Mental illness and running

I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.

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19/11/2012 at 17:32
Bear, that sounds an eclectic mix for tea.
19/11/2012 at 22:13
Tidies up a little bit, and puts the dough for tomorrow's bread on the aga to rise
20/11/2012 at 12:41

Ooo how odd, I posted a proper post yesterday and it's written an old one instead!! 

I do have great news. I talked to Vicky about feeling like we are about done with the art psychotherapy and how I just feel different and I feel more grounded and connected. I know I haven't got complete control over the alters and other stuff but I feel like I know how to fix it by myself now. Vicky agreed  we are having a CPA review next week to workout how many session we need to have left and to finalise a discharge plan. I am so thrilled. It's only been a year and has changed so, so much. The weird thing was I didn't really feel it working then all of us sudden everything just started clicking into place. It just feels right that we should end thereapy now  

I will still see Sally for the OCD therapy and she is still my CPN and I will still be on the anti-psychotics (the last episode wasn't very long ago) and the anti depressants for the foreseeable future but I feel like I have the tools to try to cope. Not to be magically better and never have any problems but to understand what's happening and find a way forward. 

I am so happy I want to have a celebration after my last therapy session, cos it's been 6 years since I was last able to walk all by myself like this (that time only lasted 3 months but it was because I wasn't really ready I just wanted to be ready) 

If I am wrong and I can't cope I'll just have to contact Vicky and I can see her again; either just to get through a shortterm problem or to work through the stuff we haven't done yet but I feel I can now manage. 

So thrilled  

20/11/2012 at 12:42

Hello Mima,
How lovely to hear from you, I was thinking of you yesterday and hoping you were OK ... I *may* have asked SCaz if you were OK

Thrilled the stress levels are now reducing.

I agree 8 months always sounds like forever but the therapy will appear before you know it. It'd be nice if waiting lists weren't so long but they are much better than they used to be and it does at least give you time to work out what you need and see if there's anything you can do to help yourself in the meantime.

Good luck for the first counselling session. Glad you are being supported.

Ha ha ha to our Bear parading around the shops in just his shoes!!

 

20/11/2012 at 13:44

*does a happy dance with SOLB*

 

That's fabulous news sweetie

20/11/2012 at 13:49
Joins in the happy dance

Moo and I are having cuddles because he is poorly. For those of you who lurk and perhaps wonder if I am an overanxious mother, sadly not. Winter is poorly season. This time it is a cold that we are trying to keep as just a cold. Last year he needed 6 courses of antibiotics and 3 stays in hospital to get him thru winter. So my anxiety levels are rising because he has already had an ear infection and a bad, 4 week long, bout of diarrhoea
20/11/2012 at 15:52

Poor Moo - hope he heals quickly.

 

Just been out for a bike ride having put my shoes on again (cue weird image) - it's raining which I didn't realise but my knee seems okay for cycling if a bit sore.  I'll try one more slightly longer bike ride and then try going to the gym for a swim

20/11/2012 at 16:21
Well done bear. Are you going for another ride today, or later in the week.
My to-do list didn't get very far today but the beds have been changed
20/11/2012 at 16:35

Later in the week I think, don't want to overdo it

 

My to do list needs redoing since my computer auto-shut down and lost the old one

20/11/2012 at 16:37
So the first thing on your to do list is
"make a to do list" ?
20/11/2012 at 16:44

essentially yes

20/11/2012 at 16:47
Is anyone interested in a choc chip and orange pancake? Moo helped me make them.
20/11/2012 at 17:01

oooo that sounds yummy, yes please

20/11/2012 at 17:07
They are rather delicious
20/11/2012 at 17:20
*burp*
20/11/2012 at 17:27
Hi DS. How are you?
20/11/2012 at 17:48

SOSSIDGE!! I was just about to upload a picture of the beautiful ring you made (I emailed it to you already) 

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/614453/gallery/2012-11-20-17.25.44.jpg?width=350

 (it's only slightly upside down

20/11/2012 at 17:49

SOLBsis studying in the background! 

20/11/2012 at 18:00
That is beautiful Solb
20/11/2012 at 18:03

Ooo I likey!

 

*waves to Sossidge*

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