almost a statistic
Let me start out by saying hello CardsChat Community. I have been playing poker for the last 6 years ( as a hobby ) and really got serious in the begining of 2008. My game was missing something i just couldnt gain any ground, then i found cardschat which has really improved my game. After recent events i think it would be in my best intrest to take some time off from the poker world and let me explain why.
The reason for this thread is to let everyone know my events the last few years. For those who dont know i am a business owner ( construction ) since march 2003. About 2 years ago i started to feel the economic crunch. In the fall of 2007 it got to the point i needed to take a small loan to make payroll. Anyone who works outside knows what its like, so during the winter months it was a struggle to make any money due to the weather. And here it is spring time already still a struggle with payroll and the business bills, so to take some of the load off the business my business partner and i decided to not draw a check for a few months rather than take another loan. Things started to pick up a little, it was looking good for a while. Then home sales hit an all time low in my area late last fall to an already struggling business. Work went from 5 days a week to 2 or 3 days a week. I was really getting stressed and with a nagging wife beating my ear to get out and go to work ( which is very justified i guess, she is a medical secratary and working 70 to 80 hours a week ).On march 16 i took all i could take i had a nervice break down. I felt traped all i wanted was out and the only way i could think of was death. Well that didnt work out very well. My wife gave me the option to go to the hospital on my own will or she will 302 me ( which involves cops, handcuffs, and a lot longer stay in the hospital). After sitting 15.5 hours in the ER ( due to over crowding ) i got my new home for a week in the mental health hotel (a.k.a. nut house, funny farm and many more i am sure). On tuesdays and fridays they give you an evaluation and i wasnt completly truthful i just needed out of there. They said i have post chronic depression, and for that i need to take 1 pill a day for not less than a year or even longer. Since march 16 my life has been a rollercoaster ride. I am not a very emotional person but in the last 2 weeks that has changed. Today i went for my first appointment which ended up being only more paperwork very disappointing. They assured me that my next appointment will be with a doctor on april 6 we will see. Thats about it for now cheers to all.