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   Posted 4/30/2012 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Some of the members came up with a wonderful idea about having a "Daily Check in Thread".  I think it is great.  Just post a little something to let us know how your day is going.  It brings us together in a special way.  If you are having a good day post about it, or if you are having a bad day, post about that too.  I am having a good day.  Been a little lazy though.  The weather isn't all that nice.  Yesterday was gorgeous though, and my friend and I went to the local market and got some plants, maple syrup and honey.  It was a wonderful time.  A time to remember.  I will be able to enjoy the flowers all summer long. 
 
I hope that you all are having a wonderful day and that you feel like posting about it.
 
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 4/30/2012 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it's gotta happen pretty soon, but I'm just not having good days. I'm pretty well stuck in the same place and getting very impatient wanting to feel better. I guess I'm not horribly mizerable like I once was so maybe i've made a little progress, but when you're still not feeling good it's hard to take note of those tiny improvements. I will keep trying new things as I think of them and keep practicing the old ones, and try to staty positive.
 
Thanks for the thread Karen.

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   Posted 4/30/2012 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Karen! Whoopie...

Busy and tiring weekend and Monday.
Will share delights and fiascos in the morning. Right now, time to get some supper. I'm HOONGREE.

See you tomorrow

~ Joyce

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   Posted 4/30/2012 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
ExProud,

Thank you for posting. I am glad you are seeing some progress. I think sometimes it just happens so slowly that it is hard to notice. I am glad that you are open to trying new things. Have you ever meditated? It is so helpful.

Joyce,

Thank you for posting too. You sound good too. And busy. I hope you are enjoying doing things and I hope you have a wonderful supper.

Take care both of you.

Talk again soon.

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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 4/30/2012 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a very good idea! pretty rough week last week since I lost my safe place.  Working on rebuilding one.
 
SH was high today with tornados of emotions coming and going. While making potato salad had a flash blash attributed to my mother.  Did not see it coming worked on a skill or 2 then her voice slammed me.  Totally unexpecteded.  Did oK but I did fail to keep my contract today. Brightside, no ER..  Ativan and journaling
 
Yes I did plow through and finish the darn potato salad.  Cooking is one of my fears, gee wonder why?  The voice flash backs are new to me and throwing my guard way off.  That and no safe place, make each day a worse trial then usual. 
 
Therapist thinks I will be able to recreat SP if I need on.  Doc. thinks I just might not need one.  Wish I was an osterich!
 
Have calm, safe evening everyone!
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   Posted 4/30/2012 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
BnotAfraod.

I am sorry that you had a flashback today. Just remember, that is all it is. You have contol over the situation. Talk back to her if you need to. Yell at her if it helps. Eventually this is going to go away. Hang in there the best that you can. Keep in touch with the doctor who is helping you with this. Therapist, I mean... I am glad that you got your potato salad done. I bet it was good. Makes me want to make some myself... lol...

Take care, have a good evening.

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   Posted 5/1/2012 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Tuesday morning... old friends and new friends....so nice to hear from folks again.

Rainy but warm start to the month of May. It was a busy month of April since I've been on board....some goods, some bads, but that's life, right?

A good...my granddaughter sang with the children's choir and the Delaware Symphony orchestra at the Opera House this weekend. Very impressive and exciting event.

A bad... my Lemon Meringue pie for my husband's 81st birthday 'cake' on Sunday was a DISASTER. Attempted to use butter instead of shortening in the crust for the first time...oh, my... well, at least the meringue was fluffy.

Slept in later this morning than usual...so no time to post jokes or riddles today....and I have to towel dry a drenched kitty after his early morning romp.

CUL
~ Joyce

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   Posted 5/1/2012 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL I posted on the wrong thread haha

Woke up at 2 yuck

Morinig Joyce have a good day-good luck with Kitty!!

will check in later

Love
Magpie
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   Posted 5/1/2012 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning all,

Looks like rain here today, but the temps are warming up so the mushroom hunting should be good. I look forward to that every spring. Can't wait to get out and go.

I am so glad you guys are checking in. It is so nice to hear from all of you.

Still drinking coffee, so don't have all my witts about me yet. It takes me a long time to wake up in the mornings. But I try...

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Take care,

Luv and hugs, Karen
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   Posted 5/1/2012 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone... so glad we are all together again. Reunited and it feels so good!

I have my usual counseling appointment today. I think I have been doing much better, but my counselor likes me a lot, so I think she keeps me coming as often cause she enjoys me. I'm very animated.... some call it dramatic :)

Added some blonde highlights to my hair about a month ago. Needs to be a little lighter in the summer and sometimes it helps to make a change for me! Like turning over a new leaf I suppose.

Gma J, you are always cooking up a storm! I did a roast last week, but haven't done anything else since then. Living alone means I ate that roast for a whole week and still froze some! I am thinking about chicken tomorrow... Need to go to grocery store. Blech. I don't like shopping here in town- they quit taking coupons and that is our only option for grocery stores.

Finished my thank you notes last night for a walk I did & received donations. Looked at all my coupons (they're just so pretty!) and gave Carter a bath. Oh yes, washed the dishes. Another tension release for me!

Can't wait to hear from everyone!

Courtney

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   Posted 5/1/2012 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning Courtney,

I have been cooking too, but running out of ideas again. That always happens. I think I get bored with it. Don't have a very good imagination when it comes to meals. Same old same old you know... Beef, pork, chicken, blah blah blah... lol...

You sound good, I am happy for that.

Keep posting and letting us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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Geosojda
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   Posted 5/1/2012 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone! Been a while since i checked in here! Hope everyone is have a good day.  Things are pretty good here, my 1 year old baby girl is keeping us busy, and now we have another on the way! yikes! Due at the end of july.  Hopefully i can be active again on the forum.  Have a good day!

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   Posted 5/1/2012 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats to you with a baby on the way. I am glad that you are doing well. Love to hear that.

Take care, keep posting...

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   Posted 5/1/2012 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to see you posting again, gettingby...Hope things are going good for you and
everyone! I have two doctor appointments this week, I also have eye problems, one is
a eye doctor appointment. The other is to get my monthly saline IV, so I can better tolerate my medicines(and because I have sjogren's).
I did get some cross stitching done yesterday, that's a big plus...

Geosojda, congrats on the baby that's on its way...
Many well wishes to all...
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   Posted 5/1/2012 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,

I'll let you know how I'm doing after my Psychiatrist appt. later today. If you don't hear from me by this evening...I'm probably locked up.

Otherwise, the sun is out and I'm awake...

Cheers!

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   Posted 5/1/2012 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I really like this idea of a daily check in.  When I was in an IOP, that's how we started each day. I think it helps to put how you really are feeling into words.  Plus I want to be more active (and hopefully helpful) here on HealingWell, and not just post when I need help.
 
That said, I'm having a bit of a rough day.  If I'm not crying, then it's just below the surface and hard to hold back.  I've talked with my doctor and he told me how to adjust some medications in order to get through this time.  I have an appt with a doctor who does TMS on Friday morning.  But today being Tuesday, Friday feels so far away. 
 
I forced myself to drive to my parents' house so I wouldn't be alone and sleep all day.  So I guess that's one thing I can give myself credit for.
 
Wishing everyone here well.

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   Posted 5/1/2012 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand how you feel gigi, and I am glad that you went to your parents house. Friday will be here before you know it.

Take care, thanks for posting...

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 5/1/2012 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Friends
 
Hubby made a big pot of beef veggie soup for dinner with fresh baked french bread, even tho it is 90 degrees out today-lol.
 
Our tomato plants are starting to pop small tomatoes and radishes and green onions are almost ready-one advantage of the Deep South. Cannot wait for Farmer's Markets with the fresh melons, sweet corn and tomatoes you eat like an apple. YUM!
 
Had a pretty good day, have been laughing today, real laughter...feels good. AAAHHHHH, is that a light I see at the end of this interminable tunnel? I think posting here is already helping. I have missed it.
 
Katie goes back to school tomorrow. My husband who has RA and is unable to take the drugs for it is hurting badly tonight. He sees rheumy on Thursday and we are hoping he will prescribe pain meds since he is unable to take meds to control the dam RA.
 
Otherwise, a good day and for that I am grateful.
 
I hope all of you have a pleasant and serene evening.
 
Nitey-nite
 
Mags

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   Posted 5/1/2012 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Well gang,

Tmw I have to admit myself to the Psychiatric Hospital. My Psychiatrist wanted me to go immediately to the hospital, but I have a nurse coming to my home tmw to refill my drug pump. My doctor made me promise that after my nurse visit I would go to the hospital for a more intensive inpatient therapy. Otherwise she refused to treat me and would have forced me to go anyways.

Telling my wife this was extremely difficult, but I did and she will take off work tmw to drive me to the hospital. It's going to suck so bad tmw when she has to leave and I'm being locked away for 3-5 days.

The good news for you is that I'll be locked away for 3-5 days, so you don't have to suffer through my long winded rants! Hahahahaha! LOL.

Cheers!

Charles

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   Posted 5/2/2012 4:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Charles,

This is sudden. I hope that the hospital stay helps you. Do admit yourself in, that way they can't make you stay any longer than you want to. This could be good for you. You will see how it goes. Can you carry your laptop if you have one?

Keep in touch when you can...

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   Posted 5/2/2012 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
good morning all
 
Charles-I think this is a good thing for you. I have gained alot from my hospitalizations. Please keep an open mind, patients there are usually really caring but hurt folks and staff is usually good too. They teach alot of coping skills, ways to handle your thoughts more positively ans support you. You will get very close to people in a short time, Usually I did not want to leave the safety of the hospital but was desperate to be with my family too.
 
Usually you have phone time and visitors but no cells/laptops. It is a controlled environment. You can concentrate on you. And maybe your wife will give you some props and realize that your illness/disability is as real as hers. I wish you luck-let us know
 
Karen-you are up too early girl! Me too. Coffee and cigs!
 
Ok I'll be back later/
 
Mags

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   Posted 5/2/2012 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Wednesday morning, everyone. A warm day expected. Had a good night's sleep, so no excuses today.

Last evening, at dusk, we saw a raccoon descending a 30 or 40 foot tree trunk head first! It looked like a small dog or cat upside down.... It didn't run away when I went out on the deck.... not aggressive....just went under my bird feeder to gather seeds. Is this normal? I thought they were only nocturnal animals and wondered about possible rabies!

TTYL

~ Joyce

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   Posted 5/2/2012 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep,

Up early...

I know raccoons are usually out at night and sleep during the day. But I think thta they can be up during the day too. So I don't know if they are actually nocturnal. I bet that little guy was cute. Was he very big? Maybe missplaced from his mommy. I don't know.... But yea, it seems that they do most of their stuff at night. Destruction and all that. Did you get a pic of him Joyce....

Maggie, I am glad I am not the only one up early. I sent you an email... Hope that you got it... Bored out of my skull at this time of the day, but just can't sleep.

Joyce, I do think that they can carry rabies. So I would keep my distance. But they are cute...

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   Posted 5/2/2012 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
BnotAfraid, the way you are dealing with your current emotions has impressed me greatly. Keep going. I feel your struggle, but your spirit is so much stronger. You will prevail :)

Charles, I'm glad you have services to meet what the medical professional determines you need for awhile. Who would have ever thought an Aussie would get envious of US Health care! I can't get the drugs my pdoc needs to trial me on, there are no hospital services, even though I have full disability status, my pdoc has to prescribe my drugs off label and I have to pay full rate for my drugs. It totally sucks that you feel bad enough that those services are warranted, but I'm glad you have them when you do need them. I think I remember reading you are a Vet. If so, you've gone through enormous trauma for your country - let your country try to help you work through that trauma. War creates combat PTSD but it is something that many militaries around the world don't manage too well. Nothing is wrong or weak... many service people I know experience very similar things as you do. Hospitalisation sounds so different in your part of the world. I imagine your wife will be able to visit you and have the opportunity to ask doctors about anything that might help her to understand to how best help you. I'm thinking of you Charles - and I think you have done a brilliant job to get through the past few days. I know they wouldn't have been easy and they took strength. Well done to going back to the pdoc. It sounds like it has linked you into the support that might help you get a handle on god-darn awful combat PTSD. If you can find another Vet to talk to it might help - admittedly civilians like me can't fully understand what you guys go through - and I'm not about to pretend that I do. Good luck mate x

I spent the morning trying to work out my housing situation - and came home and slept for 4 hours. My adorable son is going through a lazier than usual stage, and I'm finding that a bit disappointing atm. Tomorrow I got to my pdoc and I'm going to suggest that we use my meds to whip me into a hypermania at the time I have to move so I can get through all I have to get through. I think it is likely she will understand where I am coming from; esp when I am fully aware of the risks and consequences.

Anyhoo, this is turned into a novel rather than a check in - sorry about that peeps! x

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   Posted 5/2/2012 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Gigi, you are one day closer to Friday today! yay! Great job looking at the positives and things you accomplished... like going to your parents house.

Mags, hope hubby will get some relief- I'm sure the better he feels, the better all of you at home feel, especially Katie.

Gma J, Karen is right: racoons definitely carry Rabies! Actually, most wild animals can. So let it admire you and you it from a distance. Or just make sure not to get bitten :) I believe when they have rabies, they will foam at the mouth and have redish eyes.

Charles, I am sure you are anxious about the hospital visit, but maybe you will be able to learn some techniques to better help yourself. Good luck!

I am now working on the "triggers" of my feelings through the EMDR with my therapist. Very interesting technique, as I have said from the beginning. Finding out that many of the emotions, feelings and sadness were not exactly from this situation, but the build up over many years.

IG are you around? You are so insightful and were very honest with me when I first started posting. I hope you are able to see the progress and things I have come to better understand :)

SOOOO GLAD everyone is checking in!


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