My Brain, The Jerk

So, here we are. I am 5 days into my dosage upgrade. It's been dizzy and sleepy. I can say now that those side effects are slowly retreating, and I am finding it a little easier to get out of bed in the morning. I am still chewing the sides of my fingernails, although not …

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Upgrading My Toolbox (Because Suffering is NOT an Option For Me)

Today I was able to see my doctor. I am very lucky, because I called this morning and got in this afternoon. I know I've been off kilter for quite some time now (months really) and I've been at the edge of the rabbit hole for about the same amount of time. I had been …

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It’s Not Always A Choice

I wake up every day and check in with whatever emotion is at the top of the list. I acknowledge it. If I can, I ride it out. I am more willing nowadays to face what I am feeling and accept it. This doesn't work for everyone, and I acknowledge that. I believe that accepting …

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Musings From a Mentally Ill Mother

So. It is one week past TeenThing's diagnosis. Into week 2 on her meds. So far nothing scary in the land of side effects. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it stays this way. I have been taking time to shuffle through the boxes I have compartmentalized, because let's face it, if I don't, …

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When Anxiety Comes Knocking….

You Put On Your Best FaceOkay, maybe not THIS face, lol.Because we, the mentally ill, it's what we do.  Until we can't.Last week was bad for me.My anxiety was bad.  It started on Monday.I woke up with it, like the bottom fell out of my stomach.  There was no reason for it.  It's just how …

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The Post Where We Catch Up!

Because I've Been Busy...Busy at my 9-5ing. Busy with family stuff. Busy helping TeenThing start her road to running :)Mom and TeenThing on her 2nd run!These feet were made for runnin'!Busy figuring everything out.I am on vacation this week and have spent the first part of this week keeping myself busy with appointments and crocheting (my …

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Why is my FitBit on my Dresser??

Yes. On my Dresser.   Those who saw my personal account post on Facebook know where I am going with this.   My FitBit was a Christmas Gift.  I was super excited!!! Finally, I had a fitness tracker.   The joy of watching my steps per day - awesome. I would be so happy when …

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