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2 hours ago · I survived suicide attempts in Mental Health

@lilgrizz

I took a long break from Connect because I was feeling overwhelmed. But I decided to reconnect a few weeks ago. I hope you're still moving forward.

Thank you for your encouragement a couple of years ago.

Jim

2 hours ago · I survived suicide attempts in Mental Health

@overwhelmed

How are you doing? I took a long break from Connect because I was feeling overwhelmed. I decided a few weeks ago to reconnect on a smaller, more manageable scale.

I wonder if you've been able to get your new teeth. I suppose by now that you have new flooring.

Let me know what's going on with you.

Jim

2 hours ago · I survived suicide attempts in Mental Health

@parus I was looking back at this discussion and saw your name and wondered how you're doing.

I took a break from Connect because I was feeling overwhelmed, but I jumped back in a few weeks ago.

Jim

2 hours ago · I survived suicide attempts in Mental Health

@babette Here's the discussion.

Jim

3 hours ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@babette The discussion is in the mental health topic. It's called I survived suicide attempts.

3 hours ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@babette
@stuckonu is the one who introduced the abbreviation for small bowel obstruction. I'll try to find the link to the discussion I started. It would probably be be in the depression group.

Jim

3 hours ago · Stress/Anxiety/Insomnia/Memory Issues in Depression & Anxiety

@mandrake70 I believe that the counselor will probably ask you to think or talk about the times your wife was right, even though she might not have been sensitive to how she proved the point. He/she will probably be working with both of you to rethink how to handle disagreements. Those things are hard for most of us, I'm sure, me included.

I don't know if you ever read the Bible, but if you do, I would recommend 1 Corinthians 13. There's a fairly new version of the Bible called The Message that puts the Bible in plain, current words. I can probably send it to you in a private message if you like.

Have a good night with pleasant dreams.

Jim

5 hours ago · pain and discouragement in Depression & Anxiety

@kimspr3 I had an appointment last week with my pain specialist. He didn't explain why the local doctors quit doing pump implants, but I gather that they had problems with them. I told him that I saw online a list of a few doctors who do them, but they're all over in the Willamette valley, 3 hours from where I live. The pain doctor discouraged getting a pump. I'm not interested in driving 3 hours each way for a refill every month. It would be expensive because I wouldn't want to do the round trip in one day. That means a night in a motel and several restaurant meals.

I know that I take a lot of pills every day – for neuropathy pain, arthritis, allergies, reflux, svt, anxiety plus various vitamins. I told my PCP this afternoon that if imipramine actually does treat my neuropathy pain, I would try backing off morphine. But for now I'll stick with the morphine. I stopped taking it a couple of years ago, and after two weeks I knew that it truly was reducing the pain. So I do what I need to.

Jim