Another day. Nothing's really changed with me ~ still in a depressive cycle that I'm trying to break. Isn't it funny how when crisis happens to someone you love you don't think about yourself much ~ you just do what you need to do. For now the situation with my Uncle is still the same and may be for awhile.Over the last 4 months he's had 3 major head traumas and 3 surgeries to his brain. It takes a long time to recover from that. Like I said, I don't think he will. They took the drain out of his head even though fluidcontinued to dripthroughit, which means now there's nowhere forit to release atso it will be building upin his skull again, wreaking more havoc.I just don't understand this neurologist.

Since we all could use a break from the situation my husband, son and I are going out withour friends and their kids to a hockey game in Orlando tonight.I have to remind myself that it's okay for me tohave fun regardless of what's going on. The onlything thatkeeps me sane is being able to laugh and enjoy myself. I haveto get away from all this a little bit. I can't keep sitting by the phone waiting for bad news ~it doesn't help anyone anyhow.

Things have been a little better for me. I may still be in depression but at least it's not a major one. I started taking my Abilify at night because it was making me sleep all the time duringtheday. I'm dropping a littleof the weight that the drughas added on tome. So all ofthat makes me happier.

I'm doing pretty well with using my Electroniccigarette ~ I'm only smoking about8-10 cigarettes a day instead of a whole pack. I'm not going to push myself any harderabout it until I feel like things are a little morestable.I've beentaking my E cig withme when we go somewhere because it prevents me fromsmoking a real cigarette and I can use it inside or outside.

I hope tonight goes well and that the kids have a goodtime andso do we.

I wish you all the best and hope you enjoy yourSaturday. 🙂

2 Comments
  1. WomanScorned 8 years ago

    It sounds like you're on the right track by taking a break from all the bad. No one can stand up to that kind of pressure all the time. It's the best thing you can do for everyone involved.

    I have to take my meds at night too for the same reason. They were making me so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open at work some days. My doctor said that happened to about 15% of the people on them. Guess we are the lucky ones, haha…

    I'm wishing you continued success on both the weight loss and quiting smoking. I quit 5 years ago after having smoked for 17 years. I wasn't strong enough to do it on my own, so I had my ears "shocked" (auricular therapy). It worked for me. I hope your e-cig works for you.

    Also sending positive thoughts out for your Uncle's recovery. Try to trust that the Dr. knows what he's doing. Remember that the brain needs some of that cerebral spinal fluid to create a cusion and facilitate healthy growth and communication, so maybe the amount coming out of the tube indicated that it was time to stop draining it.

    Take care of yourself.

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  2. Andie372 8 years ago

    Smart move getting out with family and friends, that will do you a world of good. You're a very good person to help out your uncle like you do. Good idea taking the Abilify at night. Enjoy your Saturday night.

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