Actually had a good week!

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Actually had a good week!
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 1:42pm

I can hardly believe it, quite frankly.  Except for a few minor anxiety issues, I had a really good week!  Pretty stable mood, and I was actually excited last Monday when we found out our adoption application got approved for our new dog.  I've been out for two walks almost every day (with the dog, of course) and am physically exhausted but feeling alive instead of simply existing.  I feel like a new person.  Hopefully this will keep up...I would love for this to be my new normal.  I'm so tired of being sick, this is amazing!  Cross your fingers for me that this keeps up.

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 8:30am

Horray!!  How wonderful is that!  Cool    I am so happy for you!!!!

What's your secret?  I would love to feel like you do too. 

Has anything in your life changed or improved?  Or do you think it is chemical?

Whatever it is, I am crossing my finger and believing it will last!!  Smile


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Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:23pm

I think it's the E-word: exercise.  We got a dog last Monday and I've had to take him out twice a day almost every day (DH has taken him out a couple of times) so I've gotten in at least an hour of walking every day for almost two weeks now.  This week hasn't been as great.  We're in between nannies so there's different people with me every day (I'm not considered safe to be home alone with my kids, but that's a whole nother story) and I really like continuity, which makes it stressful, but our new nanny (The Manny, as it's a guy who's coming) is coming in on the 11 and things should settle after that.

I'm neither disappointed nor surprised that it didn't last -- not surprised because it never lasts, not disappointed because I'm just glad that I got to experience one good week after so many bad ones.  This last year has been particularly hard: spent a lot of time in hospital, missed a lot of time with my kids, revamped my entire life to accommodate another adult with me basically 24/7, had to stop nursing my youngest at only 13 months . . . a week's relative normalcy meant everything to me.