I'm going to stop reading online about tinnitus for a few days. I want to give myself a chance to stop thinking about tinnitus as much as I can. Researching tinnitus, and using this forum and BTA forum has been really helpful. But this weekend I'm going to act as if I haven't got tinnitus. Obviously this isn't going to be easy. But I'm not going to talk about it or read about tinnitus till Monday. I'm going to see how it goes. Anyway I just wanted to say thanks to the people that have replied to any of my posts this week. They've really helped. Despite having good friends, fiance and family, I've felt really lonely since my t started. The only person who's tried to help me has been my mum. She's done a bit of research online, and sent me texts to see how I am. No one else, best friend, sisters, family, no one has asked how I am. And my girlfriend hasn't helped me what so ever. So without the help of my mum, and the people on these two forums I'd be really low. So thanks a lot. And I'm certainly gonna be back after the weekend. It's not that people don't care. I just don't think they realise how hard it is. Plus they probably think a 6'4" male can handle some ringing in the ear. We know it's a lot more than that. So I'm glad I can speak to people who know this, and understand a bit more. Thanks again, Bob.