Posted by Jennifer N. on July 22, 2003, at 8:49:46
In reply to Re: Gosford Park, Li and creativity » Jennifer N., posted by Barbara Cat on July 18, 2003, at 12:37:58
Barbara & Fluffy,
That is wonderful advice! I'm trying to find a way to harness my energy and take control of it in a positive way. I'm going to try the excerise thing...I want to lose a little weight, and I've been wanting to do it anyway. My pdoc upped my Lamictal to 150mg/day, and I'm starting to see a decrease in my mania. She also put me on the Seroquel full-time and upped that to 50mg/day. I feel so tired in the morning, but I'll get over it...one day at a time, right?
I let my husband read my poem the other night, and he truly loved it! I was so shy to let ANYONE read it, especially him! (He's a really good poet!) He said that he was prepared for it to suck and was going to tell me that it was pretty good anyway, but he said he was "amazed" and thought that I could really make a living writing song lyrics (what I really want to do!) What a ego boost that was! Just what I needed to get my ass in gear!
I've also started going back to church, but on my own terms. I go alone, during my lunch to the noon mass, and never feel pressured to go. I'm not ready for Sunday mass, nor will I be for quite some time. But this, I feel, is a great way for me to also harness my energy in a positive way.
I actually had bad news last week, and I was able to deal with it. It was a bit difficult, but I did it without major depression, rage, etc. My doc told me that I have to have surgery on August 7th. WISH ME LUCK EVERYONE!!!!
Thanks again for the advice Barbara & Fluffy!