Forgot to Introduce Myself...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Starthrower, Oct 29, 2016.

    1. Starthrower

      Starthrower Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      I thought maybe I should do a rather short introduction since I have started posting here hoping I can give some support to new and old tinnitus people. I have been out of this for several years now so I am a bit rusty in my responses.

      I hope keeping my profile private does not offend anyone. Having been through a lot on different forums -unfortunately this is necessary for me. But if you have questions feel free to ask.

      I believe this forum and Steve and Markku have the ability to create a new successful organization. So I am trying to support their efforts here.

      So many things have changed since 2002 when I entered the internet support world. And it was the first time I had ever done anything like this. It was scary. It was brutal with so many dreadful disputes and threats. And I was just trying to find help and kindness. I saw this going on for TT and decided it was time to get involved.

      My story is long and I feel it may be a lot of blah blah... and it is hard to actually write about it. But it is a success story. And this changed my life forever but I would not realize it was for the better.

      My user name comes from a story called the Star Fish Thrower. You can look that up so I do not bore you.
      At the time it meant a lot to me when I first came across it.

      I am not used to so many young people posting. Mostly 20 years old or so.

      Very few are over forty...I hope we are not old geezers.... : )

      I was glad to read how Glynis and Michael Leigh were responding to people. A few others really made me laugh like Mikep something or other. Tinnitus because he was too good looking... : )

      But crap way too many suicidal posts. This is a real sore point for me when some of them are just trying to get reactions. They have no idea of the reality of this subject. And it pisses me off.

      I read some people are afraid of forums and the negative stuff. It is true. The hard part is taking the positive thoughts or ideas or suggestions. Back in the day I was scared to death when it was kinda the same on other boards.

      Oh well just a few opening things I wanted to babble on about.

      Hoping I can offer advice and experience and when or if necessary ask for it.
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    2. MikeL1972

      MikeL1972 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hi Starthrower and welcome to the board!

      Just out of curiosity, what specifically caused your tinnitus? Dental implant? Grafting?
    3. Dominic1955

      Dominic1955 Member Benefactor

      Waverly, Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic hearing loss
      @Starthrower, it would be good to hear your story especially since it's successful!
    4. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      @Starthrower ,
      Good to have someone with your experience on board! I hope you are able to offer and receive a great deal of support here. That's what it's all about.
    5. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @Starthrower ,
      Welcome to Tinnitus talk and I know your support to members will be great . ....lots of love glynis
    6. AUTHOR

      Starthrower Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      Thank you all so much for the warm responses. I had started posting here recently and thought it would help to know me a little better. Trust is so important. And in this cyber world it is difficult to know who is real at times. The only reason I decided to reenter this support arena is because I began reading TT. I wanted this to be a successful site and witnessed some things that simply were wrong considering the amount of time Steve and Marku put into developing a new tinnitus information source.

      My experiences have taken me in so many different directions. I have met some wonderful people and some who are not so wonderful. I worry about new people entering the support arena and being subjected to some questionable and unethical situations. It was something I went through beginning in 2002 - when one day my once privilaged life was taken away very suddenly - in a single day. A root canal from hell left me with nerve damage in my jaw and inner ear. I am rather afraid to scare people away from having necessary dental work done so it makes me hesitant to write about it. I had a bad specialist having a bad day.

      And the last thing I needed was to enter the internet support thing only to find some weird war going on back in 2002. I had no idea what was going on or why. But now I do.

      Argg I wrote stuff only to delete it....I need to think and write something out with more thought. Sort of makes me feel rather....weird remembering what I went through.

      The positive stuff. I have my life back now. And it wasn't easy. Each person is unique in his or her situation and what helps. I worked hard on my anxiety with medication, meditation and hypnosis techniques. I simply made my own music therapy system that I use to this day. It is a very old style thing though. But it works for me.

      I avoid loud situations which is okay. I cannot talk on the phone for any length of time. I cannot comfortably talk on my Iphone at all. I am sensitive to bright lighting mostly at night. I sort of have a OCD routine for sleeping. No computer after 8 pm or Iphone. Dim lights. Kick back and relax watching television or reading. Reading is still hard because of concentration. Sometimes I have to read a page twice.
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