Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 564473

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This is why I take my meds

Posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

Last night my daughter was home from school and we were looking for a table at our favorite restaurant. My neighbor waved us to her table. Her husband just lost his father Wednesday and I have been cutting their lawn while they were in Florida with his dying father. My daughter looked so grown up and beautiful during dinner. She was comfortable with the adult conversation and it was fun having a drink with her at dinner (she just turned 21). This morning I got up after a restless night. I have to release this guy fron his guardianship on Thursday because what I thought was dementia turns out to be Korsokoffs and he's almost recovered. Its the right thing to let him go even though he'll just fall right on his face again. I wish I could put these things out of my mind. Anyway, I got up and worked hard at getting up all the dead grass from the drought so I can seed. I took the dog to the dog park where I have the greatest time and never think of dead grass or dementia only how utterly happy a dog can be running and sniffing and swimming. Tonight the wife and I and another couple that we like a lot are going to see Cats. I asked the kids to scalp us some good seats for my birthday (it still helps to give them a little direction every now and then) so we will be sitting in really great seats. I'm sorry if this is boring, but, for what it's worth, I just want to remind myself and anyone else out there who may be discouraged right now that people with chronic mental illness can lead fairly normal lives. Next time I'm depressed maybe I'll look this up in the archives to recall this weekend. I didn't even mention the Sox sweeping Boston...

 

Re: This is why I take my meds Toph

Posted by 10derHeart on October 8, 2005, at 15:25:20

In reply to This is why I take my meds, posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

Loved this post. Inspiring and comforting, really. Thanks for sharing :-)

Go White Sox! (well, okay....just until they win the ALCS...I'm a Cardinals fan through and through...so you can probably understand...that will/should be an awesome WS..;-) )

 

Re: This is why I take my meds Toph

Posted by zenhussy on October 8, 2005, at 15:25:35

In reply to This is why I take my meds, posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

And this is a great post example for those who go on and off meds for whatever reasons and keep sliding in and out of "life".

Here you show what life is like with the addition of meds and support. Doesn't sound half bad. We know it isn't a cake walk but what you've written here sounds rather enjoyable.

Thanks for sharing them with the board as there are many here who could really benefit from internalizing your words.

 

Re: This is why I take my meds Toph

Posted by fairywings on October 8, 2005, at 16:58:37

In reply to This is why I take my meds, posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

Hi Toph, sounds like even though you're busy, and have quite a bit of stress, you're still enjoying your life. Keep taking those meds!

fw

 

Re: This is why I take my meds

Posted by alexandra_k on October 8, 2005, at 17:26:14

In reply to This is why I take my meds, posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

hmm...

what are you on, Toph?
can I get me some of that?

;-)

glad to hear that things are ticking along nicely

 

Re: This is why I take my meds Toph

Posted by gardenergirl on October 8, 2005, at 17:33:34

In reply to This is why I take my meds, posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

That sounds just lovely, Toph. Life...lovely.

I'm glad you shared it with us.

gg

 

Re: This is why I take my meds Toph

Posted by Poet on October 8, 2005, at 18:03:12

In reply to This is why I take my meds, posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

Hi Toph,

Thanks for the inspiration.

I hope you liked Cats. After I saw it I bought the broadway soundtrack.

Poet

 

Re: This is why I take my meds

Posted by Toph on October 9, 2005, at 8:47:21

In reply to This is why I take my meds, posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

Just when you think that nobody cares about you anymore a bunch of nice people go and wreck that notion. Remember, everything is relative. Most of us can really appreciate a nice day because we've suffered through several horribly unpleasant ones. Lithium doesn't make me enjoy life, but it gives me the chance.

 

Re: This is why I take my meds Toph

Posted by terrics on October 9, 2005, at 19:37:48

In reply to This is why I take my meds, posted by Toph on October 8, 2005, at 15:15:47

Hi Toph, And that surely is an excellent reason for taking meds. You seem pretty content right now. I hope I'm right. terics

 

Re: This is why I take my meds terrics

Posted by Toph on October 10, 2005, at 6:57:23

In reply to Re: This is why I take my meds Toph, posted by terrics on October 9, 2005, at 19:37:48

I struggle with my demons like everyone else. It seems strange to me that someone with my illness can ever feel fortunate, but I am lucky to avoid psychotic breaks, knock on wood. Just when it seems that I am so far away from those days in the hospital, I remind myself that if I'm not careful they can be awfully close.


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