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Tom update

Well since I last wrote with Tom being depressedHe is now in hospital had to rush him there early hoursof Monday morning he came shuffling down stairsall pale and gasping to tell me he had been like this forA while *typical Tom not telling any one till its unbearable* telling me he hasover done his neb... so cuddling up to me I rang chris toldhim to come home and we rushed Tom to a&e where we foundhis left lung had collapsed.. so they took some xraysand found shadows on his lungs witch is just terrifying chris and me... just sat in the hospital cafe now Tom didn'tsleep last night due to increasing pain in his chestand down his sides he told the nurse but she said it would passso Ton left it feeling in pain and he told us he started to cough blood! Well we now know Tom has three crackedribs one of witch was pressing against his left lung... am soangry that Tom had to spend all night in pain and scaredjust wish he had told us while we where there so we could of sorted it..but on the brightside they are going to give us hep asa family for the depression. .... I shall let you know how it gose.thank you take careChloe x

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Hope it goes well. we had family therapy but Ben hated it so we stopped, he prefered to talk to someone on his own.Hope Tom feels better soon

Kate x


Hope Tom gets well soon and back home.

love Glynis xxx


Hope Tom is better soon, maybe this is the start of being able to discuss things more openly.Take care of yourselves

Jo xxx


I do hope Tom gets better soon.


I will be thinking of all of you.

There is a really good book by Edmund J. Bourne called The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook - he brings out an edition almost yearly - which I thoroughly recommend.

It takes a holistic approach to anxiety & depression looking at everything from medical treatments through to spiritual, from drugs to Faith to meditation to yoga. It has a very good section on determining trigger points for depression and working out who is stressed in your life. I fund it very useful indeed and perhaps it is something that you can pick up in a library or get yourself.


Hi chloe,

we get some fantastic ideas and suggestions on here.How are you and tom getting on? Love the holistic approach to depression/ phobias anxieties etc, will look out for that one.Think that will be useful thanx bob.

love sj


How is Tom today - and yourself? Hope he is feeling a bit better.

Best wishes to you all.


Thinking of you all

Hope Tom is on the mend, must be so scary for those not actually ill. Thoughts are with you all, and at least it looks like you will now be getting some help as a family.

Take care



How is Tom doing.

I do hope he is starting to get better.

I wish you all the very best


Hope Tom is getting better. Love to you all. Sally xx


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