5.04.2009

Ahhhh...Monday

I really have been horrible about keeping up my blog as of late. I do apologize. There don't seem to be enough hours in the day to complete all that needs to be done. I hope you are all doing well. Things for me have been stable of late, which I guess in the realm of anxiety, is a good thing.

I did get really sick last week though (no, I didn't have the swine flu)...it was a bronchial infection. Started out like a cold and then really irritated my chest and lungs so I went to the doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics and an inhaler/puffer. It really helped and I'm almost feeling completely normal, except I'm still coughing a lot, but I guess that's usually the last thing to leave when you have a cold.

Other than that illness, I saw my psychiatrist a couple weeks ago and we decided to stay on the same dose of medication as I'm currently on...at least until I've felt stable for a longer period of time so there's less of a chance of relapsing. I'm cool with that. To be honest, I didn't really feel comfortable with further tapering my medication at this time. I like where things are at right now, and I think I'm doing really well. My job has helped me immensely, as has my support system. I'm not 100% cured by any means, but I'm feeling so much better that I did last year at this time.

Lastly, we have these little tiny flies swarming our apartment balcony and sticking to the walls and ceiling of it. My husband did some research and thinks they're called midges. Has anyone else ever dealt with these stupid insects. Apparently they don't like Lavender or Basil plants so we're going to try putting those outside and see what happens. So annoying!

8 comments:

WesleyG said...

I've had asthma and "breathing problems" my whole life, so I feel your pain. Good to know you are doing better!

Robert said...

There are no known ways for getting rid of midges - ask any Scottish highlander. Indoors, it's quite easy to repel them - sonic devices are probably the best. Outdoors, it's best to remove things which attract midges - anything damp (like a water butt) or peaty, and shady ares. Good luck!

Jona Jacobson said...

Good luck getting rid of the midges! Yikes!

I'm glad to read that you've been stable of late - anxiety and all! It's always great to read positive posts. Thanks for keeping us updated, and I hope you're feeling better (re: bronchial problems), if not already, then soon!

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Preeti said...

Anxiety all related to stress and less sleep. Medication will not help much, I would recommend you visit Hypnotizr.com, they have experts professionals to treat anxiety and stress with powerful hypnotism for anxiety.

ryan jones said...

I see that you lasted posted in 2009, and I hope that means that you are winning the battle against your anxiety and not that you have let it take hold of you again. I too suffer from this disease and have been writing my blog for a few weeks now. It is so helpful for me to get it out and I'm doing so much better. I'm writing my poems againa and starting to enjoy life. I hope you start writing again. I am now following you.