Hi again Getting There,
Please do hold on as tight as you possibly can. Your daughter needs you so very much. I hope that you can try the abilify. It works for me and is the first thing that has worked for my sister in years. I actually look forward to the mornings. All I use to do is sleep and dwell on things. I didn't care if I didn't wake up the next morning. But now it is like a weight lifted off of my shoulders. I have reason to keep on going. And that is life.
I know that you will feel better soon. We are here for you anytime. I am off and on all of the time right now. So if you need to talk, there will be someone here. Just don't give up, things do get better.
I wish for you a wonderful relaxing evening,
I do believe that CBT is cognitive behavioral therapy. I may be wrong. But if it is, it is more of a psycological approach. It has to do with learning to think differently. Which is what the abilify helps with. At least to me it does.
I have faith in you. I really feel that you will make it. It might not be the easiest thing that you do, but nothing good comes easy. But I believe that if you try, which you are doing, you will succeed.
Just keep on doing what you are doing. And remember that we are here for you.
Hi Getting there,
that is so ironic. I just ordered that book in the mail. The new mood therapy. I read it years ago (20) and had been looking for it and found it on line. Just got it in the mail the other day. Isn't that strange? We both have the same book. I just started reading it again. I must say the first edition was easier for me to read, but this is coming along okay.
Have a wonderful night.
Where did you live before you moved to Canada? I live in Michingan in the US. It is cold here right now. I find it interesting the names that we picked and a coincidence that we are reading the same book at the same time. I kept mine for quite a few years before I lost track of it. I think the issue that I have right now is a little harder to read, but I am getting there. LOL.
What kind of interests do you have? I like walking and cross country skiing, though the skiing hasn't happened yet this winter. I have fibromyalgia and I don't always feel good. But I need the exercise so badly.
This fall I made Christmas wreaths for the animal shelter to sell to raise money for the animals. I love nature and animals. Also plants. My energy goes in spurts, one day good the next might not be so good, but all in all I am feeling better then I have in a long time. I like to draw and paint. Usually wolves. That is my favorite, plus tigers. I use a lot of black in my work, kind of my style. But I think it makes the colors stand out better.
I will end here, I hope to talk to you later.
I wish for you a wonderful relaxing day,
Since you like plants you will be happy to know how excited I was this morning when I saw that my orchid bloom opened up over night. I was noticing yesterday that it was getting close. I had to take a picture of it, I was just so amazed, I was afraid that it had gotten too cold.
Did I tell you that I live in Michigan? Another thing that we have in common is that I have fibromyalgia too. I am on the fibro forum a lot. That is something else. I have had it since about 2002. Somewhere along in there, but I didn't get diagnosed until about 2003. The doctor couldn't figure out what was wrong with me after a lot of tests. Well I should say I couldn't figure it out. Then one day she checked my tenderpoints and I about jumped off of the table. Then she told me what she thought I had. I had never heard of it so I had her write it down. Shortly after that I got ahold of the fibromyalgia network and got some information on it and started getting their newsletter, That was where I learned about it. I spent the first two years in bed, I don't go much either, groceries, medications, and to the laundromat, oh yes, doctor, psychiatrist and psycologist. That is my life. I do have two greenhouses and a garden spot. Flowers that I planted years ago. Perennials and some re seeding annuals.
My husband and I just made a group effort of making scallop potatoes and porkchops. Just threw it into the oven a few minutes ago. He is so good to me, we just got married in December, but have been together for seven years. He was so good to me when I was at my lowest. He has a lot of patience with me. I am very lucky.
i love nature and like to take walks too. I try to take my dogs when I go. They need exercise too. It has been a hard winter for walking the dogs. I can't wait for this cold spell to break. I am in northern lower Michigan.
I bet Jamaica is beautiful. You will have to tell me about it sometime. Looks like you moved from one extreme to another as far as the weather goes, in winter especially. We often have hot and humid summers. The humidity makes my fibro flare up just like the damp weather does. Do you ever go on the fibro forum?
I hope that you have a wonderful evening.