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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Crappy new year!

Wanna know how I started off the new year? With a bang, no doubt about that.

I ran out of my anti-depressants over Christmas weekend. It's not my fault though. I tried calling in for a refill, but was unaware that my psychiatrist's office closed on the 23rd. You know, the day I made the request via their phone refill service. When a week had gone by without any word from their office, I finally followed up, only to hear a recording that they would reopen on January 3rd.

In addition to functioning on weaning doses of my anti-depressant, I also started my period. And my kid got sick. And it was 12 freakin' degrees outside.

Cue meltdown.

But you know what I did? After I spilled macaroni all over the stove I told Kev I was going to change my attitude and make my day better from that point on. I also self-medicated with a gigantic bowl of ice cream. I'm pretty sure that made a big difference.

The day didn't get warmer, my cramps didn't get better, Aspen wasn't magically healed, and the chores didn't do themselves; but I reached my goal. I made one day better than I thought it was capable of being. I didn't let myself become a victim of circumstance and wallow in the little things that went other than planned.

You know what else I didn't do? I didn't waste one second on Monday calling my psychiatrist and following up on my initial refill request. I may have accomplished something awesome for one day, but I definitely do not have the stamina to make that happen every day on my own. As I've stated before, I am a firm believer in appropriate use of appropriate medication for me.

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