Having a hard few days
Yesterday I canceled therapy. I was so overwhelmed with everything and what is going on in Texas and Florida that I just didn’t want to talk about anything. I slept the afternoon after shutting my phone off. For some reason, I do sleep better with my phone off than I do when it is on. I am also stressed about the Ukraine situation and wonder if WWIII will be happening soon.
This morning I got a DM from a friend who is doing Peds residency in Ohio. She was stressed out and said that she will be off social media for a while. I felt her pain and distress because I am going through it as well (in regards to Texas and Florida). I feel so bad for these kids and their parents. I do hope that child protective services doesn’t separate kids just because their parents affirmed them. But if history is anything, I bet POC and Hispanic families will be targets first. Just makes me sick.
I have barely eaten all week and if my scale it right, I lost more than I wanted to. So I am celebrating by ordering a chicken ceasar salad and papusas. I have been dying to get a grilled chicken salad for a while and this Spanish place makes a good one. It is cold today but the only place I need to go to is the pharmacy to pick up my meds. I am going to pick them up after I eat.
For the first time all week, I slept through the night last night. I didn’t get up till 4am to pee. I paid some bills and then went back to sleep. I still had the ringer off so I slept through my med alarm. I slept till around 0930 when I had to pee again. I took my meds and then texted my therapist for a time for next week as we didn’t discuss this yesterday. She was kind of weird on me when I told her I was skipping session. She asked how was she to respond? How the fuck do I know? Tell me to see me next week then. And that is what we did.
I had my lunch and now I want to nap. Most of my meds are ready at the pharmacy, except the one I really need like my pain meds! They said it would be ready at 11a today. It is now 3pm and it still isn’t ready. I might pick it up tomorrow. I really want to sleep.
I’ve just been drinking water today to try and conserve my Gatorade supply. I haven’t brushed my teeth today yet. I really need to shower as I stink. I shut the ceiling fan off and I have been sweating. I haven’t showered all week. I need to shave downstairs. I found this hair removal stuff that works pretty good and doesn’t irritate me. I just got to find time to do it and the energy. I never have the energy to do anything to do with self-care. It is just so damn hard. Just brushing my teeth is a struggle every day. Some days I can just go ahead and do it and other days it just stresses me out. I feel bad when I don’t brush or shower. I used to be able to shower every other day but now it is more like once a week, if that. It just takes so much out of me and sometimes I just don’t have the spoons to deal with it.