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Today was a productive day. I saw my pdoc this morning and based on my complaints, he's taking me off of risperdal and putting me on latuda. I'm a bit nervous about this but I'll give it a shot. After some grocery shopping I came home and cut the grass. It takes me forever! I'm extremely out of shape and I get all tired and dizzy out there. But I made it. I then made dinner after I took a shower. I'm going to try and cook at least twice a week now. That's better than eating all the processed foods I typically eat. So overall, a good day. Hugs to all!
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Definitely better than I was a couple weeks ago. As I have mentioned before, it's due to hormones mostly. Sound like a broken record, feel like one too since it's such a cycle with me. I still randomly am getting agitated over nothing? I think it's an anxiety thing but not sure. Overall much calmer, though. I think I have developed a problem with picking at my skin. Sorry, I know that might be TMI. Well, maybe I had it before but it's gotten worse? Not sure.

Easter was nice back with my family. I love seeing my niece/nephews. Ate a lot of food with my and my boyfriend's family. Back to work and feeling a bit more productive. Tomorrow I see a rheumatologist, I doubt they can help but worth a shot. I found someone that seemed pretty good so I'll see what they have to say.
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Today was hard. We went on a college tour but I had to bow out 15 min in leaving Miguel to go on his own. Who the hell plans a 2 mile walking tour and doesn't for warn students. I tried. He loves it there though. We had lunch in a restaurant that were selling meals for $4 as it was their last day open ever. I have 10 days left with him before he leaves for the summer and he has to do tons of ****. This is going to be a trying summer.
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There's a chore i've been putting off for months and months that i finally got done today! Yay! It was a quiet day. I'm considering getting off Seroquel and Risperdal once i'm at a therapeutic dose of Lamictal. They're not working that well and i'm not psychotic so i don't know why i'm on them and they give me a big appetite. Good riddance to bad meds!
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I fell asleep at 10 and woke at 1:30. I know better than to fall asleep before 11:30 but I just passed out. I'm exhausted for absolutely no reason lately. Now I have to fill about an hour before my body will let me go back to sleep. i don't know why my body has strict rules and enforces them but it does.


I spent a frustrating chunk of the afternoon trying to figure out government agencies and which one actually probates my father's "estate" and can tell me if being involved in that would make me responsible for his medical bills. Given he was in ICU or stepdown unit for 2.5 monts his bills will be horrifying. If they expect me to pay the state can have his tiny "estate". I just hope I can navigate the process if I need to. The person the letter said could help with this doesn't know much and isn't really offering to ask anyone what she doesn't know, even admitting normally she'd refer something to her boss who wasn't there. Oh well. The forms that have to be filed are much more difficult than dealing with her.

Eventually this will all be over and ok. I believe that. I just hope it is soon.
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Yesterday felt like a family crisis. I had mentioned that my dad had been finally hospitalized in a dual diagnosis unit at a nearby psych hospital. But then Dad started to have outbursts and was insisting on going home. My brother went to the hospital and found they were going to transfer dad to the general hospital because of his low oxygen levels, but all the while Dad was ranting/yelling about wanting to go home (like 50 times), that he needed his snuff (chewing tobacco), and that when he gets home he'll "pull out his guns".

My brother drove to my house before going to the general hospital, where they were transporting Dad. He wanted "coffee". Truth is, my brother was more upset than I have ever seen him, even after my mother's death. I know how horrible it must have been for my brother to see my dad in mental crisis. It was almost traumatic for my husband seeing me in them in the past. Anyway, on my brother's way out of my house he grabbed me in the most intense hug ever. He was crying. It's hard to describe how immensely sad it made me feel for him.

My brother needed support at the general hospital so drove all the way to my sister's house to pick her up to go with him there. Unfortunately, I was/am not the right person to be such a support. I had already had a bit of a momentary breakdown a couple hours before.

I took my evening medications very early because I could not bear the stress. I had already been sleeping at 9:30 pm when my brother and sister called with some update. I remember talking to them, but in a state of half sleep. I emailed my sister a bit ago (4:30 am) and apologized and told her that I don't remember hardly anything they said by phone when they last called. I do think maybe my dad is still at some hospital. I get the sense of that.

My brother told me the psych hospital Dad was put in is extremely nice. I know that because I have been there. It's in a bucolic environment with peacocks and other animals roaming around or in their mini "zoo". The building is brand new and lovely inside and out. He said the doctor and nurse he spoke with were extremely nice. That doesn't matter to Dad, though. My dad is still slightly traumatized about being in a psych hospital and being away from his rituals and booze.

My brother said that he gave my dad's psychiatrist my family's full psychiatric history. I'm not sure if my dad would have said a thing about it, including about his mother's. Bro said he would share the same at the general hospital. I told him to share about Dad's rants about the guns, too, and not to blow them off. My youngest nephew used to threaten to hang himself. In the end, he did.
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Itís my Birthday. Stayed overnight at my parents but canít eat much because of my stomach issues so no feast today. Instead I will be hanging with my parents, sister, and four nieces and nephews. It will be wonderful just having them around. I am so lucky to have my family as I know so many donít have any or much. So today Iím going to be extra grateful for that and for my life. Iím also sneaking in a swim at the beach. This warm autumn weather is amazing but I know it will be over soon.
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I'm guessing you've already gone to the beach... How was it?

The beach is really cold up here. It's practically ice water year round. Same with the harbor. (Not that you can swim in the harbor, but it's freezing if you get splashed.) I love the ocean, though.
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Happy birthday @Wander!

I'm still feeling low but I'm getting by.

I sold a few copies of my new book and got paid a grand total of $1 Not bad considering I priced it at 3.49. But I paid $1 in advertising so it evens out.
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