Breaking point and how to fix it.

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. 🙂

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Doctors and Editing :)

Great combo. huh… 😦

Oh well, so I’m due back to the docs today for another BP check and weigh in, I’m not so happy about it, but hey ho.

It is really, really difficult to keep healthy and work in the job I am. But more so, it is really, really difficult to not return to old behaviours.

I am hoping that I have lost a little, although I’ve tried not to really stress over it, this last couple of weeks at home have been difficult. And it has also been difficult to keep to a healthy regime. When there is a nice bacon butty staring you in the face, kinda hard to go for a turkey one.

Had my second session with E.J last night, it went very well. She’s a lovely teacher and I admire her for doing the job she does.

I learned so much more about how and why I write as I do. I’ve always known I write things backwards, well working at my paragraphs yesterday also showed that. I get things in the wrong order and need to really address the point of each paragraph for its merit.

So, changes that I’ve been making are good, but I also saw another different way of working through some things too.

I’m going to give it another go on my next 10 pages or so, and then see how I’m progressing again.

Homework too, is to read a dictionary. Need to buy one first. lol.

Hope you all are having a fab day, and lets hope the nurse goes easy on me… and that my BP is okay.

Dawn x

 

Edit….  Lost the required amount of weight, 🙂 Not so sure if I am happy though. Blood  pressure is down. I am happy about that. 🙂