Mary Kay

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06:21 pm: Wow, okay it's like this
Once the anti-anxiety med started to work I was overjoyed to feel good again. I also wanted back, ASAP, the life I had lost over 12-18 months. So I tried to do everything at once. That trick never works. At my age you'd hope I'd know better. So that didn't work and I had a small relapse.

I'm doing better know, working things slowly back, adding another as I get one under control. My social life is doing nicely. If I can, I'm thinking of turning it up a bit. The house is looking better. I'm writing once or twice a week. I'm making the occasional bit of jewelry. (I keep buying beads...)

I still haven't restarted my walking program. I haven't really revved up my online life. I expect to do both. Sometime. Slow & easy must be my mantra. Also need badly to schedule a physical & see dentist. But I have dental phobia at the best of times. Slow & easy.

My psych has added L-Methylfolate to my regimen and it seems to be helping, especially with overcoming the inertia. I'm feeling energetic, both willing & able to do things. This week I made homemade chicken noodle soup, revised and input 12 pp of my novel, attended the first Clarion West party of the summer and attended the Locus Awards. I may go to another party tonight and I'm having dinner with a friend tomorrow. This level of activity would have been absolutely impossible just a few months ago. It doesn't hurt any that Seattle had an incredibly sunny spring and seems on track for a warm sunny summer.

Am trying to lose bad habits picked up in the late unpleasantness too. Ice cream is now confined to weekends. (Haagen-Dazs vanilla bean was the only thing that made me feel better for nigh on 8 months. I had quite a monkey there.) Still picking at self. At least I'm not creating sores deliberately now, only picking at the ones that occur normally. And there's only 4 of those currently. Getting better at getting out of the house too. Lunch anyone?

Speaking of getting out. Jordin and I will both be at this year's Westercon, arriving Thursday. Would love to have dinner, lunch, drinks, breakfast, whatever with folks. We are also going to be at Comic-Con. We thought we should go once, just so we know. And of course, we'll be at Worldcon. Hope to see some of you in one of these places.

Also hope to begin rebuilding my LJ community.

Current Mood: happyhappy

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From:wild_irises
Date:June 30th, 2013 02:08 am (UTC)
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Welcome back!
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From:marykaykare
Date:July 2nd, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:smofbabe
Date:June 30th, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
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Glad they seem to have found a combo that is working! And just in time for your birthday, too!
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From:marykaykare
Date:July 2nd, 2013 05:35 am (UTC)
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I know. Life is pretty good these days. Of course Seattle is having record-setting sunshine and heat....
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From:kalimeg
Date:June 30th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Glad you are feeling better. I really believe in better living through chemistry. If it helps with ongoing misery, I am all for it.

Maybe we'll cross paths at WorldCon, though I plan to head back to KC on Sunday. It will be interesting. Since I had gastric bypass surgery, my food intake is VERY limited. A friend jokingly suggested hooking me up with another of her friends who had the surgery so we could be meal buddies.
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From:marykaykare
Date:July 2nd, 2013 05:35 am (UTC)
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Thanks.
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From:galeni
Date:July 1st, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
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Good to hear. And early happy birthday -- hope this coming year is better than the best of this past year.

Hope you have a great time at the cons.
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From:marykaykare
Date:July 2nd, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
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Thanks, and I'm sure I shall!
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From:supergee
Date:July 1st, 2013 11:38 am (UTC)
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Glad to hear you're doing better. And happy birthday.

Edited at 2013-07-01 11:39 am (UTC)
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From:marykaykare
Date:July 2nd, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
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Thanks.
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From:tammylc
Date:July 1st, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
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So glad to hear you are feeling better. Depression is a bitch, as you well know.

Oh, and Happy Birthday!
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From:marykaykare
Date:July 2nd, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
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Thanks. This time round it wasn't so much depression as mind-altering leve,s of anxiety.
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From:bibliofile
Date:July 1st, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Yay for shit that works! Here's hoping the trend stays
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From:marykaykare
Date:July 2nd, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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