Weather: Started out cool and cloudy, but the sun is now shining.
Sleep: Terrible. Woke up 3 times. I started a new muscle relaxant last night and didn't take Seroquel to help me sleep because I was not sure the combo would make it hard for me to wake up. I after the second time I woke up, I took some Seroquel and slept a couple more hours. Not enough though.
Mood: Irritable, frustrated and physically uncomfortable. The bedroom is being painted, so I am on the couch, but I have to change positions often.
Plans: Ya gotta be kidding! I need to get over my moods to have any real plans. I make a huge pot of chili last night so we have plenty for tonight. The only real plans is to hit the bed as soon as the paint in the room dries and vege in front of my TV. Hopefully tomorrow I can get some needed shopping done at Costco.
Hugs to all, extra to those who need them. You know who you are.
It has been almost 8 months since Rusty left a hole in my heart, I am almost ready to open up another space for a dog who wants to be spoiled and doesn't mind being a couch potato. I was at the dentist last week, and 2 of the women had small dogs. We would always talk about our furbabies. One of the ladies had a mini-pin like Rusty and she passed 3 weeks before Rusty. I had not seen one of them since Rusty passed, and when I was talking with her, I started to cry. I miss my baby. The song you picked was beautiful.
Weather: Good bye blue skies and warm sun, it is cool and drizzling today. I like the cool days much more than the hot days of summer. I think So California has better weather than most.
Sleep: I medicated myself to sleep early. I could not get comfortable all day and I had had enough. Woke up a couple of times, but I always have pain medication and some Seroquel by the bed to get me back to sleep.
Mood: I am still impatient with my physical limitations. I have been at the computer for an hour and I need to get off my butt. I understand your frustration Sparkle. I have been to the pain management doc and he says I am making progress, but it doesn't feel like it. I was thinking of going for acupuncture treatments again. I don't know if it is advisable after surgery, but I am looking for a quick fix.
Plans: I promised my husband I would work with him on getting the bedroom cleared out so it can be painted tomorrow.
I'm so sorry you are going through this. Any one of these situations can be stressful and together they can be overwhelming. .
I'm older than you and I went to depressed to full-blown bipolar symptoms in my 40's. I want you know is that it is possible to get back on track. It can take a long time and you might have to adjust your goals to be able to take the best care of yourself.
After my hospitalization, I still had problems at work and was cut when my company was downsizing. ( I wish I had known about the Individuals with Disabilities Act then). I was accepted into full time Disability Social Security soon after and was able to take one or 2 classes a semester at the local college. There were some semesters I could not take a class at all. I have had to accept the "different me". When someone meets me they don't see the bipolar ll symptoms, and my friends are supportive. My husband is now very supportive and my kids, who are now grown, are aware and usually are fine with it all. Sisters and sister-in-laws can be the worst.
The most important fact is that I have many more supportive people and you too can live through the storm. It will not be easy, but as everyone has mentioned to you, it is best to set short goals. They are easier to achieve and more seems more possible and satisfying as you go along
Sorry about your neck and back. Mine is driving me crazy too, so I will pick up the ice cream and drive over so we can have a pity party together. A few others can join us, they know who they are, just let me know how much and which flavors to get.
Good Sunday everyone! I know we have a few football fans here, I will tune in from time to time to see the wonderful commercials
Weather: Beautiful - in the 70's
Sleep: Terrible, I woke up often because of pain despite what medication I took.
Mood: Trying hard to keep it together for the sake of the husband, but it is hard. He has been really attentive, but he gets really frustrated when I don't get better and his frustration comes through as anger.
Plans: Get off my tail-bone l and get back to bed. I already mixed up the meat-loaf and the potatoes are ready to pop in the oven. My husband will do the baking and make a cucumber and tomato salad. Easy-breezy dinner, and my idea of cooking. Tomorrow I'm making chili. Come on over and bring corn bread. I'm making a double batch of chili.
Oh fizzle sticks!!! I was near of the end of an emotional response, but somehow "poof" it disappeared. Maybe that is for the better...everyone has their problems here and no one needs my "blow-by-blow" accounts.
Let's start again.
Hello my friends!
Weather: Sunny and in the 70's.
Sleep: OK until I had a disturbing dream about my brother-in-law and wife coming for a visit.
Mood: Already had a meltdown and it is not even noon. My fear of being judged because my house is not perfect runs deep. My husband's sisters caused terrible trauma for me 15 years ago and it is still effecting me. One of these sisters was thinking of joining them, thus the meltdown. This brother is a perfectionist, but I will just shut down the rooms waiting to be painted and I will be OK. Abilify helped a lot.
Plans: Try to get more done around the house. I have to be careful about my back, but I have already done some damage, so what the heck. It always hurts an hour or 2 after so I will keep going as long as I can.
Believe it or not, that was the edited version.
((((( Sparkle ))))) I think we need to live closer to each other so we can cry together because we understand each other.
((( Sky ))) Thanks for the comfort and ice cream. Nothing like a bowl of Rocky Road to drown your sorrows. Another benefit is there is no warning about eating ice cream in combination with our meds.
Plans: Went to the dentist. Went to an appt with my pain management doc, but he was delayed in surgery, so I had to reschedule. At least I didn't waste the effort of a shower, fixing my hair, etc because I did go to the dentist. Is anyone else like me? I like to schedule 2 appts. the same day to make the effort worth it.
My right side back and hip is really bugging me today. It has almost been 4 months since the surgery, I guess I am a bit impatient.