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.
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