Wahgarble — 10 Comments

  1. I have yet to find any anti depressant that helps with anxiety (even the social anxiety specific Paxil) so I have to have a secondary med for it. It’s not optimal as the less pills I have to take the better, but it does help immensely.

    • I wonder if I could even get like, a scrip for klonopin and just take them once in awhile when it’s really bad. I will have to do some reading and see if I can make a case for myself. Yanno, once I find those mythical spoons/sporks that are eluding me.

      • Dude, I envy your sporks. You’ve got two little ones to chase and you still managed to bathe! I’ve only got one kid and I still haven’t worked up to bathing in two,three? days. Kudos to you.

        • Well, it had been probably a week. Maybe longer since I washed my hair. As much as not sweating sucks for like, not feeling overheated and miserable, it sure helps to stretch between bathtimes. We don’t have a shower or the water pressure for one, and baths are like… super-exhausting? We have a bubble bath that my brain seems to convince itself will prevent me from passing out and drowning in the tub, so I’m grateful for it.

  2. I can’t tell you how much I admire you. Dealing with CFS, BP, and a baby? Not to mention the rest of your family! In Hebrew, “kol ha’kavod” which roughly translates to “all honors are due you.” I barely made it through one baby by the skin of my teeth. I know, I know, I’m a pediatrician and I LOVE babies, but it’s a different thing. You get to give them back to their mamas and say “see you next time,” or at least until they call you at 3 am to inform you that the little one has a fever of 103. But feeling lousy yourself, with your own little one banging on the door of your consciousness to try to get in, when all you feel like doing is falling down in the bed….THAT’S the biggest challenge there is, IMO. Sounds like you’re doing a great job! Hope your little one gets past the grabbing and poking stage soon….My mentor, Ina May Gaskin, always told me that when they start that, to say “NO, that hurts Mommy,” and if they start up again, put them gently in their crib, close the door, and walk away. That way they learn that hurting people is not the proper way to get attention. As Ina May says, “They have to learn that you catch more bees with honey than with vinegar.”

    What kind of writing are you doing?


    • I tell her no and put her down if she insists, so definitely on that page! 🙂

      Every morning, I write a Livejournal entry, and a 750words.com entry. The former is general babble about life, and the latter is more poking my brain with a Q-Tip and seeing what comes out a la diary. I’ll hit six years of daily journalling on the former in September, and 829 day streak on the latter. Really, it’s about making myself write and get things out of my head on the daily. Then anything health-ish ends up here, a bit of vanity on Tumblr, hobby stuff on Digitalglitch, and snark will be loaded up on Raeyn.com, etc. Lots of outlets, but that’s what suits my brain.

      • Wonderful!!! I just started free-associating-writing on Journey, an app I got from Playstore. Instead of the highly structured story line, I’m letting myself just go goal-less. I like your Q-tip analogy. Great that you are so disciplined about it, especially with everything else going on!

        • Aw, thank you. 🙂 It took a really long time to get to this point, but I think it benefits me greatly. Hope your own app journalling is enjoyable and fruitful!

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