Mental illness and running

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

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23/04/2012 at 21:46
Nope, teddies are very forgiving. That might be a nice expedition for you and your niece when you feel better - to buy auntie SOLB a soft cuddly teddy
23/04/2012 at 21:57
Aww that would be cute; I do have a very cool singamijig that my niece gave me but he's very noisy in bed!
23/04/2012 at 22:18
I could try and knit something
23/04/2012 at 22:23
23/04/2012 at 22:30
23/04/2012 at 22:32
23/04/2012 at 22:45
SOLB, that is class! What colour is yours?
23/04/2012 at 22:51
The red one pictured, he is very cool. Big niece has two, yellow and purple. Little niece doesn't have any yet but will need some soon. We love our singamiwidges (cute niece's pronunciation Google prefers singamajig)
24/04/2012 at 20:12
Well today was a blimming disaster, how did you guys fare?
24/04/2012 at 21:15

I did some stuff, I didn't do some stuff. But the day's not over yet!

What happened today SOLB?

24/04/2012 at 22:17
More stuff still to do Ben-o or just chilling out now? Could you do the washing up for me while you're up? Cheers

I met up with someone today, talked about the last few weeks. He thought I was exaggerating - he was very diplomatic about it but I'm offended. It'll be fine, doesn't matter really - just one of those days where it would have been better if I hadn't got out of bed!

On the plus side I went to the dentist and tolerated the instruments and stuff in my mouth (I thought it might be too difficult) my poor chipped tooth isn't anywhere like as bad as I feared - just need to go back next week to get it fixed

I am off to yoga (at the loony bin) tomorrow, will report back on the success of my upside down tree dogginess tomorrow
24/04/2012 at 22:33
Remember not to laugh when someone lets rip
24/04/2012 at 22:33

At least a couple more hours work, I'm a night owl. As for washing up...I'm too busy doing things, may be another time?

Exaggerating? What a d***. Some people, at some times, can't deal with other people's stories of suffering. So by saying you're "exaggerating" he distances himself from you and (more importantly) the emotion it would take for him to acknowledge your distress. Not getting out of bed wouldn't have changed that.

Good job on the dentist and that's good news about the tooth.

Have fun at yoga, it's supposed to be good for runners.

24/04/2012 at 22:50
Ha ha by eck, please tell me that's not gonna happen - I have no desire to get better acquainted with the stringy old teacher ladies bottom whether tooting or otherwise!

Thanks Ben-o
25/04/2012 at 08:59
Have you been before?
25/04/2012 at 09:05
Yes went to the first session then missed the next 4 ... back today under duress. Eeek better head off actually.
Hope today is a good one everyone xxx
25/04/2012 at 18:15

How was the yoga SOLB?

Hope everyone had a good day.

25/04/2012 at 18:20
Hi Ben-o off to see my therapist tonight. I didn't go 2 weeks ago cos Moo was poorly. I probably should stay with him tonight cos he is sick again but it's been ages since I saw her.
How was yoga SOLB?
25/04/2012 at 18:31
Ooo good luck by 'eck, you need to look after yourself too - must be difficult finding the right balance between looking after poorly Moo and making sure you're not too poorly to be the best Mummy you can. Hope little Moo feels better soon.
Do you struggle to talk to your therapist after a break? I lose the rapport if I've missed a few weeks and then waste half the next session not really talking. I've never heard of anyone else doing it but I can't help it.

Ben-o can I turn the right way round now? (Actually I didn't go to yoga - couldn't face it)

I went to town and had tea with a friend, was nice but I feel really burned out now.

I haven't worked out the balance between putting on a coping with life type facade and being real. It's tiring and I don't feel quite right. I want to be me but I don't want to drown in the carp bits. Maybe it'll settle but I feel like I'm missing the groove a bit.

I'm sleepy *curls up in the corner and snores softly*
Edited: 25/04/2012 at 18:34
25/04/2012 at 20:29

You do indeed need to look after yourself, By Eck. It's like they say on airplanes, put your oxygen mask on yourself then your child's. Or as I once heard in Home and Away, you can't save someone from drowning if you can't swim yourself.

I can't swim. Honestly, not even a length.

I want to say it's important to "just be". And in theory, I'm saying that. But I know what you mean SOLB. There's a kid's book written by Michael Rosen (I think) after his child (possibly) died, and at the front is an illustration of him smiling. And the caption is "This is me when I'm dying inside". (I think, or it's really upset or something) Sometimes trying to survive is all you can do and if it means putting on a facade to get through the day then that's what it takes. One day, you will be able to be genuine and not get overwhelmed but it's about knowing how much you can take.

Right, I've got to get back to work!

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