Happy Monday to all the mental health bloggers out there. I hope we see your around to help stock-pile some great posts in our fresh new linky this week!
Withdrawal Update: I’m going to discuss my experience so far of weaning off my medication.
Well, I’m down to 100ml Seroqual now. ;D And apart from a few things, I’m still feeling pretty well.
Fatigue, bad headaches, mild insomnia, hunger, nausea, aching muscles, lethargy.
My imagination continues to waking up, which is really great. Concentration is intermittently difficult, and intermittently stronger. The worse thing affecting moods is lethargy, unwavering fatigue and persistent bad headaches. Sleeplessness is a pain too. However, overall, my moods are steady and stable, which is the main thing. I’ve noticed pre-menstrual weeping is slightly more possible over the past few months too, but thats an extension of me coming to the fore. I’m a soppy sod sometimes ;D
Still taking 1000mg omega 3 daily too. I’ve no idea if it’s working or not, other than my withdrawal is going so much better than I expected.
I’m due to go to UK 23rd August for a few weeks, when I’ll be telling the first medical professional what I’m doing. My GP will no doubt flip! I hope its a locum. They don’t give a damn and just follow instructions: “Give me my drugs in 50mg tablets instead of 200ml please doc.” –
A pause ensues, where he looks at me intently, deciding whether it’s worth further investigation, then – “Okay – No problem, Mrs Wharton.” ;D
A book review – ish: (proper review 24th August here)
I attempted to read Tabitha Suzuma’s A Voice in the Distance and well, I got several chapters in before I decided I just couldn’t go on. Apart from the dialogue, and the pacing and even the plot (in so far as I read) – which were all okay, the exposition in between the dialogue was appalling. It was basically a series of statements, like: I opened my eyes. I saw a nurse. I saw a table with a plant on it. I looked around. I smelt school meals and bleach……. Bleh!
I couldn’t go on reading that for another minute. Such a shame. I really wanted to like it and plug it for her – but its a tiny two 2/5 I’m afraid. 🙁
Have you read it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love someone to counteract my negativity with some great alternative views of this book.
AND LINK UP! ;D
Meet the Family!
Well, as I just mentioned, I’ll be away for a while. I have scheduled the hops/linky to go up, so please do continue to support them by linking up and visiting each other. That would be fabulous. I will pop in as and when possible – although I’m really looking forward to seeing my family and their kids and my sisters new dog. They’ve also both totally redecorated their homes so that’ll be fun to check out. And the usual, “Shah, please cut my hair, oh and while your at it, my sons, my husbands and my BFF’s.” Bless!
And I’ll get to see my cute ‘little’ bro, who’s actually well over 6 ft.
Okay, I’m getting all excited to see them all now, so here’s a few pics of some of them,
from the last few visits!
Meet My Family!
My sister, Laura and her cute as they come son, Jordan. In the pub!
My sister, Emily’s so very pretty daughter, Jayden.
Emily’s eldest. Her gorgeous son, Kayden.
Laura’s son, Jordan again, being dead cute as always! Blowing raspberries!
This is Jordan again in mummy’s glasses.
I took this and its one of my all time favourite pics!
Brother Brian’s daughter, my niece, Bonnie (although she’s like a sister really) with her gorgeous
Son, Carter. Named after her dad’s (and mine and hers until she marries next year) surname.
Laura, Bonnie, Me, Emily, and Mom’s in pink in the middle.
Me and My ‘little’ bro, Sam. I LOVE Cuddles!
My sister Emily and Me in a beer garden, hiccup!
These are my yummy in-laws: Carolyn, Alan, Steve, Emily, Hubs and Me, and Jack.
And yes, we’re in a pub again! ;D
My ‘little’ bro Sam with our – err – Dads, grand-daughter’s son, Carter.
Modern family’s aye? But they’re both so cute!
Ah – Can’t wait now… sigh!
Now for The Linky
Amendments are as follows:
Note: The Monday Madness Button on the left side column – (with an amended bit at the bottom which says ‘Link Store’). Click that button and you’ll be taken to the page where you can still find all the previous links available. I couldn’t face dumping them. ;D
You can post Every DAY or Every WEEK
Those links will be shown here Every MONDAY
I still hope you will post each week (or as much as you like throughout the month) – Not just once then don’t come back (some thought it was just once before, so I’m making it clear this time)
Confused? Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fresh LINKY on the last Monday of EVERY month!
Link up your research, your experiences, your know-how,
your creations, your requests for understanding –
I want this to be a safe and nurturing environment for those
involved with/dealing with all mental health issues.
This weeks Featured Links are ….
1) Stability Defined: Go read Madeline’s great defining article of this subjective term at The Charming Mad Hatter.
2) Why Do The Innocent Feel Ashamed? Read this brave and inspirational post, from a woman whose blog fights the silence wrapped around abuse, at I Am One.
Link up and share with this wonderfully flourishing community. 😀
|Take The Pledge|
My Mental Health Credentials
You can see a mini-bio plus some short stories and poems written about my experiences with various issues, including bipolar disorder on my Just Me page.
What is your experience? What is your illness? Do you have something specific to share today – or do you simply want to have a rant and have someone read about it?
We can support and learn from each other.
Please Take This Button and DISPLAY it on your blog
These rules apply here:
1) Link up EACH WEEK HERE. New linky the last Monday of EVERY MONTH. Two posts per week are featured in between each new linky
2) This is not a rule, but a request – Follow me (pweaze). I’ll follow you back because I want to build our mental health community. And do follow others. Let me have you details if you want a follow back.
3) Take and display the button anywhere on your blog with pride! We are not ashamed of our mental health issues – ARE WE?
4) Enjoy the posts of all hoppers and please be kind by leaving a comment for each other.
5) Please don’t link up if you don’t have a mental health related blog or post. No coupons/give-aways/type posts please. I will remove it.
6) Last but not least: To help build and nurture this community – SHARE/TWEET/Face Book/Advertise this linky. The more you do so, the bigger and more helpful/useful/enjoyable the community will become.
So what’s been happening in your week? How are you?
Do you have something for us to share?
Please let me know your thoughts.
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