Not been a good time, felt empty, exhausted, full of fear and that I cant go forward
tho I'm glad that after that OTT ''"high" evening I have had that side more under control for 2 days. Or I cannot rest.
In the past the "high" side has been a mixed bag - I've made some pretty bad decisions under its influence (as well, I have to say, some very necessary and very brave ones like asking abusive ex to go:
its main gift in the past has been to be able to exercise a lot and feel and look reasonably good......to come across as bright and likeable..
Last year in some ways I used and used - and used.... the high bit to get through the months of abuse and bizarre events...but at 70 ....that endless adrenaline has caused the CFS (and probably the bowel stuff, as other possible factors are getting cleared
......as I never in those months - well a whole year - as it were rested or faced the consequences, as I had to act, defend against attack, hold my ground, week on week for so long.
I think a lot of my emptiness relates to not being able to have a grief that can look back on the good bits, the loving bits, the holidays, the shared things,
becuase in Ex's condition..he has he had to be so terribly destructive....... he has managed to destroy “the good”
not because we have split up but
because he has made me doubt what was real and what was not...because so many things he told me turned out not to be the case, because he has constantly rubbished me and told me this or that was never any good...what do I hold onto to recall?
I have the psychologist coming up on Tuesday and want to ask her, "how to..move on"... when exhaustion gets in the way of "doing stuff to rebuild life", (like walking 30 mins can be all I manage in a day, or an hours yoga) but its a mixed bag as she also is supposed to be telling me what and if I can expect going forward treatment wise in the MH services. But I am facing pretty serious depressive thoughts on a fairly constant basis and feel I need the continuing care there. In fact, I've just managed to do 3 days washing up and have a wash on, which feels positive:
but its the nights: I am currently lying awake feeing fear and emptiness like trying to walk across a twilight desert.
Confidence? Probably real confidence is being kind to oneself and not depending on others views of oneself, feeling one can stand ones ground, knowing what that ground it: but some of us are better than others about putting a good front on for the world?
You are right about aqua aerobics, HVDY ..the pool occupied by people just like you say: some come to stay and natter after, some just to shower and go..and very good for you with your legs as they are, takes the strain off.
...in terms of exercise Ellie Ann gives more than walking can do, but it was very chilly today indeed and not attractive to get out in at all so I'm not surprised you stayed in. I'm very glad you didnt set the microwave on fire indeed.
Yes Sweetpeasue the fear of returning pain and "it might never get better" is very powerful indeed: and a hard task to learn to live so much in the present that the OK times can count. My only thought is...since I try to do it myself...its worth trying!
Doodle I've never heard of Cardioversion before now...
you are having to go through so many procedures with MrD, its wearying and must seem to be taking over everything.....hoping you got to church and there have been sleeps.
Scaredeycat if the cafe is good it will be a really lovely "Centre" for the village? Have a lovely time tomorrow and I'm crossing fingers your walks will get longer as time goes on especially if we all get more much needed sun.