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17 hours ago · Chronic Pain, alternative Treatment in Chronic Pain

@lioness, how long did you have to be off your feet? I feel like this has been going on for at least a month!

At first it was really painful, but I wouldn't take the pain meds as directed because I felt my homeschooler needed my alert presence. ( His Papa has been really under the weather a lot lately)

So I would manage to be alert for school, then I would take my meds. Of course I wasn't going anywhere. Talk about cabin fever!

Next time, I think I will rent a wheelchair so I can at least get around the house easier. What do you think?

And yes, thank goodness for Mayo Connect. We have each other!

Good night and pleasant dreams!

17 hours ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

Good evening, dear @mjsmimi. How good to hear from you! I agree with you, if we don't absolutely have to have a certain medicine, then why take it? And there are so many things that we can do to help ourselves towards better health than just taking a pill twice a day.

Fresh air, pure water, a bit of sunshine, regular exercise, plenty of rest, time for ourselves, time for others.

Some depression is situational. Circumstances can be changed. Sometimes, of course, they cannot be changed. There are many different kinds of therapies, as wel.

It not always necessary to have a long term plan for counselling. Again, it depends on the person. Here's to you finding a really good one that you feel good about. You sense respect. Interest.
And wisdom to help you work through things.

Good night, love and light!

1 day ago · Chronic Pain, alternative Treatment in Chronic Pain

I could do chair exercises!!! Yay! Can't get my foot wet yet, though. So, no water aerobics yet. Tgank you darling for the info. Why didn't I think of that?!!

Mamacita (Jane)

1 day ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

Hey, @mjsmimi , how are you doing this afternoon? I am so proud of you for walking! That is one of the best things we can ever do for ourselves! Sounds like .maybe a little bit of sress has been taken off your shoulders. For that, I am very grateful.

Also, I am so encouraged that you have set boundaries for yourself. When we come to realize that we are not safe where we are, and decide to do something about it, well, that just takes strength. And courage. You are very brave for taking the steps you have already taken.

Your love and affection for those children tell me what a kind heart you have. You deserve to be safe as much as they do.

My hope is that you continue this plan of action, and that you will concentrate on first things first. The depression worries me, because I am not quite sure why you are weaning off the medication for it. I must have missed something somewhere.

I hope that you have a good doctor who is advising you on this. Sometimes it takes a while to determine what route to take, with depression. I have dealt with it almost all of my life. Will you be taking a different antidepressant when you are totally off the present one? For me, an antidepressant is as necessary as insulin is for a diabetic. I personally have tried just about every approach there is. I just get worse and worse, without those chemicals my body does not seem to make on its own.

Everyone is different. What works for one doesn't always work the same way for others. And if I have said too much, please know you don't have to answer anything I asked!

I just want you to know I am here for you in my little corner of the world. You are doing great! I will be sending all my positive energies and thoughts, prayers and hugs, your way! Talk to you soon!

Mamacita (Jane)

1 day ago · Chronic Pain, alternative Treatment in Chronic Pain

Hi there, @caityduck ,I appreciate your "liking" what I posted on Connect. Since that posting, I have had foot surgery, which as you can imagine, has taken almost a month to heal from. I still have to wear a boot and not stand, walk, or get my foot wet.

So we haven't made it to the gym, yet. But the hubby has started back walking around the neighborhood. I hope to join him soon!

I hope you are doing well, and have found some answers. We all must be good consumers in order to take good care of ourselves. We can help each other here by sharing our experiences.

I hope to hear back from you sometime! Btw, I love your name on here !


2 days ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

@gingerw , I will work on getting the article to you in some Neurotypical fashion. Sorry my brain cells don't function really well this time of the day. But I will try again tomorrow!

3 days ago · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

Good morning kiddos! Mamacita here with a post for you all to check out today. If you are on social media (Facebook) please do check out what Judy Endow has shared. Why it is hard to function as a "High Functioning" Autistic. See what you think and let me know? TTYL


4 days ago · ~ sadness ~ in Mental Health

@gailb and everyone who is touched by the threat of homelessness, here is a thought:

Many senior citizens need help in one way or another. They would rather pay someone to do some chores they are unable to complete themselves.

There are even government agencies who will hire you to help these folks. This helps everyone. Just so.ething to look into.