Taking a Step Forward

Took a Step Forward Today

Today I took a step forward. I went to my psychiatrist. He adjusted my medications, putting me back on a low dose of escitalopram. Monday, we see a psychologist with our son to get some coaching on negotiating our battles and setting some reasonable boundaries.

Called NAMI Orange County’s Warm Line and briefly talked to a mentor. Looked into going to Orange County’s Wellness Center, which offers all kinds of support and activities, but I’m just not up to making the twenty-mile drive to the City of Orange. Maybe tomorrow I will actually drive up to The Wellness Center – then again, maybe not. I actually think that I may be sick, physically ill, which is exacerbating my depressive symptoms.

Yesterday I both called and emailed Saddleback Church, which offers support groups and is very close to my home. The main problem I have with Saddleback is that I’m very liberal – theologically liberal, socially liberal, and politically liberal. Saddleback is not.

Just got a call from the nurse’s office at my son’s school. Had to go and get him. He has a headache and feels sick, nauseated. Honestly, I feel pretty run down myself. And, so it goes…

Taking it one step at a time.

41 thoughts on “Taking a Step Forward

  1. blahpolar May 23, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    I read your previous posts and your blog comments (on my blog) have been worrying me lately. I’m very glad indeed to read this post and I feel proud of you. You seem to be adopting a methodical approach to things and by the looks of it, it’s working. I refer to that process as plodding – for myself, that is. One foot in from of the other, one minute at a time.

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    • Kitt O'Malley May 24, 2015 / 11:51 am

      Yes, plodding it is, or can be. I feel better now than I did earlier last week. Thank you for your concern. I appreciate it.

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    • Kitt O'Malley May 22, 2015 / 10:39 am

      Me, too. I have to pick him up from school two days in a row. Today, I have a nasty sinus headache. Argh!

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      • e May 22, 2015 / 11:08 am

        Yikes! Those are so painful! Take care & try to enjoy the holiday weekend. Sending blessings to you & your household!!

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  2. e May 21, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Thought about you today with all the weather changes. Proud of you.

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  3. writerwannabe763 May 21, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Hi Kitt, just because you’re ‘liberal’ in your opinions etc. doesn’t mean that others aren’t also… There are probably many who differ, but with it being a support group I would think there is kind of an acceptance for the variations and the differences not emphasized … just a thought Diane

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    • Kitt O'Malley May 21, 2015 / 4:51 pm

      You are no doubt right, Diane. I used to go to the Roman Catholic Church even though I disagreed with them on many issues. Turns out their support group for bipolar disorder doesn’t start it’s next series until the fall. They referred me to NAMI & DBSA, which are great organizations. We’ll see. For now, I had lunch with one friend and will have dinner with another. The woman I’m having dinner with tonight is a member of the United Methodist church I last regularly attended. She also has bipolar disorder and a challenging teen son. We have a lot in common.

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      • writerwannabe763 May 21, 2015 / 6:11 pm

        I think it’s good that you’re investigating your options, and so hope that if you choose one of them… it really is helpful… Diane

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