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Hi and welcome to the forums @Mrsjones .
It is very comforting being here. I am glad you found us. It continues to be a massive support for me, as I hope it will be for you too.
I just followed along with Tooic Tuesday tonight but didn’t feel up to posting. Things have been very tricky for us lately.
My husband appears to have some sort of mixed mental illness state that is undiagnosed, and has been since it triggered ten years ago, with eating disordered behaviour being the most obvious feature, although even this is masquerading publicly as a healthy lifestyle for those unaware of the hidden behaviours. He underwent a personality and values change, but is completely lacking in insight that this has happened, or that he is in any way unwell.
We have stabilised things as much as we can around him to try to hold the fort, so to speak, but It is causing a progressive deterioration of everything that I am unable to do anything about without a diagnosis and intervention which may never happen.
Self-care is high on the agenda, and I have returned to study as a distraction and panacea.
21-08-2019 10:18 AM - edited 21-08-2019 10:19 AM
Hi @Faith-and-Hope @Shaz51 @outlander @Mrsjones @Lauz and anyone else here. I missed last night's topic Tuesday unfortunately. I cared for and raised a child (now 30) who is legally blind, has complex PTSD and anxiety and depression, and acute dysphoria (feeling they were in the wrong body). They are now transgender and had surgery last week so I'm going to visit for 10 days to support them so the need for care continues, although at a distance. At the same time I also had complex PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders, postnatal depression for a long time, and undiagnosed bipolar 1. These days my adult child is fiercely independent (re vision issues), a parent of 2 beautiful happy children, but still has the MH problems. And so do I, except I was eventually diagnosed with the bipolar 1 ten years ago.
We are relatively stable these days, tho' it's still a recovery journey requiring constant management for each of us.
So I'd like to join this discussion and also hope to be able to offer support where relevant.
Take care all.
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