Finally starting to feel a little better!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2000
Finally starting to feel a little better!
Wed, 11-21-2012 - 8:57pm

I've been having a flare up for the last month or so, no doubt brought on by a mixture of changing seasons, severe seasonal allergies, sending my oldest off to college, and my divorce.  I'm finally starting to feel a little more energetic, and have even been able to exercise more than once or twice a week!  I'll tell you, I feel like someone's been slipping me sleeping pills I've been so tired, but then I wake up every hour or two with crazy dreams, pain, or having to pee way too often.  I think the worst part is the crazy mood swings and general lethargic, almost depressed mood I've been in.  I know I'm entitled to feel depressed and mopey after ending a 15 year marriage and all, but who WANTS to feel that way?  It sucks.  I've noticed that when I can't sleep well and I'm in a lot of pain, the moodiness and blah feelings soon follow; when the pain improves and I get a good night's sleep, they're gone, like magic.  I wish I didn't have to deal with any of it, but at least none of it lasts forever; on bad days, I keep reminding myself of that.  Sometimes I even listen to myself, hehe.

How's everyone else been?  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and then the insanity of all the December celebrations will be upon us in full force, whether you celebrate Christmas or Chanukah, or even Kwanza.  It's so hard to make myself take time to exercise and rest when there's just so many things to do, like bake and eat, hehe.  I hope everyone is doing well!  Let me know how you are.  Ever since the changes to the boards, it's been pretty quite around here.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 11-25-2012 - 7:02pm

Hi, I hear you!

I have RA and along with it comes pain and fatigue.

Also dealing with Depression.

How are you doing?

I miss my dd as my ds and I moved to another city.

Went through an "Abusive" relationship breaking down ONLY he wasn't getting the message...:(...

Finally beginning to feel somewhat better myself.

My ds and I are excited by the lights going up and on.

A neighbour put up outdoor decorations the OTHER day and another their tree is up and lit.

My ds noticed a neighbour across the strret working outside, he has his out-door lights on.

Really nice!

When we moved here, we brought very little with us.

I had trouble going back because of a personal tragedy.

So moving has been a bit of a mixed blessing.

Money is tight and gifts/presents are not high on our List of priorities but we are happy to be safe and warm!

I am looking forward to Christmas here and am hopeful my dd will come but if not, it's okay to.

Would like to just feel happier and healthier.

Wishing you ALL the best, hope you continue to feeling better.

This is the month my ex actually left me for another woman many years ago.

So I was wondering why I was feeling so down, and realized I was reflecting on the past.

Not good!

Happy Sunday!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2000
Thu, 12-06-2012 - 4:26am
I hate reflecting on the past! I usually end up feeling sad that there's no way to make it turn out differently, you know? I just put my tree up on the 1st, which is about 2 weeks earlier that I usually do, but as I have no one to please but myself this year, I'll do what I want! Lol... Besides, I'm going to be home alone for a week, including Christmas, and I'm working both Xmas eve and day at the hospital, so I'm pretty sure I'll be having no fun until I get my week off after Christmas. I'm going to visit my sisters and spend time with all the kiddos, including mine. It should be nice; since my mom died, I've discovered how important your sisters really are, and I'm grateful that I am able to have a good relationship with all of them. Money and gifts don't make the holidays special, spending time with the people you love and eating pie do!