Just a quick update on things here.
First, thank you for all the e-mails I've received and the nice words here on the board. Somehow, I think it got "lost in translation" :) that I was suffering from depression.... which I do have, definitely!! But I've been suffering more w/ my physical issues, more than anything. It doesn't really matter... but, many asked, so just thought I'd clarify.
I am on Effexor for depression. It works pretty well for me. I also have anxiety... but I can't use any of the traditional anti-anxiety meds and properly function.
(Oh, but I did cry the entire day when the Casey Anthony trial verdict was announced. It doesn't matter your position on the whole thing - but I have followed the story for the past 3 years.... and, especially being a mom.... my heart breaks for the whole thing).
Re: my health issues - I'm trying to work on things, one by one. It's so overwhelming, though, when you have so many issues. I get to the point where I just would rather bury my head in the sand and do nothing. This drives my family NUTS and they don't understand.
For instance - I have a heart condition - so when your heart rate is in the 140's just when you walk across the room - it's hard to get the energy to go to 100 doctor appointments. My cardiologist understands this; my family doesn't. I'm just doing the best I can.... and trying to make as many appointments as possible.
Other than all that junk, though - things are well. The boys are all busy w/ summer activities, church camps, my oldest went on a canoe trip to Canada, etc. The twins are 9 months now and wearing me out each day.... but I love them to pieces and - on my worst days - they put a smile on my face. Every day - I still say (sometimes, multiple times) - "I cannot believe I have twin girls". I always say that God must have some sense of humor!!
Anyway, I'm back to reading and slowly catching up. But I think about you all often - and I will get back to all the e-mails - I promise... it just might take a few days :)
To those suffering or having a hard time - physically or mentally - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take each day as it comes and just do your best. To me, that's about all we can do. Sometimes, I'm just thankful when I get the energy for a shower or even the smallest of things.
With love and friendship - Tina
Pain Issues: DDD; fibromyalgia; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; tendonitis
Multiple Health Issues: Disabled due to POTS (heart condition); dysautonomia (dysfunction of the nervous system); hypothyroidism; adrenal insufficiency; chronic hypertension; chronic fatigue; sleep apnea; anemia; Vitamin D deficiency; etc etc
Meds: Too many to list....
Personal: Mom to 6 boys and twins girls
Post Edited (Momto8kids) : 7/9/2011 12:21:00 AM (GMT-6)