Monday, January 22, 2018

Checkin' In

Had my third ECT treatment so far this morning and with the way things are looking-I should be out of here Wednesday.

It's been, well, what you would expect: good and bad.

It's stressful making the adjustment to being "on the unit" and it's going to be stressful adjusting to "the outside" again. I've seen others come and go. I've gotten used to the nurses-especially those that I remember from years ago. At first I was a little ashamed to see them again after all these years (as if I should've "had everything figured out" or something) and now I'm just glad that they're here. It seems like they're used to a little bit of turnaround and they probably don't remember me as clearly as I remember them.

Either way-I'm very grateful for them.

I made a few new friends while I was here and I'll be able to keep in touch on Facebook etc. There was another (newer) mother here that I had particular fun with and I think we will be trying to hook up IRL once things settle down for each of us.

Right now, I'm looking forward to time with the hubs and BB. Baking in my kitchen. Seeing the outside of a building. Drinking some decent fuckin' coffee (for serious, c'mon people, folks be dying in here and ya give them this shit coffee?). *excuse my language plz*

So. I'm glad I checked in for another visit. It hasn't been and won't be easy, although I think everything has helped get me headed down the right path again.

I'm pretty nervous about making the transition with mental habits to get in a healthier spot again as well as transitioning back to daily life with the gym and such. I won't be driving for a bit while we finish up ECT (I've got three treatments this week and then we'll see about doing 3 again next week or going down to 2 and so on).

Not sure when I'll be able to get back to the gym, although it's looking like even next week is going to be a bit of a strain. Going on week three now that I've been away? No... yeah. This is week three. I was gone a week when my sister-in-law came to stay with BB and I, last week while I was in hospital, and now I'm entering into the third week. Jeesh. Could be a month out of the gym... Oh well.

Priorities.

One day a time.


Thank you everyone <3


7 comments:

  1. One day at a time, and sometimes less than that. Whatever it takes.
    Hugs.
    I am so pleased to read this post. Yes, it has been hard, and will be, but positive vibes are shining through.
    High tens.

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  2. Thank you for letting us know how you're doing. Yes, one day at a time. Hugs xo

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  3. Glad to hear that things are looking up once more! Wishing you all the best, HBF!

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  4. Lovely to know you are doing better. Hugs.

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  5. I really appreciate you checking in with us. You are in my thoughts every day. I echo, one step at a time.

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  6. I wish I had some words of wisdom or something, anything to make you feel better. But I know that’s not how it works. Still, sending you a hug.

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  7. Hey, I am guessing you don't have your cell phone or I would text you. Sending you many good thoughts and hugs and hopes that we can do our road trip and meet up soon!

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Be well, HBF