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Forums / Long term support over the journey / Blue's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (life viewed through the lens of depression)

Topic: Blue's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day (life viewed through the lens of depression)

  1. Blue's Clues
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    1583 posts
    14 October 2020 in reply to Wilma1

    Hey Wilma. Pretty low energy today, so I'll keep it brief. This whole business of living out of a suitcase for months is really wearing me down. Frankly, it sucks. Making so many appointments to sort out stuff I couldn't do while working is also really giving me the willies. Doctor, dentist, psych, etc. Sigh. I'm ditching the diet - have lost a couple of kilos, am generally healthy and just within my preferred weight range (I'd normally aim for the lower end of that range), that's all I have the energy for.

    Glad the exhibition was good and that you're doing some painting with your friend. Metallic paints sound fun.

    Sending you a hot water bottle and a steaming hot coffee.

  2. Wilma1
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    1606 posts
    18 October 2020 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Just dropping off a hi Blue, low on energy at this end also.

    Take care. ☕️☕️☕️💙

  3. Blue's Clues
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    1583 posts
    20 October 2020 in reply to Wilma1

    I'll keep it short and sweet today, Wilma. We're finally home! About bloody time.

    KKind thoughts to you and your loyal companion. Leaving a coffee.

  4. Croix
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    20 October 2020 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Dear Blue~

    Marvelous!

    -C

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  5. Wilma1
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    1606 posts
    21 October 2020 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Blue, so pleased to hear you are ‘ finally ‘ home.

    I Can almost hear the ahhh feeling. And though I’m not one for to many old saying, the one I can accept is ‘ There’s no place like home’.

    I hope you can relax and unwind. Take care. Sending a hot coffee. I’m heading to the kettle for my second. ☕️☕️💙💙

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  6. Blue's Clues
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    1583 posts
    21 October 2020 in reply to Croix
    Thanks Croix. It is marvellous!
  7. Blue's Clues
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    1583 posts
    21 October 2020 in reply to Wilma1

    Thanks Wilma. So true, definitely no place like home. So glad to be back, to have our own space, and the whole house for little puffballs to zoom around in. The way it should be.

    We weren't expecting to be back in so soon, so had a bunch of appointments booked this week. That's pretty frustrating. After that, though, we can settle in and get rested enough to enjoy being home.

    Cheers for coffee, sending some home made oat and chia biscuits to go with your second cup. :)

  8. Wilma1
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    1606 posts
    22 October 2020 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Blue, I understand the frustrating appointments. Life keeps throwing you curveballs. I hope things settle now you are all HOME.

    I hope your appointments are helpful, even though, frustrating. Though one area that will be challenging, is the expense. So much money in medical things now. I can’t keep up with prices, just goggle, what can one say.

    We are warming up down this way Blue. It’s nice putting washing out, and bringing it in dry on the same day. My backyard is now getting some sun, so I am gardening when I can.

    Those biscuits sound nice. I might try to bake something one day, not in the near future, just one day. I’m not impressed with supermarket biscuits and cakes, a good thing really.

    Nothing exciting happening in my neck of the woods. Just more physio. Now I have someone helping with my hands. It’s a shame one person can’t deal with it all, but it is what it is.

    I hope the puffballs are enjoying the flight around the house. My neighbor has recently bought a beautiful coloured parrot. I heard a different bird sound, and met him today.

    Well Blue, take care. Another incoming coffee. ☕️☕️ I surprised myself a few days ago and enjoyed a green tea. 🙄🙄

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  9. Blue's Clues
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    1583 posts
    25 October 2020 in reply to Wilma1

    More appointments this week, but first a week-end to be home. Still working out how to relax after three months of doing anything but. A lot has changed at home and still needs to, so I'm trying to get settled again. Feels a lot like moving into a new place, even though it isn't. My partner had moved in barely a month before the operation, so he hadn't really settled in properly to begin with, it's back to the start for him. Though with the time away and the changes we both feel like it is much more ours now instead of like he's just moved into what was mine. That's definitely a better thing.

    So far they have been, Wilma. There will be some big expenses coming, unfortunately, medicare doesn't cover much of what I need at the moment. Though I'm also working on whittling down my regular expenses some more. There may be some good things to come, in that department.

    Sounds good. We're having brief periods of warmth here, a few nice days, then another week of cold and rain. Getting a bit bored with that. I, too, need to get some washing out - curtains, bedding, the sort of stuff that won't go on the inside hangers. Glad you're getting in some gardening.

    It's one of my favourite recipes. I hope you do, it's rewarding. I agree with you about cakes and biscuits from the supermarket - they tend to be mostly sugar and not a heck of a lot of flavour. I try to use good quality ingredients, and in most things I make will use raw caster sugar, which is less cloyingly sweet than white sugar.

    How is the physio going? I can see your frustration at having too many people involved.

    Puffballs are definitely enjoying themselves. I'm hearing them sing a lot more, and Mr Feisty is enjoying his baths again, which he wasn't while we were away, I had to mist him with a spray bottle for any sort of bathing and he wasn't nuts about that. Sir Pecks handled it better, but they are both much happier little birds now. The parrot sounds lovely. They are very intelligent and playful birds.

    My lovely man brought me breakfast in bed today, along with coffee. It's amazing that he's up to doing stuff like that a lot more, now. He rarely cooked before the surgery and couldn't drink coffee because it raised his heart rate too much. We are starting to see more and more benefits after all the stress.

    I actually quite like a green tea on occasion, myself. Would happily sit and have one with you. :)

  10. Wilma1
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    1606 posts
    27 October 2020 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Blue, I smiled reading your LM brought you breakfast in bed. It would have been very special for both of you. Also, the fact that he is able to do this so soon after such huge surgery, is absolutely amazing. ☕️☕️

    It must be a good feeling both you both, moving back in and getting settled. Nice you know the feeling is now ‘ ours’.

    Sorry Medicare don’t cover any of your medical expenses. I hoped, being on a part carers allowance, that it would. Sucks really.

    Physio was ok enough. I have fingerless tight fitting gloves to help with swelling in my hands, plus a brace if I need it. I need X-ray, so I will do that sometime. Back in 3 weeks. They will try to do both appointments in the one day, that will help.

    Warming up down this way, but quite wet.

    Do you have the dogs living with you at the moment ? Not sure if it ‘s too risky so soon after hospital, but was wondering .

    Pat for puffballs Blue. Best wishes to you and your LM.

    Take care.

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