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Old 27th March 2005, 04:08 PM   #1
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Talking I beat my OCD!

If you remember my other thread, where I was worried about soldering with lead solder due to OCD issues, then you might be interested to know I managed to confront my fear! I managed to solder some components onto my board, and I feel proud now I'm still feeling a bit worried/paranoid about what I might've done to myself, holding the solder, breathing the flux fumes etc, but I wouldn't have been able to even TOUCH something like solder a few days ago!
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Old 27th March 2005, 10:47 PM   #2
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Hell, when I don't have hands free and need to pull out some more solder I use my lips. And well look at me, I've been at it for a decade... poisonous materials are way overrated these days!

Good to hear you've conquered it..

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Old 27th March 2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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Hell, when I don't have hands free and need to pull out some more solder I use my lips. And well look at me, I've been at it for a decade... poisonous materials are way overrated these days!

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Old 27th March 2005, 11:44 PM   #4
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Pffft.... Poisonous materials....

My grandparents owned a foundry, and when my mother was young she used to play with little globules of mercury. My grandmother used asbestos sheet to rest the iron on. When termites got into the house, she'd dig out the wood and pump DDT into it.

I don't think I've suffered any ill effects

Good to hear you've conquered your fear of solder
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Old 28th March 2005, 09:32 AM   #5
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Well done

I know this was a difficult one for you to overcome. The satisfaction with being able to make your own circuits must be huge.

Your fear will reduce with every joint you make. I know, I used to have a panic attack every time I had to catch a train (the OCD thing) but now I use trains to commute to work and find them more relaxing than taking the car.

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Old 28th March 2005, 01:08 PM   #6
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Hi,
I gather OCD is an ailment.
Could someone explain please.
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Old 28th March 2005, 01:12 PM   #7
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Old 28th March 2005, 01:21 PM   #8
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Good on ya bigwill...... I know it's not easy. You're past the point of no return now.
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Old 28th March 2005, 02:42 PM   #9
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