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Discussion in 'Wellness' started by Honey, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

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  2. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I’m feeling down. I’m trapped in my house because of COVID, stressed and anxious over the lack of exposure to the world for my daughter.

    I’m still on redeployment from my “real” job, 4 months later, at a very depressing spot because it just highlights how bad everything is day to day. It’s not even safe to go back to my job so I am thankful I’m here and employed, but it’s getting harder to find motivation to do so every single day.
     
  3. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Hugs @moose I'm sorry. I am starting to think that having something, ANYTHING, to look forward to is really very helpful for most of us. Can you plan an afternoon at the beach (if you know of one that's generally quiet - I'm happy to recommend a few near me that have felt very safe)? Maybe a weekend away at an Airbnb for just the three of you, just a change of scenery?
     
  4. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Could we also help to provide a change of scenery in a remote way? I’d love a weekly Zoom date with the moosette. I could read her a book or show her some art or something. I’m sure the other Chickens with babies her age or older would love virtual play dates too.
     
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  5. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Ooh that's a good idea @Honey !

    @moose I'm sure A and E could yell at each other over Zoom if you wanted.
     
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  6. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Thanks guys. I may have to take you up on that offer.
     
  7. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Due to my own idiocy and a pharmacy snafu, I missed four days of medication the last Friday-Monday of June. After being back on everything for a week, today is the first day I feel like a somewhat normal human and not an exhausted ball of stress, stupidity and self-loathing. It's the first time I'd ever missed more than a day of the SSRI since first starting on it. I don't know how people can go off this stuff cold turkey. Hell, even with tapering.
     
  8. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    @Honey I'm so glad you are feeling better (or at least starting to). <3
     
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  9. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Yeah, starting to. I still feel like leaving bed is futile and everything is meaningless, but at least I’m actually at my desk working today.
     
  10. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Baby steps, and all that. Maybe time to play with your tarot cards again and get a little guidance :)

    (I haven’t touched my cards in months and I really want to, but just haven’t. I just backed a cool new oracle deck on Kickstarter though!)
     
  11. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I really do like them as a self-examination exercise. I feel like my immediate reactions to certain cards are more telling than the cards themselves. (For instance, I just drew the Six of Swords and smiled at the potential of it.)
     
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  12. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Six of Swords is good! It’s crazy how spot on they are sometimes.
     
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  13. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better, even if just a little.
     
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  14. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm trying do hard to stay positive and helpful to my mom and to P, but Jeff Goldblum damn it's so hard. There's nothing I can say to either that's even remotely helpful for their emotional health. On top of that I'm still a little traumatized and a lot terrified by P's heart attack, and everyone at work keeps wanting to talk to me about it.

    The apartment was barely hanging on but is now a full fledged disaster zone. I'm scared as hell everyday at work or out getting groceries that I'll get covid, pass it on to P,and kill him.

    Fun covid fact - the CDC's latest guidance is that if a covid positive patient is now symptom free OR never had symptoms and is now 14 days out from their test, they should be treated as if they're negative WITHOUT TESTING THEM AGAIN. So far we've had 5 moms on the regular PP floor that fall under this guidance, including one who passed it on to her mom who was then hospitalized.
     
  15. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    That is terribly inadequate. I’m sorry. And I wish I could help with what to say, but as you know, nothing is helpful.
     
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  16. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m so sorry, @Lh718 . You are dealing with lots of heavy things at once, all the feelings you’re having are so understandable.
     
  17. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’m a little late to the conversation but I’m really sorry you’re going through so much Lh. <3
     
  18. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I left NICU yesterday.

    This morning, one of the babies I was caring for is dying. It isn’t anything I could prevent and I know that, but it doesn’t make it hurt any less. I can’t stop analyzing every decision and every conversation with their parents.
     
  19. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I'm so sorry Shakes, that's so sad.
     
  20. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I’m so sorry, that’s heart wrenching for everyone.
     
  21. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I’m so sorry shakes. I’m sure you were kind and compassionate. Nothing about that situation is easy, and it’s heart breaking for everyone <3
     
  22. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Love to you and the parents, Shakes <3.
     
  23. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’m sorry Shakes. <3
     
  24. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I just realized due to smoke, work, and the time of year, I haven't had an appreciable amount of time in real sunlight in way too long. I'm going to need to bust out my SAD light when I get ready and maybe even bring it to work or something.