Ouch Too

Forum => Health and Disability => Topic started by: Pandora Spocks on 22 Mar 2016 09:20PM

Title: hey ouchers
Post by: Pandora Spocks on 22 Mar 2016 09:20PM
Hope everyone is keeping well.  :-)

I had to really push myself to get online today; it's been a while and I just seem to be losing interest in usual daily activities.....spending more time in bed for days at a time, weight loss...don't even listen to music CDs anymore.
Spoke to GP earlier today and he wants to refer me to another specialist for evaluation, possibly change in med as well.....either increased dosage of current antidepressant or maybe just another antidepressant .

He also is quite insistent that I need to stop spending so much time in my wheelchair and start walking with my wheeled walker again, says the exercise will help me to feel better. I just simply have no spoons at all lately.  >crying<
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Post by: Hurtyback on 22 Mar 2016 09:22PM
Sorry to hear this Pandora  >hugs<
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 22 Mar 2016 09:42PM
Have you realised that some anti-depressants make one more depressed and take away one's energy.  I have.  And it annoys me intensely.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 22 Mar 2016 09:43PM
Pandora >hugs<
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Post by: wheelydad on 23 Mar 2016 12:58AM
Pandora  >bighugs<
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Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 23 Mar 2016 10:50AM
I agree with Auntie when she says some antidepressants make people feel worse  >bighugs<

Getting back on your feet from the wheelchair is a good idea, I would start by standing up and feeling your feet under you first before trying to move about. Your brain needs to get used to the feeling of your feet being on solid ground before it feels safe. A ENT consultant once told me that people in wheelchairs lack feedback from their feet and legs and this means we feel dizzy and disorientated more easily.

Sometimes just leaving my boots off while I have breakfast helps me feel ground to the Earth again.

Title: Re: hey ouchers
Post by: Noisyworld on 10 Apr 2016 11:47PM
Pandora  >hugs< that sounds rotten (and familiar).
I hope your new evaluation is useful and some of those marvellous spoons appear >spoonarmy< (if only they were as easy to find as the spoonarmy-smiley!)
 >bighugs<
Title: Re: hey ouchers
Post by: Richard_D on 29 Apr 2016 05:39PM
Are there any green spaces or nice public parks near to where you live? Maybe you could go to the park and experience the park with all of your senses in a mindful way where you are living in the moment.  >hugs<
Title: Re: hey ouchers
Post by: Pandora Spocks on 11 May 2016 09:08PM
hmmm....an afternoon in the park with my little twin lads sounds just about right.... >thumbsup<


And I thought I should probably pop back in to explain the reference to "my little twin lads" are actually the twin grandsons of my neighbours and I love them to bits .....the twins, not my neighbours.  >biggergrin< I didn't want to give the impression that I've been away offline having given birth to twin boys!!  >doh<

Heyup all,  :-)

BTW, I am scheduled for Thursday morning 19 May to have a hysteroscopy under general anaesthesia... >yikes<


and no, this procedure will most definitely  not be broadcast for viewing on YouTube....  ;-)

 >biggergrin<
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 11 May 2016 09:35PM
 >hugs<
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 17 May 2016 03:57PM
 >hugs<
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Post by: Hurtyback on 17 May 2016 10:29PM
I hope the procedure goes well, Pandora, and does not find anything nasty  >hugs<
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Post by: Noisyworld on 28 May 2016 10:21PM
I hope you're healing up Pandora Gentle- >hugs<
I know several people who would say that op. changed their lives; I so hope it does at least a tenth of that for you :)
Title: Re: hey ouchers
Post by: Pandora Spocks on 08 Jun 2016 08:57PM
It's only just me again.... >angel< I wanted to pop in for a quick visit.....hope all's well with everyone  >bighugs<

I am scheduled to return for a followup visit to the gynaecologist on  20 June at which time her reasons for opting for my undergoing a hysterectomy will be discussed.  I have already gotten two other medical opinions as well as several family and best friends opinions and everyone is actually in agreement that the operation would fix the probs  I've been having. 

I'm not entirely keen on it because I really did want to be a mum at sometime in my future  :-(


I'll be back as soon as this get sorted.... >x-fingers<

ttfn
Title: Re: hey ouchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 08 Jun 2016 09:29PM
People that I know who have had a hysterectomy have all said that their lives are much better afterwards.  Your health is the most important thing you have so do look after it.   >hugs<
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Post by: KizzyKazaer on 08 Jun 2016 09:32PM
Agree with auntie there, Pandora - I know it's hard, facing up to not having children of your own (I had to do this for other reasons) but if my memory serves me well, you are still quite young - maybe fostering or adoption could be possible in the future when you will hopefully be enjoying better health and strength?
Title: Re: hey ouchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 08 Jun 2016 10:15PM
Pandora >bighugs<
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Post by: Hurtyback on 09 Jun 2016 10:01PM
Pandora  >hugs<  I'm sorry, that must be such a difficult decision to make. I had a hysterectomy at the age of 40 (ovaries conserved) and have never regretted it for a moment - but I knew our family was complete by then.