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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone here feel like you're always playing catch-up?  Somehow even with being hypomanic and crazy productive, I never catch-up to everything I missed when I was depressed.
Today, I'm studying like crazy for 3 exams next week.  I've missed 2 lectures - one because I was suicidal and NOT going to drive a car (!) and missing one today just to study.  I haven't cleaned or cooked in a week and I can't remember how long it's been since I took a shower.  I've forgotten to feed my dogs or fresh water to my rabbits (Thank God for my SO, who never forgets these!)  And I take my new meds at night instead of in the morning, so my dog isn't trained to remind me at that time and I forget to take it more than 1/2 of the time.  I'm gone at school 13 hours per day Tuesday - Thursday so I can't accomplish anything even if I'm NOT depressed.  I haven't seen my son for a week and I don't think I wil see him at all this weekend with trying to catch up from the last depressive episode.

red lightening
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 620
   Posted 2/12/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
After I've been through a depressive episode and start to feel
a little better I wonder what happened to the house! Everything
is waiting for me to clean it, fix it, cook it, feed it etc. I't overwhelming.

I try to do one or two things and not push myself too hard. I rest
and take it easy. My husband is good about helping out too. well not
lately because he's been sick.

Anyway I hear ya! Thanks for sharing what's going on.

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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 2/12/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Boy does that ever sound familiar, when I am in a depressive mode. Hardly anything gets done.
I just keep it to basics. Food, meds, taking care of kid and sleep. That's it. The rest just falls by the wayside.
I think sometimes because I am a perfectionist; I think everything has to be perfect.
Well it can't cause this is the way we are and we need to be understood.
Anyway hang in there, and don't run yourself ragged with catching up.

happy bill
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 2/12/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   


  You know the whole behind thing used to really really drive me crazy also. Once i got on my meds it somehow allowed me the peace of mind to take a step back and priortize my life. What i found was that most of it is small stuff that we overblow in our minds to huge proportions. I concentrate on things like work (have to pay the bills) Small things like a good book, excersising on the bike, and keepiing the house clean. Now when i say clean i do not mean better homes and gardens clean, i mean dishes don, trash out, and kitty litter cleaned. Clutter is clutter and i will clean it when i get the time and not worry about it otherwise.

   Aside from that i work very very hard on being a good husband (hard as my wife has very bad depression issues that she refuses to get treated) A good dad to my step son (hard because i'm not his real dad, even though ive raised him 12 of 19 years) and a good daddy to my puppy and the kitties. (easy, i love them all so much)

   Certain things will always be hard, however a life without challenges is a dull and boring. Try your best to take a step back and think, what to i want to be remembered for when i die. Am a person who kept a super clean house and paid every bill on time? Or am i a person who helped out his neighbors, loved well, and treated all others as best as i could? But what the heym there is no one saying you cant be both. LOL LOL LOL

   Good luck and keep posting, we are all here to talk and offer support.


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