In Loving Memory of Padraigh Griffin

Discussion in 'Support' started by ZFire, Dec 7, 2022.

    1. Fightthearmy

      Fightthearmy Member

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      2012
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      work-related
      I wonder, out of existing treatments, did he ever consider a cochlear implant? Cochlear implants are divisive and it's understandable. But some people even here go as far as to categorically dismiss cochlear implants as a treatment for tinnitus without severe hearing loss, even for people who have nothing to lose (!).
       
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    2. DebInAustralia
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      Good question. I'm not sure. But, eligibility needs to be considered. Maybe it wasn't an option.
       
    3. Barry098
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      Barry098 Member

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      02/2017
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      Loud Music
      So sad to hear about Padraigh's passing.

      I have a young daughter and I often pray (or simply hope) that I am strong enough to suffer through the bad times so that I can always be there for her. So, although I didn't know Padraigh, it breaks my heart that this evil curse has deprived 2 young children of their father. There are plenty of bad diseases but tinnitus is one of the very few that has the power to utterly destroy a person from within while outsiders may not even be aware there is an issue.

      There needs to be some real effort put into finding a cure for the "beast" that he describes on his last post so that the world never needs to see another obituary that mentions the word tinnitus!

      RIP Padraigh.
       
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    4. DebInAustralia
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      Well, that's up to you.

      Venting can help. But, we all have our ways of dealing with stress.
       
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    5. Damocles
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      Damocles Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Yes, we're very anti-solution in the Support threads. We just want to wallow in misery.
       
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    6. Nick47

      Nick47 Member Benefactor

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      @Damocles, sorry, I didn't come across very well in my previous post.
       
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    7. DebInAustralia
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      I knew what you meant...
       
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    8. bobvann
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      bobvann Member

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      Inside the vortex
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      April 2017
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      Loud shit
      :D :p

      The funniest quote you wrote a while back.

      "I told my tinnitus to go fuck itself & I don't care." :LOL:
       
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    9. EDDTEKK

      EDDTEKK Member

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      1999
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      RIP my dear friend... so sad.
       
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    10. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      Reading this was like a punch to the gut. How many times do we need to go through this? I spoke with Padraigh on various threads and he was always a great guy to talk to. I’m so sad that his life turned out this way.

      RIP buddy.
       
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    11. Nick47

      Nick47 Member Benefactor

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      UK
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      2015
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      Viral/noise
      @Fightthearmy, I think he only had mild hearing loss. The criteria in Ireland and the UK is strict but could he have gone private?
       
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