Another beautiful day, so warm and sunny, just unheard of in May. Wearing summer sandles and shorts and how lovely is that!! The past Victoria Day Weekend was high 20’s sunshine, and swimming and tanning. I caught up on my vitamin D. Its been nice to sit and relax, spend some time with friends. Fall asleep infront of them around the camp fire! This endless tiredness is driving me nuts.
The rub of it all. Here are the problems with health issues and it doesn’t have to be mental illness, depression any health issue. I can’t sleep, I need to exercise and exhaust myself so I can sleep better. In order to exercise I need to have the energy to do it. In order to have the energy to do it I need to eat right and sleep. My back has been hurting to the point I am taking muscle relaxers for it. If I want to make my back feel better I need to do core work. In order to do core work I need to exercise. In order to do exercise I have to want to and need energy to do it . See where I am going with this its like a merry go round. I realize this is the whine of a suffering person, but when you think of it you can do two things; laugh cause its murphy’s law, and isn’t that just like life, or let it get you down. These days I can laugh mostly. But when I am in most pain or distress, its darn hard not to be down.
I have been feeling better today I have been a little down today. I searched out a natural doctor and have gone on some natural supplements to help balance my hormones, my emotions feel better, but physically I feel like my body is raw from the previous hormone treatment I stopped. I feel like I have scrapped my insides from top to bottom. I am not been sad or in darkness for a while just a little down today, which on some levels a sore body is easier to deal with, easier to hide from others, and even a little more functional. I may be tired but I can suck it up mostly and make it through. I my body hurts I can pop some Advil and smile and not have to evoke happy feelings. Feeling on feelings is hard. Feelings on a sore body is much easier.
I read today a saying that went ” I will live above my thorn, not under it” I thought it clever. This blog seems to talk about the thorn and how I am trying to live through it, tucking my skirt in tight to my knees and trying to wade through water over my head, not over the thorn. But that is the purpose of the blog. Not to whine, but to talk about what happens on the inside of the mind as you cope, and try to come to a balance of a storm like Depression and mental illness. Even though I have been suffering for more that a year or two I can swallow the word depression but to see mental illness in print is still hard to take.
I have to say one thing about this storm. I don’t understand it, or why I have developed it, or if it will ever go away. But I learned so much about me. Not just what I can handle or not handle. But it has solidify some truths with in me. Truths about God that he is the one and only God and Jesus is his son sent to save me from me and my weak flesh. And the Holy Spirit is my councillor and leads me shows me things of God. And best of all this storm has made me not afraid to admit it loud and proud. That is a solid with in me when so many other things are not.
till next time………………………….