24-09-2019 10:31 PM - edited 24-09-2019 10:36 PM
End is in sight but still ongoing @Darcy
Approaching 12 months since the storm that created the damage and 5 months since restoration work commenced.
On a seperate issue battle with electricity provider is just beginning to warm up. Contacted the energy ombudsman today after 6 months of trying to find a solution with supplier.
10-10-2019 10:25 PM
Had a bit of a moment tonight...
There was a news article about mental health week and the quoted stats on mh particually the loss of loved ones to mental health left me rattled moreso than usual 🙄
Feeling fragile generally atm 🥴
10-10-2019 10:33 PM
Been in that spot a few times myself @Determined.
Thinking of you, praying.
10-10-2019 11:05 PM
Continuing to think of you and family and pray also.
10-10-2019 11:07 PM
We have come so far but the emotions are always so close to the surface. Really feeling for you at the moment @Smc with all you are managing.
11-10-2019 08:21 AM
I was talking with another mum yesterday who also has a daughter living in a dangerous space, for different but still MI related reasons. Dunno... I try to get on with day to day life, but every now and then I realise how far away from "normal" things actually are. (And talking to someone else who is trying to make "unreasonable" adjustments for their MI offspring kind of highlights that.)
I was looking around our yard yesterday evening, and mentally listing off what I've been planning to do out there. I don't think any of it sounds unrealistic, but its been unachievable to date. (Not saying that in the sense of "I give up". More in the sense of "Are my plans reasonable?".)
In the context of everyday "normal", a lot of it would have happened a long time ago. I'm aware that at whatever point things change, we'll probably undergo a slowly unfolding shock realisation of how much we're currently weighed down, in all parts of our lives. Probably goes for most of us Sane Forum carers.
11-10-2019 08:36 AM
11-10-2019 09:14 AM
@Darcy, I'm trying to break down the long term goals into achievable "small bites". My shed clearig schedule is one example.
It'll be trickier when it comes to fixing up our house though. A lot of those tasks can't be "small bites", and building related permits have inbuilt time limits... but will cross those bridges when we get there.
11-10-2019 09:56 AM - edited 11-10-2019 05:05 PM
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