Hi Slipp'n, I am sorry to hear of all the difficulties you have been through. Life can be very stressful for all of us for so many reasons. I know you have tried therapy. Do you believe you have the right therapist for you or would you do better with another therapist? I think what Raniah has told you is right. We are all unique and see our problems in different ways and we have different ways of solving them. You do sound like a strong person. You have come a long way. One of the things I have learned in all my years (and I am probably a bit older than you) is you can't change the past. The past is gone and that is where you have to leave it. Looking back only brings back the things you are trying to get beyond. What all of us have is a future. And to accomplish what you want to become or learn is best done by looking forward. You need to take one day at a time and concentrate on that one day. Strength comes from within us and by looking ahead there is always a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. I know you are feeling low right now but you have found a very good group here. You will make many friends here and you will find the comfort and support you need. We all help one another. Please keep posting and know that there is always someone here to answer you, "hold your hand," and give you the support you need. Please try to take good care of you.
hey slipp'n, i read your post, but not the threads, because of medical reasons. i am a survivor of a sequale of abuse. me been in years and years of therapy, many, many hospitalisations, nasty ant-psychotics, barbs, ect, etc. i understand your pain and situation, u need not say anymore, neither do i. it does get better, fight, and hard, i send u luving compassion, we hw and i are here for you. jamie
iddm, major depression, severe borderline personality disorder, hormone defeincy, diabetic nuropathy, water work prob's, (severe) lombroscal spine, and some bits & peices.
can't read lengthy info as i get confused, and head starts to hurt, etc, diabetes related, and new anti-depressants etc.
This is Kitt and welcome to our world............you are not alone as far as others understanding where your coming from and what you are goiing through.
I have read your posts and I am sorry you are so sad, but I can tell you from experience that cancer patients do not get any special treatement or referals then any other patients as it is a world driven by our insurance providers that sets the rules. We have to advocate for ourselves and speak up for what we need. There is a lot to be said for learning to be assertive when we are fighting for our lives.
One of the best remedies for anxiety/depression is to talk about it. Here's where good friends and family can come in. The old adage "A problem shared is a problem halved" comes into its own here, and while you may dismiss it as nonsense, it may surprise you how anxiety alleviating it can be to just talk to someone. Talking to us is a big step.
Obviously when you're feeling at a low ebb, the last thing you tend to think about is the things that are good in your life. But to do this is a sure fire mood lifter and anxiety buster.
You will see me preach my "Staying in the Moment" as that has been the one thing that has kept me functional on many occasions.
It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.
If you can learn to stay present in the moment then you can rapidly and gracefully change your life for the better!
Practice staying present today. Take deep breaths often. Really feel what you are doing. When you are driving in the car really focus on what you are doing, seeing and hearing. Approach your work with focus and clarity. When you are with a loved one really listen to what they are saying to you
I wish you peace and happiness. I hope you stick with us and let us support you.
Nice jamiee !