Back in September, I wrote a post for Suicide Awareness Month. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I think this is a great opportunity to repost it for those who haven’t had the chance to read it.
September 15th, 2017: We Really Need To Talk About This.
Please know you are not alone. Many battle mental health issues and even though it may be difficult to talk about, talking makes it easier.
If you need help, please reach out to someone you trust and check out my Resources page.
Also, anyone who knows me personally knows how often I tell people that no matter our relationship, no matter how long it’s been, I’m always available and willing to listen. I extend this to my followers as well. Talking builds a healthy relationship with yourself and those around you. I am not a professional but, if you ever need someone to talk to or just listen, I’m here for you. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Everything will remain private unless I feel you or those around you are in potential danger.
Can I just start off by saying that I love my doctor? 🙌🏾 She’s quick, to the point, but is very attentive and actually listens to what I have to say (unlike some doctors I’ve come across through this journey).🙄
I had my yearly physical today. My doctor asked me have I seen any specialists since the last time I’ve seen her. Told her yes, a neurologist. Of course, she asked what made me go see him (my insurance doesn’t require a referral, so I didn’t have to go through her to see him). After going through the whole story, I ended it with, “and that’s how I found out I have fibromyalgia.” I told her the medication he put me on gave me terrible side effects (there were a couple but, the biggest side effect that I didn’t like was that it made my brain fog like 1000 times worse normal), so I stopped. She looked up the medication he prescribed and said: “ahhh no wonder.” 💡 Continue reading “The New Killer Drug? 🤔”
Last night was about 45 degrees. But, even still, I slept with the windows open, the fan on, and under the blankets because I sweating but still cold. I didn’t have a fever, I checked. It had to be really cold because Polo, who is prone to over-heating (it’s a shih Tzu thing), was completely under the blankets. Sorry Polo! Since I slept in an ice box half the night, I didin’t get much sleep, and of course I woke up being a little congested and extra tired this morning.
It’s not winter here yet but, it’s now starting to feel like it’s moving in that direction. After weeks of saying “are we sure it’s October”, the weather has finally broke and we are now experiencing fall weather.
I hate winter. It’s not even here and I’m already wishing it would go away. Winter is the season when I experience the most fluctuation of my body temperature. Continue reading “Sweating In The Middle of Winter”