You express yourself just fine! I wish I had some answers for you. I have been thinking of you. Sometimes we just need to let it out and vent to others. Everyone here is great about listening and not judging. What a treasure this board is.
Finding myself...I think it is always a work in progress and it is baby steps. I often ask myself...what will make me feel good at the end of the day. I am also slowly learning to just let things go sometimes instead of letting it bother me and bottling it up.
Maybe you need to look back at what made you happy and see if there is a way to bring that back into your life. Your artistic and creative side are what comes to mind but I also know when you are in pain it is hard to do that. Maybe some small thing.View Thread
Oh sweets..so sorry to hear how things are going with this. I agree with Melly...you are stronger than you know. Don't let this set you back. I wouldn't give up on finding other treatment. It is kind of like our meds. It took me years to find the right med cocktail for me. I wanted to give up at times. Have you tried any kind of homeopathic treatment, dietary changes, etc? Don't give up. We are here to listen and help however we can. Hugs. xoView Thread
Thanks sweets! Doggie is home with lots of extra meds, special shampoo for a skin condition and sprays. I think she scared someone in the waiting room at the Vets. Sorry but I had to laugh. We came out of the exam room and this woman was like "OMG! What happened?! Was she in an accident?!". Poor pup has arthritis and skin allergies and her fur is all mangy looking. She looks scary. I told dh that our puppy gets all the "ohhhs and ahhhs" and our older dog scares people. Dh calls them "Million Dollar Dogs". I say we are paying the Vets mortgage again... Thanks again xoView Thread
Possible trigger: Plans: can't focus. Have to take my dog to the vet for a checkup. I am terrified to go. Making one of my older boys come with me. She is an older dog, bad arthritis and is losing her fur (beyone just shedding). I don't know if her meds are helping her. Making chili for dinner. Trying to focus on that and plus, it is cold so it seems like it will hit the spot later.View Thread
Melly, I am sorry for all you are dealing with. It is good to see you are going to be getting some help and you are dealing with that head on. As the others said, you have to go easy on yourself. I think being good to yourself is important. If you need something for anxiety, call you call the pdoc before your app't? I am glad you finally were able to let things out to your hubby. I am sure he wants to help you.
Cookie, it is hard to believe you are still dealing with all of your health issues. You have been through so much and you have to be your own advocate because nobody else is going to do it. I do think it seems to be one of THOSE days...blah. Hugs to all.View Thread
Yes...it can trigger me. I don't know why but some things bother me more than others (well, they all bother me but some things really trigger me). I go in phases where I am addicted to the news.
I have to force myself to redirect my focus. Find a recipe I want to try, read something light hearted, go for a walk...something to kind of focus on the here and now in my life (basically, what I take for granted and need to be thankful for). If I can, I try to find a way to help and do something positive in relation to the situation. Donate a little money or items maybe. And lastly, sometimes just journaling helps me.