Model S

The Tesla Psychosis



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    "sorted"? A Briticism; are you in the UK, or an exile?
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    UK exile living in NL, long enough that at the atomic level I'm Duch.
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    Ooops, see that wasn't for me...
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    Oh my god! I thought I was the only one that felt this way. I talk about my MS to everyone that will listen. I'm also reading everything I can about TESLA in general and watching Youtube videos all of the time. I'm also an investor in TESLA and I'm constantly watching it go up and up and all I do is smile. I truely believe in this company and what it stands for. My name is Jim (and Lisa) and we are TESLA addicts.
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    I miss being able to +1 posts like you can on Google+ because that last post certainly deserves one. :-)
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    A co-worker of mine received his MS back in Nov 2012 has never stopped grinning since. Whenever he talks about his car his face just lights up. After reading this thread, I am beginning to understand what has happened to him, and what is starting to happen to me. I placed an order for my very own MS in June and expect delivery at the end of this month. The anticipation is growing. I find myself reading the various Tesla blogs and forums daily and have started cleaning out and painting my garage in preparation for delivery. I'm starting to look at various key chain options for the MS fob. My family and I are already planning road trips with MS. Thanks Elon for this wonderful automobile. I believe in your philosophy and vision, and look forward to seeing many more EV's on the road.
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    Rob (rch1708).....your thread made it to Teslive!

    Leilani Munter (race car driver) mentioned your story during her talk. It was great!

    This is also my favorite thread! I sure hope Elon gets to read it.

    Any news on your car? Keep us updated.

    Jackie :-)
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    Went down to the Santana Row store today. Asked a friendly Tesla employee about getting some flyers to hand out to friends; the word was "we stopped making those a couple weeks ago". In a couple weeks we'll have an online version of the flyer so you can point people at that.

    Still grinning. ;-)
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    Thanks for sharing your story. As a father I can only sympathise with you. I'm glad you have found some joy again in your life. I enjoyed reading everyone's comments on here. I seem to have the Tesla fever also. I do not own one yet or have a deposit on one. Hopefully someday. I'm a fan of Elon and Tesla and hope to join the club someday.

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    Hi Jackie, thanks for letting me know about Teslive. I wish that I'd been there to hear the talk. However I was 'stuck' sailing with my family on 38 footer around the Adriatic islands for the first week of my holiday. Essentially no internet connection, so no Tesla updates for most of a week. Man, that's hard - try it if you feel like suffering for a while.

    However I was determined not to be reduced to the same state as my teenage daughter, who was behaving like being periodically cut off from FB&Twitter was an infringement of her human rights, as established by the European courts. When I got back into a harbour with an internet connection on Friday evening, I found that my MyTesla page had been updated and my order was "on hold", awaiting my driving license details. I almost panicked, fearful my internetlessness had cost me delivery time! SCARY!

    After rapidly adding the details and re-re-reconfirming my order, I rummaged around on the forum and found out that my order had probably only been on hold around half a day, or so. PHEWeeeee!

    No further progress to report., only that the Dutch forum is heading towards delivery fever pitch. Every utterance about 1st deliveries, whether direct, indirect, attributed or just imagined, is being mangled to extract the last drop of a hint of a clue of an implication of a sign of a delivery date. European cars are on the boat or the train, in tens or hundreds, for Norway, Switzerland or the Benelux, with or without batteries, assorted charing cables, etc, etc. For any fans of HHGTTG reading this, it rather reminds me of Slartybartfast, Deep Thought and the debate about The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything.

    Thus, I guess that I should expect my car in week 42...
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    Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the update.

    You can still get to see Teslive on the video below.....scroll down to the one where you see Elon in the shot. First 5 minutes are wasted waiting for things to start. Just forward a little. First Leilani speaks and then Elon.

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    Only the white mice know, and they aren't <strike>talking</strike> squeaking.
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    @Rch - this was my favorite thread long before the DA reference. I've never posted on it before because it seemed that all the profound and interesting and heartfelt statements had already been made, so I'll just say thanks for sharing your experiences.
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    I'm going to chime in with even less and just add my +1 to all of it.

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    I wonder at what point one has to start wondering whether one has crossed some kind of line with this psychosis? Namely, I heard a couple of days ago that I have something called a "labral tear" in the cartilage of my right hip, the treatment of which involves surgery, 2-3 weeks off work and a 3-6 month recovery period.

    Looking at the timing, I expect that the operation will be scheduled for mid-late September. And I bet, Murphy being the guy who designed the Universe, it will end up coinciding with the delivery of my MS. I can see it before me: being stuck in the house for 3 weeks while my wife takes delivery of and drives around in my new dream. I can tell you now, I'd go absolutely bananas and my wife would certainly enjoy watching me bounce off the walls - something that would certainly put back my recovery.

    So, on and off for the last days, I've been wondering what takes priority, hip surgery or MS delivery?

    I've been thinking of calling up my Tesla contact and explaining the story to him to see if I can get a better idea of delivery dates. But I can imagine him sat at the other end of the phone thinking, "Gee, now I've heard every excuse under the sun to wangle information out of us. These people are crazy!".

    I've been thinking of talking to the surgeon and trying to explain that I'd like to schedule the surgery around the delivery of my new car. But I suppose I'd get a fairly curt and unsympathetic response, and probably quite rightly.

    I've been thinking about just postponing the whole further consultation process for a couple of months, as I can live with the pain and I can still do a reasonable amount of sport without the operation, for the time being at least. I'd like to ask the surgeon if waiting a few months would result in any further damage, but he'd probably think I was being facile.

    I've been thinking that maybe I'm using the MS to hide behind, to postpone the moment of having to go under the knife and then face up to all the months of recovery afterwards.

    I've NOT been thinking about delaying the delivery of my MS. Some things are just plain inconceivable. And the thing must be delivered this year for the tax breaks - at least, that's my excuse. That my hip problem precedes the order of my MS is irrelevant and the fact that I'm thinking of postponing dealing with my hip just goes to show that my hip's not really that bad... doesn't it?

    And then, of course, I started thinking about what I'd been thinking about these last days and I started to wonder if I've not lost my marbles completely... Just get on with it, Rob, it's your damned health that we're contemplating here!

    But on the other hand, I think it will be very bad for my mental health if the MS ends up being delivered as I'm being sliced open.

    And just thinking ahead: does a legal person happen to know if the "crime of passion" defence would cover one's actions in the event that - hypothetically speaking - one's spouse takes to illicitly using one's Model S?

    Man, I hate this...! What kind of crazy cult have I got myself into here?
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    Considering the clout that you might have with Leilani Munter, perhaps an email to her can get you some information or even an early delivery. You never know.

    All the best to you
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    @rch I would recommend the surgery 1st. The Model S will still be there after your recovery period ( assuming your spouse aint that crappy a driver/no accidents by other persons). Your health may not wait so long
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    Hi Rob,
    I am a Physiotherapist, and without knowing any specific details, a labral tear in the hip should not take 3-6 months of recovery. I work on TOTAL hip replacement patients that are up and about in 2-3 months ... and driving :-) they may not be playing tennis or running a marathon in 3 months, but if they are a good patient and do their exercises daily, they are certainly walking without an assistive device and driving for sure.

    So, take care of your health first. Get the surgery sooner rather than later, be diligent with your exercises, listen to your Physio and you will be driving when your precious MS arrives.

    just my unsolicited 2 cents worth.

    to your health ... both mental & physical ;-))
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    Hi Edie, that's very encouraging, thanks. I made the mistake of reading about the op on the internet. Bad move. Better to watch Tesla videos...

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    I too have caught the psychosis. I wake at 3 AM to thoughts of the car I was just dreaming of. While my wife sleeps I am checking the forums, my dashboard and looking at Edmunds long term test to see if they have added any information.
    The best news is that yesterday I received notice that my Model S will arrive late July rather than July 30 - Aug. 13.
    Finally I would like to give my condolences to rch1708 who started this thread on the lost of his child. I hope he is enjoying his Tesla and it has eased his pain.
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    @Fnealnwc: not yet. I'm a Brit living in the Netherlands and thus low down the ranks of Tesla acolytes.
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    Jackie: just got round to watching the Teslive video of Leilani's talk. Was very touched...

    @leilanimunter: if you happen to read this, thanks for a wonderful presentation.

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    rch1708 | July 18, 2013

    "Jackie: just got round to watching the Teslive video of Leilani's talk. Was very touched...

    @leilanimunter: if you happen to read this, thanks for a wonderful presentation."

    Her presentation was great and we all have enjoyed "breaking up with gas" an being psochotic at the same time...
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    Thanks to all for this thread. It is such a powerful validation of everything I have been going through. An Aug 20, P85 delivery here. So good to hear all the same things going on...

    Electrician finished bringing new service to the house yesterday and out to the garage (goodbye gas pump!). Meeting tomorrow morning with someone to give the gargage floor that showroom, high gloss finish. Signed up for the 100% renewable energy supplier through the power company (limited opportunity for solar install in my neighborhood/area and haven't had the nerve to suggest moving yet.) Hadn't thought of the blinds yet.

    I laughed out loud and teared up reading these posts. To be around people with such powerful stories and feelings is humbling. Thank you all for sharing.

    My heart races whenever I get to read these forums. I check the mobile app several times a day just to see if it is going to say anything other than "no car linked". I ordered sample 18650 batteries to show people. I fear I have become that bore at any gathering who just talks about the same thing over and over. I have even started on some thoughtful review of what I am doing with my life, as in, is my job / the way I spend my time in line with this glimpse of a new, higher sense of purpose and the impact a person can have.

    Next step, a deposit on an X for my wife who really needs the SUV like size.

    Thank you to everyone in this movement.
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