Before Medibolism, this website was known as Natural-Tys. It came into being after many years of suffering side effects from conventional medication, a miss-guided marriage, that lead to divorce, causing much heartache and pain as well as a swift kick up my backside that took me back to my school days. Here a chance meeting with an excellent tutor fed my appetite for more of the same.
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Originally I set the website up to offer information on Diabetes and a Walk-through for PC games of the time. (Tomb Raider, American Mcgee’s Alice etc.) The games walk-through only got as far as the drawing-board. (the rest is history so to speak)… How did I get started… Well, back in 1992 I had hit a really low patch in life.
Since my teenage years, some years ago now, I had battled daily with depression. Why? A baby on the way (I was lead to believe), an early marriage, an unfaithful better half (wife). Doctors and their wonder drugs, as they called them back in my teenage days, were supposed to help me through my problems. (God I was so naive) Like a good patient I took the pills without question, got on with my life, remarried, had a couple of kids, held the same job I would in a much later part of my life be forced to give up. I did not realise then that medication would become away of life for me.
My doctor did not say, or looking back what he did not realise then was that some years down the line I was not going to be able to give up this wonder drug, because unknown to me then, a future accident would increase the need for these type of drugs, and I was soon to learn I could not live without the drug, even though as time went by my life improved 100%, thanks to my new girlfriend, now my wife.
I admit here that the medication also helped in the early stages, and after the first 3 weeks of feeling rather drowsy, which cleared up, I settled down to getting on with my life. Some years and a divorce later found me still pill popping, which had by now become a daily ritual, but when the time came that I started questioning my GP about the validity of taking the tablets any longer. I was soon to learn about and sufferer increased withdrawal effects as I, with my doctors help, started to reduce the medication….. The rest as they say is history …..
Me As A Person
Attended state schools (St Peters & Paul’s) Spent my last 4 years attending St Cuthbert Secondary. Worked as a driver in the early years. Further down the line I got the warehouse managers post, did that for 25 years plus, Left that and went on to spend 18+ years attending Newcastle Uni and North Tyneside College. (Humanistic approaches in Counselling). Now Qualified (thinking of retiring in a few more years. At time of posting).
Don’t have many dislikes apart from people who try to be something they’re not (conveniently forget where their roots are), and I do not suffer fools easily, or people that over talk others.
I eat and drink to live, love all kinds of music, places of interest, photography, Singing, computing, reading (mostly supernatural/horror, James Herbert / Stephen King), and swimming. I also regret the many years of working long and tedious hours 14+ a day six days a week missing my kids growing up.