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Saturday, May 09, 2009

I have been binging again. I have found that I really like the vanilla wafers. I saw them as light until I read the number of wafers per serving was not that many of them.

All the rain we have been getting in the area has made it hard to get the lawn mowed, but the grass is growing like weeds. I did get the front yard done today. Tomorrow, depending on the rain situation, I will attack the back yard.

I am keeping myself busy. Tomorrow is a crawfish boil. Sunday through Tuesday, I work. Wednesday is a psychologist appointment to prepare me for going home and facing possible confrontations with my father. Thursday, I am on-call, have an inservice and a psychiatrist appointment. Friday & Saturday are me days. I think I deserve that by then. I will also probably be working on the lawn again. Then I work Sunday through Tuesday nights. Wednesday is time to catch up on sleep and pack before my big trip home.

  
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JIBBIE49 5/9/2009 12:15AM

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Are you nervous about going home? I wondered if that was the reason for the vanilla wafers? Sorry, don't mean to sound like Dr. Phil.

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Growing Pains

Monday, May 04, 2009

This week has been a good week, except for the fact that it has rained on and off for the last three days. I had some nervous energy that I couldn't take out for a walk or pull weeds in the yard to burn it off.

Today was doctor day again. DBT is starting the cycle over, so today was introduction of the material. After that I met with my individual therapist and we talked about my fear of having a confrontation with my father. It sounds like we will talk about this again in another 1 1/2 weeks when I meet with him again. I am to come up with situations that could create conflict between the two of us. I am doing this to prepare to go back home for vacation.

I have some big plans alread for my vacation. I am to play piano for church one Sunday. I will get my hair cut. I will prepare my family a healthy meal. My main reason for going is the fact that one of my girl friends from college is getting married.

I'd better go now. My aunt keeps IMing me.

  
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JIBBIE49 5/5/2009 2:36PM

    I went over 40,000 SparkPoints, so I bought my SparkGoodie YACHT. Let's all have a party, and go out for some fun in the SUN. emoticon emoticon

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Bye-Bye Abilify

Monday, April 27, 2009

Today, I have great news. I get to taper off my Abilify and just stick to two antidepressants. I am so happy.

The struggle in life is dealing with 80 degree temps when my air conditioning doesn't work. I will call them tomorrow to see what they can do about it.

More good news is that I was invited and accepted the invitation to a crawfish boil and a church friend's house. He does this big gala every year. I can't imagine doing something like that myself.

Not much to share this week, but I want to consistently post each week.

  
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JIBBIE49 4/28/2009 4:23PM

    Glad you shared. That is what matters.
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_MAOMAO_ 4/28/2009 1:34AM

  Kudos for blogging! I haven't posted much myself, I'm working on that. It's almost Tuesday, so I have a couple days. Congratz for getting to ditch Abilify. I've just had one close friend on it, she didn't like the side efx. Keep up the great work!
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Another week

Monday, April 20, 2009

Another week has gone by. What have I learned?

I have learned that with my Wellbutrin, I will have to keep a sleep routine and that I won't be gobbling down food all the time.

I've learned how to apply radical acceptance to my relationship with my father. (I still have more to learn in that area, but it is a start.)

I learned that my average evaulation, seemed like it should have been scored hire according to my psychologist. (He supervises and evaluates post-grad and graduate students.)

I've learned that I am still perceived as a leader by my peers and supervisors.

  
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JIBBIE49 4/20/2009 10:00PM

    Hey, Girl if Wellbutrin is keeping you from gobbling down food, then emoticon That is a victory.

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Brave Enough to Weigh In

Monday, April 13, 2009

Yeah, I got brave today. Beings my doctor is keeping me on the medicine that causes me to gain weight for a couple more weeks, I decided to weigh myself and see just how bad things were. I had gained 6.5 lbs. On top of this, I for got to pick up another script at the pharmacy. Oh well, I will have to go in to work early and pick it up, so I can take my meds tomorrow.

Good news-I got the wedding invitation from my friend in MN.

Bad news-A friend in WY died of cancer, but really it was a blessing, as I was told she was suffering at the end.

I also talked to the post graduate student as someone suggested last week related to my reaction to a DBT exercise. He encouraged me to review my skills before talking with my father when I go home. I will take my binder with me and probably communicate with him and the pyschiatrist who leads the group about how things go. Of course you all will find out.

  
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JIBBIE49 4/13/2009 7:36PM

    I'm sorry you lost your friend to Cancer. I spent today at the Cancer out-patient unit with Nathan, and there were several really sick looking people there getting treatment. I'm amazed that they can keep going on. emoticon

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