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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by tomi1000 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:58 pm

I agree - 2 very beautiful people Smile

It is hard to give in to the need for meds when dealing with emotional stuff - but if it gets you where you want to go then it is absolutely the right thing to do.

I don't know if your doctors have introduced the idea of having a journal for exploring emotions (not for anyone's eyes but your own). When I was going through some tough years in my early 30s, and dealing with childhood trauma my counselor had me journal - using my non-dominant hand. The theory is, using the non-dominant hand reaches into different parts of the brain, releasing emotions and memories that are otherwise "locked away" so to speak. Some call it talking to your "inner child" when related to childhood issues. But it is also useful when just trying to break through and get deeper into thoughts and feelings. You might want to try it. It sorta goes like this.................. with your dominant hand - you pose a question or make a statement (I want you think about..... ) and then with the non-dominant hand, you respond. You have to be really open and willing to let whatever thoughts or feelings come through - just let it flow even it feels weird or foreign.

Just a thought I wanted to share.
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Greensprout on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Thanks all for the support. It means a lot.

Picked up new med today and started. Low dose for 7 days, then double and see psychiatrist after that with intent to increase.

Wonky, anxious morning every day thus far this week, needing extra time before going into work. Again, very thankful for supportive boss. He gets it.

Tomi, interesting thoughts. No, haven’t had this discusssed in therapy, but an interesting idea.

As for the old photos, hubby is going through the many piles of very old photos and scanning them into digital for storage. May add a few more oldies as they become available to share.
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Post by Heuristicfireflower on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm

I was on Prozac and thyroid meds for 2 years after my Dad got sick and eventually passed away.   It was necessary and gave me a cushion to less stress and the time I needed to heal.   We sometimes do have to use this support when it gets too rough.   I'm sure the answer will reveal itself for you.  I also agree, hormones can make a mess of your emotions and energy.  It's worth it to level them out as it will support and allow all the other modalities to work better.

Love the pics.  You both cute as buttons,


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Post by Greensprout on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:09 am

I did the Prozac train for about 6 months when I was 22 while in a downward spiral after an engagement breakup (was my decision after he did the ultimate betrayal).  Helped at the time.  And thats when I first discovered lifting in the gym.  Funny that now hubby was the rebound dude after some random dating.

Today was ok, not productive and a wonky slow start, but ok.  Told my Capt (I’m her supervisor, she’s just back this week after 11 months of maternity/parental leave) the basics of what’s up with me, as no doubt she would wonder why I wander into the office late many days.  She, too is supportive.  Started getting a bit emotional during that conversation, not cool, but is human and real.  I trust her as well.

Made fabulous instant pot butter chicken over cauli rice for dinner.  https://myheartbeets.com/instant-pot-butter-chicken/  Extremely delicious.  And placed an amazon order for a delivery of an IP to son #1 at college.  He’s very excited about it.
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Post by The Walrus on Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:52 pm

I’ve made that one, that recipe is a keeper!

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Post by Pedidoc on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:14 pm

I think the support you are getting at work is fantastic. The recipe sounds delicious.
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Post by Greensprout on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:12 pm

Thanks, Pedi. TW, sent son #1 the butter chicken recipe link, he plans yo make it when his IP arrives, and says he’s been dreaming about making roasts in IP for months, haha.

Had hair cut and highlight. Still a short bob, more layers, warmed up the blonde highlights. Looks good.

Over the holidays, we has told son #2 the best gift he could give would be to plan and make us a fabulous meal. Never happened in the end. He decided tonight is it, which is cool as I wasn’t planning to cook and just have the leftover butter chicken. He is currently in process of making a 3 course meal with girlfriend as sous chef. Some sort of fancy salad, hand made lobster ravioli make with gluten free flour in a cream (and I think Brie?) sauce, and cheesecake with GF graham crumb crust. How cool is that? Wouldn’t have been what I would choose, but is planned by him, he bought the ingredients, and is making with love and to show off his culinary skills. Plan to enjoy thoroughly and have no regrets.
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Post by Narrowminded on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:53 pm

GS,I’ll have to check out the butter chicken recipe. I’ve been stuck on Nom Nom mágic mushroom wings, only i use thighs.

You dinner sounds delish. How nice he’s cooking for you. I love when my kids cook.
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Post by Lovebird on Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:21 am

Love the pics. Very cute couple indeed. Wink Thanks for sharing!

I admire your strength. Talking about what you're going through and are dealing with... it takes courage. Letting it all out instead of having it simmer, dealing with your thoughts by sharing them instead of keeping them inside your head is your ticket to healing, I'm sure of that. Paying attention and listening closely, however frightening it may be at the time.

You're in my thoughts and prayers.
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Post by Greensprout on Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:42 pm

Uneventful weekend. Bitterly cold today, this am was -41 with windchill. -40C=-40F. Not nice. Expecting a warm up tp -1C by Thursday.

Dinner cooked by son #2 was absolutely amazing. Spinach salad with julienned seasoned jicama, carrot, cucumber and radish with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette, GF lobster/Brie/spinach ravioli in an amazing cream sauce with reduced lobster shell stock, and girlfriends no bake blueberry cheesecake on GF graham crumbs. Had a lovely experience with great conversation. Best Christmas gift ever. They prepped for 3 hours!!

Have made some contacts to assist with submission of Veterans affairs disability claims for PTSD, and later the knee issues, attributable to service. Not about the potential monetary award, but acceptance will allow for ongoing potential medical expenses after I retire. Confusing process.

So far no adverse effects from the new meds. See psychiatrist next week then again in another 2 weeks with intent to increase dosage. Seem to be getting good support and treatment, where it ends up remains to be seen.
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Post by Annieh on Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:37 pm

Greensprout, those temps are incredible, the dinner sounds fabulous. Good that you are getting the help you need, don't give up.
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Post by Greensprout on Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Thanks Annie.
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Post by Pedidoc on Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Wow and our entire area is shutting down because of high 20s F and potential ice.

That dinner sounds wonderful. I'd love the GF pasta recipe. I miss ravioli.
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Post by Greensprout on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:01 pm

Pedi, lol, winter life as usual here. Severe cold warnings, but tings go on as usual, with some rural school bus stoppages.

Can ask son for the recipe. Cool that he chose that, as he’s never made pasta from scratch before. The GF flour makes a bit tougher to work with, but was quite nice. The lobster cream sauce was over the top incredible. I should text you a video of the set table...
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Post by Pedidoc on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 pm

^ please do.
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Post by Greensprout on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:45 pm

Done, haha.
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Post by Pedidoc on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 pm

Drool.....
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Post by Greensprout on Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:58 pm

Was made with much pride and love. Best Christmas gift ever!
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Post by Pedidoc on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:12 pm

Greensprout wrote:Was made with much pride and love.  Best Christmas gift ever!

Very Happy
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by perennialpam on Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:53 am

Such a nice gift. I always like spending extra time with my sons no matter the reason.

Like everyone is saying, stick with the plan as best you can. You will reach your goal I'm sure.
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Post by Narrowminded on Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:02 am

GS yes keeping that medical coverage will be huge. I can see the benefits for those with ALS through the forum there.

What a wonderful meal. Do they hire out? Smile

Every time I hear about your temps, I scold myself for complaining about single digit negatives.
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Post by Pebbles67 on Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:35 pm

Hi GS! Just caught up on your journal.

Hope the new meds help. Thanks for sharing with us so openly.

It is fun to hear about holiday plans with your sons as I have three boys as well. Two of them in their 20's.

I agree with Narrowminded. Canada is too cold!
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Post by Greensprout on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:26 pm

Pedi, son #2 used this recipe: https://gfjules.com/recipes/easy-gluten-free-ravioli-or-tortellini-recipe/ Says he added one egg, extra olive oil and warm water than tree recipe called for. Was a tad tough, but nice. I would add a touch extra salt to the dough.
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Post by Greensprout on Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:00 pm

P, my boys are 22 and 21. Was a regular reader of your past MDA journal.

Despite the recent deep freeze, apparently we may even be a tad above freezing the next 2 days...crazy stuff.

Had an appointment with my nurse case manager today, we are assigned one when on the road to medical release, they help navigate the system, advocate, and assist with the transition to eventual civilian life/medical care. Was good. She’s going to follow up on some of the referrals that should be in process, regarding OSI clinic chronic pain group, adaptive fitness specialist, and dental oral device for the snoring.

Received a new pillow yesterday from an online order that from one night seems to be very helpful to neck pain issues. Hubby looked his too.

Still having wonky anxious early mornings, needing extra time before heading in to the office. I hope this improves. Not ideal to need to start most days with an Ativan...
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Post by Pedidoc on Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:19 pm

Greensprout wrote:Pedi, son #2 used this recipe:  https://gfjules.com/recipes/easy-gluten-free-ravioli-or-tortellini-recipe/  Says he added one egg, extra olive oil and warm water than tree recipe called for.  Was a tad tough, but nice.  I would add a touch extra salt to the dough.

Thanks, GS. Tell son #2 that I appreciate it.
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