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Well it's SPRING
A little early this year, it's surprising
but the one positive thing, of having weeks of dreary gray, mild weather is once the sun is out for a few days, it's instant springtime
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I love that this place exists for me. I love that I can float off for a bit, but then come back randomly and feel right at home again.

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I agree with the people here! And now I feel kind of guilty for saying something else but here goes!

So... catharsis isn't supposed to be a thing, right? Because it kind of feels like it is anyway. I'm taking this beginning acting class where we are learning and eventually "performing" these monologues in front of class. This past Sunday was the first day (week 3) that we read through them as a group, by which I mean we all stood in different parts of the room and recited them to ourselves as the instructor called out different ways to approach the whole thing (angry, then sad, then mocking / as though the whole thing was a big joke, etc.). One of the things that he said we needed to do was to make bold choices and don't be afraid to have something flop tremendously.

So I did these things - it helps, I guess, that the character in my monologue has a great deal of pent-up rage - and man, it kind of felt great. Not just that awesome feeling you get when you just get into the moment and kind of forget who you are because you're the character instead, like, afterwards everything just felt so much... calmer.

Tonight I sat down with it myself and took a bit more care (for LE ACTORS I mean I separated the monologue into beats and tried to make a bold decision in each one) and over the course of the past... two hours or so, I guess (I'm also trying to memorize it, so tonight will probably be the toughest night), I've managed to a. completely exhaust myself, b. reach a point where I think I've *mostly* gotten it memorized (we'll see tomorrow!), and c. gotten that "oh man, I feel kind of great" feeling from Sunday.

I might be way, way off in my assessment, who knows, but I do feel like this class is already helping me out a *ton*. Us ADHDers know how hard it can be to express oneself sometimes, especially after a lifetime of holding that stuff in, and I really feel like I am getting it done.
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Had a very productive doctor's appointment today (medical doc, not my mental health doc).

I confessed to him that I'm taking waaaaay more insulin for my diabetes than he has me prescribed for (double! )...But my numbers aren't dropping to dangerous levels, and since I've been taking these amounts my levels have actually started to stay in my target ranges (where as I've been dealing with extremely high levels for many months before now).

He's reluctant to recommend I stay taking the amounts I'm taking (he says I'm taking more than anyone he's ever worked with)...but after sharing some of his concerns and some of the downsides to taking such large amounts of insulin...he told me to continue.

He thinks a lot of my issues I'm experiencing over the past 1-3 months...isn't my hypothyroidism like I'd thought...but rather my sleep apnea.
I'm going to set up an appointment here soon to get a sleep study done and try a cpap again (a machine that pumps oxygen into my nose and/or mouth while I sleep so I don't stop breathing.

He wants to wait 1 more month to check my A1C (overall sugar levels)...but he did have my TSH (thyroid) levels checked today. He'll likely e-mail me the results tomorrow.
I'm pretty convinced it'll still be really high...I'm still convinced my thyroid issues are wrecking havoc on me. We'll adjust my meds once we know the results.

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Today I'm grateful to have such an awesome medical doctor and mental health doc.
Neither have given up on my yet somehow lol...and neither show any sign of ever wanting to give up on me.
Both have been very receptive of my honesty...and neither have been upset with me when I inform them that I've taken more of my meds then prescribed. In fact, not only do they not get upset...but they've both actually been willing to work with me and to increase my doses for me.
It's just a nice feeling to know I can be honest without the fear of being damned.

I feel insanely lucky to have these 2 professionals in my life.

It's also nice that I'm so open to actually taking meds at this time in my life. I've been so resistant to taking pills for anything for my entire life. It's nice to finally be open to them and to continue taking them consistently.

/pats self on back.

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I agree with the people here! And now I feel kind of guilty for saying something else but here goes!

So... catharsis isn't supposed to be a thing, right? Because it kind of feels like it is anyway. I'm taking this beginning acting class where we are learning and eventually "performing" these monologues in front of class. This past Sunday was the first day (week 3) that we read through them as a group, by which I mean we all stood in different parts of the room and recited them to ourselves as the instructor called out different ways to approach the whole thing (angry, then sad, then mocking / as though the whole thing was a big joke, etc.). One of the things that he said we needed to do was to make bold choices and don't be afraid to have something flop tremendously.

So I did these things - it helps, I guess, that the character in my monologue has a great deal of pent-up rage - and man, it kind of felt great. Not just that awesome feeling you get when you just get into the moment and kind of forget who you are because you're the character instead, like, afterwards everything just felt so much... calmer.

Tonight I sat down with it myself and took a bit more care (for LE ACTORS I mean I separated the monologue into beats and tried to make a bold decision in each one) and over the course of the past... two hours or so, I guess (I'm also trying to memorize it, so tonight will probably be the toughest night), I've managed to a. completely exhaust myself, b. reach a point where I think I've *mostly* gotten it memorized (we'll see tomorrow!), and c. gotten that "oh man, I feel kind of great" feeling from Sunday.

I might be way, way off in my assessment, who knows, but I do feel like this class is already helping me out a *ton*. Us ADHDers know how hard it can be to express oneself sometimes, especially after a lifetime of holding that stuff in, and I really feel like I am getting it done.
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I'm grateful for LIGHT.
We moved the clocks ahead here on Sunday;
so last night it was still bright out when I left work (after 7:00 pm); and the sky was blue, and now the leaves are all budding in the trees along the boulevard; and it was light out the whole commute home.

I've had a happy winter, - yet to walk out into that brightness, was just like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. Seasonal affective disorder, can just go straight back to hell until next fall.
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Hot fuzzling weighed today and she's put on a really good amount.

I hope the health visitor read the number off the scale properly..still I'm thrilled!!
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