 on December 03, 2014, 04:38:58 PM
There are always people out there worse off than you, but this doesn't mean you have to put on a brave face and soldier on in silence.

You are entitled to feel like 5h1t. Its a human emotion. You should be allowed to express yourself and talk about how you feel.
Its has helped me deal with many things over the years.

Other posters have mentioned places to get help and there are a few others.
USE THEM.
They may or may not help, but what have you got to lose?
The myswag community is also a terrific help.
I am always happy to talk Shit or just sit in silence and listen if anyone needs an ear.
My place is always open to a swagger in need.

Just get out there, talk and ask.
We're all human, and most all of us here care.


Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: berlitza on December 03, 2014, 04:50:44 PM
when you have hit a rock bottom cycle how ever physically and mentally painfull it is it's bloody important, imperative to talk then talk some more but recognising it to being with is huge!!

I don't think doctors give out diet advice when going through treatment because most of them don't know. My mum seeked out a dietitian when going through breast cancer and where watching with baited breath a relative with secondary bone cancer do the same thing. Diet change with treatment is a great thing but not an alternative
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 03, 2014, 04:59:30 PM
Unfortunately nobody can guarantee there is a cure for this terrible disease.

When I mentioned about changing diet, I should have been a bit more clearer about it. Unless you research how cancer survives nobody will tell you that cancer actually survives mostly on SUGAR. So if you minimise your sugar intake you may minimise the cancer of spreading. Now the missus has cut out pretty much all sugars since October last year but has recently slipped up in the past 4months.

Now I'm not saying by cutting out sugar the cancer will survive but when your in a situation like she is then you will try absolutely anything at all.

I take my hat of to her for cutting out sugar as in this day and age it's almost impossible to do
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Banjo16 on December 03, 2014, 05:13:40 PM
Mate ,we have never met and never will but I wish you and yours all the best.
Words are cheap but sometimes there is little else, I hope your life improves and you spend more time together than expected.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: oldmate on December 03, 2014, 05:28:13 PM

Mate ,we have never met and never will but I wish you and yours all the best.
Words are cheap but sometimes there is little else, I hope your life improves and you spend more time together than expected.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

X2. Couldn't say it any different.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: raider on December 03, 2014, 05:50:13 PM
Here's hoping for you and your wife Maverick01. I have always been a believer in the power of positive thought so stay positive and optimistic. Years ago I researched Percy's powder for my wife's grandfather and my mum. It was a big call to drop everything and commit to it and I do not blame them one bit. They have both passed. I have attached a link which may give some info and I actually got some when they were still selling it from home in Eurobin in the North East. Now it seems all the Health stores are selling it in some form or another.
I have no affiliation and no proof whether it works or not but it is a science based on acidity and alkalinity of the soils from which our food comes from. Good luck with everything.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CDUQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpercyweston.org%2F&ei=q7x-VJT7F5GC8gWJrIDwBA&usg=AFQjCNGWh4YiKIGcoYq-fqAo14-w4XI1Bw (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CDUQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpercyweston.org%2F&ei=q7x-VJT7F5GC8gWJrIDwBA&usg=AFQjCNGWh4YiKIGcoYq-fqAo14-w4XI1Bw)
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Soosipine on December 03, 2014, 05:50:39 PM
It is when the chips are down you realise how many wonderful people are out there ready to offer their love and support, even if they have never met you.  Make sure you take up their offers.

My thoughts and best wishes are with you both.

Sue.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 03, 2014, 06:33:39 PM
Once again from the bottom of our hearts we thank each and everyone of you for your love and support.

Raider thanks for the link. I will pass it on.

Like I mentioned in my earlier post that remember to kiss and hug your loved ones daily as you never know when something like this can strike.

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Brett B on December 03, 2014, 06:39:08 PM
All I can say to everyone is when you finish reading this is to go hug your family and cherish all the good times and forget about the little petty rubbish. As this can happen to anyone of us

X 1000
I have a rare crapy thing trying to knock me off but refuse to give up  ;D
I feel bad for my family and friends watching me go through it
Stay strong easy to say
Hang in there
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on December 03, 2014, 06:57:18 PM
Yes, there is always someone worse off. It takes reading something like this to make us realise how petty the things we worry about really are.

We put off doing things until that one day when we have the money, the time, the leave etc.

You are so right, we shouldn't put things off.

My thoughts are with you and your wife Mav and I would like to thank you for posting your story and making me and hopefully others rethink the way they look at things.

Xxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: speewa158 on December 03, 2014, 06:59:02 PM
More Power to Your Arm                 All of You                                   :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nomad on December 03, 2014, 07:25:09 PM
Mav,

Well done for bringing up such a difficult, but meaningful topic.
From my family to yours we wish you the best and if there is absolutely anything that we can do to assist please just let me know.

Best regards
Paul Butler
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Wato on December 03, 2014, 07:37:11 PM
Mav, Our thoughts are with you and your wife during this time.

My Wife is a Radiation Therapist at the PA Hospital, if the is anything you or your Wife want to know about treatments etc just let me know
Keep talking to people,

Craig
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DaveCQ on December 03, 2014, 09:49:17 PM
Mav,

Thanks for the post mate.
Puts things into perspective. Here I am stressing about a Shitty time I am currently having at work, and people like you and your wife are going through this.

I now feel like a selfish prick. My thoughts are with you guys mate. Soldier on as best you can and reach out when you struggle.
Once again, thanks.

Dave.




Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: murmar on December 13, 2014, 01:45:29 PM
Mav,

All the best to you and your wife.

You commented that the doctors won't tell what foods are best. My wife's oncologist certainly told her about diet but that was all to do with what foods were detrimental to the chemo. I'm not a big believer in trying to cure cancer with diet, I don't think there's enough scientific fact to prove that (but not here to start a argument)

The main thing you can do is do whatever gives you the greatest internal strength and confidence to push on. There will be some very tough times ahead. Enjoy every moment, live for the day like there will be no tomorrow. My wife's diagnosis was grim, there was never going to be a good outcome.

I say this with experience. My beautiful wife of 5 years passed away 6 months ago after a brave 12 month fight. Christmas will be tough.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on December 13, 2014, 03:01:02 PM
Hey Mr... Hope all is ok..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Ozsnowman on December 13, 2014, 06:07:16 PM
All the best mate - sorry to hear your story :(

Really great to see the support here! I lost my dad to cancer at 19 (he was only 44), and I wish to this day that there had been more support around back then, so take whatever you can!

Cancer is a right pr!ck of a disease :(
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Black Diamond on December 14, 2014, 10:54:44 PM
Thanks for posting this up Mav, it really puts things into perspective.

Best wishes and thoughts are with you and the Family.

John
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 16, 2014, 05:25:51 PM
I would like to thank everyone for there best wishes to me and my wife.

We are both hopeing that oneday soon we can all sit around the camp fire for a few beverages
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on December 16, 2014, 05:31:14 PM
Quote from: maverick01
I would like to thank everyone for there best wishes to me and my wife.

We are both hopeing that oneday soon we can all sit around the camp fire for a few beverages

... anytime mate.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on December 16, 2014, 06:20:48 PM
I would like to thank everyone for there best wishes to me and my wife.

We are both hopeing that oneday soon we can all sit around the camp fire for a few beverages


You are always welcome around our fire. Xxxxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Clouty on December 16, 2014, 06:42:21 PM
That camp fire is just around the corner mate ;D
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Barrabart on December 16, 2014, 07:05:47 PM
G'day Maverick,

Brave thing you've done with the starting the thread, takes a lot to open up and let others in........

Also very honourable to be doing it as a heads up reminder to others.

All the best to you and your Mrs.

Hope good things come your way!
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: oldmate on December 16, 2014, 07:36:47 PM
I would like to thank everyone for there best wishes to me and my wife.

We are both hopeing that oneday soon we can all sit around the camp fire for a few beverages

youll be welcome around my fire  :cheers: ;D
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: dales133 on December 16, 2014, 07:55:43 PM
Hope life treats you well bud you seem like passionate bloke with a good heart....maybe one that defends Tony abbot too much...j/k:.
Seriously no offense here at all and I hope you and your family fair well in the new year ..peace
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 23, 2014, 09:30:53 PM
Thanks to all.

As hard as it is at the best of times. It's 10 times harder at this time of year wondering what the next 12months will bring.

This is something I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy. It's heart breaking watching your partner suffer.

Yes I'm feeling down again. Hence why I'm on here as my wife is sleeping and needed to vent even if nobody is awake to listen.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Swannie on December 23, 2014, 09:33:52 PM
I'm awake and listening mate, your story is heart breaking &'would be especially tough at this time

Take care
Swannie
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on December 23, 2014, 09:37:17 PM
Hey mate, bent away.  We are listening

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 23, 2014, 09:38:37 PM
Thanks.

Kinda feels odd saying it on a forum. Feels like a AA meeting
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on December 23, 2014, 09:39:30 PM
Quote from: KingBilly
Hey mate, bent away.  We are listening

KB
wat he said...
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: robbo1172 on December 23, 2014, 09:39:37 PM
Mate you don't know me but i'm here too. The black dog gets me as well. Just having a yarn or a rant can help a little. Just keep the conversation going, with myswaggers but most importantly your gp.

Robbo

Sent from my GT-S7500L using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on December 23, 2014, 09:45:25 PM
I meant vent, not bent LOL

So, what's been happening?

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 23, 2014, 10:07:07 PM
Not much really.

Just the usual Christmas shopping and whatever else is associated with it.

Mainly just work and staying home looking after the missus where I can. But i feel useless at home as I wish I could do so much more for her but I can't. I can only be there when she needs me.

I was meant to go away with another fellow swagger on the 27th but at this stage I might have to postpone it as if the missus isn't feeling up to camping then I will stay home.

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: xcvator on December 23, 2014, 10:09:15 PM
Best thing is to talk about it, gets it out in the open and daylight.  :cup:
The big black dog doesn't like that and skulks away waiting for another chance. >:( Keep talking, keep it out in the open so others can help, and that will keep the black dog way from your door for longer and longer,but he will be lurking.
Be thankful for being able to have so much precious time with your wife and family,take every day as a gift from your god and treasure it and hold it dear.
Prepare yourself for the worst, BUT, never give up,work,plan,pray,hope for the best to happen and that will keep the black dog at bay too.
Keep up the talk with your doctor/friends/family it all helps to releave the stress, and who knows, a cure or time buying treatment may come along.
If you ever want to just have a chat give me a call or pm I'm here, sometimes fighting off the black dog myself
cheers Keith :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: edz on December 23, 2014, 10:52:17 PM
Mav I dont know what you got room wise at home and travel might be a bit hard on your wife, So maybe if theres room the other party might be able to set up camp in the back yard Or as near by as you can and bring the we are camping regardless closer her  ..throw the camp ovens on the fire and sit back with some mates and break the drag of her daily routine ...
All the best to you all ..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: McTavish on December 24, 2014, 01:22:50 AM
Mav - I'm sorry to hear about your situation - but really encouraged to hear all the support you have from the guys on the forum here.
Myself included...either via public forum or private PM's to anyone on here I'm guessing from comments so far.

Quick comments - Unfortunately one of my clients is in a similar situation - kind of? - and his comments to me are that he feels for his wife who is his carer as he has Motor Neuron Disease.  He tells me that she is also dealing with the disease but having to do this in her own way whilst also looking after their daughter.   He tells me that their way of coping is to talk quite frankly about it.   How it absolutely sucks, but they talk honestly about the things they can do now and every day- how they can help each other deal with daily life things...

I really really hope this not out of line - Maybe it is one of the 'taboo' social subjects to talk about - but I feel it may be worthwhile to include in the conversation to assist you.  I'm not a doctor or medical person but hopefully can bring this to the table?

Can I encourage you to seek some relief from your bank/financier if you feel the need and look into ways to help yourselves financially.   Being in the financial planning game I know there are so many rules around super, insurances, financial hardship etc that may be worthwhile starting to think about to make sure you spend your time and effort supporting one another and being supported by your friends and family too.    Rather than money being an issue or maybe another source of pressure.   Hopefully this is one area you are all over?   But if not - talk to friends and family about this and look for some referrals.   

My prayers are with you and your family...
 
 
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 24, 2014, 05:59:34 AM
McTavish thanks.

We started looking into the super thing a few months ago and it finally got approved only last week. We are just waiting for it to be cleared.

I've also started looking into the carer's assistant benefit. So hopefully that can be approved too but I doubt it.

Both my wife and I go through stages that yes we are happy to talk about it to anyone and other days we don't want it mentioned.


Look forward to sitting down with everyone that's offered there support for a beer or 3 around a camp fire.



Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on December 24, 2014, 08:13:03 AM
Sorry mate, dropped off to sleep on the couch last night.  Woke up drolling and the thread was silent.  Felt pretty guilty after offering to chat.  Hope you had a restful sleep.  Things are always better in the morning light.

What are you guys up to for Christmas?  Have you got family and friends coming around?  Always a good time of year to forget your troubles, for a short while at least.  Hope you get to have few laughs and enjoy some quality family time.

Take care and Happy Christmas.

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 24, 2014, 04:31:50 PM
Hey KB,

Yea last nights sleep was just ok.

We have family coming for christmas lunch.


Don't stress about falling asleep last night
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on December 24, 2014, 08:57:33 PM
I meant vent, not bent LOL
got me hopes up... I thought you were offering..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: McTavish on December 24, 2014, 11:14:51 PM
McTavish thanks.

We started looking into the super thing a few months ago and it finally got approved only last week. We are just waiting for it to be cleared.

I've also started looking into the carer's assistant benefit. So hopefully that can be approved too but I doubt it.

Both my wife and I go through stages that yes we are happy to talk about it to anyone and other days we don't want it mentioned.


Look forward to sitting down with everyone that's offered there support for a beer or 3 around a camp fire.



Maverick01

Great news - can I just offer a quick word - can you do some research into taking money from super under different 'triggers' ie some have massive tax implications and others don't.    Can I just ask that you check your options before withdrawing any money from super....

Back to a more cheerful topic - Was the night before Christmas and all was well....  etc etc...    Merry Christmas and I trust you all have a fantastic time together tomorrow...
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on December 25, 2014, 06:16:22 AM
Merry Christmas Maverick and Mrs Maverick.

xxxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on December 25, 2014, 07:04:52 AM
Merry Christmas Maverick and Mrs Maverick.

xxxxx
Agree to the Mavericks..

Hope you have a great day.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 25, 2014, 07:23:21 AM
Thanks guys and gals.

Initially when started this post, I did it to get it off the chest not once did I ever think I would get so much support from a bunch of people of whom I've never met before. I've been blown away by the support I've received.

I would like this post to continue on not just for me but for anyone and everyone that has issues they need to get of there chest.


I honestly don't know how to repay everyone for what they have done recently.The only thing I can offer is a place to rest those weary eyes if anyone is coming through brisbane at anytime, or even just to grab a refreshing drink at anytime.

Unfortunately I can't offer you a place to set up the camper as we have only get a small block but the nature strip is big enough for a rear fold camper or caravan.



Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on December 25, 2014, 08:07:25 AM
Hey mate, Happy Christmas.  Enjoy your day with family.

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 25, 2014, 08:14:37 AM
Thanks KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: xcvator on December 25, 2014, 08:59:23 AM
Merry xmas mate, keep in touch  :laugh:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 25, 2014, 09:53:27 AM
I never started this thread for people to donate or feel sorry for us as even though we are going through some tough times. There are people out there going through even tougher times.

The support from this forum is truely amazing. It honestly feels like 1 big family.

I don't know how to repay everyone
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on December 25, 2014, 10:03:06 AM
nobody is feeling sorry for you dude, this is to celebrate your time and life with ya missus..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: scarpsD40 on December 25, 2014, 10:05:27 AM

nobody is feeling sorry for you dude, this is to celebrate your time and life with ya missus..
x2
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Clouty on December 25, 2014, 10:40:44 AM
Merry Xmas to you and your wife..

I'll see ya in the new year ;D
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Swannie on December 25, 2014, 11:51:30 AM
Mac I spend a fair bit of time in Brissie mate on my own so when I get a chance I'll take you at for a meal & drinks on me

Swannie
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GeoffA on December 25, 2014, 11:59:23 AM
I never started this thread for people to donate or feel sorry for us...

We know...

The support from this forum is truely amazing. It honestly feels like 1 big family.

It is, and it does. It's more than just a forum...

I don't know how to repay everyone

Just stay in touch, and keep posting...

Best wishes mate.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on December 25, 2014, 03:18:01 PM
x2


X3 enjoy every precious moment and if we can help with that then it's a good thing. Xxxxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Hairs on December 26, 2014, 05:50:19 PM
We know...

It is, and it does. It's more than just a forum...

Just stay in touch, and keep posting...

Best wishes mate.
Well put mate,
I don't know how to repay everyone
As Kev said, just keep posting and keep in touch.
We just may get to share a camp fire one day,  :cup:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Chippy76 on December 26, 2014, 08:48:28 PM
Mav,

 I haven't been on the forum for a while , and read your original post with a lump in my throat.  Mate ..  what can I say that hasn't been said?? ... probably nothing ... however there are a few things Id like to agree with and recommend.  YES, make the most of the time you have (because the reality doesn't look promising) and don't dwell on the little things ..time is precious, and loved ones even more so.

Importantly thought, do something once a week for YOURSELF ..... whether it is reading a book, going for a motorbike ride or just have a quiet beer ( I don't know your personal situation, so do something that you enjoy ) ... but it is important to look after yourself. I should point out that I deal with my wifes depression on an almost daily occurence, so you know where I'm coming from, in regards to struggling with the "sh*ttiness" in life.

Hopefully you can find comfort and help in this forum, they are a great bunch of people like that. And of course, my PM is always open if you need a chat!

Cheers Chippy :D

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: bazt on December 26, 2014, 09:20:23 PM
+1 what Chippie said, you are the main person in her life at present and she need you more than ever so you need to look after yourself as well as her.
bazt

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on December 27, 2014, 06:52:29 AM
Thanks.

Kinda feels odd saying it on a forum. Feels like a AA meeting

I've been reading through this thread as for some reason I missed it. Here's my take on things.

You don't realise how many people are fighting this hideous disease, until you come in contact or do something for a research organization. I did a Charity Ride back in 1980 or 81 from Ipswich to Cairns to raise money for Cancer Research and ever since then my awareness of what people go through was lifted ten fold.

Talking to strangers about health issues is far easier I believe, because they have no preconceived opinions of you and can offer unbiased answers and thoughts.

The last person that I knew for over 35yrs that had it and lost the battle confounded the Drs with how long he survived but it was the love of his cycling that prolonged the inevitable and he was still doing it until a few months from the end. So what I'm saying is, combine the diet and something that you love doing and it may help keep it at bay for long and make living a little bit better sometimes and there is quite a lot written about this.

My thoughts are with you and your wife, Mav and you should never apologise for talking about these things, ever, because it can eat at you and then you can't be as strong and supportive for your loved one!

Foo

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 30, 2014, 09:45:26 PM
Thank you to everyone for there kind words. It means so much to us.


Unfortunately today we had a massive scare while delivering the kayak to GreenRV in Redcliffe.

As we were pulling out from his shop. My wife turned to me and said ring the ambulance NOW. She had absolutely no idea who I was,where she was or even how old she is. Ontop of all that she had lost all her vision.

Thankfully the ambulance were there within minutes and immediately started pumping her with 500mls of saline. They then rushed her to Redcliffe hospital where they pumped another 1 litre of saline in her.

The doctors and paramedics both said she was severely dehydrated which caused her to almost faint.

All I can say is that was the scariest thing of our lives.


I always did but now I have the utmost respect for doctors and paramedics. They were fantastic.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on December 30, 2014, 10:14:52 PM
Glad that's all it was dude...
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 30, 2014, 10:32:34 PM
Yea so are we mate


No where did I hide that exclusive bottle of bundy???????
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on December 31, 2014, 08:31:18 AM
Geez maverick

I am so glad that's all it was.   Xxxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 31, 2014, 08:32:16 AM
It was a huge scare to both of us.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on December 31, 2014, 08:37:02 AM
Scary mate.  Glad it wasn't anything serious.  Gotta keep those fluids up in this hot weather  :cheers:

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on January 01, 2015, 10:10:53 AM
Lets pray that the New Year will be kinder to the both of you.  :)

Foo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on January 01, 2015, 11:29:56 AM
Thanks everyone but unfortunately it doesn't look good.

But thanks anyway
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on January 01, 2015, 11:31:53 AM
Quote from: maverick01
Thanks everyone but unfortunately it doesn't look good.
But thanks anyway
:(
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on January 01, 2015, 11:52:05 AM
Thanks everyone but unfortunately it doesn't look good.

But thanks anyway

Mate, new year, new hope  :cheers:

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on January 01, 2015, 03:02:30 PM
Thanks everyone but unfortunately it doesn't look good.

But thanks anyway


You are in our thoughts and if you ever need an ear, my swag has many.

Xxxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Chubbyone on January 05, 2015, 03:26:55 AM
Hi Maverick

I don't get on here as often as I would like to, and when I do I usually am pretty shy, just hang around in the background trying to learn a thing or two, however reading your post this morning has really touched me, I will be following you advice as soon as I get home from work as I am recently married and I can't hardly fathom what you guys are going through as you fight this fight.

All I can say to everyone is when you finish reading this is to go hug your family and cherish all the good times and forget about the little petty rubbish. As this can happen to anyone of us

I have not experienced this with my partner or someone so close but lost 2 of my Grandparents to it in 12 months and my uncle a few years later. I can't begin to Imagine how hard it is.

I wish there was something we could do for you guys, I guess all I can do is to extend the same offer that other swaggers have and hope it helps somewhat, I am a shiftworker and am awake at all kinds of wierd hours if you are ever looking for someone to chat to in the wee small hours of the morning, I would be happy to listen or chat, whatever you need. I have been through a pretty Shitty time, nothing compared to you but a favourite saying one of my older friends always told me was "Keep Attacking" and I try to live by that nowadays.

I will PM you my contact details in case you ever want or need to chat, but from my family to yours can I offer you a really big hug and as much support and well wishes as we can offer.

Take care mate and Keep Attacking

Chris
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on January 05, 2015, 06:25:58 AM
Thanks Chris
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on January 18, 2015, 07:20:18 AM
Well unfortunately there has been some more bad news to ad to this post.

Yesterday at 4:20am my wife was rushed to the PA hospital in Brisbane because she suffered from a seizure. So now they have her on IV to reduce the swelling on the brain and also another IV to limit the chance of any possible seizures down the track.

The hospital are wanting to do surgery to see if they can try to remove the tumour growing on the brain.

Very worrying times
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Swannie on January 18, 2015, 07:23:10 AM
Thoughts are with you Mav
Swannie
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nomad on January 18, 2015, 07:25:08 AM
We are all thinking of both of you Mav.

If you need a helping hand for anything just mention it here.

Fingers and toes crossed and saying a prayer for you both.

Best regards
Paul
 


Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on January 18, 2015, 09:58:47 AM
Sorry to hear mate.  Pm if you need something.

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on January 18, 2015, 11:08:58 AM
 :'(

Foo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 18, 2015, 12:07:26 PM
Sorry to hear Mav thinking of you and hoping the hospital can give some good news to you and your wife. Xox
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2015, 12:49:10 PM
Quote from: swannie
Thoughts are with you Mav

What he said mate.. nobody deserves to go through any of this.

Hope the surgery goes well mate, if it can help and gives some hope, then think long and hard about it... not an easy decision.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Homer_Jay on January 18, 2015, 02:18:13 PM
Sorry to hear mate, hope the surgeons can help.

try to stay positive.


Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: RosieM11 on January 18, 2015, 02:31:41 PM
Hi Mav,
Difficult. On your shoulders, big weight to bare and chest explosive times. I hope for everyone's sake there will be a positive outcome. Thinking of you and yours. :'( Rosie.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on January 18, 2015, 03:02:36 PM
Thanks everyone

We won't know anything until tomorrow
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Clouty on January 18, 2015, 08:52:28 PM
Sorry to hear mate..

Give us a buzz for a chin wag anytime mate..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on January 18, 2015, 09:06:31 PM
Quote from: Clouty
Give us a buzz for a chin wag anytime mate..
what he said.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: B&B on January 19, 2015, 02:13:20 PM
Hi Mav, I have been following your thread but not posted.
Having walked your path I still find it hard to comment without feeling like what I write is trite.

Above all, cherish every moment, and make sure that the system listens to what your wife's wishes are.

I really feel for you both.  As others have said, lots of us here to listen when everything seems too burdensome.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on January 19, 2015, 05:17:09 PM
Thinking of you, your wife and family and fiends Mav. 

Xxxxxx

Vicki and Graeme. (Ug)
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on January 19, 2015, 09:13:12 PM
Thanks everyone.

Well today she had an MRI to find out if it's travelled any further. We won't find the results out until tomorrow and then she has more CT scans and PET scans.

Fingers crossed that it all comes back that it hasn't gone too far.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GeoffA on January 19, 2015, 09:25:15 PM
We're all here, and we're all thinking of you.

Best wishes.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 19, 2015, 09:38:06 PM
We're all here, and we're all thinking of you.

Best wishes.

x2 Yep what he said.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2015, 09:04:46 PM
hey Mav..

Still thinking of ya mate...
Hope all is well after the operation and the recovery is coming along ok.

Take care
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 04, 2015, 09:24:05 PM
Yea the op went well.

I will fill everyone in soon. I'm just waiting till we are out of the danger period
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on February 04, 2015, 09:26:59 PM
Hope it is all positive news.

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 04, 2015, 09:33:06 PM
Hope it is all positive news.

KB

x2 you are both in our thoughts
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 04, 2015, 09:34:30 PM
Quote from: maverick01
Yea the op went well.

I will fill everyone in soon. I'm just waiting till we are out of the danger period
Can understand that..

Not after nitty gritty, more so that you know ya still got plenty of shoulders here if ya need em.. :)
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GanG on February 04, 2015, 10:07:55 PM
Just found this thread, its a terrible diagnosis and tough road ahead for you both Mav.

I have been a nurse for 30 years today, and if nothing else my time in healthcare has reinforced to me the need to live life to its fullest as there is no guarantees. I hope you and your wife have the chance to make the most of the time available to you. Your courage in starting this thread is commendable and the sense of community on this forum is fantastic.

I currently work in mental health having moved out of the hospital setting for a while. If any swagger needs a professional ear or help navigating the system I am always happy to take a PM - no promises but will help if I can.

Thinking positive thoughts for you and your wife maverick.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on February 05, 2015, 05:57:57 AM
I am sitting in a hospital bed as we speak. Nothing too serious, just a bit of a dicky ticker. I've been here all week and have done a lot of thinking.

I agree with GanG 100% +.
Make the most of every second, of every minute of the day.

Take care Mav.  You and your wife are in my thoughts.

Vicki
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 05, 2015, 07:13:42 AM
VicandUg I hope all goes well.

If anyone is in need of a chat about life or whatever else. I'm always available day or night.

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: paceman on February 05, 2015, 09:44:50 AM
VicandUg I hope all goes well.

If anyone is in need of a chat about life or whatever else. I'm always available day or night.

Maverick01

i find it hard to know what to say to people in a terrible situation such as yourselves.... everything feels a bit inadequate... :(

but, i'll just say that you guys are in my family's prayers.

keep the chin up and as others have already offered, you can add my shoulder to the list...
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 05, 2015, 11:52:44 AM
Thanks mate
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GanG on February 05, 2015, 05:00:33 PM
Mav I see in todays paper that there is a new melanoma drug that is on trial, the drug trial has just been expanded from only NSW to include QLD and Vic residents. Its only being offered/funded to folks with brain involvement, I believe it is a fairly promising treatment. I am not sure who is running the trial, but may be worth a call to your oncologist?
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on February 05, 2015, 05:04:10 PM
Today my mate turned 53.

At 49 and 8 months he was told by his doctors to go home and say goodbye to his family.

There is always hope.

Kb
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 06, 2015, 08:22:52 AM
Well as much as I wanted to let everyone know earlier I thought it was best to wait til she recovered a bit.

Wednesday 2 weeks ago my wife had a 2 inch tumour removed from the back of the frontal love in the brain. The operation went well even by the surgeon, he said he is 99% confident that he managed to remove it all in 1 piece.

So far she is recovering well. The sight is still limited but improving a little bit every day. She has a lot more energy.

We are just taking each day as it comes


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Beachman on February 06, 2015, 08:25:48 AM
That is fantastic news and thanks for letting us know.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: IanC on February 06, 2015, 08:39:13 AM
That really is terrific news Mav.  VERY pleased for all of you.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: jwb on February 06, 2015, 08:40:39 AM
Very happy to hear this
All the best
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: xcvator on February 06, 2015, 08:43:59 AM
 :cup: :cheers: :cup: :cheers: :cup: :cheers: :cup:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: paceman on February 06, 2015, 08:44:18 AM
giddy up, mate!

great news for you both!
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2015, 08:45:17 AM
Quote from: maverick01
Well as much as I wanted to let everyone know earlier I thought it was best to wait til she recovered a bit.

Wednesday 2 weeks ago my wife had a 2 inch tumour removed from the back of the frontal love in the brain. The operation went well even by the surgeon, he said he is 99% confident that he managed to remove it all in 1 piece.

So far she is recovering well. The sight is still limited but improving a little bit every day. She has a lot more energy.

We are just taking each day as it comes


Maverick01
I think this calls for another bottle of bubbly and a bunch of flowers for Mrs Maverick..

I'm in for $20 - who else is in?
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on February 06, 2015, 08:48:43 AM
Great news mate.  Best wishes to your wife for a speedy recovery.

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: ronmac on February 06, 2015, 08:57:16 AM
I think this calls for another bottle of bubbly and a bunch of flowers for Mrs Maverick..

I'm in for $20 - who else is in?
$20 from me, cheers Ron.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on February 06, 2015, 10:02:02 AM
Well as much as I wanted to let everyone know earlier I thought it was best to wait til she recovered a bit.

Wednesday 2 weeks ago my wife had a 2 inch tumour removed from the back of the frontal love in the brain. The operation went well even by the surgeon, he said he is 99% confident that he managed to remove it all in 1 piece.

So far she is recovering well. The sight is still limited but improving a little bit every day. She has a lot more energy.

We are just taking each day as it comes

 8)  :cheers:

Foo


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: robbo1172 on February 06, 2015, 11:10:27 AM
I think this calls for another bottle of bubbly and a bunch of flowers for Mrs Maverick..

I'm in for $20 - who else is in?

Try and stop me, I'm in...

Robbo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2015, 11:41:29 AM
soon as I get some bank info again I'll PM the people who are in.
bottle of bubbly and some flowers is the least we can do from here

:cup:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GeoffA on February 06, 2015, 12:01:29 PM
I'm in too.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on February 06, 2015, 12:04:32 PM
Me too

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on February 06, 2015, 12:27:34 PM
Great news mr and mrs maverick.

Would love to chip in for the flowers but can't at the moment.

Gotta love my swaggers!!

Vicki
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2015, 12:57:56 PM
Good news on her day out dude.. :) :) :)

When ever ya ready.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: JohngQld447 on February 06, 2015, 02:01:46 PM
Congrats on the really good new Mav, certainly good to hear.

Bruce, put me done for $20 as well.
John
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nomad on February 06, 2015, 07:55:23 PM
Me too
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: oldmate on February 06, 2015, 09:30:58 PM
Well as much as I wanted to let everyone know earlier I thought it was best to wait til she recovered a bit.

Wednesday 2 weeks ago my wife had a 2 inch tumour removed from the back of the frontal love in the brain. The operation went well even by the surgeon, he said he is 99% confident that he managed to remove it all in 1 piece.

So far she is recovering well. The sight is still limited but improving a little bit every day. She has a lot more energy.

We are just taking each day as it comes


Maverick01

Good news mate.. Clouty's and myself's offer still stands when ever ya want. Easter we are going to the same place we went at Xmas, if you are able to make it.  :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2015, 10:15:05 PM
Quote from: oldmate
Good news mate.. Clouty's and myself's offer still stands when ever ya want. Easter we are going to the same place we went at Xmas, if you are able to make it.  :cheers:
:cup:  :cup:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DarWen on February 07, 2015, 07:45:45 AM
Great news Mav. Please pass on our best wishes for a speedy recovery.  Darren & Wendy.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 08, 2015, 04:47:59 PM
Great news about Mrs Mav and I hope that her recovery continues to improve a little each day or week however the progress is. Take care.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: LuckyDog on February 08, 2015, 06:50:37 PM
Great news, Put me in for $20

Sent from my ZTE T83 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 12, 2015, 10:32:19 AM
Those down for a donation to Mav and his lovely wife, PM me, I got the bank info.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Black Diamond on February 12, 2015, 03:45:07 PM
I think this calls for another bottle of bubbly and a bunch of flowers for Mrs Maverick..

I'm in for $20 - who else is in?
Put me down for $20 too mate, anything to help put a smile on someone's face :cheers:
PM sent :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: ronmac on February 13, 2015, 09:43:45 AM
Transferred, cheers Ron.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 13, 2015, 04:48:03 PM
I would like to thank everyone that has offered there support and also a special thanks to those that have already transferred some money either recently or in the past. It truely means the world to both of us.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 14, 2015, 08:41:36 AM
it aint much, but buy that bunch-a-flowers, and post up a photo of ya missus with em.. :)

Hope it brings a smile to her face.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 14, 2015, 04:23:03 PM
it aint much, but buy that bunch-a-flowers, and post up a photo of ya missus with em.. :)

Hope it brings a smile to her face.


Will do for sure mate
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 15, 2015, 10:33:29 AM
As promised.


We managed to get a bunch of flowers and a few bottles of wine. There is still some money left over from the donations so I will go and get her another bunch this week
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GeoffA on February 15, 2015, 10:39:20 AM
As promised.


We managed to get a bunch of flowers and a few bottles of wine. The missus now wants flowers on a regular basis.

Excellent mav.. :cup: :cup:

Make sure she gets them.... ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 15, 2015, 10:42:43 AM
I will make sure mate.


Thanks to everyone for there generous donations. If there is anything we can for anyone please don't hesitate to ask.



Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Jen, Sprogs n Him on February 15, 2015, 01:05:40 PM
I was about to make an entry on the daily rant thread about how we missed out on a cruise for my birthday... Now my whole family has to go without us...
Then I paused on this thread,  pulled my head in,  and started counting my blessings instead.
Mav, I can't imagine what you and Mrs Mav are going through,  and I don't think I could express in words how sorry I am that this has happened to you.
I hope you are getting the love and support you both need at this time.
Thoughts are with you and your family. Xxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 15, 2015, 01:16:04 PM
I was about to make an entry on the daily rant thread about how we missed out on a cruise for my birthday... Now my whole family has to go without us...
Then I paused on this thread,  pulled my head in,  and started counting my blessings instead.
Mav, I can't imagine what you and Mrs Mav are going through,  and I don't think I could express in words how sorry I am that this has happened to you.
I hope you are getting the love and support you both need at this time.
Thoughts are with you and your family. Xxx



Thanks. We are truly blown away with the support and donations we have received from this fantastic forum.

It's like 1 big family.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: cucinadio on February 15, 2015, 02:27:34 PM
Mate, our best wishes to you and yours. Each day spent with those you love give meaning to the day after, and we can only hope and pray in each others own way that the powers that be give you as  many as they can. Thank you for sharing your heartache and your words can only serve to invigorate the souls of others  ;) 
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 15, 2015, 08:14:43 PM
Thanks mate
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on February 15, 2015, 08:52:10 PM
Quote from: maverick01
As promised.


We managed to get a bunch of flowers and a few bottles of wine. There is still some money left over from the donations so I will go and get her another bunch this week
Nice flowers :)

As I said - it aint much, but if it brings a smile to her face, and yours, its a small price to pay :) The least we can do from this distance
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: McTavish on April 07, 2015, 10:43:57 PM
Mav - Just checking - Are you doing OK?   Anything more you and your family need?
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on April 08, 2015, 08:14:22 AM
Mav - Just checking - Are you doing OK?   Anything more you and your family need?

Thanks for putting this up I have been thinking of you and Mrs Mav too especially over Easter hope things are going ok.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on April 08, 2015, 09:24:58 AM
Hi,

At this stage things are ok. Mrs Mav was on a real high for sometime but unfortunately over the past 3-4 days she has been getting a few headaches which we have both been very concerned about. I've told her to keep resting as well as going to enjoy life.

So thanks to everyone that was thinking of us over the holidays.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on April 08, 2015, 04:26:01 PM
I was only thinking of you guys the other day and hoping everything was ok, as I hadn't seen a post from you for a little while.


Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2015, 02:19:00 PM
Got something coming your way mate to give you both a good night out..  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 08, 2015, 03:38:25 PM
Hey guys and gals,

Your wright, I have been a bit quiet on here for a while. We did however go buy a jetski and only last week we picked up a ute for the missus to drive when she can drive.

Unfortunately about a week ago Ranae got a headache and it disappeared for a day then it's come back but unfortunately it hasn't really disappeared but it did get really bad over the past few days.

Maverick01


Bird- What's coming our way mate?

We don't expect anything as everyone has been there for us already more than you can imagine.






Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2015, 04:45:45 PM
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=43053.msg721461#msg721461 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=43053.msg721461#msg721461)
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on May 08, 2015, 05:46:45 PM
Got something coming your way mate to give you both a good night out..  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
You big softy!  ;D  :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 08, 2015, 06:56:23 PM
Thanks mate but there is no need to go to that much effort to do that.

We don't want everyone to feel like we are a charity case.

If anyone is up brisbane way anytime. Send me a PM and we will definitely catch up over a beer or 3.


Maverick01

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: oldmate on May 08, 2015, 10:05:19 PM
Thanks mate but there is no need to go to that much effort to do that.

We don't want everyone to feel like we are a charity case.

If anyone is up brisbane way anytime. Send me a PM and we will definitely catch up over a beer or 3.


Maverick01

Will be up that way soon. May take you up in that.  :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 08, 2015, 11:03:05 PM
Most welcome mate. Anytime
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2015, 12:39:07 PM
You big softy!  ;D  :cheers:

Foo
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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Clouty on May 09, 2015, 06:37:36 PM
Thanks mate but there is no need to go to that much effort to do that.

We don't want everyone to feel like we are a charity case.

If anyone is up brisbane way anytime. Send me a PM and we will definitely catch up over a beer or 3.


Maverick01
I'll take you up on that beer or 3..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 09, 2015, 06:56:24 PM
For sure mate,

Anytime your free mate. Give me a buzz and we will catch up

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 19, 2015, 08:59:50 AM
Just a heads up on the wife's progress

Unfortunately things aren't looking too good at present as Ranae has been having severe headaches most days over the past 2 or so weeks.

This morning she said was probably her worst and to top it all off, about 6:00 she made a dash to the toilet where she was sick so the whole process is unfortunately repeating itself.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: noel_w on May 19, 2015, 09:28:47 AM
So sorry to hear mate, wish you both all the best.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 19, 2015, 09:35:29 AM
Thanks mate
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on May 19, 2015, 09:43:32 AM
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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: oldmate on May 20, 2015, 06:55:49 AM
Not good mate. Hope it works out ok. Fingers crossed
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 20, 2015, 08:02:00 AM
Thanks Fellas
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on May 20, 2015, 08:11:14 AM
Shit Mav, thats not good at all.

Thinking of you and Ranae.

Vicki and Graeme. xxxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Jen, Sprogs n Him on May 21, 2015, 11:31:28 PM
Sorry to hear that Mav, fingers and toes are crossed for Ranae xx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 22, 2015, 02:54:33 PM
Thank you to everyone, But it's just going to be a tough battle but we will get through it.

If anyone is passing through brisbane at anytime, shoot me a PM and we can catch up for a few beers


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 31, 2015, 04:18:56 PM
Unfortunately things aren't looking any better than 3 weeks ago.

So regretfully we might have to sell the camper.

But hoping that doesn't mean we will be kicked out of the myswag family.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on May 31, 2015, 04:26:57 PM
Unfortunately things aren't looking any better than 3 weeks ago.

So regretfully we might have to sell the camper.

But hoping that doesn't mean we will be kicked out of the myswag family.


Maverick01

So sorry to hear Mav have been hoping for some good news for you guys. I hope you are staying in the myswag family camper or not. Which hospital has Ranae been in?
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 31, 2015, 04:36:30 PM
Ranae hasn't been to any recently but when they removed her tumour that was on the brain. That was done at the Princess Alexandra hospital in brisbane.

She has been dealing with the following hospitals over the past 2 years.

PA Hospital
Mater Hospital
QE2 Hospital
Redcliffe Hospital



Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Hairs on May 31, 2015, 04:44:06 PM
But hoping that doesn't mean we will be kicked out of the myswag family.
Maverick01
If you had said you were buying a jeep and a caravan then yes, there would be a good chance of being shown the door  8)

Sorry to hear things are what they are.
You have to do what you have to do, stay in touch no matter what happens mate.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on May 31, 2015, 05:49:29 PM
Ranae hasn't been to any recently but when they removed her tumour that was on the brain. That was done at the Princess Alexandra hospital in brisbane.

She has been dealing with the following hospitals over the past 2 years.

PA Hospital
Mater Hospital
QE2 Hospital
Redcliffe Hospital



Maverick01

Was just checking cause my sister lives up that way and my little nephew (her second) decided to come into the world at 28 weeks he is at the royal Brisbane. His 8 weeks old now doing well but still in hospital.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on May 31, 2015, 06:00:13 PM
Congratulations mate

Hope all goes well.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on May 31, 2015, 06:06:55 PM
Quote from: Hairs
If you had said you were buying a jeep and a caravan then yes, there would be a good chance of being shown the door  8)

Sorry to hear things are what they are.
You have to do what you have to do, stay in touch no matter what happens mate.

What he said.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on May 31, 2015, 06:09:20 PM
Congratulations mate

Hope all goes well.


Maverick01

He has been getting great reports from the dr's so that is really good.  Putting on lots of weight.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on June 01, 2015, 09:35:44 PM
Well sorry to have to do this.

But unfortunately Ranae was admitted back into hospital this morning at 9:30am. At 11:45 she was sent for a CT scan on the brain to find out what's causing the headaches and vomiting (similar symptoms as last time).

At 1:00pm the doctor came back to tell us that the cause of the symptoms is because Ranae has another tumour in the same spot on the brain as where they removed the last tumour. The last tumour measured 48mm in diameter where as this 1 measures slightly smaller being 45mm. But the doctor said this 1 has come back rapidly.


So by the looks of it we are back to square 1.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on June 01, 2015, 09:47:02 PM
Well sorry to have to do this.

But unfortunately Ranae was admitted back into hospital this morning at 9:30am. At 11:45 she was sent for a CT scan on the brain to find out what's causing the headaches and vomiting (similar symptoms as last time).

At 1:00pm the doctor came back to tell us that the cause of the symptoms is because Ranae has another tumour in the same spot on the brain as where they removed the last tumour. The last tumour measured 48mm in diameter where as this 1 measures slightly smaller being 45mm. But the doctor said this 1 has come back rapidly.


So by the looks of it we are back to square 1.


Maverick01

There are just no words Mav but please know that all of our thoughts are with you and Ranae at such a difficult time.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Swannie on June 01, 2015, 09:51:11 PM
Just devastated for you both...

Swannie
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: B&B on June 01, 2015, 09:59:33 PM
As Nay-DMax said, there are simply no words.
I have been following your reports of Renae's resilience with my own silent hope for you both.
Hold each other tight, you are both in all our hearts.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: noel_w on June 01, 2015, 10:09:02 PM
Mate I am so sorry. Anything that I can do just let me know. You have my number.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on June 01, 2015, 10:16:51 PM
Thanks.


I honestly don't know what to do anymore.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Rumpig on June 01, 2015, 10:18:05 PM
I'm so sorry to read of this latest news Maverick... it was only last night i really read through this thread properly for the first time and learnt about what you've both been going through, then to read this latest news tonight just now was heart breaking. Think positive mate, Ranea has been down this path once before already, with your support i'm sure she can do it all again and come out on top.
My thoughts are with the 2 of you
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2015, 10:39:58 PM
wow... just cant figure out what to say...
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: smartyingreen on June 02, 2015, 12:18:25 AM
Thanks.


I honestly don't know what to do anymore.


Maverick01

Just keep holding your head high mate and holding the Mrs tight.

Devastating to read your latest update.

Shane.

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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Jen, Sprogs n Him on June 02, 2015, 01:10:08 AM
Sorry to hear Mav.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: robbo1172 on June 02, 2015, 07:24:09 AM
Ranae has proven to be a strong, resilient fighter.

Keep fighting the good fight and lean on as many people as you need to.

Although we have never met, you have our love, support and thoughts.

Robbo...
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: cruiser 91 on June 02, 2015, 07:40:19 AM
My thoughts and hopes are also with you and Renea.

I don't know how, but I'd be more than happy to help out anyway I can.

Steve

 
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Soosipine on June 02, 2015, 07:46:17 AM
I don't have words to express my feelings.  I can only echo all the sentiments above.

Sue.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on June 02, 2015, 07:58:12 AM
Thinking of you both xxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Black Diamond on June 02, 2015, 08:10:41 AM
That's shocking news mate but try and stay positive. Our thought are with you  :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Brett B on June 02, 2015, 08:26:00 AM
Thinking of you both also hang in there mate  :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: IanC on June 02, 2015, 09:56:29 AM
Mav and Ranae.  There are no words to say.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you..


Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DarWen on June 02, 2015, 10:43:26 AM
Thinking of you both.  Darren and Wendy
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on June 02, 2015, 02:05:52 PM
Thanks to everyone. It's mean a lot to both of us


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Ozsnowman on June 02, 2015, 05:37:02 PM
Thinking of you both Maverick :(. Geez what an ordeal you've both been through :( Fingers crossed mate
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Hairs on June 02, 2015, 07:36:05 PM
Sheeesh,
Just treasure every moment you guys have with each other.
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on June 03, 2015, 12:18:34 PM
What a bastard, I really hope things start improving for you both.

Foo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: lindamc on June 03, 2015, 10:57:01 PM
Also thinking of you both and hope things start getting better soon


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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on September 11, 2015, 08:28:54 AM
Well since its been a long time since my last post i thought i should update everyone.

Over the past few weeks Mrs maverick has been suffering from severe headaches, so we decided to go for a head scan. Well unfortunately they found 3x Brain tumours behind the right hand ear.

Unfortunately at this stage they have said they may not be able to re-operate but we are heading back up the hospital tonight to get a scan and next week go back again to discuss possible chemotherapy.

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Swannie on September 11, 2015, 08:30:01 AM
Well since its been a long time since my last post i thought i should update everyone.

Over the past few weeks Mrs maverick has been suffering from severe headaches, so we decided to go for a head scan. Well unfortunately they found 3x Brain tumours behind the right hand ear.

Unfortunately at this stage they have said they may not be able to re-operate but we are heading back up the hospital tonight to get a scan and next week go back again to discuss possible chemotherapy.

Maverick01

My Heart breaks for you both... :'(

Swannie
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on September 11, 2015, 08:56:14 AM
fark........ that's poo.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on September 11, 2015, 09:01:13 AM
Shit Mav and Ranae.  Sorry to hear that. Thinking of you both.

That really sux.

Xxxxxx

Vicki
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: noel_w on September 11, 2015, 09:05:25 AM
Sorry to hear Mav, anything I can do just let me know
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on September 11, 2015, 10:23:13 AM
Thanks everyone.

Noel_w I'll grab a beer with you one day soon

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: robbo1172 on September 11, 2015, 11:04:59 AM
Sorry to hear Maverick.

Obviously there's no words that can help.

All the very best to you and your wife mate and keep fighting the good fight.

Robbo...
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: noel_w on September 11, 2015, 12:40:30 PM
Noel_w I'll grab a beer with you one day soon
For sure mav, I'll look forward to it.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Ozsnowman on September 11, 2015, 05:17:42 PM
oh geez, what you all must be going through right now - so sorry to hear the news :( All the best to you both
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Terry W4 on September 11, 2015, 05:23:30 PM
Breaks ones heart seeing this.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: scarpsD40 on September 11, 2015, 05:37:49 PM

Breaks ones heart seeing this.
x2
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on September 11, 2015, 05:47:13 PM
Please pass on my family's best wishes to Mrs Mav.  Tell her not to give up and that all the myswag family are thinking of her.  And best wishes to you also Mav.

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Lloyd65 on September 11, 2015, 06:06:12 PM
Please pass on my family's best wishes to Mrs Mav.  Tell her not to give up and that all the myswag family are thinking of her.  And best wishes to you also Mav.

KB
X2
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nomad on September 11, 2015, 06:37:51 PM
Saying a prayer for the both of you.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GeoffA on September 11, 2015, 06:55:27 PM
Best wishes......

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: LuckyDog on September 11, 2015, 07:08:42 PM
thinking of and feel for you both, keep up the fight
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: oldmate on September 11, 2015, 07:33:46 PM
Life sucks big time. People spend to much time focusing on the little stuff. Only got to look here http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=41877.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=41877.0)


Good luck Mav and Mrs Mav. :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 11, 2015, 07:53:55 PM
Its time like these that the little things are nothing compared to your concerns.  The entire myswag communties thoughts and wishes are with you

Garrick
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on September 11, 2015, 08:54:15 PM
Chit!  :'(

People really don't know how lucky they are until, they see what others are going through!

Hoping that things improve for your good wife.

Foo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on September 11, 2015, 09:33:28 PM
Mav so sorry to hear send our thoughts and prayers to Mrs Mav from here in Victoria hope you get some better news soon xox
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on September 12, 2015, 03:43:00 AM
Thanks everyone, it truly means alot to both of us.

I will say that 1 thing this scenario has taught us, is to live each day like its your last.

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: plusnq on September 12, 2015, 04:03:40 AM
So sorry to hear you are going through this again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Big Damo on September 12, 2015, 10:02:37 PM
Just read this post front to back and can only send prayers and wishes to you both Mav.
What a terrible journey to be on. Let's all just hope that a miracle comes for Ranae and that the future brings a little faith to us all.
Even though we have never met my thoughts will be with you both and perhaps we will meet up o a swagging trip one day
Damo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Doweymex on September 12, 2015, 11:57:48 PM
best wishes Mav.
going through something similar with my mum at the moment.

Make the most of everything you have.

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on September 13, 2015, 12:32:31 PM
Thanks everyone.

Doweymex if you need a chat please pm me any time.

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on October 16, 2015, 09:46:58 AM
Hows life going mate>??
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on November 27, 2015, 01:38:41 PM

Hows life going mate??
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 28, 2015, 12:17:27 PM
As Bird says we all thinking of you. How are you?
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on November 29, 2015, 07:25:34 AM
Hi all

I sent a message to mav yesterday as I was a bit concerned about him.

Mrs Mav isn't doing very well at all. I don't want to put the details here to respect their privacy but
You are all more than welcome to send him a pm or I can forward the message if you would like.

My thoughts are with them both.

Vicki
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on November 29, 2015, 08:34:28 AM
Thanks Everyone for thinking of us.

Well unfortunately Mrs Maverick had a 3rd brain tumour removed from the same spot as the other operations. The recovery was meant to take 4-5 hours but ended up taking 8.5 hours (very stressful sitting and waiting). This operation was done roughly 2months ago.

The surgery went well but now she has a fluid like build up on the outside of the skull which the doctors have said should reduce over the next few months. While in hospital recovering they had found 3 tumours growing on her lower spine which is preventing her walking properly and doing day to day task, the next step for this was to do radiation therapy on that area this area was treated and the success rate of it working and improving her walking were upwards of i think 60%. Well unfortunately it hasnt seemed to of worked ( doctors dont do scans as they go by symptoms) as Mrs March is still in a fair bit of pain and still cant walk properly, NO DRIVING, NO CAMPING.

Since the operation 2 months ago, the doctors performed another brain scan and they found a tumour growing on the front part of the brain (cant be operated on as its too risky). Two months ago thats all she had in there well unfortunately 2 months later there is roughly 4 in total, 1 of which is growing back in the same spot as the past 3 operations.

So at this stage I'm pretty much a full time carer (not that im a dole bludger but the government/centrelink wont allow us to get the carers benefits which suck). Still trying to get intowork occasionally but haven't been able to for the past 2 months.


Sorry i haven't been active on the forum lately. As you can tell I've been pretty busy with Mrs Maverick.


TIA

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: D4D on November 29, 2015, 08:37:30 AM
We're all thinking of you both Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: plusnq on November 29, 2015, 08:53:44 AM
Thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope things take a turn for the better soon.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on November 29, 2015, 09:23:36 AM
Thanks fellas
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on November 29, 2015, 12:30:40 PM
 :'(

What a bloody battle you both have on your hands.

Foo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on November 29, 2015, 03:04:05 PM
Sorry to hear mate.  Thinking of you and Mrs Mav.  Best wishes

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 29, 2015, 03:09:52 PM
Sorry to hear mate.  Thinking of you and Mrs Mav.  Best wishes

KB

Yeah, what he said Mav.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on November 29, 2015, 03:40:55 PM
Thanks.

Its more tough times ahead.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Hairs on November 29, 2015, 04:15:09 PM
Hey Mav,
You've got mates here if you need anything.
We might not be close to you guys, just give a shout.
I feel I can say that on behalf of this awesome group of Swaggers.
There is no shame in asking for a hand.
As blokes we need to let go more often, it does us No good.
Our thoughts are with you guys.
PM me if you just what a chat, or to let it out.
Take care.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on November 29, 2015, 05:45:40 PM
Thanks Hairs.

Greatly appreciated.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on November 29, 2015, 07:02:22 PM
Hey Mav,
You've got mates here if you need anything.
We might not be close to you guys, just give a shout.
I feel I can say that on behalf of this awesome group of Swaggers.
There is no shame in asking for a hand.
As blokes we need to let go more often, it does us No good.
Our thoughts are with you guys.
PM me if you just what a chat, or to let it out.
Take care.


That goes from Us women as well.  Like I said if you need a chat/winge, you know where I am.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Hairs on November 29, 2015, 07:18:16 PM

That goes from Us women as well.  Like I said if you need a chat/whinge, you know where I am.

Yes, we all need to ask questions and need someone to listen.
Doesn't matter who you are, we all need to feel that some one is there.
Sometimes just knowing that someone is there helps.
Some days our cross is heavy, other days no so, But it helps just knowing some one has kept an ear out for us.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Banjo16 on November 29, 2015, 07:38:59 PM
Hard to know what to say,just read this thread again & saw I replied on 3/12/14.
At the moment you most likely have more offers of help then you can use and that is as it should be but please reach out if you think it helps.

Our thoughts are we you & yours.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DannyG on November 29, 2015, 07:59:51 PM
I have only just read this thread from start to finish. Mav, I have no words that will help but if there is anything that I can do from down here please dont hesitate to ask.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: dales133 on November 29, 2015, 08:02:41 PM
Mate im a bit of a social pariah round these parts so i refrain from saying much and wear insults like a badge of honour but for you my friend  its hard to know what to say.
One piece of advice i could give you is contact b&b as hes verry clued up in this department and a super nice guy.
If theres anything i could evver do id do it gladly.
Much respect my man... Dale
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on November 30, 2015, 07:42:23 AM
Once again. I'm literally blown away by the support from everyone.

Thank you.

Dales133, who is b&b. Im sure i probably do know him but having a mental blank.

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 30, 2015, 08:26:21 AM
Mav I also don't know what to say.  Don't be sorry that you haven't been on here just know that we are all thinking of you and Mrs Mav and that if you need anything give a shout out cause swaggers are there to help.  Our thoughts are with you both at this very tough time.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: B&B on December 07, 2015, 10:40:12 PM
Hi Mav.  PM sent mate.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Jen, Sprogs n Him on December 10, 2015, 12:08:43 AM
Thoughts are with you both.. xx

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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: BLKWDW on December 10, 2015, 03:28:39 AM
Haven't been on here for a while and just read this whole thread. Had plenty of time to as sitting in hospital with the wife as she tried to take her own life last nite with an overdose on alcohol and prescription medication. She suffers from depression. Don't even really know where to start with a response to you and your wife's problem. Life can b a bitch sometimes but you need to keep your chin up and posting on here getting your thoughts out and having people on the forum boost your spirits as it's the best thing that can happen for U both. You can feel very alone otherwise and if you don't look after yourself you won't b able to look after your wife. What you wife is going through I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Pm me if u ever need to chat and I'll send u my number. Up early in the morning so can talk any hr of the day.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Snapman007 on December 10, 2015, 08:14:26 AM
I hope she pulls through ok with no long term damage.

There's always a better alternative. It might not be a great alternative , just a better one.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: plusnq on December 10, 2015, 09:08:34 AM
I hope things get a bit better for you mate. It's a terrible disease.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on December 10, 2015, 02:23:12 PM
BLKWDW so sorry to hear that.

There is 1 thing i have learnt from this forum, is nobody judges you and if your ever down and need cheering up then this group is always there to do that. Its 1 big family.

If you want to talk, im here for you or anyone else who may need or want to talk.

Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on December 10, 2015, 06:54:11 PM
Haven't been on here for a while and just read this whole thread. Had plenty of time to as sitting in hospital with the wife as she tried to take her own life last nite with an overdose on alcohol and prescription medication. She suffers from depression. Don't even really know where to start with a response to you and your wife's problem. Life can b a bitch sometimes but you need to keep your chin up and posting on here getting your thoughts out and having people on the forum boost your spirits as it's the best thing that can happen for U both. You can feel very alone otherwise and if you don't look after yourself you won't b able to look after your wife. What you wife is going through I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Pm me if u ever need to chat and I'll send u my number. Up early in the morning so can talk any hr of the day.

I hope your wife recovers soon.  Having battled depression for many years it's a horrible thing to have.  Thinking of you both.  Xxxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 01, 2016, 11:50:51 AM
Thanks mate

Very much appreciated



Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on February 03, 2016, 05:45:03 AM
Hi all

I sent Maverick a message the other day, as I do from time to time. I like to let him know the support is still there.
It seems that Mrs mav isn't doing too good at all.

I asked if he wanted me to let everyone know and he did.
Out of respect for them both I won't post the details here but I can give more info in a pm.

Greg and Ranae, my thoughts and love are with you both. 

Always remember to hug those you love.

Vicki  xx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: achjimmy on February 03, 2016, 06:07:37 AM
Very sad to hear that Vicki.  All our wishes , can't begin to fathom what they are going through!
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 03, 2016, 06:34:37 AM
Vicki thank you for sharing an update as the Mav's are often in my thoughts too. I just said to Andrew the other day we havent seen anything for awhile. To Mr and Mrs Mav all our positive thoughts are going your way. Take care xox
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: edz on February 03, 2016, 07:12:29 AM
Couldnt say it any better than Nay-Dmax.... Your in our thoughts Mav, heres hoping for all the best..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on February 03, 2016, 09:09:04 AM
Thanks everyone.

Its been some tough times lately. I've still been browsing the forum lately but just haven't posted anything.


Maverick01
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Hodgies on February 03, 2016, 08:48:25 PM
Our thoughts are with you both.
Take care
Hodgies
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: listo on February 03, 2016, 08:59:35 PM
Sorry to hear Mav, thoughts & prayers are with you guys
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: whitey on February 04, 2016, 07:43:24 PM
 Thoughts are with you champ and anyone else in a similar situation, I have been there in similar circumstances and it is gut wrenching more than words can express, we passed that stage and all has been good and then 2 yrs later was hit with one of my boys getting depression due to having a work contract cancelled on his business.

 He was the most out going, fittest, hardest worker I ever met, to be turned upside down in a matter of weeks where he was suicidal and couldn't be consoled or helped. We all suffered, we had to endure all the heart ache and stress that at any time we would receive that "knock on the door or phone call"  For 2 years he was like that and we couldn't do a thing nor could he accept help from his own sister or brothers, until a man I still haven't met turned his life around and got him sorted out. We are so lucky to have him back to his own self again.
 
There is help around for depression but hands are tied unless you / the sufferer accepts it ........ like my niece has just done tonight
God bless
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: McGirr on February 04, 2016, 08:02:03 PM
Thoughts are with you champ and anyone else in a similar situation, I have been there in similar circumstances and it is gut wrenching more than words can express, we passed that stage and all has been good and then 2 yrs later was hit with one of my boys getting depression due to having a work contract cancelled on his business.

 He was the most out going, fittest, hardest worker I ever met, to be turned upside down in a matter of weeks where he was suicidal and couldn't be consoled or helped. We all suffered, we had to endure all the heart ache and stress that at any time we would receive that "knock on the door or phone call"  For 2 years he was like that and we couldn't do a thing nor could he accept help from his own sister or brothers, until a man I still haven't met turned his life around and got him sorted out. We are so lucky to have him back to his own self again.
 
There is help around for depression but hands are tied unless you / the sufferer accepts it ........ like my niece has just done tonight
God bless

Well said. My son went through depression when he was young and came through the other side a great and confident person. He is now 22 with the world at his feet as he follow his dreams in the acting world. To say I am proud is an understatement. Penny, my wife, has suffered depression for years and is on constant medication.

To every one who suffers from it or is affected one way or another with the dreaded curse I hope that you find solice from talking about it with friends and family.

Mark
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DCP on February 04, 2016, 09:29:02 PM
To Maverick01
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your wife at these very trying and testing times.
I have just gone through 5 and a halve years of very similar circumstances to you, where my wife of 43 years battled Pancreatic cancer. She was given only5% chance of surviving 5 years and sadly passed away on the 11-1-2016. We were lucky that we lived our lives fully ,and at every opportunity grabbed life with both hands. If I can I would like to tell you of our hard times and how we coped. Firstly we are(were) very practical and honest people, so we involved all the family even the grand kids (young kids are a lot smarter than we think some times) and were totally open and calm in our conversations. We never blamed any body, got mad at any body, talked to as many people we could find who were in the same situation.I stayed off the booze, but did have a few nightcaps, this helped heaps, (not only me but the wife as well). Eat properly, I didn`t and that was not good. Don`t reject help as this can sometime come from the strangest of places and people.I`m sorry I don`t have a magical wand, but you can pm any time if you wish to talk. All my prayers and thoughts are with you and your wife       
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on April 08, 2016, 11:04:48 AM
Hi all

Mav (Greg) has asked me to pass on the following information to you all.


A month ago ranae was on 20mg Oxycontin tablets morning and night they then increased to to 37mg patches, a week later it went to 50mg patches and then 2 weeks later it has now gone to 62mg patches. On top of all that she has been having terrible pain in her legs and now her knees so last week they changed her nerve blocker tablets (lyrica) from 75mg morning and night now its at 150mg morning and night. With all of these medications they have her on 2x panadol every 4 hours and now Oxynorm (endone) every 2-4 hours this is on top of the already increased pain killers.

Unfortunately a month ago palliative care said ranae defiantly didn't have years but maybe months, now since the medication increase palliative care are now more leaning towards weeks-months.

Ranae is still at home but he is unsure for how much longer.

My love, thoughts and best wishes are with them both.

Vicki
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: glenm64 on April 08, 2016, 11:31:22 AM
Please let Mav know theyre in our thoughts.

Cheers Glen

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Banjo16 on April 08, 2016, 12:43:40 PM
Thanks for the update Vicki,so sad that the news is not good.

I know words can't help but please pass on our best wishes if you are speaking to them.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on April 08, 2016, 12:52:39 PM
That's ****ed. 

Thinking of both Greg and Ranae.. Cant imagine what they are going through

Each state should get one of those large "THINKING OF YOU" cards and have a night at a pub somewhere for everyone to sign them in each state - NEXT WEEK..  no point doing it in 3 mths time.

Happy to buy a card and arrange get together at a pub central to all in Melb..
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on April 09, 2016, 08:11:03 AM
Thanks Vic for the update no doubt we all wish that was better news. Greg and Ranae you are in all our thoughts xox
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Terry W4 on April 09, 2016, 06:01:55 PM
Having lost my dearly beloved BIL to cancer just over 15 months ago at too young an age, and also 2 parents from cancer, I know how you must feel MAV. It is such a hard journey for all involved. But more so for Rennae.

My thoughts and prayers are with you specially over the next few weeks.

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: mumbls on April 09, 2016, 06:40:12 PM
I've never posted in this this thread, but followed it closely. My dad had pancreatic cancer and passed yesterday. As I suffer PTSD and depression, things posted by members here have been a big help over the last 12 months. Whether it be a link to a website or something written. While I have never met anybody this forum (I don't think I have), I feel the fellowship offered is something to be proud. I've written this to say thankyou, not for any other reasons. Again, thanks to those who a have posted and to maverick01 for having the courage to start this thread.   

Paul
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Rumpig on April 09, 2016, 07:18:22 PM
I've never posted in this this thread, but followed it closely. My dad had pancreatic cancer and passed yesterday. As I suffer PTSD and depression, things posted by members here have been a big help over the last 12 months. Whether it be a link to a website or something written. While I have never met anybody this forum (I don't think I have), I feel the fellowship offered is something to be proud. I've written this to say thankyou, not for any other reasons. Again, thanks to those who a have posted and to maverick01 for having the courage to start this thread.   

Paul
my condolences on the passing of your father Paul, sorry to read of your loss.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on April 09, 2016, 07:31:55 PM
Paul, my condolences on the loss of your father.  Celebrate his life and try not to dwell on his departure.  Stay strong and remain positive.

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on April 09, 2016, 07:46:30 PM
 :'(

Foo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DCP on April 12, 2016, 09:54:37 PM
Thank you so much for the up date Vicki, and could you relay  my best wishes, thoughts and prayers to both Ranae and Greg.This post is a bit late,as since my last post on the 4th of Feb, I have had to lay my M I L to rest.
I know precisely what Greg and Ranae are going through, only I`ve had it twice in less than 3 months.
The only advice I can give to them both is to make Ranae as comfortable and pain free as possible.
They are the only ones who can make the extremely difficult decisions. My wife was doubled up in agony 24-7  but was determined to see Christmas through with the grand kids, which she did , then came the hardest decision we were ever going to make in our lives, which was to go into Hospis  care. To see my wife pain free and comfortable for the 11 days she was there gave me some respite from my ever decaying world at that time.
As I said before, if they want some one to talk to I`m available 24-7,just pm me.
It`s so good to see total strangers rally together and just be there for each other, great stuff 
 Thoughts and prayers to you all.   
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on April 13, 2016, 06:57:19 AM
^^ Hope your future has some joy in it,DCP, sorry to read what you've gone through. :'(

Foo
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on April 13, 2016, 08:43:10 AM
Quote from: Foo
^^ Hope your future has some joy in it,DCP, sorry to read what you've gone through. :'(
What he said and well said.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DCP on April 13, 2016, 08:46:16 AM
G`day Foo, and all swagers.
They have been very difficult times, but there is light at the end of the tunnel (so to speak).
The help and support I received from my kids and close friends was (is) amassing, also the doctors ,nursing staff, at all the hospitals and clinics were great. I had to deal with the Coroner in Tas and also the police (just routine) and again all were so helpful and understanding.
This is the reason for talking to all of these people and be very honest with yourself, wife, partner,kids and all in involved.
At some stage in our lives most of us have to face the inevitable and how we do it is up to us alone, but with support and accepting help we can and do carry on.
Its also the little things that help, the kind and caring words words written by people we have never met and  most likely never will, it all helps.
As for Greg and Ranae I can only send my thoughts and prayers, and hope these are strong enough for a good out come.
 
   
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on June 06, 2016, 03:53:02 AM
I thought it was time to update this post.

As everyone is aware Ranae has been suffering from cancer for the past 2.5 years.


Ranae was admitted into palliative care roughly 5 weeks ago and has unfortunately deteriorated slowly over the 5 week period. I received a phone call 5/6/2016 at 6:20pm stating that Ranae's breathing had changed dramatically today.


Unfortunately Ranae lost her battle with cancer today 6/5/2016 at 1:25am. Thankfully i was able to be by her side and held her hand as she took her last breath


Maverick0185
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: jwb on June 06, 2016, 04:02:19 AM
Very sad to read that
My thoughts are with you and your family
Regards
John

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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on June 06, 2016, 04:08:05 AM
Cheers John.

Very much appreciated
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: brickiematt on June 06, 2016, 05:34:44 AM
 Ahhh sh*t mate, very sad to hear that.
Condolences to you and your family.
Matt
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: KingBilly on June 06, 2016, 05:39:01 AM
Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

KB
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: plusnq on June 06, 2016, 05:42:40 AM
I am so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathies to you and you family.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: paceman on June 06, 2016, 06:13:24 AM
Our prayers are with you and your family, mate...

Hopefully Ranae is now at peace.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 06, 2016, 06:31:23 AM
Very sad news, thoughts with you at this time.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Rumpig on June 06, 2016, 06:32:26 AM
As said by others already, very sad to read of Ranae's passing.
My condolences to you and all her family and friends
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 06, 2016, 06:50:26 AM
So sorry to hear the news, our thoughts are with you and your family

Garrick
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GeoffA on June 06, 2016, 06:54:18 AM
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you and your family Mav......
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: staghornflat on June 06, 2016, 06:56:38 AM
Sincere condolences to you and your family Mav.
Scott
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nomad on June 06, 2016, 07:24:00 AM
My deepest condolences Mav.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Swannie on June 06, 2016, 07:34:58 AM
Absolutely shattered for you & your family sincere condolences

Starsky
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on June 06, 2016, 07:37:49 AM
So sad to read this. My thoughts are with you and family. Draw strength from the good memories that you have both shared.

Foo

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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on June 06, 2016, 07:51:08 AM
Fark.... Not what I wanted to read

And here I am complaining about having tons of snot flowing like the Zambezi and aching everywhere.

Dunno what to say really. But you know you still have my mob # if you ever need an ear to chew.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Robbo on June 06, 2016, 08:07:30 AM
Very sad news Maverick. Our sincerest thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family. I know just how you will be feeling as we lost a close family member four weeks ago with the dreaded cancer after a three year battle.

Very Best Regards

Robbo and Michelle
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: deepop on June 06, 2016, 08:22:34 AM
Sincere condolences Mav.   Sounds like you've got a good support crew around you - and we're all here for a chat if you need.


Hope the pain eases for you quickly.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nay-DMAX on June 06, 2016, 08:28:11 AM
Oh Mav so very sorry to read this news. Ranae gave that cancer the best fight she had, we all wish it didnt take our loved ones. May she be at peace now and pain free. Thinking of you xox
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: D4D on June 06, 2016, 08:31:58 AM
Condolences to you and your family. We're all here for you.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: krisandkev on June 06, 2016, 08:32:23 AM
I sat here trying to think of something to say.  What can you say but sorry for your rotten hell you have been through, and all of your family.  Hopefully your pain will ease one day.    Kevin and Kris
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: noel_w on June 06, 2016, 08:36:36 AM
So sorry to hear mav. Ring me if you need a time out beer or two.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DCP on June 06, 2016, 08:38:42 AM
Wish I didn`t have to write this.
Greg Please accept my deepest and sincerest condolences, this extends to both your`s and Ranae`s families,and friends.
Thoughts and prayers. DCP (Pearcey)
 
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Joff on June 06, 2016, 09:03:06 AM
Never something you want to hear about let alone live through. I have no clue how you must be feeling but please take whatever pitiful cumfort you can from the knowledge that so many are thinking about you and your family.

My sincere condolences
Greg (Joff)
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on June 06, 2016, 09:09:15 AM
 Hey Greg

Sorry to hear the news. Ranae put up a bloody good fight and you were by her side every step of the way.

If there is anything I can do just shout out. You are in my thoughts as always. Take care mate.

Vicki
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: IanC on June 06, 2016, 09:22:40 AM
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family Mav.  Renae was certainly a battler as are you for being with her every step. 
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Paul (SA) on June 06, 2016, 05:26:42 PM
Hi Greg. Condolences on your loss. Life is at its hardest right now I imagine. If I can help in any way please let me know. Paul
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Brett B on June 06, 2016, 05:44:10 PM
Deepest sympathies to you and your family
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 06, 2016, 05:50:45 PM
She's free of the pain now.

Remember the fun times you had together.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: briann532 on June 06, 2016, 06:14:19 PM
Hi Mav,

I have followed your thread mate, but refrained from posted as I had no words to help that had not already been expressed.
I personally know a lot of swaggers and can assure you the love and support is real.
I'm not good with words at times like this, but I give you and your family our deepest condolences.
I admire your strength and love and hope you can find peace.

With deepest sympathy for you loss and admiration for your fight.
Brian
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Champin on June 06, 2016, 06:21:30 PM
Aw jeez mate, so sorry to here that. Tough time for you and family mr mav. I can empathise with you a little bit as I was with both my mother and my fiancee when they where taken by that horrible disease so if you need to talk please, feel free to pm me. I will give you my number.
Stay strong sir and remember...you are not alone.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: FJCruzin on June 06, 2016, 06:30:22 PM
Sad news, sincere condolences to you and your family.  I lost my dad to cancer 3 years ago after he battled and beat a blood leukaemia, so sympathise with what you must be going through.

Remember the good times and stay strong.

Peter
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: broncos11 on June 06, 2016, 06:30:48 PM
Hey Mav

Thinking of you mate and your family. Our thoughts are with you

Dave
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Humbolt on June 06, 2016, 10:40:57 PM
Mav, deepest condolences in this very difficult time.
Never give up, live like there is no tomorrow and do your wife proud!
Don't bottle it up, wail until you feel YOU want to stop.
Reach out when you need it. Surround yourself with positive people and don't be afraid to lean on them!
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nifty1 on June 06, 2016, 10:51:34 PM
So sorry Maverick, you've had a rough time and I'm grateful that you kept us all informed. I quietly followed your ups and downs whilst dealing with similar problems in my 90 yo MIL and a two year old granddaughter. Gut wrenching stuff that overrides all else and transforms your life.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: jayjay on June 06, 2016, 11:04:51 PM
Hello Maverick. I have never met you, yet because you have so bravely opened your heart here, you have allowed others to share your journey.
thankyou. I can't begin to imagine what it must feel like to lose your soulmate and best friend. May it be of comfort to know that there are others here who care and empathise in your grief and pain. May your memories be very close and precious. Jenny
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: smartyingreen on June 06, 2016, 11:17:28 PM
Hi Greg, having read your thread from begining to end as it has evolved, it certainly feels like we have all lost a friend here, whether we knew Ranae in person or not.
Deepest condolences,

Shane

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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: BaseCamp on June 07, 2016, 09:20:27 AM
Never had the opportunity of meeting Ranae, but I feel like I have known her through your posts.....    I am sorry for your loss, and my thoughts are with you now. ...

BaseCamp

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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DannyG on June 07, 2016, 09:41:02 AM
Very sorry to read this, my condolences to you Mav.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: paulo on June 07, 2016, 09:50:59 AM
Sorry for your loss mate.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: nab on June 07, 2016, 06:02:05 PM
Sorry to hear mate, not good news, I hope you have good friends and family around you. Even if expecting this outcome when it finally happens it still hits you very hard.

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: listo on June 08, 2016, 07:49:50 PM
So sorry to hear, that's horrible news. I hope you have a good support base to help you through these dark times mate, my sincere condolences to you.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Big Damo on June 08, 2016, 09:48:55 PM
So sorry to hear of the passing of Ranae
No words I can say to ease the pain but I feel for you and your family
sincere condolences to you Mav
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: McTavish on June 08, 2016, 10:26:37 PM
Sad news - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.   
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Terry W4 on June 08, 2016, 10:28:15 PM
oh dear - oh dear.

My heart bleeds for you and your family.

Too many young deaths - too many.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: alnjan on June 08, 2016, 11:22:12 PM
Our condolences and thoughts are with you
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on June 09, 2016, 05:44:17 AM
Thank you to everyone.

It's really touching


Unfortunately the funeral is tomorrow which I still dont know how I'm going to get through the day

Maverick0185
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bill on June 09, 2016, 06:24:53 AM
Condolences sir...
Bill
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: baggs71 on June 09, 2016, 05:41:38 PM
No good mav...no good....
Go for a drive mate...take some port and firewood
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on June 09, 2016, 07:06:01 PM
Hey Greg

Good luck getting through tomorrow. Just go with the flow mate.
I will be there in spirit and I am sure a lot of swaggers will be.

I'll be thinking of you.

 :'(  :'(
Xxxxx
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: raider on June 09, 2016, 09:17:04 PM
Thank you to everyone.

It's really touching


Unfortunately the funeral is tomorrow which I still dont know how I'm going to get through the day

Maverick0185

Agree with Vicandug - just go with the flow. Everyone needs to grieve (as well as yourself ) but you are also there to celebrate her life and the person she was. I am sure there were a lot of goodtimes and laughs and you are a better person for having had her in your life. You still have some tough times ahead mate but Time is a great healer and eventually you will come out of the fog with the help of a good support network and Swaggers. Also recommend the drive , firewood and port when you're ready.

Strength for tomorrow

Raider
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: oldmate on June 09, 2016, 09:37:15 PM
Hi mate.  Really don't know what to say that hasn't already. :'(
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: GanG on June 10, 2016, 12:03:20 AM
You are in our thoughts Greg, I am sorry for your loss.

Sincerely,

Greg
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: DCP on June 10, 2016, 08:19:53 PM
The sky has a bright new star tonight.
All my thoughts and prayers are with you tonight Gerg
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on June 24, 2016, 05:34:49 PM
Thank you to everyone for there condolences and especially everyone's support over the past 2.5 years.

Yes it has been a tough battle and unfortunately the tough times aren't over and never will be. They just become easier to deal with.

I would love to get out camping with a bunch of swaggers but unfortunately I can't bring myself to going as it will bring back far too many memories. I realise there will be alot of firsts for sometime, but all I'm doing at present is slowly putting 1 foot in front of the other. While I'm doing this atleast I'm still moving from.

So if anyone is interested in going camping soon, let me know and we can organise it.

But once again from the bottom of my heart, I cant thank this forum enough for the support I've been given.

Yours Sincerely
Greg and i know Ranae would be thankful too.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on June 24, 2016, 05:37:31 PM
Thank you to everyone for there condolences and especially everyone's support over the past 2.5 years.

Yes it has been a tough battle and unfortunately the tough times aren't over and never will be. They just become easier to deal with.

I would love to get out camping with a bunch of swaggers but unfortunately I can't bring myself to going as it will bring back far too many memories. I realise there will be alot of firsts for sometime, but all I'm doing at present is slowly putting 1 foot in front of the other. While I'm doing this atleast I'm still moving from.

So if anyone is interested in going camping soon, let me know and we can organise it.

But once again from the bottom of my heart, I cant thank this forum enough for the support I've been given.

Yours Sincerely
Greg and i know Ranae would be thankful too.
Your more than welcome dude...

I'd like to think that this joint would get around anyone here that was in your shoes..

Come for a roady down to the High Country mate ;) Don't have to go far to find snow at moment :)
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Swannie on June 24, 2016, 05:44:29 PM
Your more than welcome dude...

I'd like to think that this joint would get around anyone here that was in your shoes..

Come for a roady down to the High Country mate ;) Don't have to go far to find snow at moment :)

I'd be even happy to chip in some $$ for the flights to get you down to the high country

Starsky
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: listo on June 24, 2016, 06:22:32 PM
Me too mate, I'll chip in. I've got a really close work mate that's going through the same ordeal as you & it's heartbreaking. Sometimes a trip away to escape reality is the best thing, just a post on here or a pm & I'm happy to put a 50 in to get you down there.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Nomad on June 27, 2016, 05:10:22 PM
Me too mate, I'll chip in. I've got a really close work mate that's going through the same ordeal as you & it's heartbreaking. Sometimes a trip away to escape reality is the best thing, just a post on here or a pm & I'm happy to put a 50 in to get you down there.

Same.....let me know where and when.  :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on June 27, 2016, 06:01:21 PM
I'd be even happy to chip in some $$ for the flights to get you down to the high country

Starsky
x2
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: achjimmy on June 27, 2016, 06:42:58 PM
Great idea willing  to help.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: b1 on June 27, 2016, 07:08:00 PM
Same.....let me know where and when.  :cheers:

x2

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Black Diamond on June 27, 2016, 11:37:55 PM
I'm willing to put my hand up for anything to help make you feel better, whether it be $$ and or take you on a trip down this way. Let us know mate we are all grieving with you.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on June 28, 2016, 09:08:22 AM
Quote from: Black Diamond
I'm willing to put my hand up for anything to help make you feel better, whether it be $$ and or take you on a trip down this way. Let us know mate we are all grieving with you.
I reckon Swanny would have enough frequent flyer points to take the forum around the world ;)
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Paul (SA) on June 28, 2016, 02:18:36 PM
I'd be willing to chip in to help as well.

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: edz on September 21, 2016, 09:13:34 PM
G,Day Mav, How are you sailing mate ? Hope things are starting to [ for want of better words ]  even out for you .
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Bird on March 08, 2017, 11:19:50 AM
Anyone spoken to Mav in recent times??? Notice he hasnt been on for a while n i lost his #
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: vicandug on March 10, 2017, 10:47:02 AM
I last spoke to him in September.
He said he was doing ok but could be better.

I hope he is ok.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: l0ckym on March 10, 2017, 01:57:58 PM
Anyone spoken to Mav in recent times??? Notice he hasnt been on for a while n i lost his #

If you do a search on his profile - his mobile is listed on one of his For Sale items.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on July 22, 2019, 08:29:11 PM
Hey all,

Truly sorry for digging up a very old post but just thought I would let everyone know that I've since sold the house, sold a lot of items that had memories that I thought it was best to let go of and I've found myself a lovely lady.

So I want to thank each and everyone of you for sticking by a stranger and getting me through the tough times.

Not once have I forgotten about this close knitted family. I will try my best to become active again.

My inbox is always open if anyone wants to chat.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: alnjan on July 22, 2019, 09:22:43 PM
Hey all,

Truly sorry for digging up a very old post but just thought I would let everyone know that I've since sold the house, sold a lot of items that had memories that I thought it was best to let go of and I've found myself a lovely lady.

So I want to thank each and everyone of you for sticking by a stranger and getting me through the tough times.

Not once have I forgotten about this close knitted family. I will try my best to become active again.

My inbox is always open if anyone wants to chat.

Glad to hear you're moving along with life
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on July 22, 2019, 09:28:53 PM
Thank you very much mate
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: edz on July 22, 2019, 09:46:53 PM
Good stuff mate, good to hear from you and things have fallen into place, Welcome back .
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on July 23, 2019, 06:04:25 AM
Thanks mate and it's good to be back
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: paceman on July 23, 2019, 06:23:11 AM
great to see you back and moving on with your life...  :cup:

Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: jwb on July 23, 2019, 06:27:37 AM
Good to read all your comments!
Stay safe!
Cheers



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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on July 23, 2019, 09:18:38 AM
Thanks fellas.

It's good to be back
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Foo on July 23, 2019, 12:01:56 PM
Life moves on and good to see that you have been able too as well, Maverick. 😎 All the best for your future.

Foo

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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Hairs on July 23, 2019, 12:59:15 PM
Awesome stuff mate.
Great to hear.
Happy Days.
Travel Safe.

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Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: Black Diamond on July 25, 2019, 10:08:16 AM
Fantastic stuff Mav well done  :cheers:
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on July 25, 2019, 07:15:50 PM
Cheers mate
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: McTavish on July 28, 2019, 02:36:04 PM
Good to hear from you and sounds like you've got some great plans ahead travelling and what not.   Well done.
Title: Re: For those suffering from depression
Post by: maverick01 on July 29, 2019, 09:13:26 AM
Thanks mate.

I've definitely come along way since we last spoke