reply to post by Nola213
Hi Nola. Isn't it nice that we have threads like these to give us a "shot in the arm, and a kick in the booty?" We all need encouragement at
I am so sorry for all your troubles. Sounds like you've been through a great deal, and as it happens, it's led to other medical issues. It is not
right that you cannot eat. I know you've talked to your doctor about this to learn the reasons? It could be something simple like, a side-effect of
a medication, anxiety, a bacterial substance in your stomach? Something that can be fixed? Don't accept this. Insist to your doctor that the
reason for your nausea be discovered, and fixed.
As far as "taking up space, isolating yourself, etc. , these sound like classic symptoms of depression. Are the posts on this thread going to help
Remember to be kind to yourself, yet firm at the same time. Don't You Dare Give Up. You are way, way, too young to do that.
Give yourself permission to take anti-anxiety meds as prescribed, if you need to. If I had my leg removed, I'd be taking them too, untill I got my
life manageable, which you can do, but for some reason, you haven't yet. (there will be people objecting to this, but who cares. Let them walk a
mile in your shoes then report back, is all I can tell 'em).
Remember to set goals for yourself. Whatever your dreams are, therein lies your goals.
A DREAM IS JUST A DREAM.
A GOAL IS A DREAM WITH A PLAN AND A DEADLINE.
Don't let the motivation you've gained on this thread be a fleeting thing.
Talk to yourself about it everyday, and re-read the posts that encouraged you. My best to you!
Love and love.
Edited to include this: Your doctor will have to be your partner through this. I'm thinking if I still had as many untreated symptoms as you do, I
would be looking for another doctor who could commit to me, and join me in my quest to get better. Just a thought.
[edit on 18-6-2009 by ladyinwaiting]