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christabel
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby christabel » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:07 pm

Hi beach. Good to hear from you. I hope your mood has lifted a little. It can just hit out of the blue.

I hope me discussing going to theatres etc didn't upset you. Can I just tell you a little of how I was. From about my twenties to my middle fifties I could not even travel on our local bus and hardly went anywhere. If I was out I needed to know I was near a door.

That is why I say never give up because I know myself that lives can improve. Sometimes it is a huge effort and I'm not always well but a vast improvement.

My family can be supportive but can I add have caused heartache over the years like families do.

I'm sad that you've not spoken to anyone for so long. It can get to be a way of life, do you think it makes it harder to do when you do?
I can understand it as I've been through a time when I couldn't talk.

Did you manage to watch your film? What type do you prefer? I find it has to be really good to keep my interest and keep me seated.

Take care.Chris

beach
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby beach » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:53 pm

Hi Chris,
I like non violent films these days. Tame ones, with British humour. I did see Dunkirk at the cinema which was good, definitely one to see on the big screen. There is one about Queen Victoria coming out later this month which I hope to go and see, it has Judie Dench in it.


I'm glad you are able to get out and about now after so many years. There are already halloween things in the shops, which means soon the days will get shorter. I like that, there are less people about and the wind is refreshing......

beach :)

christabel
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby christabel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:40 am

Hi beach. I like the autumn too but my favourite is the spring.

I prefer no crowds when I'm out. I must try and do more walking. I was building it up but it's fallen by the wayside.

Will try to see Dunkirk. Last film I saw at the cinema was Moana with our granddaughter. It's great to have excuse to watch a Disney. :)

How are you today? We had a day to ourselves and I feel quite a bit better although it's half one and I'm wide awake. I've gone back on to taking some b vitamins and magnesium to see if it helps.

X Chris

beach
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby beach » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Ooh, Disney, that sounds fun. Yes, the last time I saw a 'Disney' was Nemo, like you, escorting youngsters, but thoroughly enjoyed :)

Have been in today, waiting for some new pillows to come. My old ones were looking a tad deflated, its been a few years. I have a new duvet being delivered some time tomorrow. A real treat, feel a bit guilty.

Its early, but I'm all plumped up in a newly decorated room with the heating on. Need to get some new pyjamas now, then all ready for the Autumn/Winter. The aim was to get a cosy bedroom, somewhere to hibernate in and have 'book days', as these past few years have led to a strange impossibility to relax and rest. At least, without alcohol to help, which I am frustrated with since I know it impacts mental health badly. I hope you don't think badly of me about this, it is the past few months, and I don't drink a lot. However, I recognise I am starting to turn to it to numb feelings.

Am pleased to hear you are feeling better today. Anxiety..... when you are in the moment it is all there is, whether it is depressed, anxious, or ok.....I do think anxiety is worse than depression in some ways, because it is so physically frightening. And, it feeds on itself.

Do you take the high dose of B vitamins? Niacin? I find it really hard to tell what works and what doesn't. A combination of good things with an omission of bad things I guess, though the bad things (food, drink, tv) can seem to dull all the bad feelings..... planning to get back on the healthy track when the cooler Autumn weather is here.

Do you need new pillows? :)

christabel
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby christabel » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:03 pm

Hi beach I hope your pillows arrived and your duvet today. You should not feel guilty more like quilty. Sounds as though you are set up and cosy for the cold weather. Don't feel guilty for having a bit of comfort. We need treats.

I don't need pillows as they are not too old but I pushed them through the washer one fine day the other week. Luckily they did not end up like lumpy marshmallows. I have had that happen before. :)

After many years of struggling I have tried all sorts of things to ease symptoms. Last time I had a fair drink someone upset me and I just went ballistic. Not ideal. I would not think badly of you or anyone else. This illness is so hard to cope with at times. Sometimes I wish it would numb me but it doesn't it just makes my depression worse afterwards. Maybe you could think of something else to substitute it with now the colder weather is starting. Just so it doesn't become a problem for you. ( not criticising mind )

I take a tablet that includes all the b vitamins. Sometimes I will take a multi vitamin. I tend to vary it. My eating habits haven't been very good this year at all. I have dieted just about all my adult life but I'm having difficulty getting my head around it now I'm on mirtazapine. Seem to crave carbs and sweetness. I am trying, because my clothes are telling me to.

I hope your day has been ok. I've discovered a tv station that is showing really old films so it is helping me during the night. There's very little violence etc so it makes easy watching to keep stress free.

I feel I've just gone on all about me. Sorry about that. I do hope you are ok though. Take care xxx

beach
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby beach » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:01 pm

Quilty, yes :) lol

christabel
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby christabel » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:46 pm

Hi beach.

Hope you are ok. Not had a good week?

Take care. Chris

beach
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby beach » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:25 pm

Hi Chris,

Not felt too well, but I think things are going to pick up. Hows things with you? Everything still pretty good? beach x

christabel
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby christabel » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:45 pm

Hi beach. Hope things have picked up for you. It's good to have a bit of optimism. It's always up and down with this illness isn't it. It can take a few years to accept the fact but I think it helps with recovery.

I've not been too bad thanks. Just about coping. The news that my sister's chemo has not worked as good as we had hoped was a big blow. She's is being brave. I find it hard because of her not living near me and me having lost my one close friend to the dreaded illness.

I hope you feel more settled that the cooler weather is here. Leaves are falling now and nights cutting in. Time to cosy up. I've always fancied hibernating.

Take care. X Chris

beach
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Re: HOPE THREAD

Postby beach » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi Chris, how are you ? How is your sister?

I started lithium last week and am really hopeful that this time it will be a positive experience. The team is extremely good, and I know that it is very well monitored.

Dipping in and out of this forum a bit because of ups and downs. Optimistic that it will improve, though can see it will take time.

All the best to you, beach x


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