The pandemic has both Ralph and I spending extra time in bed in the mornings… not sleeping. Reading or talking. Since we’re normally early risers, we still awaken at 5 am or earlier, and we have no where to rush off to since Chewy is on house restriction until his surgery. We’re still waiting to hear from the surgeon.
My latest read is this thriller. It starts off with a bang. I am enjoying it. Ralph is reading a Fanfiction series about Sherlock Holmes little sister.
Baseball is back! I hope the stay safe! The stands seem empty without fans. The Astro are putting cutouts of fans for $100.
It has been very strange without sports. NASCAR is back… Baseball is back… And Hockey returns in August to resume the playoffs. GO KNIGHTS GO!
Supporting others who live with mental illness is important to me. Robin Lehner speaks openly about his battle with Bipolar. Though I don’t have Bipolar, people I love have it and close friends deal with it daily. It’s important for people to see that it’s not impossible to manage it as long as you are diligent about reporting changes to your doctors.
I keep on top of my depression and anxiety issues. So much so that I am back on anti anxiety medication. Waking up to panic attacks isn’t fun. Sometimes I can’t handle everything with medication, relaxation and yoga. It all helps, but isn’t always enough. There are people far worse off than me, who need medication all the time and need frequent changes to help them function.
Be kind to others. We all fight battles differently. Our battles may seem the same, but aren’t. Remember what works for me, may not work for you.
It is up to you to keep working with your doctors and researching to find combinations that work for you. Others aren’t mind readers, so you need to be able to communicate changes to doctors. Keep a journal daily. It doesn’t have to say much. Just record your thoughts and/or what you did that day. This will help your doctor see if they need to make changes. Bring it to appointments.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita