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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Vh67 on Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:39 am

I am so glad to hear you are making progress and that you will be back!
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by ONTARIO on Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:23 am

Greensprout - glad to see you have popped in to update us. We miss you around here! Hugs and peace to you!

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Post by Meant2Move on Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:45 pm

More hugs!
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Post by Narrowminded on Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:18 pm

Great to see you GS. Happy to hear things are moving in a positive direction. If you don’t pop back in for a while know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
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Post by Lovebird on Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:55 am

^ What they said.

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Post by The Walrus on Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:24 am

Thinking about you and hoping you are well and busy with RL! Smile
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Greensprout on Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 pm

Still around, haven’t been keeping up with all of your journals, but will get there. Look forward to all the updates.

Ongoing therapy, check. New psychiatrist has changed up meds once again, but this time I believe for the better, and he’s more interactive and actually provides counselling/therapy at appts rather than just being focused on pharmaceuticals. Still ups and downs, but less so or dramatic, more even mood more often.

Yes, I am being medically released from the military, but have at least mostly come to accept that. Honestly, don’t think I really need to work after retirement, currently my head is not in it, and financially will work with service pension. Hope to explore my creative, artistic side, which has never been a priority. Mental health clinic on base is starting a weekly art therapy group in the New Year, which I am looking forward to.

Was recently posted to the Transition Unit from my previous job late last month. Point is so they can fill my position (which won’t happen till next summer anyway) and allow me to focus on treatment and rehab/recovery. Strange place to be, but likely for the best. Still waiting on neurology consult for hand/arm paresthesias, and now dermatology for very recent changes to a mole on my face.

In the meantime, last week application for disability award from VA for PTSD was approved. Under current Canadian policy (very controversial since the “new veterans charter of 2006) means a one time payout vice a medical pension. I did receive my payout, which will pay off out mortgage and leave a decent sum to invest for our retirement home. Is at least acknowledgement for service related injury, and will cover any future medical costs related to this for life.

Had my third Float experience yesterday, which was SO much better than the last one. Even my chronic pain issues from knee and hips felt better and remain so today. And another viscosupplement injection for the knee booked for tomorrow, as the previous cortisone didn’t make much of a difference.

Keeping on day by day. Will be back, hiopefully sooner than last check in.

Thanks for the comments and well wishes, all are much appreciated.

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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Lovebird on Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:48 am

Thanks for checking in and updating us on what's going on. Smile

Glad to hear about the improvements in treatment, slowly but surely, and your succesful float experience.

Greensprout wrote:Hope to explore my creative, artistic side, which has never been a priority. Mental health clinic on base is starting a weekly art therapy group in the New Year, which I am looking forward to.

I like this one particularly. *hugs*
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Post by Rig D on Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:26 am

Very happy your PTSD payout was apparently a good sum and will provide you some on-going cushion. Yes, I too would entertain my creative side in your circumstances, lots of time to re-enter the "rat race" if you decide to.
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Post by The Walrus on Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:27 pm

Glad to hear about the art! That will surely be valuable!
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Post by Narrowminded on Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:05 am

Such a good update in my opinion. I know you still have a lot to get through, but things do seem to be looking brighter.

The art group sounds wonderful for you.

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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by ONTARIO on Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:09 am

I'm glad things are working out for you. I have nothing to add to help you along but, as a Canadian, I want to thank you for your service. I feel that in the U.S.A. veterans and service personnel are often thanked but in Canada we do not make it known that you are a valuable and essential part of our country. So, even if you only hear it from me today - thank you, I appreciate what you do for our country.

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Post by Pedidoc on Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:21 am

Had a long "chat" via Messenger with GS. Just want everyone to know she is doing well and thinking about what she will do in the future once she is released from the military.
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Post by perennialpam on Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:25 am

Thanks Pedi.
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Narrowminded on Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:29 pm

thanks for the update Pedi

You are in my prayers GS
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by The Walrus on Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:03 pm

Merry Christmas GS, to you and your family!
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Lovebird on Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:27 am

Merry Christmas Greensprout.
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Narrowminded on Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:56 pm

Merry Christmas GS hoping you are able to enjoy with family.
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Greensprout on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:57 am

Thanks, TW, NM, Pedi, Pam, LB, ON, Rig. No idea why this entry looks like tiny sized font on my iPad?

Doing reasonably well, probably the most steady emotionally in quite some time (not all sunshine & roses, but much decreased frequency of the very bad/low moods and episodes of anxiety). Again, thinking the combo of new Psych trying a new med that seems to be working for me, and the group therapy of 12 weeks that concluded mid Dec.

Holidays were low key but good. Honestly, haven’t been following much here for the past few weeks, but will catch up and post more soon. There are a number of things on the go, am trying to stay focused on what I need to be doing, self care (which includes less screen time), and planning details for the rapidly approaching Feb 14 day cruise in the Caribbean.
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Lovebird on Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:19 am

Hi Greensprout! Happy New Year!

Reasonably well is sometimes all we can ask for... and so nice to hear.

GS wrote:am trying to stay focused on what I need to be doing, self care (which includes less screen time)

Sounds good to me... Wink we miss you here, however knowing you're taking good care of yourself is very comforting.
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Narrowminded on Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:25 am

GS - so good to hear from you and love the great report. Do take care of yourself. That is most important. Enjoy that cruise.
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by ONTARIO on Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:13 am

Glad to see you back! I am also glad your mental state is better. I'm sure a nice, long cruise will help with that as well.

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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by perennialpam on Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:49 am

GS -- What everyone said. Good to hear from you.
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by tomi1000 on Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:14 pm

Ditto what others have said. Glad you are taking care of yourself! Smile
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Re: Every day remains a wandering road

Post by Meant2Move on Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:39 pm

Great to hear from you. Keep taking care of yourself!
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