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kathryn
Ishtirokchi

Hi All,
Well, today is Australia Day, a day to celebrate all things Australian!!! In reality, most people get the day off so they are just happy for that, they have a bbq, eat lots of lamb and drink lots of beer! lol
I told a colleage at work last night about my addiction.  We were having tea and i was reading the paper.  There was an article in it about a man suing a casino, and what got to me was that the judge said that he had the choice to self exclude anytime he liked. Now, we all know when we are in the depths of this addiction that is not an option, yes the choice is there, but there is so little understanding of cg, that it got my back up.
Anyway, i was talking to this colleage about it and i said that i was a cg, and pointed out the comments above, she was so shocked.  This woman and i didnt get on for a very long time, she didnt like me ‘taking her shifts’, which were never hers, but it took a long time for it to be resolved.  I dont know why i told her, it just came out.  She said she couldnt believe it, and then mentioned the dinner we had been to for the work break up.  I told her i was ok when we were there, but i was a bit uncomfortable. She said next time we would go somewhere else where there were no machines.  I thought that was very nice of her.  What was wierd was that it was the most natural thing in the world to say, i wasnt worried about it, i didnt wonder what she would think of me when i told her, i just told her!
If not for this place, to be able to talk so freely about cg, i dont know that i would have said anything. It is such a part of me, it like saying, i have asthma! No big deal.  And it felt quite good really.
I hope you all have a great day, Happy Australia Day to all us Aussies!
Take care, bye for now, Kathryn xxSometimes you have to step outside of the person you’ve been, and remember the person you were meant to be, the person you wanted to be, the person you are.