I'm a 40-something stay-at-home mom to five and now gramma of one.
I suffer from several chronic illnesses (mental and physical) that make it hard for me to do pretty much anything. Chronic fatigue is the overwhelming symptom at the time and has stopped me from literally living.
Before it got too bad, I enjoyed writing fanfic, reading, watching TV, knitting/crocheting, digital scrapbooking, and playing board games with my kids. Now mostly I just stare at my laptop but get nothing done. I literally don't have the energy.
I keep trying, though.
It's been a month since I've posted in this journal. Mostly because things have been going okay for once. I feel stable for the first time in years thanks to the Vraylar I take. Once it was increased to 3mg/day, it boosted my mood enough that I no longer feel depressed all of the time, and on the oc...
So I had my appointment with my new provider the other day. She was nice enough and listened to what I was saying. It's weird going back to having a nurse monitor my meds after having a full MD on the case for the last two years. I'm back to having my provider need to consult supervisors to approv...
Since my old doctor up and moved away rather suddenly and with almost no warning last month, I've been on a somewhat frantic search to find someone new to monitor my medication for me because going off my meds is not something I'm interested in at the moment. Things have been frustrating because my ...
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Just a log of the meals I make and possibly eat. I have chronic fatigue which makes it hard for me to do anything. I save my energy to be able to cook for my family, but I've developed some other health issues involving food and now I'm too anxious to eat any of it.