Mental illness and running

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13/12/2012 at 22:18


*wraps her arms round the sticky tape, wrapped around all of her friends* see it's very effective! 

13/12/2012 at 22:19

Good job I wasn't planning on going anywhere!

13/12/2012 at 22:25

 hadn't thought of that bit *awaits false imprisonmnet charges* 

13/12/2012 at 22:25

Hey SOLB welcome back


I got in a bit late putting in for sessions but have got two booked for new year already with possibly more to come

13/12/2012 at 22:28
Erm, sleep deprivation and me don't go well together. Today moo woke at 4:1, yesterday it was 5:05, day before was 4:53. You get the picture. This has been going on for 2 weeks nearly. The fortnight before that he was poorly with a chest infection so I was up at night with him a lot.
I was conscious that bad thoughts were creeping back in. I had promised myself that if I was still battling them tonight I would call Alice, my therapist, for some support. I think giving yself permission to let go and see who would catch me has helped. Thanks everyone
13/12/2012 at 22:33

Glad we're altogether in a sticky tape hug then By Eck.  You obviously need it.  Hope you get a better night tonight.  It can't be easy for you.

13/12/2012 at 22:38

Thank you bear Sounds positive 

Oh by eck, you've had such a lot to deal with lately no wonder you are feeling exhausted and are finding it harder to cope. Did you call Alice? I'm glad you were able to let go a bit, must have been very difficult trying to hold everything up on your own

14/12/2012 at 00:33

 night all 

14/12/2012 at 06:55

Morning. I'm starting the day on a positive with Positive Outlooks on fb that I thought I'd share.

How did everyone sleep last night? Hilly - how you doing this morning?


14/12/2012 at 06:56

Morning all, particularly By eck.  Really hope you had a better start this morning.  Big hug for you in any case (((((((By eck))))))).

Off for an early start today.  Feeling a bit better this morning.

14/12/2012 at 06:57

I particularly like this one:


14/12/2012 at 08:16

Morning All

feeling a little better today so we'll see how things go...

weekend is here finally although i will barely see Mrs B again which is annoying

14/12/2012 at 08:37
Today was 3am. I persuaded him to sleep from 6:30- 8:00 then I called my mum and asked her to help me get moo ready for nursery. My brain just won't work. She thought he was looking a bit flushed. All plans for today have gone out the window. This morning I will sleep then review the situation at 12:30.
14/12/2012 at 09:59

Morning all, oooh nice link Soupy, I like the bike one too  

Woo hoo to feeling better LR and Bricki - sucks about missing the Mrs though. 

Oh by eck that sounds like a plan indeed, hope you are fast asleep now. 

I feel better today too I have lots of stuff on the to do list, but I think I am going to attempt to go to the gym first - haven't been for a while and I doubt missing it it's especially helpful ... I'd also stopped taking the anti d's over the last couple of weeks (no idea why) so I have had to start again from yesterday. I feel nauseous but I can't really complain as it's my own fault! (Am on 90mg Duloxetine + the 650mg Quetiapine, I didn't stop the Quetiapine so that's OK but I am wondering whether I should have started back on the Duloxetine on 30mg's then built up - too late now and I'm sure my body will adjust pretty quickly)  


Anyway; breakfast, quick tidy then gym ... oh hang on, I'm still sellotaped to the hug *yank yank* 

14/12/2012 at 14:33

*Unsticks SOLB*

The run up to Christmas is the worst time of the year.  I feel like hibernating until mid-January but I don't want to hibernate on my own.  I struggle at this time of year at the best of times, but this year I feel so completely alone and isotated

14/12/2012 at 14:42

so, i'm not the only disliker of xmas then

i havo to make it happen for my wife and boy - even then, Phil does'nt really understand it- and Mrs Mick isnt so hot on it if the grand children arent around

14/12/2012 at 14:43


i met u at Mudchute and we had quite a chat yes ?????

14/12/2012 at 15:13
Ok, I'll stick my neck out there and say I love Christmas. It a completely chaotic time of year and always has been. We have carolling, food parcels, and things to organise. My parents have worked every Christmas morning since I've been 2, and are frequently called to an emergency at some point. Our tree isn't up yet, but the presents have been bought/planned for months. Yesterday, I bought 80 presents for children and teenagers to go in food parcels. I had a tiny budget, but I loved the fact that I could help those families feel cared for. Walking round a toy shop and choosing sparkly wands, pretty pens, and putty that makes rude noises fills me with a huge sense of joy and fulfillment.
Then, on 22nt December this year it starts on earnest. We lead community carol singing round the town tree, next night it's lessons and carols in a little tiny village church. Christmas eve is our own carol service by candlelight. Christmas lunchtime, after we've been to church, we go and play and sing to the staff and patients at the community hospital. My children come with me, and my daughter loves it. She and her brother hand out sweets ( and kisses!), talk to the people who are clock watching to see if their family is coming, or let the staff know their time away from their own families is appreciated.
And then we come home. Stockings are for before church, main presents for after. Paper flies everywhere. I don't spend much money, but what is spent is worth everypenny. The squeals of 'i always wanted one of those' resound and we help, show and tell. Main food is at tea time, this year there will be 8 of us, and somehow it all happens
I know there are many people who go through the motions, do it for the children or their grandchildren. Some find it a painful reminder of those who are no longer there, or some difficult time in your life. I fully understand that. I'm not here to persuade you otherwise. But Christmas, for me, is filled with a magic that very few get to witness.
14/12/2012 at 15:44

I kinda like Christmas, I love the build up with the minis; we make decorations and stuff every year. I quite like Christmas cards cos it reminds me to tell people how much they mean ..  but I don't like Christmas day and (voluntarily) spend the majority of the day on my own.

I'm not a practicing Christian but I live largely according to those values anyway and am usually pretty quick to offer to help if anyone is in need etc all year. 

I love buying and making presents for people at every other time of the year but (bar the mini's) I hate it at Christmas. I get so much pleasure from a 'just because' present but the expectation and franticness of Christmas just makes me a bit sad. That said I've just bought the mini's two presents for today cos minimini NEEDED a sparkly singing unicorn and mini NEEDED a doodle on it purple pony I should have made them wait until Christmas but I just love the thought of making them happy and I'm too impatient! 

I may have also posted a silly just because present for my best friend today but  just in case she wanders in  

14/12/2012 at 17:03
Awww mini immediately coloured the entire purple pony purple
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