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A person of pervasive landscapes. I have an unnatural relationship with Kellog's Frosted MiniWheats. I'm addicted to coffee. Nice people turn me on. I always wet my toothbrush before using it. I paint, take pictures and love anything art related. I don't know how it happened, but I woke up one morning and fell in love with blogging. I'm a bad-ass until I see a cockroach. I love all things water sports. I'd rather die than live without music, books or Rhonda. TiVo is my homeboy. I have Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. I like to paint naked. There aren't many things greater than sliding into home plate. I have a dog named, "Sugar;" and Mondays are all about her. I am desperately trying to keep the one plant in our house alive. My brother doesn't know how to spell my name. I twitch when people use the contraction "there's" followed by a plural noun. I reserve the right to type as many run-on sentences as I damn, well please. I'm a sucker for a good panoramic view. Snow is pretty but I'd rather be at the beach. I want to meet Hugh Hefner. I love travel. I hate the mundane. I live a kick-ass life. I dance in public. I have a mole under my right boob. I have a great memory but I'm bad with names. I am obsessed with organizing. The Container Store is my Disney World. JPG Magazine is my porn. I love to vacuum. I hate doing my hair. Being a grown-up is totally overrated. Making out is the best thing in the world... better than sliding into home plate.

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Yeah... I know.  I have this blog thing that I've been neglecting.  It's not so much that I don't have anything to write about because, BOY HOWDY do I have all kinds of material.  My life is anything but boring.  I've simply had no motivation to be here.  Where I am going about my regular, crazy-hectic life per usual, I'm really having to push myself through it.  My health has been taking a nose dive as of the last couple of months and I've been putting everything I have into fixing it.  I'm seeing new doctors, not the least of whom is a Psychiatrist.  My first time ever dabbling in the mental health maintenance. 

Without getting too involved:  I'm a straight-up bad-ass when it comes to battling what it's like to live with a chronic illness.  It's in my nature to be so determined to have a life around it.  But the last few months or so, the instinct to do so has lessened and I'm now having to make a daily conscious decision to push my body through each day.  It's mentally and emotionally exhausting.  Hence, throwing in the white towel and visiting with a Psychiatrist.  I really don't have anything to say about him yet as we've only met once so far.  And long story short, the medication we're trying isn't helping so much as it's making me more sick.  Really sick.  So yeah... that's where I'm at right now:  Somewhat frustrated and generally feeling like I've been run over by a dump truck.  

On the positive though, we are working toward a solution (or multiple solutions for that matter).  It's just a long battle with few to no immediate results.  It's not leaving me with much time to update here.  But I am here.  I'm still kicking.  Illness(es) aside, life is most excellent.
  • Yay, Lindsay posted!

    Life is now again worth living.

    And I am sorry things are so icky right now. :(

    Sending positive thoughts from me, Paul, and Scooter!
  • Totally unrelated: It's a boy!
    • Heh, awesome. :) OH! I totally forgot to tell you: Not last night's ANTM, but the week before? She was a guest judge. :) It was awesome.
  • i'm sorry things have been so rough lately. psychology and psychiatry can be amazingly helpful so long as there's a trust and connection between you and your therapist/doctor. i tend to trust psychologists more than psychiatrists since the latter of the two really focus on just your symptoms and prescribe medications to help counter those symptoms rather than getting to the root of the issue first. there will be lots of changes in medications with a psychiatrist until they find the right mix. to me, that's irresponsible and i've had really bad experiences with it. so have many of my friends. however, they're at least more educated than family doctors that hand out psychotropic medications they have no business dealing with. (opinion) it really depends on what you want. if you want someone to help you deal with things, see a psychologist. if you want someone to prescribe you medications that counter chemical imbalances, see the psychiatrist. perhaps you need both even, but they are very different and since you're new to the realm of mental health doctors, i thought i'd throw in my two cents.

    Edited at 2011-03-31 03:10 pm (UTC)
    • Thank you so much. :) Really, the only reason I chose a Psychiatrist over a Psychologist is because a Psychiatrist can prescribe me the meds I get when I go to the hospital. Which really isn't anything major as far as medications go (really freaking strong antihistamine and an anxiety med), but I'd still need a prescription. It would be nice to have those at hand when I'm having a bad run or I have an episode. Could allow me to avoid the hospital all together, and provide me relief sooner than waiting out my bouts that last a couple of months. I'm really not a fan of the chemical altering either, but I'm willing to at least give it a shot... however, if we keep trying and I keep getting as sick as I've been this week: EFF THAT. ;)
    • ah, that makes sense. i hope they figure out a good mix sooner than later. just be really up front with them about what's going on. some people are better at this than others, thinking little things aren't significant enough to be mentioned. and keep us posted. i hope you feel better. xoxo
  • I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case.

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