Hi campers. Thanks for such a warm welcome - feels like y'all just gave me a big hug. I am going to call my doc today to set an appointment and also with my therapist. I have been feeling lke I am working really hard not to sink into the depression right now. Stress is definitely a factor: we had to put our German Shepherd to sleep last weekend (she was 12, and her death was very bad and painful) and my best friend just got news that she has breast cancer, and her daughter just had to put their older cat to sleep, and work is being a real push for me to stay on track and concentrating, etc. The TD is acting up, and I am working hard to do the things that help to prevent relapse. Nothing has ever been so hard, but I have come through it before. It is a chronic condition, as most of you know. The stable times are great, though, and worth the fight.
My dog is a Border Terrier mix named Twyla. I woke up this morning feeling very anxious - just a feeling of dread, and Twyla woke up, and came and layed across my body, licking my face and wagginy really hard. Who can stay anxious with that???
Again, thanks for your outreach to a newbie - it really helps.
- Gail and Twyla (psychiatric service dog) (check out the Psych Service Dog information on my website - www.berrygrovedogs.com.)