No I don't get anything out of my A/P or depression apart from the fact I know I must be a strong individual to be still alive today even though I don't feel like I am.
Sometimes when my BF and I are supposed to be doing the 8 hour round trip to take my daughter to her dads , when I am wretching and have to take so many tablets to stop the diarrhoea , when I am doubled in pain , when my whole body shakes whith fear ands its all I can do to drag myself up , when my jaw is set so hard I wonder if my teeth might break , when my knucles are white with death grip..............................and my BF says you can stay home , I can take her by myself........................do you know what I do?........
I drag myself to that car and I go..............and do you know what?.........after an hour or so I have managed to calm down (yeah we might have to stop more for me to use the bathroom cos of the IBS - and I do carry spare clothes , but as they say s**t happens ) and I look out of the window and see the wonderful scenery and the sheep , cows and horses and I know I've accomplished something. If we get stuck in a traffic jam (another really scary thing for me as I feel trapped) I get my book out ( always travel with a book) and look at that so I can't see all the other cars round me and I become a character in the book , so I'm in the story and not in the car - it's great the way we can use our minds.
Can you imagine how I would feel if I had not gone........I would have felt shame in not fighting and would have gone into deep depression , and a feeling of worthlessness.
I'm gonna be a fighter not a victim.
So peeps if you do just one thing today to make you feel stronger , whether it be making a journey of hundreds of miles or just being able to stand on your doorstep and look outside , know that you have accomplished something great , something wonderful and you deserve praise - hold your head up high , you CAN do it , I KNOW YOU CAN