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wen4003
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/5/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi everyone!!!

 

I just got back home tonight from the hospital and wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate everyone's well-wishes and support.  The last 9 days have been very tough on myself and my family, but knowing you were praying for me/us made it a little bit easier. 

 

As my husband told you, we went to see my pdoc last Tuesday for an emergency visit because I knew that I wasn't doing well.  It was during that appointment that it was decided amongst the 3 of us for me to be admitted to the hospital again so that we could get me and the medications under control. 

 

While there, we started ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) treatments with the hopes that this will make the depression greatly reduced or even put it in remission for a while (who knows IF or even FOR how long).  I am feeling much better, not so depressed and each day is getting better.  With some changing of the dosing of 3 of the meds because they were interferring with the ECT - we are now getting great results on these treatments and I will continue them on an outpatient basis for at least 5 more treatments (maybe 7 if the insurance company approves them).  Then I will probably continue these treatments periodically as a maintenance (it makes me sound like a car - LOL).

 

I will catch up with how everyone is doing tomorrow after I see my PCP - this is a check-in with her regarding my current pysch treatment.  She is also going to help me with the Social Security Disability paperwork as I am applying for SSD.  It seems as though it's going to be quite some time before I am able to get back to work - if ever.  I'm going to see what I can do here at home sewing for some people that I know, but I'm not sure this is going to "blossom" into anything big.  If it does, that would be great, but I'm not getting my hopes up - just take it a day at a time.

 

I will be on tomorrow later in the morning, until then thank you all so much for caring and sending us your thoughts and prayers.  They are so much appreciated. 

 

Love and hugs to all,

Wen and Family


Dx:  Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Probable Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety

 

Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


olivia of course
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   Posted 12/5/2007 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Wen,

It's really great to have you back, you had us all worried for a while. I am glad that you are feeling much better. Depression is such a hard place to come out of, so now you are a new person. Let us know how things are going now that you are back home. Again, it is awesome to have you back.
Olivia
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Post Edited (olivia of course) : 12/5/2007 8:28:34 PM (GMT-7)


serafena
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   Posted 12/5/2007 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Wen! (((((((((Hugs!)))))))))))))

Glad you're back!

Keep us in the loop and we're so glad you're feeling better.

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum

Bipolar II
It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare


sukay
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   Posted 12/5/2007 11:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there Wen,
 
I'm so glad that you are back at home. I was so shocked to hear that you were in the hospital. My memory is bad, but I thought you were feeling really good. I don't remember you going through any depression. Anyway, my mind is all twisted so I could be totally off base. (Usually the case!)
 
I'm so glad that you are feeling better. I'll be looking for your post tomorrow.
 
We all were so concerned for you. Welcome back! :-)
~Sukay~
 
 


hopetoless
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 12/6/2007 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wen!!!!
(((hugs))) I'm glad your not feeling so depressed and are back. I haven't had a chance to see much of you around since i'm new but I hope we can become good friends too ^ . ^ You seem very nice and I like that. You say you sew? That's really neat! I've just gotten into it lately myself. still very new at it. How long have you known how to sew? Sorry with the silly questions but I'm happy to meet someone who likes same things always >.< I'm still such a child.
I hope you stay feeling good!
 ~Kimmy~
Bipolar rapid cycle or so i've been told >.<
Always remember to forget, The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember,The blessings that come each day.
"Fall 7 times stand 8"


wen4003
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   Posted 12/6/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you all so much for welcoming me back everyone, I have to say that I truly feel loved by this great family.

Unfortunately, I've been very depressed and it finally caught up to me.  One of the reasons that landed me in the hospital is because I wasn't eating hardly at all so I didn't have the energy or reserves to help myself fight the depression.

When I went to see my pdoc last Tuesday, I was pretty sure that I would be admitted to the hospital.  I just knew that I was that much of a mess.  But I also knew that with the thoughts and prayers coming from this wonderful family, along with those from my own family I would get better and be home soon.

I am continuing the ECT treatments on an outpatient basis for the next couple of weeks and then it will be done on an as needed maintenance basis to help keep the depression under control.  I've had 3 treatments already and after each one I feel a little bit better - it feels like the depression might be kept under control this way.  I sure hope so because I don't want to go back to the hospital again.

Well, that's all I have for now - I will be reading posts and trying to catch up with how everyone is doing.  In the meantime, if anyone should want to contact me please don't hesitate to email me or we can chat on Yahoo - my screen name is wen4003.  I look forward to catching up with you.

Again, thank you all for your love, support, well-wishes, and prayers - this all helped me to get well enough to come home again to be with my family during this holiday season.

Love to all,

Wen


Dx:  Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Probable Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety

 Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


loving frustrated wife
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 12/6/2007 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Wen, So glad to hear the treatments are going well. When your husband initially wrote us, I thought you would be in the hospital for 3 weeks (for some reason I thought that was what he said), anyway, I was so pleasantly surprised you were able to get out sooner. All positive and wonderful signs. I hope things continue to improve for you. And as a MOTHER.....I can only say one thing my dear....EAT! You're looking a little thin dear!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have some of my potato latke’s with applesauce and some chicken soup....maybe a few cheese blintzes with some strawberry jam? All foods that warm the heart and sooths our souls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!!! (Tis the season and all that!)

Hugs to you WEN! LFW

mogli
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   Posted 12/6/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome back Wen yeah

I've been waiting to hear the news that you're home.  I am glad that you saught help and that you are being treated.  We've missed you here, and you can definitely count on us for support.

I hope things continue to stabalize for you, Big Hugs...So glad you're home!


Mogs
 
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
.5mg Clonazepam, 50mg Trazodone & Lamictal 25mg/day..working my way up


sukay
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   Posted Yesterday 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   

 

   :-)

Good Morning Wen,
 
Just want to let you know that I've been thinking about you. How have you been doing these last few days? Hope everything is going well for you.
~Sukay~
 
 


olivia of course
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted Today 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wen,

How have you been doing, you have been on my mind too. Drop us a line when you can.

Olivia

Mr.T
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted Today 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Wen,

  I am soo glad to hear that you are felling better.  As you know we were all very worried.  I hope you know how many people,especialy me, you have touched. This site truly is amazing.  It brings people together and gives me a sense of family.

Life is really tough and depressing for me right now and alot of times I think I am alone and it is the worst ever, but then I read about what you and others are going through and it puts things in perspective.

I got some really bad news this weekend, but  I need to verify it first and then deal with it the best I can.  No worries to you only best wishes and a healthy recovery. 

serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 12/10/2007 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Mr. T,

I've been wondering how you're doing too, so keep us up to date.
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum

Bipolar II
It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare

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