Tried to Help, not Defile

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by elsaspet, May 29, 2007.

  1. elsaspet

    elsaspet TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    4,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Dallas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hi guys,
    Just to explain, I am not only an artist, (lol) but a manic depressive. I have extreme highs and extreme lows. I take medication for this. My business has been not effected at all, because I take so much time with my clients and photos.
    If I have screamed at you in the past, I am sorry. I am doing what I can to control it.
    I know I have made a lot of people mad at me, and I am very sorry for that. It you knew me in person, you would think I was a pretty kind girl.
    I try to help when I can, and then I have a flair up when I go off. I apologize to people who are victim of that.
    I wish I could control it more. But if I comment in a kind way, you know it's me. If I comment in a mean way, you know its not.
    Does that not suck? I've been a good person all my life before I was hit with this out of nowhere.
    Anyway, forgive me if you can.
    Smooches,
    Cindy
     
  2. motcon

    motcon TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2003
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    usa. soon to be a euro boy.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    the ignorant comments that you've made to me have long since been forgotten. they are of no consequence. i just figured all artists are like that as i have my moments as well.

    no worries here.


    Will
     
  3. EOS_JD

    EOS_JD TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Cindy. Smile often and you'll feel better :D
    When you see a post that makes you mad, step back have a laugh and then post something positive...... I just try to be honest in the nicest way I can - even when I'm riled (which isn't very often).

    Depression is a tough thing to conquer. Thankfully I don't suffer from this. I have my ups and downs the same as most though!

    Hope you beat it

    Ora best from me

    Jim
     
  4. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    in the middle of north carolina
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Cindy,
    I am very sorry to hear you are bi polar... I hope you can keep it under control and it never bothers your livelyhood. I wish you nothing but good things. You have never been rude to me but I have been accused of being rude to you. I don't even have an excuse so You now get the chance to switch places and forgive me.

    On a personal lighter note... I once had a romantic relationship with a bi polar lady. The highs are definitly worth the lows. You can remind your husband of that from time to time.
     
  5. Jim Gratiot

    Jim Gratiot TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Folsom, CA
    Sending my prayers your way, Cindy...
     
  6. NJMAN

    NJMAN TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,104
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Far beyond the bowels of human existence...Minneso
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I havent been on the forum that long compared to many, but I can tell you that it takes a lot of courage to come forward and say what you did. You have been nothing but refreshing, helpful, and wonderful to me. We all get moody sometimes. No apologies are necessary from my viewpoint.

    Best Regards,

    NJ
     
  7. JimmyJaceyMom

    JimmyJaceyMom TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well, I must have missed something! I have never seen you here as anything but helpful, always willing to teach and share. I majored in psychology for a while and bipolar disorder is a tough thing to have to deal with for sure! It was by far one of the most complex and interesting subjects we covered!
    Good luck to you with that and I think given the fact that I notice 90 percent of the time you seem very positive and helpful and not at all selfish with your knowledge or your time, anyone that can't forgive you for something you may have said that was less than polite - well... so what i do. Tell them to sh*t in their hats and wear it! :)
     
  8. gtkelly

    gtkelly TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Cindy, I'm new and haven't been around much but yes, it sucks. My wife (of 16 years) has the same symptoms plus anxiety disorder. So I have a pretty good idea of what you're going through. We've struggled with it and it was hard at first, but you quickly learn to just forget the bad ever happened. Because the good outweights the bad by a ton.

    Here's a similar message that I give my wife when she let's it get to her: Look at it this way. You have AWESOME talents. This is just the one thing that keeps you from being perfect. And it doesn't happen all the time. So you're perfect a pretty good percentage of the time. I'm never perfect so you have nothing to complain about...

    No, I've never heard any negativity from you. And if I do, well, that's just the person I don't know talking.
     
  9. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    9,469
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think it is very admirable that you were able to share this with us. Depression, and especially manic depressive disorder can be a hard illness to cope with but it sounds like you are doing a very good job! :hug::
     
  10. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA U.S.A
    Yeah. Whatever *****!!!!!!!!! Joking of course. No need for apologies. You know we love you. Big up for explaining your condition. PM me if you need to vent or discuss the deal. I am all too familiar with what goes on.

    We discuss all aspects of photography as a profession. Rarely do we discuss how taxing it is on the body and mind.

    Love & Bass
     
  11. RMThompson

    RMThompson the TPF moderators rock my world!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,888
    Likes Received:
    11
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I know I know nothing of your diagnosis, but I know someone is bipolar and CAFFIENE was causing a lot of her dysphoria and making her medication stop working. If you drink coffee or soda's regularly please go caffeine free and see if it helps! Also, get rid of aspartame in your diet, it seems to help some too.
     
  12. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    7,006
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Kankakee, IL
    Really?! Hadn't noticed.

    You're truly wonderful, my friend.
    Don't give it a second thought. Hell.... I surprised my KIDS still speak to me.
     

Share This Page