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OK, I'm back. Here's what happened....

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by ffreeloader, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    After the kind reception I've gotten I feel I owe you people some sort of apology for my behavior this last year.....

    I'm not making excuses, just saying what was going on.

    I had started a job, been promised the moon, and was lied to each step of the way. I was only hired to be a pawn in a legal battle between some developers and the business owner. It was a bad situation as both sides ended up trying to use me. All it did for me was to make me look bad as the job only lasted for 2 months and then I was fired.

    Add to that stress the fact that my wife's boss was embezzling company funds, and giving my wife a very hard time(she is the bookkeeper and office manager at her place of employment), and stress levels were pretty high around our house. I was pretty mad at all times as with my disabilities I now have no way to physically work off my stress like I have all the rest of my life. On top of that I was suffering from migraines probably 3 days a week and felt so lousy physically that I felt like I was dying.

    Well, back in March of this year I finally found a free clinic here where I could get treated and get prescriptions for $5 each. It turned out I have diabetes, my blood sugar was over 300, and my blood pressure was in the 240-260/150-160 range. On top of that I hadn't had more than 4.5-5 hours of sleep a night for more than 5 years, and I'm someone who just doesn't function well with less than 8 hours of sleep a night. I was suffering from extreme sleep deprivation from chronic lack of sleep. The combination of all this made me a person who was extremely irritable, and unable to think clearly and logically.

    Don't get me wrong. I still think MS's business practices suck, and I'm a confirmed open source advocate. I love the openness and the freedom that Linux provides, and how it opens doors to the poor man and allows him to compete on a level that he wouldn't be able to if Linux, and open source, didn't exist. I just won't get in your face and be an ass about it as I'm back to feeling like a human being again....

    So, thanks for your kindness and being forgiving. I appreciate it.
    Certifications: MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, A+
    WIP: LPIC 1
  2. Phoenix
    Honorary Member

    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    Glad to hear everythings getting back to normal for you Freddy
    good to have you back mate
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, VCP
    WIP: > 0
  3. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    Thanks Phoenix. Good to be back, in more ways than one.
    Certifications: MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, A+
    WIP: LPIC 1
  4. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

    Nice to have you back Freddy.
    Man that blood pressure was high :eek: Glad that things are better for you now.
    Certifications: A+,70-270
    WIP: 70-290
  5. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    Thanks, Tyler.

    It's no wonder I felt like I was dying, I am literally lucky to be alive and to not have become a mental midget from having a major stroke.
    Certifications: MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, A+
    WIP: LPIC 1
  6. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    I dont know what you may have done back then as I only joined in March this year, but I think people will understand due to your high blood pressure and blood sugar levels (my brother is diabetic so I know what its like when the sugar levels get high)

    Hope everything is going ok for you now, hope your on here more often.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  7. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    Great that your back Freddy! Glad you pinned down the underlying cause of your unhappiness and that it's treatable!

    P.S. Gav is back on civvy street now - so one can take the piss out of him without fear of retribution :):):)
    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5
  8. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    Hi Freddy. My son is diabetic, has been since just before his 2nd birthday (he's just turned 16), so I do know what goes on. Glad your getting yourself sorted. :thumbleft
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  9. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Glad to have you back mate :biggrin
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  10. nicolinux

    nicolinux Byte Poster

    welcome back !
    I think a smart man is the one able to choice the best solution time after time.
    Linux and MS are quite different, you can't do a MS job with Linux,
    and you can't do a Linux job with MS$.
    Well, at the end if you look at my name you should know my inclination.
    Have a nice day
    Certifications: mcse win2k3, mcts x4. mcitp enterprise admin
    WIP: 70-680
  11. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

    Welcome back mate, glad you made it out of what sounds like a very tough time.
    Certifications: MCP,MCDST,MCSA
    WIP: CCA
  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Welcome back... glad to see your logic is back working and functional again. :biggrin
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  13. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Welcome back, reading part of your thread I'm glad of the NHS over here in the UK. Glad you're feeling alot better.

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  14. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    Welcome back Freddy, nice to have you back debating amongst us. Hope things keep improving for you.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  15. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    Welcome back Freddy! :biggrin
  16. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    Welcome back! Sounds like quite a torrid time you've had. Glad to here you've got to the bottom of it all and can now look to the future with a positive mind set. :)
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  17. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    welcome back Freddy...:biggrin
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  18. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Glad to see you are back, Freddy. You mentioned your diagnosis but not your treatment, but I can only assume that you are being treated and are feeling a whole lot better now. I hope the stress is off your wife, too and that things are better at home in general.

    As far as the welcome you've received here, I haven't been on a discussion board that you and I have in common where you haven't been well liked and well respected. Of course everyone is glad to see you're posting here again, my friend.

    And your views on Microsoft's marketing practices aren't pathology. If they were, every FOSS supporter would be sick. :wink:
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  19. Mitzs
    Honorary Member

    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    Hey freddy, I'm glad you are feeling better and that really suxs about the job. I would have put a new passwords on everything before I left. Yes, I know, I am evil. :twisted: Anyway glad you are back and feeling better but I was wondering if you start freaking out on MS again. Does this mean I can get you down and give you a shot in the arse? :ohmy :twisted: :biggrin
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  20. aw69

    aw69 Byte Poster

    Welcome back freddy
    Certifications: None
    WIP: A+ Network+

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