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Re: Feeling anxious floatingbridge

Posted by Dinah on January 23, 2011, at 9:42:47

In reply to Re: Feeling anxious Dinah, posted by floatingbridge on January 22, 2011, at 17:36:52

Hmmm... It does look like age related hormones may play a role.

I appreciate your confidence, but I'm really not very reliable or trustworthy - at least in some ways. If my husband doesn't wake me up in the morning with my pills, and put me to bed every night with them, I forget them until I feel so awful that I'm forced to remember. If it weren't for pill boxes with days of the week on them, I'd probably take meds more than once when I did remember to take them.

I'm positive that a few dogs have been sent to the grave earlier than they ought to be because as much as I want to do so, I simply can't remember to give medications every single day. I console myself with the knowledge that my dogs generally outlive their diagnosis, so I must be doing something right. My husband and son have both appointed themselves to make sure my current dog gets her fluids every night, or I would forget on a regular basis.

My father used to call me the absent minded professor. My husband is less polite. I walk around being only partly present at best. And somewhere else entirely far too often. I live in my head, where there are no dates or times. I can have entire conversations with no recollection of them as soon as I quit talking (probably *while* I am still talking). If there's something important, my husband will sometimes have me repeat it back to him to make sure I was actually listening.

I'll admit that the obsessions and compulsions probably greatly outweigh my impulsiveness. I probably think I'll behave stupidly more often than I do so. But even not counting the horrible feeling of being caught in an obsessive desire to kill myself with a really available means, I just am not trustworthy to do something so important.




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