Sunday, April 13, 2008

It's Been a Week . . .

and I'm still here. It's been a tough week. I finally had a chance to see my primary care physician about my insomnia, depression, panic attacks and anxiety. I didn't realize just how bad I felt until I spoke with him. That was a good thing. In the end he prescribed an anti-depressant and Ambien to help me sleep. The anti-depressant will take a few weeks to fully help me, but in the end I will be better. I'm also fortunate the DH is understanding of what I'm going through and has been a great supporter.

So if I seem less chatty, less productive, over the next few weeks, please know I will be back to my normal self soon. For now I need to take care of myself.

Yesterday I took the Scrap Therapy class. It was good to go on a quilty excursion. The class was small, only three of us, but it was a lot of fun. I made a dent in cutting my scraps. The shop was new to me and I liked it. I bought some gifts and for myself three spools of silk thread for applique. On the way home I stopped at a country store. I found a ceramic rolling pin decorated with cherries. My MIL once won a ribbon for her cherry pies. They are fantastic. This will be a great Mother's Day gift for her.

Happy stitching!

15 comments:

Helen said...

I hope you feel beter soon.

Silverthimble said...

Scrap Therapy sounds like so much fun! What are the three sizes of squares that they tell you are the most useful--this was mentioned on their site. I look forward to seeing the quilts you make with your organized scraps! Here's to scrap therapy and the medications contributing to you feeling better sonn!

Carolyn said...

I'm sorry you've been feeling badly, I hope the meds help and you're back to your cheerful self soon! I'm off to look at Scrap Therapy...thanks for the link!

Mary said...

It all feeds on each other doesn't it? With more sleep and the depression meds I'm sure things will improve. Take care.

Finn said...

Hi Sweet Pea, so happy that you saw your PC Dr about how you were feeling. I was in a similar place just over a year ago, and it's not a good place to be. I hope and pray that the meds, etc do the best possible job and you'll be back to your old self very soon. In the meantime, continue to be extra good to yourself. Big hugs, Finn

Karen said...

Take care of yourself, Sweet P; you'll feel better as soon as you start getting a bit more sleep, etc.

Toni said...

sending you healing thoughts. take care of yourself.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

well done you for going and seeing someone about it, you deserve to feel better than that.
Hope the new stuff works well...and doesn't slow down that other great healer...quilting! Lol Tracey

doni said...

Hope you get quality sleep soon - nothing's harder than the next day at work! Scrap Therapy sounds right up my alley too!

julieQ said...

Hope you are OK!! Prayers and kind thoughts to you!!

Libby said...

Scrap Therapy sounds like a wonderful class . . . sometimes the small ones are the best, lots of time to chat and make new friends. Hope you are feeling like your old self again soon.

Lindah said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! Take care.

Greenmare said...

I'm glad you had some scrap therapy! and the rolling pin sounds lovely, and a lovely thought. be gentle with yourself.
hugs

nicky said...

hope your feeling better! i am glad you are taking time to care for yourself, scrap therapy sounds great
Nicky

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I think I need some scrap therapy!!!! I really do! HOPE it will lead to much inspiration.