Thankfully it really is friday, and this was my week.
It’s been a long one that’s for sure, although I can’t really point my finger as to the why. I guess it’s just my mindset.
I had two appointments this week at the doctors, the first with the nurse for my regular depo injection (contraceptive) where she weighed me and did my BP, I know my weight has crept up a bit since I hurt my back, and I’m sad about that from losing it all last year. My main concern is my BP and the fact it’s high for me. My elliptical came though and I’ve been getting back to exercise, so that is one positive.
Yes, I know, but even with watching the food, no alcohol and plenty of water, my BP is still high 140 over 93, where it used to be 120 over 70. It’s not dangerous, but I can feel the difference. I feel out of sorts.
My second appointment was with my doctor, to discuss some of the things bothering me. The accident and the pins and needles in my arm are from my neck she advised me to keep it warm for now, and gave me some more pain relief, just in case. The second thing we really talked about, was how I was feeling. The not sleeping for the last few months, November to now, is getting me down so much. I’m stressed with everything that has been going on at home, then I’m not sleeping, I’m more tired, I can’t be bothered, I’m wanting to starve myself so that I have some control and feeling, and yes, I’ve also had some very, very dark thoughts about other issues, like SI too. It’s not been good.
So, it was nice to talk to someone who actually did understand and listened to me, even if it was brief. I’ve been given an Anti depressant which also helps with sleep. As it makes you drowsy. I have to take this at night. I was a little concerned about taking it last night with driving today. Can’t drive if I’m falling asleep can I? but I’ve been okay. Side effects are I’ve wanted to eat. I’ve been so hungry today that I ate this morning and then again at dinner. So I am defo going to have to watch that. As I don’t want to get heavier either.
I have to give them a good try. I have to be able to get out of the rut that I’m in, or I’m going to end up back at the hospital. For one reason or another. And I don’t want that. So this is how I’ve managed it, I’ve known I’ve been getting to this point for a while, and it’s like I go the docs and I avoid it. But I didn’t this week. I allowed myself to feel. And for someone who doesn’t like to feel, this is a scary thing. Like crying is a scary thing, if you let yourself cry, you feel weak. And I’m not weak, I’m stronger than that, but I’ve also cried a few times this week to.
So yeah, breaking point. I don’t want to break – I want to be okay.
I will be okay. 🙂
Yes, you will be okay. One day you’ll realize this has all dissipated, and you’re feeling more yourself once again. And that will take some time and some baby steps you won’t notice that you’re actually taking.
‘Life is what happens while we’re making plans.’ – john lennon.
Thank you EJ 🙂 defo one step at a time. x
Take care of yourself. Hoping everything starts looking up for you soon.
Thank you, I know it will. I’m a fighter 🙂 x
Aww, best of luck to you. I’ve been in a similar position and I hated the drowsiness of the antidepdessants so the way I found to deal with it was through sports/exercise. Going to the gym meant that I wouldn’t have to starve myself in order to keep the weight in check, and by discovering two sports that I love (boxing and swimming) I was able to regain some control in my life, plus it really stimulates the dopamine in your brain keeping you a lot happier in general, so that would be my advice if u wish to take it 🙂
Thank you for the reply. I canceled my gym membership for lack of time. But I am doing something at home, so I’ll vent it out there. 🙂
Thanks for sharing about your week.
I can understand the situation a slight bit — about a rut as well as doctor stuff. I know it is not great encouragement, but keep hanging in there. If you want to talk, you know where to find me (I hope). 🙂
Thank you. 🙂 Yeah, it’s not been easy, and I don’t hide from things. I’m an open book, always will be.
You are braver than me at times. I am ok sharing one-on-one, but sometimes I think my blog would be too far from topic if I wrote about me. For you, it seems a more natural fit. 🙂