Hi folks :p
Grr, another evening wasted on Twitter - need to start curbing my use of that. It's fine for an hour or so but any more than that and it starts to feel like a massive waste of time. Plus too many stupid arguments kill too many of your brain cells.
@nssg - Glad you are feeling better too. Winter depresses a lot of people but I actually like the long nights and the cold days. Doesn't depress me at all. If anything I think summer depresses me more, because there is the assumption that everyone likes the sunshine and light evenings. But I don't. It's not like I do anything with the tediously lengthy light evenings - I don't even have a garden I can sit in. I guess as a natural night owl I just like the night time - always have done.
I don't think I would foster a dog to be honest. I know fostering is sometimes necessary, but I'm not really keen on the idea - I think dogs (and children) should be given permanent homes. At any rate, I will be definitely getting a dog on the smaller side. Been thinking about
a Jack Russell terrier: I saw the two most gorgeous wire-haired Jack Russells in a cafe a couple of weeks ago (surprised they were allowed in there). I really wanted to take them home with me >_>.
But yeah, I only have a 1 bedroom flat. Too small for a large dog, I reckon. As for cats, I would love to have a cat as well, but there are no gardens for it to roam around here. People have mentioned indoor cats to me, but that's not really a thing in the UK - cats usually are let out.
@Andrina - No just a regular dog. I had to google service dogs, as I wasn't sure what they were. Seems more of a US thing. I do quite like the idea of a dog specifically trained to calm me down, but hopefully the presence of a dog would be enough to stop me from going into a meltdown in the first place.
I'm glad your surgery went well. Having a stoma is a steep learning curve imo. Took me a year to really get the hang of mine (and about
the same length of time for my digestive tract to fully optimise itself to its new layout). Some people adapt really quickly, but for most people it's a rather lengthy procedure of finding the best setup, learning how to avoid leaks, and so on.
My dad went to the American embassy in London and applied for a new passport. Apparently it was really easy and he had no trouble at all. He should be getting it through the post any day now actually. My mum has also applied to renew her (English) passport. So I'm on course for becoming an Irish citizen ;p
@Karen - Motivation is the most elusive thing in the world for me. If I can get
into it, then I'm usually okay after that. But it's the getting into it that is the almost impossible bit: a new book, a jigsaw puzzle, etc. However, I'm going to try and start the painting whilst I'm on a relative upswing. If I wait too long and I crash again, I will never do it. Should be going to an art shop with my mum tomorrow...
I hope you can manage to get back to your unfinished painting one day. I wonder if an art group could motivate you? I started my painting in the psych's ward activity room. It was easier to get down to it surrounded by other people doing arty things: I doubt on my own I would have done it.
the oven. It sucks when things break unexpectedly - particularly when you can't afford to replace them. Hopefully you can get the stove working.
@iPoop - Puppies are absurdly cute, but high maintenance like you said. Plus they need training. I think I can do that, but it's still another thing to consider.
I think I will probably do what you suggest and visit a couple of local dog shelters. Whilst I mentioned Jack Russell terriers earlier, I'm not welded to certain breeds - a cross breed would be fine.
Anyway thanks a lot. Sorry I didn't answer in a bit more detail, but the quetiapine is kicking in and I need to go bed now... >.>
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)