About

First Name
Ginger

State/Province
CA

Country of Residence
United States of America

Health Interests
Autoimmune diseases, Blood disorders, Chronic pain, Healthy Living, Immune disorders, Kidney and urinary tract disorders, Mental health disorders, Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Healthy Aging, Other

Posts (1105)

3 hours ago · ~ Depressed and scared ~ in Mental Health

@smilie do you have a friend you can call? Have you figured out what the source of your depression and anxiety is this morning? If you're like me you don't want your laundry sitting in the washer after it gets done, so put the timer on and go move it to the dryer when it's finished. That gives you something to think about for the next 45 minutes or an hour. And after the clothes are dry in the dryer take them out and fold/hang them up, put them away. That takes care of the next little bit. Then go check your plant and see how it's doing. Go outside and feel the sun on your face, and take a bit of a walk, even just five minutes. I guarantee you will feel better just moving around. And I really want to thank you for checking in with us this morning to let us know how you are feeling. We really do care for you here.
Ginger

15 hours ago · Anyone Else With PTSD? in Mental Health

@peach14144 Yes, humor is a good thing. I tend to go to humor to lighten a super serious situation, when it is appropriate [sometimes it has backfired, though!] It often takes the edge off, and eases a lot of tension in the room with doctors. I tell my drs that my body is having its own little civil war, since everything is autoimmune.
Ginger

17 hours ago · Bipolar and ECT Treatments in Mental Health

@lisalucier Thank you for tagging me in this thread. I do not have any experience with ECT therapy. We believe my mother had undiagnosed/untreated bipolar issues, as discussed by a few of her children after her death.
@mrser52 Elaine, good for you for looking into all the pros and cons in any treatment, to make an informed decision.
Ginger

17 hours ago · Anyone Else With PTSD? in Mental Health

@peach14144 We will be thinking of you on Tues. Please let us know, if you'd like to share, what the Dr says. We care.
Ginger

21 hours ago · Anxiety, stress and depression in Depression & Anxiety

@jt5369 Have you been able to pinpoint the timeframe all this stress happened? You say you that work is to blame for the biggest part. Is your leave of absence noted in your work files as a leave due to stress? If a doctor can document that for you then it should be in your file, in case you have to pursue any repercussions from the Intolerable work state later on. It is good that you are taking some time off for yourself oh, and I hope that this will let you see the larger picture and where you how you need to proceed from here on out. Is there a superior that you can speak to regarding the management style of your boss? I'm sure they would be interested to know how it may be negatively affecting some of the staff. I certainly wish you well and hope you will come back and let us know how things are going. We care here at Mayo Connect.
Ginger

1 day ago · Anyone Else With PTSD? in Mental Health

@parus Can you find something to focus on during/just after treatment? Do self-talk that lets you know you have chosen this treatment to help yourself get better/healthier? Reward yourself, congratulate yourself for having the strength [physically, mentally, emotionally] to go through this. Because you are strong!
Ginger

1 day ago · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@Erinmfs I cannot have any type of shellfish due to gout issues. Lobster not an issue as I don't like/never had it. I do eat imitation crab. Miss shrimp marinated in creole sauce, or mini shrimp on a salad.
Ginger

1 day ago · Caregiving: I’m frustrated and exhausted. in Caregivers

@kathymcl There is a document that I have used myself, called 5 Wishes. It is a great, non-confrontational approach to looking at final wishes and desires. http://Www.fivewishes.org is their website, and there is a selection of resource material, also. For so many people, it is a difficult topic to bring up, let alone discuss. Being a practical person, I found it to be invaluable. Let us know how we can help you.
Ginger