Mental illness and running

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

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16/12/2012 at 21:45

by feck it's holly

16/12/2012 at 21:46

errrr I mean 'eck 

16/12/2012 at 22:05

Enough stalling on my part I'm off to do my e-mail 'coming out' about my depression to the orienteering club members.  Got to be done before I get into another week with excuses about not enough time etc.

16/12/2012 at 22:09

Good luck Rudolph; hopefully it'll get easier once you start  

16/12/2012 at 22:15
Goooooooooooooooooooo....... RUDOLPH
16/12/2012 at 22:18

Christmas names are all fab. Can't wait for the new avatars to come live. 

Good luck on the email Rudolf.

Frodo - I struggle in groups sometimes too. Sounds like you did well though. 

I had a lovely weekend with family thanks. Haven't seen my Mum for about 4 months. Gave her tickets for Strictly live tour for Christmas and told her me and my sister are taking her to see Robbie Williams in June for her birthday. She'll be 82!  

Yes Im back at work tomorrow and I've got a meeting with the person investigating the bullying I've complained of under the Dignity at Work policy. I put the complaint in in June would you believe and its against the main antagonist and the senior manager who refused to investigate and blamed me for the problem, saying I had to wait for the tablets to take effect.  Its not going to be easy, but I'm glad its finally happening. My fear is that they will say there is no evidence, just my word against theirs because thats the reason HR gave for not investigating so far. Fingers crossed. 

Edited: 16/12/2012 at 22:20
16/12/2012 at 22:34

Good luck for tomorrow TSD.

Job done - e-mail sent.  The words came a lot easier than I thought they would.

I've just realised that in addition to the cheerleading I've now got a song to turn to to give me encouragement to get out and run:



16/12/2012 at 23:00

Oh well done LR. Make sure you report in about your run tomorrow too.

Good luck at the doctors SolBells 

Wishing everyone a good night's sleep. 



16/12/2012 at 23:08

Oh yes, with all the other goings on forgot about SOLeighBell's appointment.  Hope it goes OK.

Got three messages of support back from my e-mail already.  Thanks go to everyone on here because it's thanks to the supportive nature of people on this forum that I realised that this was the right next step for me to take.

17/12/2012 at 08:39

*boing boing boing*

17/12/2012 at 09:29

"Come they told me pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
A new-born king to see pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Our finest gifts we bring pa-rum-pum-pum-pum
Rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum

Peace on Earth, can it be?
Years from now, perhaps we'll see
See the day of glory
See the day, when men of good will
Live in peace, live in peace again
Peace on Earth,
Can it be"



Merry Morning



17/12/2012 at 09:57
I have just endured 45 minutes of my daughter's year group playing samba. Yup, letting 8 and 9 year olds loose with percussion instruments is not my idea of music, but they enjoy it and it *should* teach them a variety of important skills, not just music.
Now to come home, sort out washing, and have cuddles with moo

Can someone bounce for me?
17/12/2012 at 16:15

Oooo loving tha avatar turkey soups

Rudolf I am absolutely thrilled you've had such a positive reaction to your email. I did when I 'came out' too

Loving the thought of Mummy Soup living it up at the gig

How did your meeting go today? I have been thinking of you.

I'm absolutely shocked that they could get away with saying you had to wait for the tablets to take effect .. that's horrendous. I could just about live with it if they'd investigated already and found that you were being oversensitive but as it is it's apauling.

Now you lot; what's with all the bouncing?

17/12/2012 at 16:20

im bouncing... is this rude?

17/12/2012 at 16:25

Ha ha ha I love the theme tune Rudolf ... it's great running music too  

I've had a really successful day; I'm loving being well - I hope I never ever forget to really appreciate it. 

I saw Vicky and Sally this morning and have now officially been discharged from Psychological therapies  They have found a way to let me keep Sally as my CPN and to continue with the OCD work (hopefully) until I would like to stop. We will review in June if I haven't decided I'm cured before then!  

Have just been to see the doctor; was lovely to be so well with her - she seemed genuinely thrilled .. though she has just stabbed me with a flu jab I have been given a pinky purple inhaler to use instead of the Qvar and she's checking to make sure it's better within a month - FINALLY looks like I'll be able to get bck to running properly.

I have been thoroughly nagged about the need to make friends in the village and to push on with operation get a life as my doc calls it. 

Feeling very very blessed right now. Surrounded by wonderful (far away) friends, ridiculously well and starting to think about how to make a 'normal' life. Wow what a difference the correct diagnosis and a year has made  

(My doc was blown away by how healthy I look too - guess all this eating properly thing might jus be worth it!) 

17/12/2012 at 16:28

I dunno Bricki; probably!! 

17/12/2012 at 16:29

then im in

17/12/2012 at 16:33

Me too now you come to mention it  

17/12/2012 at 16:34

then let us bounce together...

17/12/2012 at 16:42

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