“Winning is winning”

It's amazing how much sleep helps my moods. I actually slept pretty good last night, despite waking up a couple times through the night. Mood-wise, today has been mixed. I have been doing tons of journaling since I've been here this admission, including some poetry which I will upload once I get discharged. The outcome … Continue reading “Winning is winning”

Admission update: Growth while going back to basics…

My appointment with the doctor yesterday was good, if not a bit strained. He told me some things I already know, such as I need to change the channel in my mind from dying to living when I get overly stressed. His recommendation for me is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The problem is where to find … Continue reading Admission update: Growth while going back to basics…

TW:Weary in the storm.

Still feeling rough yesterday I went back in to the emerg department at our hospital. My doctor was able to find me a bed in Ponoka and am going to be in hospital for a week or two anyways. I don't want this to be a long admission, I just need to be able keep … Continue reading TW:Weary in the storm.

Decompensating…

With my moods still being significantly depressed, I went in to our local walk-in this morning. Due to both of our regional facilities being at capacity and me being urgent but not emergent my doc spoke with a consulting psychiatrist, and has added a new medication to my mix, which is helping slow my brain … Continue reading Decompensating…

Working the plan.

The events of the last few weeks have left me weary, and it's definitely starting to catch up with me. Since Brenda passed away in early February life has been a whirlwind. I've managed to draw on a source of strength I didn't know I had in order to be there for Lynn and her … Continue reading Working the plan.

Highlight Reels

I'm feeling pretty good. It shows in my work. It shows in my moods. It shows in my energy level. I am definitely on a high point right now, and I write about in this blog. The thing is, what people see in this blog is a snapshot of my life. It chronicles my highs … Continue reading Highlight Reels

Recovery is scary

With the beautiful weather that has descended on my region, it is hard to be in a bad mood. The only real complaint I have today is that I am stuck covering the store while Lynn is away in Saskatchewan. That being said, I have still managed to get some walking in today, by walking … Continue reading Recovery is scary