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Frustration tempered by exercise

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I had moments of excess frustration today due to miscommunication between the doctor office and myself, and then my therapist appointment for tomorrow morning was canceled as well... and has yet to be rescheduled... at just the wrong time. I am stressed. Not sleeping well. Having issues with my appetite. And the worst for me was that I was so stressed that I was unable to read a book for about 5 days or more... which is totally unheard of for me. (I don’t own a TV, or anything so reading is my primary entertainment... and is also one of my coping skills). On a normal day I read a book or two, with time to do all the other things I do... like walking the Cooper-dog! He thinks that is my most important task on any given day! To have my therapist appointment canceled indefinitely at this juncture is unfortunate and possibly dangerous for my mental state... but it is what it is... and I DO have coping skills I have learned over the years... and I DO have support from my family... So, this morning after I staved off a crying jag and meltdown in the doctor office, I asked my niece (she drove me to this appointment) if we could go take a walk... she said there was a park nearby she wanted to check out as a possibility for walking her dog when she had to come up that way (it’s about an hour drive ... at interstate speeds... away). So we went and walked/hiked for an hour, then went to the mall and checked out a store that is going out of business for deals. Did a good job on that! Then we went to lunch... I go out to lunch maybe twice a month... maybe... it was nice to have a yummy meal... and someone else does the dishes!!! But the part of that that eased my immediate frustration with the situation was the walking outdoors. We didn’t break any speed records, but we did reconnoiter some trails for her to hike with her dog. That and lunch (well, and the good company) were my silver lining for today. I have to make some uncomfortable phone calls tomorrow, but the rain is not supposed to start until after 9pm, so the Cooper-dog and I can put some miles in... if he’s up for it... he did play all morning today with his buddy Sweet Pea after all. I am headed to bed... I hope we all have a good night and a great day tomorrow
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  • _CYNDY55_
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    180 days ago
    Hope you feel better!
    182 days ago
    Wishing you relief, friend!
    184 days ago
    That sucks on the indefinite canceled therapist appointment. It sounds like you did excellent with the self-care, going for the long walk with your niece and having a yummy lunch, tiring out Cooper and checking things out. Take good care of yourself, emoticon
    184 days ago
  • MBPP50
    I hope things are better today. I do understand your frustration- been there- when it seems like everything happens at once and you can’t catch a break. emoticon
    184 days ago
    Hopefully things will turn around and get better soon. It all seems to happen at once, but maybe it will all get better at once! Good luck with your phone calls. emoticon
    184 days ago
    Cancelled indefinitely (like, maybe forever), or just not rescheduled? It’s that time for me to schedule my annual checkups - got a message over a month ago to get an appt with my primary - the soonest non-emergency available is the first week in August!. Now, my ophthalmologist is bugging me (gently) to schedule with him. Time flies!

    Glad you could get ou to walk with your niece- “nature therapy” is always good for the soul. And, you had a nice lunch & got some bargains! I had a slower than usual walk with the pups this evening - 2 miles in 60 minutes. Usually we’re a little faster 2.3 to 2.5, but Sharona is limping on her l front leg. I have pushed, prodded & rubbed her entire leg, but couldn’t find a sticker, wound or obvious sore spot. Even took her to the vet Tuesday, who verified the lack of an obvious injury. She’s on an doggy anti-inflammatory for 10 days, already walking better. But, people keep yelling “your dog has a sticker!” Um, thanks... when she wants to,run, she uses all 4 feet - zoom!
    185 days ago
  • DBEAU57
    I'm so glad that the hike you took with your niece and the time you spent together relieved your stress. I fully understand why you felt that way after reading your blog. I hope the appointment snafu with the therapist gets sorted out - and quickly - so that you can get some relief!

    185 days ago
    ((((HUGS)))) Glad you got to take a walk w/your niece. Sorry that the therapy appt. got cancelled indefinitely. Is there anyone covering?? Just thinking out loud.
    185 days ago
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