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I am recovering from surgery slowly but surely. I donít need pain medicine anymore. The incision is healing well. Today I took a five minute walk. I have to start slow because my left leg is still very weak from nerve damage. So Iím going to do five minutes for a few days and then increas to six, seven, etc until Iím up to thirty minutes. That five minute walk totally exhausted me so we will have to see how long it takes to get up to thirty. I donít want to do too much too soon.

Moodwise ive been pretty stable. Iím pretty bored but thatís to be expected, especially because I canít even drive to go somewhere to entertain myself. My birthday is about ten days away and I am looking forward to going out with RS to the Cheesecake Factory to get some red velvet cheesecake. And I will have my post op apppointment the day after and hopefully be cleared to drive.

No sign of my usual spring hypomania, which while disappointing is good because I wonít crash into my lAte spring pit of despair. So I guess itís all good.
So thrilled to hear your recovery is on track. I hope things improve quickly and that you can drive soon. Being bored is horrible.
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I had a big day. 75 minutes to therapy, an intense hour in therapy which ended with him trying to help me cry and homework that will. While I was in therapy my pdoc called and asked me to come later. So I filled some time, got a sandwich I think upset my stomach, and drove 75 minutes to see her. She increased my AD although it has to be temporary and careful as I get manic in June and no way can I be on this much AD when that risk occurs. We talked a long time and then I drove 2.5 hours home.

I'm glad for the increased AD. Hopefully I'll have a little more energy and be better able to deal with my father's death with the boost.
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I am recovering from surgery slowly but surely. I donít need pain medicine anymore. The incision is healing well. Today I took a five minute walk. I have to start slow because my left leg is still very weak from nerve damage. So Iím going to do five minutes for a few days and then increas to six, seven, etc until Iím up to thirty minutes. That five minute walk totally exhausted me so we will have to see how long it takes to get up to thirty. I donít want to do too much too soon.

Moodwise ive been pretty stable. Iím pretty bored but thatís to be expected, especially because I canít even drive to go somewhere to entertain myself. My birthday is about ten days away and I am looking forward to going out with RS to the Cheesecake Factory to get some red velvet cheesecake. And I will have my post op apppointment the day after and hopefully be cleared to drive.

No sign of my usual spring hypomania, which while disappointing is good because I wonít crash into my lAte spring pit of despair. So I guess itís all good.
Glad to hear you are feeling better and that you were able to walk even if just a little bit.

I also really like the Red Velvet Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake; granted I honestly haven't met one that I don't like.

Keep on keeping us posted; I like to read you are doing better; gives me hope for my own person about to go through something similar.
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Today I've been tired but I am up.
I am wondering why I am going to go back into therapy today too... today was decent besides actually getting up (dread thoughts)... joked around though, and... I didn't know it was Monday by the end of the day... I really thought it was Wednesday.. but I am usually lost on days anyways.
I took a look at the therapists they assigned to me, I am not sure if they will be a good match and one of my first questions is going to be if they've worked with comorbid patients... because to ignore the PTSD, as the very first t I saw I felt did, I already am aware will amplify issues more.
I've already wrote that in on the section "what didn't work ".
I may redo my paper work... as I got annoyed while filling it out.
Car drove fine today
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Hi everyone! Love and hugs to all.

Iím happy because I had an ultrasound on my hip and there is no tearing, just inflamed bursaís which can be relieved by a cortisone injection. Iím having it Thursday and will need to fully rest for three days then should be all good. Iím thrilled I should have no pain in a week and be able to return to normal activities.

Mood still good. Stable. It always surprises me how I literally switch from one state to another overnight, like I did last Thursday night. It seems Iím not one for progressing into and out of an episode. Itís just BAM. Anyone else like this?

It is another gorgeous autumn day here. Seas calm, light winds, warm, so perfect for a swim. My favourite thing to do in the world, and a damn good mood lifter too.
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The family member I reached out to with my story yesterday replied. She was loving and supportive. I didn't expect anything less, but I get nervous talking about what happened to me. I still feel so much guilt and shame. I am blessed though and today I want to focus on all the amazing things I have to be grateful for. Wonderful family members are at the top of my list! Well wishes to all for a good day.
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The family member I reached out to with my story yesterday replied. She was loving and supportive. I didn't expect anything less, but I get nervous talking about what happened to me. I still feel so much guilt and shame. I am blessed though and today I want to focus on all the amazing things I have to be grateful for. Wonderful family members are at the top of my list! Well wishes to all for a good day.

Glad she was loving and supportive, so important for our well being.
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Last night my husband and I had to go to my family's town (my childhood hometown) for an appointment. Before that I told my dad that we would visit. He said he would be there. We got there a little late because of road detours along the way, but luckily my dad was still there, along with my brother. But only about 15 minutes passed and my dad stood up and said he had to "Go to a restaurant to eat a steak". This is by himself and an unnecessary thing to do, at least while we were still visiting. I sarcastically said "Well, Dad, it was nice seeing you for 15 minutes." to which he said "It was 21 minutes." He was in the other room, and I confess I gave him the middle finger out of anger.

It's clear my dad is relying on booze again. My brother also thinks my dad is just plain neurotic. He's so obsessed with his rituals of going to a cafe every morning of the week, doing set things at exact times of the day, including a nap, and going to certain restaurants in the evenings, then going to sleep. Anyway, we saw my brother. I see my brother more than any of my other family members.

Tonight I attend a lecture at the university. It's a 6-part lecture series on topics relating to modern China. That is relevant to my educational background and possible plans for a part-time job from home in the future.
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My car won't start. I'm late for work (if I make it there at all today).
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I got my car jumped and made it to work only 30 minutes late. My battery was dead again when I went out to leave. The groundsman jumped it and then sent the battery charger home with me.
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