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General Discussion / Brain tumor && depression/anxiety
« on: June 05, 2011, 03:24:36 pm »
I posted this on another board I frequent, but since some of you know me and have seen me go through some interesting stages, I feel I should also share this here...

I've always suffered from depression and anxiety, both severe and I could never figure out what was quite wrong... it's been years that I haven't been able to "find myself" and always felt out of place. Struggled in school, unhealthy relationships, drugs, criminal activities.. none of it felt like "me," but it all distracted me from my internal struggle. I've lifted on and off for years, never getting any significant results other then a good amount of weight loss. This brings me to December 2010, I had a routine surgery to fix a broken nose that I had neglected for a while.. during the pre-op blood testing I asked the doctor to check my testosterone levels, simply because I lift and was curious.

At first they refused, claiming the only reason someone at my age would care is because of steroid use.. eventually the doctor OK'ed it and they ran the test. My testosterone levels came back ridiculously low, in fact my doctor compared it to the levels he would see in a 70+yr old male. He sent me off to an endocrinologist, who claimed it didn't really make any sense and even from the very first appointment with him he said there may even possibly be a tumor causing this. I went through many blood tests, multiple MRIs, and a procedure to draw blood directly from the brain.

Six months later, and I have been diagnosed with Cushing's Disease caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland on my brain. On June 23rd I will be going in for brain surgery, endoscopic skull base pituitary surgery to be exact in the hopes that my surgeon can remove the entire tumor and cure the disease, and allow me to live a normal and successful life. I don't know if I'm writing this more to get my story out, or to advise everyone to always investigate a problem with your health if you truly feel there is one. It's not always just "be a man, get over it, disregard everything, acquire currency.." sometimes there is an actual cause for your thoughts and problems. After years of struggling with severe anxiety and depression, I've finally found the cause and am taking the steps to turn my life around. Don't lose hope misc, don't ever lose hope.

tl;dr I suggest you read it, but basically I struggled all my life, eventually discovered a brain tumor causing my problems, am getting brain surgery on June 23rd to remove the tumor and I have a positive outlook on the rest of my life. I've been through hell and back, and now it's all coming to an end because I took the choice to consult many different doctors and find out what was wrong with me.

General Discussion / what's up, check out my music!
« on: June 04, 2010, 02:15:51 pm »

Let me know what you guys think.

General Discussion / MacBook 2.1 - Odd Problems
« on: December 07, 2009, 05:08:41 pm »
I recently obtained a MacBook 2.1, which was pretty cool but it has some odd problems. Randomly it will freeze up while doing different kinds of tasks, and it also randomly restarts from time to time. If I had to guess I'd say it could be the harddrive, but I don't hear any noise coming from the harddrive to support that. If it were Windows, I'd probably guess a virus. But since this is my first Mac ever, I'm really not sure at all.

Unix / Linux Discussion / Ubuntu 10.04: Lucid Lynx
« on: October 28, 2009, 10:30:10 am »
Every two years the Ubuntu project releases a long-term stable version of their distribution with support/updates for three years on the desktop software, and five years on the server.  Personally, I'm definitely going to attempt to use this release for long-term. The aim towards UI, boot speeds, and just overall speed is a pretty awesome.

I personally use Ubuntu because it's so easy and painless. Five or six years ago I would've spent hours bothering iago on AIM trying to get my wireless working with Slackware 9.1, whereas with Ubuntu it works on initial install!

Actual Announcement:

General Discussion / Starting a local computer repair company..
« on: April 22, 2009, 08:59:00 pm »
I'm starting up a local computer repair and networking company. I'm not really sure what a good name for it would be, something catchy and my name completely sucks because it's too long. One I thought of was World-Class Computer Repair but I want it to incorporate more than just repair, like include consulting and shit. Shrug, any suggestions are appreciated.

General Discussion / What did you do today?
« on: March 10, 2009, 10:58:47 pm »
Seriously, there is fucking like thirteen people on yet like four new posts? This is the new tell us now, just a bit different.

Here's to promoting activity!

So tell us, what did you do today?

General Discussion / What do you do?
« on: December 27, 2008, 12:32:09 pm »
I made the same thread over at [vL] but shrug, we need some activity around here. What's everyone do nowadays? Career/School/Side Job, etc.

General Discussion / One Hacker's Plan to Rule Stolen Credit Cards
« on: December 27, 2008, 10:20:28 am »

Seven page read, but I found it really interesting. Haha, it actually almost seems like a short story instead of a news article. Basically a hacker's plan to take over the stolen credit card world lands him the first life sentence.

General Security Information / Seven Best Crimes of '08
« on: December 27, 2008, 09:35:59 am »

The Reverse Philly is kinda fucked up, but the first one is fucking awesome!

General Discussion / Storm vs. iPhone
« on: December 25, 2008, 08:07:16 pm »
Blackberry's Storm vs Apple's iPhone

What does everyone think? I'm up for renewal in a few months and I'm thinking about switching to AT&T for the iPhone. I personally think I like the iPhone a bit better but I can't decide which to go with.

General Security Information / EasyTech
« on: July 29, 2008, 03:59:28 pm »
So, I'm the resident computer technician at my local Staples for their EasyTech program. The website doesn't list really what we do, because it's super out of date. Basically we do everything from Memory, Software, Drive Installs to Virus Removals and Data Retrieval.

My problem is that these customers come in for virus removals and it's really a free-for-all for me to get them off, since Staples really doesn't provide me with anything. So what would any of you guys really recommend to be a great tool for this, maybe if you know a pre-boot virus removal tool that would probably be my best bet. It's fine if it requires subscription or to be bought, I just need some ideas. Basically right now I use a variety of anti-spyware tools, norton tools, and some free anti-virus programs.

Entertainment District / Adam Sandler in his jewish film.
« on: June 08, 2008, 09:29:28 am »
It was a little stupid, pretty funny though. There really isn't too much out ATM, so if you just want a quick laugh to stupid crude humor, this is the movie for you.

Trash Can / Re: Hi all!
« on: April 16, 2008, 10:16:14 am »
ROFL, trust posted a picture of a black penis on the forums. +1.

I'm starting up a site regarding to business, the stock market, and economics in general. (Including the political part of economics.) Basically, I'd like a few intelligent people to help out, post up some threads on things you believe and have to say about economics, or whatever else you feel you can bring to the table. -- Let me know guys, I appreciate ANY help! Thanks a lot.

Unix / Linux Discussion / Which desktop enviroment do you prefer?
« on: March 08, 2008, 09:25:42 pm »
Which do you prefer? Don't just vote, post a few reasons why!

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