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Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 10-10-2019, 12:57 AM
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Views: 44,497
Posted By Irisflower
If I've missed the boat, by the way, and if...

If I've missed the boat, by the way, and if you've already asked for these things, please forgive me!
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 10-10-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 44,497
Posted By Irisflower
Hi Lily, I've been reading your posts and your...

Hi Lily,
I've been reading your posts and your R/V, and I think the following is what you need to tell them when they ask what help you need: "And by the way support looks like someone actually...
Forum: General Chat 09-08-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,125
Posted By Irisflower
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 09-08-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 11,087
Posted By Irisflower
I'm so sorry to hear this. You must be worried....

I'm so sorry to hear this. You must be worried. Are you keeping yourself safe? Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 09-08-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,925
Posted By Irisflower
Please don't act on your impulses. I am sorry you...

Please don't act on your impulses. I am sorry you were hirt in the past, but don't let that carry over into present actions. Is there anyone you can talk to about this urgent matter? Even a helpline?...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 17-07-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By Irisflower
Thanks, I managed to make up my mind. ECT is...

Thanks, I managed to make up my mind. ECT is tomorrow. I just really need my brain back :)
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 17-07-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By Irisflower
Need help deciding

Hi RYL friends,
I need some help deciding whether to go back to ECT or not. I went off ECT (again) thinking that this time I could be permanently off ECT (I was on a six-week maintenance schedule)....
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 05-03-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Irisflower
Yes, I will be continuing with it. It seems to be...

Yes, I will be continuing with it. It seems to be the main thing that works for me. I am still concerned about it, but I guess I can take it one session at a time. Thanks!
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 05-03-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Irisflower
My psychiatrist and ECT psychiatrist are...

My psychiatrist and ECT psychiatrist are separate; they only really confer with each other when something is going wrong. Had ECT today and am feeling better... just sleepy.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 02-03-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Irisflower
They do talk to each other, but not to me except...

They do talk to each other, but not to me except separately. Maybe next time I will ask the main doc exactly what was said. Thanks for the idea.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 02-03-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Irisflower
Thanks to you both! I feel embarrassed because my...

Thanks to you both!
I feel embarrassed because my doctor's have different opinions about ECT. One thinks I should just keep going and the other wants to limit it. I want to stop but it seems like the...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 28-02-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Irisflower
Frustrated

Hi,
I feel so frustrated. I thought I was getting better after getting on a new med and stopping ECT (I have been on maintenance ECT for years). I stopped, and the suicidal thoughts and plans came...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 22-01-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,620
Posted By Irisflower
I really hope it goes well for you!

I really hope it goes well for you!
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 22-01-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,620
Posted By Irisflower
Sorry! Didn't realize that. Thinking of you,...

Sorry! Didn't realize that. Thinking of you, Beckie.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 22-01-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,620
Posted By Irisflower
Also, if you truly don't want ECT, you can ask...

Also, if you truly don't want ECT, you can ask your mom to get you a lawyer (don't know if you are allowed to call your mom).
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 22-01-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,620
Posted By Irisflower
Generally, I think there should be a choice for...

Generally, I think there should be a choice for ECT. I don't know what the rules are there, but if you don't want ECT and you are told you have to have it, you can ask, "Why am I being made to have...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 16-01-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,620
Posted By Irisflower
Would hard candies be an option? That way you...

Would hard candies be an option? That way you could get some energy and not have to eat directly.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 14-01-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,620
Posted By Irisflower
What Pomegranate has to say about the wait time...

What Pomegranate has to say about the wait time and the sleepiness/headache is true, at least for me. I usually spend the day relaxing/sleeping (we're lucky my husband has that day off and can watch...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 14-01-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,620
Posted By Irisflower
The procedure itself is not too involved. When I...

The procedure itself is not too involved. When I go in (I am still having it monthly as an outpatient), I walk into the procedure room and lie down on a stretcher. They put a blood pressure cuff on,...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 14-01-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 10,620
Posted By Irisflower
Please feel free to ask me about anything. I am...

Please feel free to ask me about anything. I am on maintenance ECT.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 12-11-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 44,497
Posted By Irisflower
I know it takes further time, but once your leg...

I know it takes further time, but once your leg is healed, how would you feel about looking for a new job (without your current boss knowing, of course)? Are there temporary agencies where you live...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 29-10-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,651
Posted By Irisflower
If you decide to reapply in future, I think you...

If you decide to reapply in future, I think you can do that. Right now, I hope you find work that will be less stressful for you than school. Thinking of you.
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 24-10-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,651
Posted By Irisflower
Hi Becky, You're not dumb, and I believe you can...

Hi Becky,
You're not dumb, and I believe you can do college. However, you might need a term or two off if it's making you anxious. Another poster talked about connecting with your college's...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 05-09-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,688
Posted By Irisflower
Even if there isn't a case (and I don't know,...

Even if there isn't a case (and I don't know, there could be), what the guy did was still wrong, and when someone says no, and the other person keeps going, it's still rape. And it's good that you...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 12-07-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,867
Posted By Irisflower
Just an idea of something to do - how about...

Just an idea of something to do - how about creating an online photo book of Jasmine's early years, complete with descriptions and memories? She will really value that when she gets older.
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