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Sarah, Health Educator
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Diva,
 
From the progress with your husband to your positive outlook on any difficulties you may encounter, it really seems like you have been making some successful changes in your life. This is incredible!
 
And thank you for asking about us moderators!
 
I am doing fine today and am excited for a beautiful (yet chilly) weekend.
 
Keep up the positive attitude Diva, it looks so great on you!
 
Sarah
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11 years ago 0 Diva2 538 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hiya CM,

Thanks for taking the time to say welcome back! How have you been doing?

Hi Joe!

In a way I feel off the face of the world but I needed it! This year has been a hard exhausting ride. In fact, I am always exhausted. I feel more vulnerable, moody etc from the burn-out, more anxious. But on the other had it is enabling me to clean house. I have made decisions about my studies, my future career, what I want, what I don't want, decisions about my beliefs, values, etc...It is exhausting but needed and kind of rewarding. I am taking time to find myself and figure things out.  So yeah, I guess the break did do me good. And well, I am more anxious and yet my anxiety is under better control. I don't know if that makes sense...I guess, I just live better with it, more easily.

As for things with the hubby, they are far from pefect and I sometimes want to just scream! He is still a gamer and all...But, he is keeping at it and so am I and I beleive we are making progress and that is enough for me for now.

And yes, there are the daily battle but I am no longer so afraid of them. I have this sense inside of me that tells me I will be ok and things will keep on looking up. I can do this. I am strong.  

BTW, I still Love that you call me Doc lol. I don't think I have ever admitted to this. But one of my favorite shows is Doctor Who, I love The Doctor! Bet you did not know I was a Sci-Fi dork and proud of it lol! Thanks for replying!

And you, how are you doing?

Hiya Sarah?

Thank you for welcoming me back. And thanks, I am doing well overall. My life still has it's struggles but I can handle it!And I won't be a stranger. I just fall of the face of the world regularly but I come back!

And you how are you? I just realized we rarely think of asking you moderators how you are doing today! So how are you? I hope you are doing well!

Anyway, Time for me to try and get some sleep! Insomnia....Bleh lol!
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11 years ago 0 cadenmccallum 180 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
 
Hi Ya Diva:
 
Welcome back, I was just wondering where some of the old gang had gone to.
 
Nice to hear from you.
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11 years ago 0 jhori82 123 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Heya Doc!  Wow!!!  Sounds like the break did wonders for you!  I'm glad to hear the hubby is still working at it, and that both of you are making such great strides!  Honestly it sounds like you're doing better then before.  Still have the day to day battles, but you're coming out with so much more then before...it's inspiring!

I wish I could reply more at the moment, but I'm at work so short n sweet is the beat of my feet today!
 
Keep up the great movement though.  And it feels great to hear from you again
Cheers!
Sarah, Health Educator
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Welcome back Diva! It is great to hear from you and I am glad to hear that you are doing well.
Don't be a stranger
 
Sarah, Health Educator
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11 years ago 0 Diva2 538 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hey guys!

Been a while! Thought I would drop in and say hi. I needed some time to think and "get away" from things and get some perspective. This burn-out I have been going through this year is sapping my energy but it is also forcing me to figure some things out which is good. I am slowly and surely working through things and figuring things out for myself.

I have been working part-time and will be working a bit more starting next week (Still part-time though). Am on medical leave from school because of my depression or whatever you wanna call it. I got through Christmas rather well.

I have been doing rather well considering everything. I have come to make some important decisions, I figured out some stuff. I work. I take the bus to work! I am more anxious because of the depression and so am still taking anxiety meds but am taking it only PRN and am doing really well in the Panic Attack department so yay!

I really feel like things will get better and are slowly getting better for me. Hubby and I are still working things out and still in therapy which is a shocker for me! He usually doesn't last this long! He got a nice new job and that makes him happy. He passed his university class last semester and he is taking another one this semester. 

So yeah, that is what is up with me. Sorry for not replying to all the other posts but it might take me a while to catch up. Been gone for a good while now. 

So please help me and let me know, here, how you are doing and what is up with you all! I have missed you and can't wait to catch up! As for you all I haven't met yet, I hope to get to know you soon!


jhori82
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11 years ago 0 jhori82 123 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Heya Doc,
 
Glad I could help!  That's some advice I gave myself just earlier that week...been wandering between moods and found a little push from myself, more a change of attitude about subjects, really helps when I'm down under.  You really can create your own reality...this is something that worried me before, because I thought creating your own reality meant I'm going crazier, but thanks to you, now I don't!  So cheers and thanks for that!
 
I also feel that defeated attitude pretty regularly.  I've begun to realize this is my own fault...all in the way you perceive things.  Things that aren't good, are now a challenge to overcome...if I feel the subject at hand applies to who I am, or want to become.  Things that are good, well, they're good!
 
Anywho, glad to hear things are better and your reflecting.  Be sure to enjoy it!
 
Cheers!
Karen, Health Educator
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Diva,
 
This program wouldn't be the same without you and your contributions!  Post back with your reflections as we'd love to hear of your progress as well  
 
Karen, Health Educator
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11 years ago 0 Diva2 538 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hey guys,
 
Sorry for not replying much and stuff. Just wanted to say I am still around. I am just kinda tired and need some reflection time to think on things for myself. But I am around, I do miss you guys and I will be back! Can't get rid of me that easily ! So I wish you all a good week! And am looking forward to seeing your progress!
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11 years ago 0 Diva2 538 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo
Hey joe,
 
I wanted to come on here and say thank you again. Your post helped me so much, in ways I could not have predicted. I think your instincts are very good as you really seem to have understood what I was going through without me saying it too clearly. So cheers and thanks for the help!
 
See, yesterday when my doctor said I might be on meds for life I felt defeated. Completely defeated. I also felt as if she had negated all the progress and all the work I had done. I felt as if she had doomed me, sentence me to a life of depression and anxiety and misery! I was panicked. I was freaking out all day yesterday without being able to voice or explain this properly. But your post helped me. You pointed out that my outcome is in myhands and noone elses. You pointed out I have come a long way and I can do this. That whatever I choose (meds or no meds) I can do this and the power over my destiny is in myhands. I sooo needed that. I felt as if I was little and lost and powerless and your words helped me out of that. See what she said played into some very old thought patterns that were not fully gone and I fell for it. And I don't think she had bad intentions, She really is great and tries to help. But I have and aversion to being told I need meds forver it seems lol! So once again thank you so very much Joe!
 
Today I feel bad for reasons other then my appointments. Well not altogether true lol. My body feels bad, my mind is sorting out what hit it yesterday and feeling much better and calmer. .  At least now I can verbalize what hit me and challenge it and I feel much better.
 
Thanks for the support!

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