place not getting any worse right now but definitely not getting any better?
I definitely understand where you're coming from. I feel like I am just existing. My frozen shoulder is not getting worse but not getting better. Same with my fibro and my anxieties. The days all seem to melt together. Its just one day later which seems like yesterday because Im facing the same issues with no change.
In search of peace,
I totally agree with the other two answers so far. Sometimes it seems we are stuck in a rut, & must figureatively give ourselves a kick in the butt to get us motivated again. I have had to do this personally many times in my life. Otheriwse I could have just given in to what ever the problem was at the time. Stay strong, & along with modern meds, good doctor, & very good friends & family, maybe we can fight this battle together. Happy to help with any support I can offer...
Hello navy girl. As the others have said, yes a familiar feeling. To get out of that rut change is needed. Any choice will cause change. Some good, some not, but either way we move to something new. And we learn something new, too. Staying in the same old thing is easy to do. Familiar is so easy in comparison to stepping out.
Are you or were you in the Navy? remember the surge of energy making that decision and learning the new ways? Tough days mixed with wonderful days? Or perhaps the day you found a love, new job, best restaurant? All of these are changes that energize us. eating a peanut butter sandwich every day.. Safe, easy, afraid of change? Right? Just depends how you look at things.
Do something new. Get the energy going and the boredom of the same old thing will pass. "Life passes" happens when we think someone will walk in the door to find and save us. Life becomes enriched when we help someone. Teach a kid to read, deliver meals on wheels, open a door for someone, write to people here. All things to explore. Best wishes, Karen
I don't lnow if you're new to the site. If so... welcome. Obviously from all the other wonderful response's you have received, you know you are not fighting this alone. I too have struggled for years with this. Although it has been wonderful, and I thank God that I was able too, staying at home for the last 4 years with my 5 yr old hasn't been easy on me. Especially when we moved 4 years ago... 12 hours from my hometown. I knew noone here. So after a while sitting day after day with just me and my little boy, yes I felt some of the same feelings as you. It may not make sense to everyone. But it definately does to me. My hubby is awsome when he's here. He works long hour days, and some weeks doesn't get a day off. It's not just that either. I'm also talking about my mental and physical wellbeing too. The same thing month after month. I get some injections or an epaduril injection in my back, and some in my knees, the doctor writes a script for my pain meds. and on I go. Like you said, just getting by, but making no progress. I have a rare condition and have been to five nuerosurgeons, and they all say I'm a too high risk patient to do surgery on. I look at my life and watch the days pass, and I get so frusterated. I want to see progress. I want something done that will seem like I've made some kind of progress. I have to except that things are what they are for now. But I refuse to give up hope. I kinda feel that way mentally sometimes too. I'm right in the middle of trying to find the right psychiatrist that knows what the heck he's doing and can help me. I have had some bad luck with that since we moved here. But I suggest you do the same thing I do. Of course you hear it all the time... theres somebody out there worse than you. Duh. I/you know this. But really. I try to be optomistic and realize that I am here for a reason. A purpose. Somebody or Somebodies need me. My husband and three sons, my tremendously wonderful friends, and sometimes strangers I don't even know... I have helped. They told me so. Wow. How wonderful that felt. You mean something to somebody or somebodies. You're here for a reason, and people need you. We do. We need you to write in like this. To open up and bare? your heart out to. So we can respond back to you, and help you anyway we can. And believe me... there are so many people on this site that want and would love to help you any way they could. It's hard..but you have to dig deep into you're heart, and tell yourself you mean more to yourself than you think you do. I had to do that. I don't know what you're struggle's and trials are, but I will say a prayer for you, and want you to know that I'm hear if you ever need somebody to talk to. Remember to focus on the good things not the bad ones that want to harm you. I wish you nothing but peace and happiness. Truely. Have a great weekend. Your friend, Ruthie
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