Healing

The healing process from my last bout of depression is taking a lot longer than expected. I wrote that I had my first doctors appointment the last time I blogged (I think) and since then there has been a lot more progress. I would like to share with you my journey so far:

I have been taking antidepressants for almost a month now and I am pleased to share that my mood is significantly more stable than it has ever been. My anxiety is still trying to invade and even though it has not gone away yet, I am able to cope with it better.

Since my first appointment, I have had a follow up and the doctor is pleased with my progress. She was concerned I am not getting enough sleep and has prescribed something for that. She promises that if I persevere with my medication then the anxiety will lessen. She is also adamant that I have therapy sessions alongside taking medication. So adamant in fact she got the therapist to call me that same day and I am booked to meet him next week.

I feel overwhelmingly grateful that I am receiving help so swiftly and having this much support gives me the strength and belief that I will get better.

Other than taking time for self care and healing, I have been working on my attention span, which was terrible. I am trying to concentrate on one thing at a time instead of doing 2 or 3 things at once. I think it is going well so far and my concentration levels seem to have increased.

My partner and I have decided to search for a new home together. Although the thought can be scary, I am choosing to look only at the positives. I am excited to get our first place together (as I moved into his apartment when I came here) and there are some amenities I have been missing such as a bathtub that I am very much looking forward to having in my life again. Simple pleasures such as taking a bath make such a huge difference to me.

It seems I have nothing but good news to report and that is another thing I am grateful for. I have been posting small updates on Twitter whilst my posts have been lacking, so you can keep up with me there if you would like. I will leave a link to my page at the bottom of the post.

The creativity has not yet returned but I feel it forming in the back of my mind. I have jotted down a few ideas recently, so I see that as a good sign!

I am so much looking forward to returning to blogging. I have missed it a lot and I miss all of you too.

It is my birthday on Monday and I look forward to a nice lunch and some cake!

I am feeling extremely lucky and I want to thank you for your continued support.

Until next time, stay amazing.

-Sara


 

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32 thoughts on “Healing

  1. Laura Beth says:

    I’m so thrilled for you! Seeing this post made me smile. Happy Birthday in advance, I hope you enjoy it! And best of luck on the home search. We’ve owned our home for nearly three years, and the process we went through was all worth it.

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  2. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com says:

    I’m so happy to learn that you are getting all the support you need, in addition to the medication to level you out. Therapy will do you an awful lot of good.
    I couldn’t make my appointment this month to see my therapist, and I can’t tell you how much I missed talking with her. I have to wait until March 19th, and am hoping I make it until then. I’ve had a lot on my plate, but I’m trying to handle it calmly. Again, thank goodness for medication to level me out.
    Good luck with the search for a new home with the tub of your dreams. 😊 So exciting to hear!

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  3. (Kitty) Cat Strawberry - Meow! says:

    Good to hear you are feeling better. Good luck with the home search, I’d want to have a bath to relax in too, it’s one of those things that can make us feel a lot better. Happy birthday also for Monday ❤️❤️🤗🤗🎂

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