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Depression / Anxiety

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AnninGlos Report 19 Dec 2013 14:56

But you have done it. All we have done is encourage you to do what we knew you could. Well done and I am glad the panto was good. :-)


tinkers Report 19 Dec 2013 14:21

Thank you so much ladies

i went to the panto with my neighbours little one it s Gud nick Cotten from eastenders was in it

I'm still depressed quite a lot but am starting to learn how to deal with the panic attacks and my breathing

Still have a long way to go but I'm sure I will get there

The state I was in 4 weeks ago I couldn't have done this with out you guys on here


dutch Report 18 Dec 2013 11:19

Tinkers glad you getting to see things and i talk my hubby in with me ,had nurse yesterday to talk blood as docter has found i have loamp under my neck and now another one starting the other said,but i wish you the best of look my friend
Dutchxxx <3 <3 <3 <3

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 18 Dec 2013 00:25

tinkers, I am sure taking the little one to a panto will cheer you up a bit, no one can be down watching a child enjoy panto.

Doing your shopping at silly o'clock is agreat idea to avoid crowds and hassle, I might even do that myself now you have mentioned it.

One day at a time, and try to find something to be happy about each day, like the panto etc

You will get there!



tinkers Report 17 Dec 2013 23:10

Thank you soo much ladies

Think I spoke to soon bout the tears I've had a few earlier tonight but didn't last long
Think everything just to on top of me abit as I popped into town to buy hubby his Xmas pressie

I've decided to do the food shop sum time tomorrow I'm dreading that as I hate any kind of shopping this time of year so might go shopping at stupid o'clock tomorrow

I'm still taking one day at a time

I'm going to a panto tomorrow I'm taking a neighbours little one so looking forward to that


SuffolkVera Report 17 Dec 2013 20:45

Glad things are just a little easier for you. It's good that you can be positive. You are moving forward all the time. As Liz says, try and make Christmas a special day for you and your OH, and you will really feel you've achieved something.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 17 Dec 2013 04:31

Mary glad you are home safely and that you found that you were able to make a difference to those suffering hardship in DR . I am sure those youngsters were happy to have someone care about them and I can imagine you with the babies, giving out so much love and kindness to all there.

Hope your health will not get worse and your eye surgery will go well

love and hugs


tinkers, well done for plodding on, just take each day as it comes, maybe write yourself some affirmations to stick on mirrors or cupboard doors so you see them often, things like I am strong and can get through this or some of those I wrote before, What doesn't kill you makes you stronger etc. Also one that says I can be who I want to be and won't let others drag me down or I can say No, I don't have to agree all the time.

Try not to let that person who upsets you push your buttons, if they want to meet up again, just say Sorry I am too busy at the mo or make some other excuse, or just say No I would prefer not to do that.

Don't let them spoil Christmas, plan a nice day, pick out tv programmes you want to watch and let yourself be distracted by those, also the cooking of a nice meal and such. Time goes too fast as it is, so mark this special day of the year as the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Write yourself a Christmas card to you that says Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and it will be good.
Best of luck to you



maxiMary Report 17 Dec 2013 00:22

I am well and truly back from Dominican republic. A surreal experience. To be in the middle of such debilitating poverty, rattled me to the core. Did we make a difference? I believe so. At the least, we showed them that someone cared. The babies were gorgeous. The street kids whom we got to know, were endearing, naughty but loveable. Their delight over a simple supper of hot dogs was poignant. broke our hearts. They all had come from Haiti after the hurricane. 2 yrs ago. Eating from rubbish bins, sleeping under bridges and trees, no life for 12 & 13 y/o's. One area we went to had had NO medical assistance, EVER. We determined that the majority of adults there had high blood pressure. Living in an open area in the mountains looks calm and peaceful, stress is there anyway. If it weren;t for the humidity I would return in a minute. They need help. Now I am back to what I thought was the real world, but is actually a life of luxury in comparison. My life has been changed. I am back, glad you are all still here. My recent heart tests weren't perfect, but a small hurdle in comparison. My eyes have been opened. Should know a date for my needed eye surgery this week. Group hug,please.
Mary <3


tinkers Report 16 Dec 2013 23:07

Thank you Ann

Ann when u lived down here did u ever live in lee?


AnninGlos Report 16 Dec 2013 22:38

Well done Michelle for being positive


tinkers Report 16 Dec 2013 20:57

Hi all

It's been a while since I've bawled my eyes out tho I am still feeling low and taking one step at a time I am starting to looking into the future tho I'm dreading Christmas but will try and make it special


tinkers Report 14 Dec 2013 18:09

Thank you Glasgow lass ill go and have a look


GlasgowLass Report 14 Dec 2013 18:05

There are a number of good websites that can help with eating disorders.
My daughter found this one really helpful as it covers a wide range of problems including anorexia, bulimia and over-eating


tinkers Report 14 Dec 2013 17:09

Been to lee today I love it down there and to meon shore love it there too

Yes the scooter dose go in car I'd b house bound if i didn't


AnninGlos Report 14 Dec 2013 16:45

You are doing very well Michelle and it will be easier for you once Christmas is over. But why not make Christmas day special for you and your other half. No need to go over the top but enjoy each others company, watch something nice on TV and think of something special you would like to eat for your Christmas meal, sometimes little nibbles might be the answer, but all nice tasty things. If you let what happened spoil your and your OH's Christmas the other person has won really. Go on, think of something special. If it is nice Christmas day could you drive down to the coast (Lee maybe) and take your mobility scooter. Or doesn't it go in the car? I would love to be able to go down to Lee on Christmas day. That would be special to me if the weather was good. :-)


tinkers Report 14 Dec 2013 16:37

Hi carol thank u for ur reply yes it s someone close to me that started this

I am starting to co e to terms with what's happened tho I'm not in tears so much now tho haven't had any for almost a week now so I guess that must b a good sign

Christmas is going to b difficult so decided its just going to b a normal day for me

I feel as if kalms is doing something to calm me down abit

Tho only thing I'm finin difficult ne is my eating disorder I can't seem to hav any control over it and when I last saw the doctr he just told me to go back o slimming world tho slimming world are good I feel it's my doctor that should me supporting me with that

I do hav mobility issues so ion for a walk is not a option but do have a mobility scooter so I could take of in that and maybe go down the woods near where we live as its lovely and piece full down there

I would just like to say a huge thank you to you guys on here as u ave been my rock whilst going threw this difficult time


Carole Report 14 Dec 2013 12:05

Hi Tinkers I'm pleased to read your post that things are getting a little better for you. I don't know the story of the person you say started this.
Is it someone close? A family member who you don't want to cut off altogether?
Do you think the calms are helping you?
How are the relaxation techniques? Do you find they are helping you? I have been having trouble getting to sleep so the last three nights used one or another and found myself to drop off to sleep.
Do you like doing crosswords, word search or similar? If you find it too hard to concentrate for long these are something you can easily put down, and start again later.
Walks are good too, even a short walk, give yourself a goal and do it every day. Then as you get used to it make your goal bigger. Have a set time to do it and make it your routine. Even if its just to the end of your garden where you feel safe :-)
How's your Christmas planning going? Do you have all your cards wrote out yet?


tinkers Report 12 Dec 2013 23:20

Well today it has been calm and peacefully I haven't had no tears since Tuesday morning I think it was

Tho I still have along way to go I am taking things one day at a time

My husband is still giving me my medication as I still don't trust myself with them as yet

Onwards and upwards as they say


tinkers Report 11 Dec 2013 18:12

I thought it was but wasn't 100 per cent sure

As for Barry manilow he isn't on until may and I can't wait seems ages away and its not too far from home either so that's a bonus


AnninGlos Report 11 Dec 2013 18:00

Joyce was going to send one (Dutch) so it probably was her Michelle. Pleased that you have had a better day and you certainly will get through this. And I envy you going to see Barry Manilow. :-)