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Kevin Ismail

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Hey Tony, feel sorry to hear about your friend.

Well. You still can do different approach. Have to define first if he falls into addicted or yet still in a habitual phase (situation in which one start depending on chemical things or drugs to avoid any painful event or memories.) Straightly giving advices or suggestions are mostly ignorable. Sometimes what he need is empathetic gestures from close friends who are willing to feel what he feels. Gentle tap on his shoulder, sit along a bit longer time with relatively non offensive distance (not too close) will make him feel comfortable. Speak about normal things while he is still having his personal boundaries established. When you are sure you've gained his trust. That's the time to start having more specific words on what he has been through. Remember, do counsel, no judging, no advice, no "if I were you" words. Dig down his problem, explore together in what way he can positively cope with the matters, let he himself choose one. All you need to do is support him and discuss any consequences to be dealt with that arise from the made decision. Tell him he can do it, welcome him to any needed assistance. on the next bump, do not ask, let him start talking about the progress. if not, let him have his time. ;)
That is how counseling works.

Hope that helps you a little.
 

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Tony, have you and his other friends thought about doing an intervention? Call him on the pain meds use, and ask why he is putting off the hip surgery when it can fix all the problems and get his mind back to where it was before he started taking the pain meds.
 

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Thank you, my good friends, for the consolation, advice, and suggestions. I'll be writing you both PMs to dicuss this furher. I feel the forum is not the place.
 

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My writing was fine as it is a general knowledge without mentioning specific name, place, and other respected privacy.

Deeper than that, should be privately discussed. ;)
 

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I'm off yet again to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Kenya. See you all in 3 weeks!
 

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Why not adding Indonesia?

Happy trip Jaidyn. Wish you enjoy the journey.
 

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I'm off yet again to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Kenya. See you all in 3 weeks!
Hi JaidynM :) I see you are an Aussie. Cricket is your national sport, right? Do you follow cricket, mate?

When will you be in Sri Lanka? The T20 Cricket World Cup is just days away. That is being held in Sri Lanka. Any chance of getting a peek at a stadium? ;)
 

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I'm off yet again to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Kenya. See you all in 3 weeks!
Wow, I am lucky to go to McDonalds... Have fun, be careful. A Guy
 

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I'm off yet again to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Kenya. See you all in 3 weeks!
Wow, I am lucky to go to McDonalds... Have fun, be careful. A Guy
Yea, Bill. Geez. I don't think I left our state til I was 14. And that was because I joined a drum & bugle corps.

Do have fun, Jaidyn. We'll miss you. :(
 

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Happy Birthday, Kevin !!!

May God bless!!

 

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Thank you Arpan. God bless you too. :D
 

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Yes! Happy Birthday, Kevin! :dinesh:

29 now, correct? ;)

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I will be heading back for home today for about three weeks. I will be visiting my kids and grandkids. I have some minor projects to perform.

Then, back up here for the winter to do a major high-end tear-out and remodel with room additions on each end of the house. It'll be a mad rush to get foundations, concrete pads, and backfill completed before the freeze. The rest we'll do in the cold. I don't particularly care for the cold winters up here, but a man has to do what a man has to do.....
 

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Thank you Tony. I'm older than the number you specified. :p

Good luck with the project. :D
 

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Thank you Tony. I'm older than the number you specified. :p

Good luck with the project. :D
Thank you, Kevin. :)

I made it home safe and sound. Took me 6-1/4 hours this time pulling the tool trailer. It also rained the last two hours. Its good to be back. :)
 

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I will be glad to have rain here. Been months we got no rain :(
 

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Happy Birthday Kevin! :party: :dinesh:

Happy Birthday to Yussi too :party: :dinesh:

A Guy
 

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Thank you Bill. :)

Been a while, out of town?
 

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Me? Out of town? I'm here every night :D

A Guy
 

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Just curious, Bill. I noticed your last post was 23 hour away. :p
 

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