A rough time

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Registered: 12-27-1999
A rough time
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:45pm

I know we all have rough times.  Times when things just get to us more than other times.  For me that is when I am sick for a long period of time.  Not unusual for people who are sick a long time to feel down or depressed.  However for me it tougher.  I drag all my emotional baggage into it.  I know that I am doing it and I can't stop myself. 

That's when I usually ask my doctor if he can temporarily up my dosage.  Usually he does and then when I am over being sick I ask to take it back down and he does.  This and some positive self talk helps me out a lot. 

What do you do when you are having one of those rough times and you start to fall back into your old pattern?

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Registered: 12-27-1999
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 6:40pm

"Each time I get past a bad day, I feel stronger..."

Amen to that!  I feel the same way.  I remember the day I went from victim to survivor.  That is a very important distinction. 

 

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Registered: 01-20-2002
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:38am

On my bad days, I allow myself to feel the emotions.  I find that when I suppress or ignore it, it weakens me.  Once I've allowed myself to feel, I tell myself that I am a strong survivor.  Breathing also helps me.  While taking in deep, cleansing breaths, I tell myself that I am safe and that I am in control. 

Each time I get past a bad day, I feel stronger...I try to hold on to the strength. 

We.  Are.  Survivors.

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Registered: 12-27-1999
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 1:04am

Hey Lori!  I can so relate to having log in issues.  That's what has been keeping me away.  I finally got some help from Erin.  She went into my account and found nothing but it forced me to change my password and now I get right in.  I don't know what did it but I am a happy camper and I crossing my fingers so I don't jinx it. 

I'm proud of you and your son.  Moving is tough.   Moving away from everyone you know is tougher.  It sounds like you are adjusting quite well.  What was the reason for the move?

I know it is late that I am up but I can't breath when I lie down.  Asthma and allergies.  Oh well, finding out I had asthma has made a big difference.  I no longer land in the hospital with fluid in my lungs.  It has me wondering if my grandfather had asthma.  He had the same problem I had.  He died from his lungs filling up.  You just have to wonder.  I will never know.

Talking is always good. 

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Wed, 03-13-2013 - 9:28pm
Hi Karen, it's really good to see you...:)... I have missed you. I had so much trouble signing in I ALMOST gave up. After three times finally I could post a reply...:(... Usually when I am having a rough time talking to somebody helps me. My ds and I moved to another city, a very big deal for him and me but we did it! So proud of the both of us. But it's not been easy and we have gone through some very rough times both emotionally and financially. We are doing it though. I have found support in our new community which has helped immensely. I go this month for a physical with a new NP... The pharmacy I found has been awesome!...:)... It is just dealing with ALL the changes and finding our way.
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