Manic Monday Madness

Good Evening, World!!!  I don’t deal with bipolar however, I think I was Manic a little bit earlier. I am trying to get my Medicaid straightened out and it appears there was an error on DSHS which they acknowledge and they will be paying the bill for the service that should have been already.

After dealing with DSHS, I went and informed my therapist of what had. He agrees that the information I got was quite confusing him. So he is going to take me to the DSHS office on Friday to get clarity when my medicaid got turn backed on. I have it but nobody agrees of when it started. I did talk to my therapist about other shit like the PTSD and the grief.  It was overall a good session with him. It was extremely helpful for me today.

I didn’t art group like wanted to because I was too tired. Yes, I wanted to go but I was too tired so I came home and took a nap, The  nap was refreshing.  I can do art her at home.

I don’t know what else to write about at the moment. I feel like that today was full of madness due to all the red tape I had to deal with today. Thank you for reading  my blog. It is greatly appreciated. Peace Out, World!!!

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Monday Morning Randomness

Good Morning, World!!! I unfortunately didn’t get sleep last night despite taking my sleeping meds. I hope that at some point today that I will be able to take a nap.

Due to not getting sleep, I hope I can make through my therapy session without becoming a cranky bucket. I will be discussing with my therapist about the lack of sleep I have been getting. I know he will inform me to discuss it with my psychiatric nurse practitioner tomorrow however my therapist and I can come up with non medication ways to get to sleep. I see my therapist at eleven thirty this morning and hope that I don’t fall asleep on the bus when I go to my appointment.

The one thing I am looking forward to bu not sure I will attend is Art group. Yes, it starts a half an hour after I see my therapist however since I didn’t get any sleep last night I don’t know if attending would be a good idea as I might need to come back home to take a nap.

I want to thank you for reading my blog. It is greatly appreciated on my end of things. Peace Out, World!!!

Ways To Get Through The Grief Today

Good Morning, once again, World!!! I know this is my third time blogging this morning but I am having a tough moment with grief at the moment. So I want to discuss what I plan on doing today to help through the grief of missing my grandma.

First and fore most I am relying on the support of Lil Gertie, my cat. She has her moments of being a cat and not want anything to do with me or any other human. Just having her around is helpful for me. She has be cuddly with me this morning which is most helpful with dealing with grief.

Another way I am going to deal with the grief is going to go to a local peer run organization to volunteer. I volunteer by helping co-facilitate a peer support group. Due to confidentiality I can’t go into more detail about it. But I enjoy being able to volunteer by co-facilitate a peer run group.

Another thing I am doing today is spending time with my family. We are celebrating my grandpa’s birthday today even though it was this past Thursday (August 23rd). Celebrating my grandpa’s birthday is going to be a good thing. Yes, a little difficult as it is his first birthday without my grandma but my dad, two uncles and I will do our best to make it a good one for him.

When I get home from spending time with my family, I plan on packing. Packing for a peer conference I will be volunteering at. The conference may not start till Tuesday but I need to be at the hotel tomorrow afternoon to help do last minute set up as I am volunteering for the conference. So I will be doing a lot of packing. Yes, I will be able to attend the sessions of the conference as I volunteer and that is the beauty of it. I just hope I don’t forget anything when I am packing for the conference.

Thank you for reading. Have a great Sunday. I hope to be able to blog again later today but I can’t make any promises. Have a great day. Peace Out, World!!!

Weekly Plans

Sunday

  • Blog
  • Art
  • Read
  • Co-Facilitate a group (this is a volunteer gig I have)
  • Dinner with family

Monday

  • Blog
  • Art Group
  • Therapy
  • Read
  • Workbooks

Tuesday

  • Blog
  • Art
  • Read
  • Lunch with friend
  • Workbooks

Wednesday

  • Blog
  • Read
  • Art
  • Make and have dinner with an elderly friend (who is a neighbor)
  • Workbooks

Thursday

  • Blog
  • Read
  • Art
  • Spend time with grandpa
  • Workbooks

Friday

  • Blog
  • Read
  • Doctor’s Appointment
  • Art
  • Dinner with family
  • Workbooks

Saturday

  • Blog
  • Art
  • Read
  • Lunch with friend
  • Volunteer at Warm Line

 

Weekly Check-In

Hello, World!!! It is after ten at night in my neck of the woods and realized that I have done multiple post today but not my usual one of a weekly check in. My week honestly has been a pretty boring one.

I went to art group on Monday. Tuesday, I went to my med management appointment as well as Hearing Voices Group. I also saw my therapist on Tuesday where I gave him a Mandala I colored for him. I informed him that me giving him a piece of art work is a sign of trust. We discussed a specific trauma I had as more of a sign of trust I have in him. I also discussed with him despite the depression and PTSD symptoms I was experiencing that I was checking in with myself regarding having gratitude in my life. My therapist appeared honored that I trusted him with my art work, gratitude in my life and the trauma I shared with him.

I also did a great deal of art work this week. Specifically coloring Mandala’s. I also volunteered three places this week. So I have been keeping myself busy.

The thing I am most proud of is trusting my therapist. Thank you so much for reading. Have a great Saturday night. Peace Out, World!!!

Tuesday Morning Ramblings

Good Morning, World!!! I sit here attempting to post yet Lil Gertie is wanting to be petted as well as play. Lil Gertie (my cat) wanting attention is a good. A good thing because it means she is doing her job. Her job as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA).

Today, I have a great deal planned in regards to my mental health challenges. I have an appointment with my psychiatric nurse practitioner for a med management. I also have a two hour group called “Hearing Voices” for people who hear voices. The only time I hear voices is when my depression is severely acting up. I also have an appointment with my therapist today. So today is going to be a day focused on my recovery.

Something I want to do is make more of an effort to blog more often. Preferably, on the daily basis like I was doing. Blogging appears to me helpful for my own mental health and people who read my blog inform me it helps them with their mental health as well.

I should end this post as I need to go catch my bus to attend my appointments today. I hope everyone has an awesome day. Peace Out, World!!!

Weekly Plans

Sunday

  • Blog
  • Hang out with family
  • Art
  • Be lazy

Monday

  • Blog
  • Art Group
  • Hang out with friends
  • Workbooks

Tuesday

  • Blog
  • Med Management (for psych meds)
  • Hearing Voices Group
  • Therapy
  • Art
  • Workbooks

Wednesday

  • Blog
  • Art
  • Go to Red Robin w/friends
  • Workbooks

Thursday

  • Blog
  • Art
  • Spend time with family
  • Workbooks

Friday

  • Blog
  • Art
  • Clean Apartment
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Dinner with neighbors
  • Workbooks

Saturday

  • Blog
  • Art
  • Red Robin with a friend
  • Volunteer