07-01-2019 12:38 AM
11-01-2019 11:16 PM
Evening lil Sis @outlander
Missing you my sweet sister, but I hope your holiday is bringing some colour and joy in your life.
I'm utterly exhausted today, so exhausted I'm in pain & I could cry. I've barely been out of bed today, just up to eat, pee and feed the cats. I did try to sort and pack a little more but it was too much. At least I got the chance to vacuum my bedroom & kitchen.
I suspect because my iron is back to normal it might be one of my meds. But I still have another 2 weeks to wait & see my pdoc.
It's brought my mood down quite a bit, as I declined a chance to go to the city for a coffee. I really wanted to, but I didn't want to over extend myself & also pretend to be OK when I wasn't.
I'm starting to get a little anxious about having an appointment this week with a DSP/Centrelink psychologist for a medical review. My support worker is coming with me plus my own psychologist will write a letter to him as the way I present now I look & sound well. I think it was you @Teej
that was saying something about confusing mh with laziness (or something like that). Because that's how I feel a lot of the time. What if I'm not mentally ill? Am I just being lazy, dole bludging? Sometimes I feel I should just stop complaining because I don't have it as bad as others. I can now function most days (I still don't shower daily-is that just being lazy?), I can work in a small capacity, I can get to my appointments and met my obligations. Where does mh stop impacting physically & laziness kick in?
Sorry if this is a ramble scramble. My mind is a bit scatty today.
11-01-2019 11:32 PM
11-01-2019 11:33 PM
11-01-2019 07:40 AM
MI is tiring @Sans911 Despite me doing so much better much like you there are days when I am just so tired I still can't function or find the energy (or motivation) to do things. That doesn't mean that I am not improving just as it doesn't mean that you aren't - it is just that some days we can't do anything because we are just too tired. With work I was finding I could get through those days (and function quite well) but on the days I was not working I had complete rest days. MI is tiring and finding that balance between what we can do and when we can do it all is difficult. So go easy on yourself - you have been doing so much with your volunteering work and packing and sometimes it does catch up on us. We all need a rest sometimes from our 'normal' life and having a MI just adds another layer of complexity to it all.
14-01-2019 11:46 PM
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