Trying to turn a negative to a positive

Discussion in 'Support' started by BobDigi, Jun 10, 2014.

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    1. BobDigi
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      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      I'm trying to post on the brittish tinnitus forum but without much success. I know this is a long shot but you never know.

      I live in the UK on the south coast. I was wondering if there might be someone who lives near me. If so we could meet up, do something, lunch, bike ride, bowling, anything.

      It woulc be nice to meet someone who might be going through the same, or has been through it. Trying to explain it to people is getting boring.

      Anyway I'm male, 34, tinnitus for 8 days, trying my best to cope, enjoy riding, anything outdoors, up for pretty much anythkng.

      I will try on a few UK sites/groupes, over the weekend, but I thought I'd give it a shot here first.

      I live in Fareham. Anyone living in fareham, gosport, portsmouth, southampton, new forest even isle of white.
      Just an idea.
       
    2. Rhea
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      Rhea Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Essex here :)
       
    3. Steve H
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      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      I'm up North so out of it unfortunately, but I like the idea.

      I have never wanted to go to a support group meeting, just not my thing. Getting a few people together and doing something is a lot better. It's good to talk about it to people who understand; in my eyes it's best to do it going walking / biking / hiking or something like that.

      Hope you manage to find a few people.
       
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    4. BobDigi
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      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      I'll probably attend a group just to see if it helps. But I've got a feeling it will be full of older people. But who knows. I'm gonna keep trying to find someone or a few people. I don't want to sit and dwell on how miserable tinnitus is. I just wanna say "how are you coping? Sucks doesn't it? Let's go do something to take our minds off it for a bit"
       
    5. BobDigi
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      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      that's a shame. You're miles away. I'm willing to ride a fair distance. But Fareham to Essex would take days lol.
       
    6. Jeff M.
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      Jeff M. Member Benefactor

      Location:
      La Jolla, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct. 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Great idea Bobdigi!! I hope you find someone or even a few chaps. Let us know how that goes!! Good luck!!

      FYI- if you ever find yourself in San Diego, California, look me up I'll take you for a surf!!

      Jeff

      :rockingbanana:
       
    7. BobDigi
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      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      thanks Jeff. I'll keep this thread updated. And if I ever end up in San Diego at a loss for something to do. I'll be sure to check the beach out, shouting you name. Cheers mate lol.
       
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    8. Steve H
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      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Exactly how I feel. To me that's what a support group should be - a network of people that understand, doing fun things.
       
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    9. bper12

      bper12 Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
    10. washashore
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      washashore Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Love this idea. I'm on the other side of the pond from you, but if any T people are in eastern mass and want to meet up for some outdoor activities or whatever, just shoot me a PM.
       
    11. BobDigi
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      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      Good luck finding someone. I thought people would be up for it. It's just gonna take some time to find someone in my area. I'm gonna do it though.
       

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