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long road 16-05-2023 10:25 AM

Thanks Tamo.

Hope your visit to your spiritual director goes well.

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 10:40 AM

Gym has actually woken me up a bit!
No injuries XD

Hope your visit goes well

Ahimsa 16-05-2023 10:43 AM

Iím just on a break from the meeting, itís all morning and thereís 40 of us, itís a lot!

I also donít know the food situation.

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 10:45 AM

Wow 40??

tamobhuuta 16-05-2023 10:48 AM

I'm glad the gym helped Cacoethes.

Sounds pretty intense Ahimsa. Any tea and biscuits? Or is it lunchtime?

one_step_closer 16-05-2023 11:46 AM

Morning everyone.

Sorry people have had a bad sleep. I hope you can get through the day ok and sleep better tonight/tomorrow.

I'm glad you were able to manage the gym, Beckie and it has made you feel more awake. How is the rest of your day looking?

I hope you get through as much as you can today, Jen.

I hope it goes well with your spiritual director, Tamo.

40 people is a lot! They better at least give you some food, Beth.

not_so_insig 16-05-2023 11:55 AM

Morning all. Too many posts for me to catch up properly sorry. Apart from Tesco I have no plans for this afternoon though my parents are coming this evening.

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 12:35 PM

I had a nape piercing just now (surface piercing on back of neck)
Going out for lunch with pilates friends at 1:30. Then glow beatz tonight

How are you doing lindsay?

Ahimsa 16-05-2023 12:46 PM

Beckie, the 40 is only half is us, the others are going this afternoon.

I’m currently sat in the car, I left the meeting cos I had an anxiety attack. I’ve skipped the lunch part of the meeting because it’s too much.

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 12:54 PM

That's a lot of people

Sorry you had an anxiety attack. If does sound like a lot to deal with.
Will someone be able to tell you what you missed afterwards?

Ahimsa 16-05-2023 12:55 PM

I hid it til the end and then it’s lunch. I’m waiting in the car for the others I’m driving back to the practice and then working this afternoon.

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 01:04 PM

I hope you have a good rest of your shift.
Do you have any colleagues you can chat to about it?

aceisinrecovery 16-05-2023 01:06 PM

hi everybody! it’s been a few days, how are you all?

tamobhuuta 16-05-2023 01:23 PM

Sorry you had an anxiety attack Ahimsa.

How are you Ace and osc?

long road 16-05-2023 01:55 PM

I managed to have a coffee in my back garden before my appointment. OT appointment itself went pretty well but it really tired me out couldn't think straight at the end. Just had a lie down for an hour. .

There was a bit of confusion over start time though as on phone receptionist offered me 11 I asked if it could be any later so she said 11:30. But then confirmation email said 11 and OT arrived at 11:25. The waiting about with uncertainty was a bit hard.

Thanks for well wishes Lindsay. Did you have gym group today? If so how was it?

Hope you enjoy lunch Beckie.

Hopefully work this afternoon isn't too stressful post anxiety attack Beth. That meeting sounds the opposite of fun.

Hi Ace, I don't think we have met I am Jen *waves*

one_step_closer 16-05-2023 02:08 PM

Are you getting a Tesco delivery, Dawn? If so I hope you get everything you ordered and no silly substitutions. I hope you have a nice visit from your parents.

Sounds like a good day, Beckie. Have fun and look after yourself.

Sorry you had an anxiety attack, Beth. How are you feeling now?

Hi Ace, how are you? Did you sort out your art post on the creativity board?

How do you feel now, Jen? Did your lie down help? I'm glad the appointment went well. It is horrible waiting around and not knowing the exact time of appointments.

I was supposed to go to the gym group today but I got up 20 minutes later than I usually would on a gym group day and this is also a hair wash day and I was panicking that I wouldn't be able to wash and dry my hair on time because of the lack of the 20 minutes so I didn't go. I probably would have got everything done. I just got in an emotional mess. Next gym day won't be a wash hair day so I'll be able to go. I can be really stupid sometimes.

Ahimsa 16-05-2023 02:18 PM

Because I’ve not been at my desk all morning, work has built up and the phones are crazy cos there’s just me, the others are in the afternoon version of the meeting.

I’ve not eaten or had a break either cos I didn’t eat at the meeting because anxiety.

not_so_insig 16-05-2023 02:19 PM

Yes I am having a tesco delivery Lindsay. Only one substitution and that was the strawberries. But I didn't have a big order and most of it is non fresh stuff. No unavailable items.

long road 16-05-2023 02:49 PM

Lie down helped a little bit can think a bit clearer. I was hoping I would nap as I only had 3 hours sleep but it didn't happen. Super tired though and have a bit of a headache and generally eurgh.

Sorry to hear about your stressful morning Lindsay. I can get super anxious if I have a time I have to do something by and then I am late. Only way I cope is trying to avoid set times and more going for around a time or by a certain time. Sounds like you did what you had to do for your stress levels even if you aren't super happy about it. I hope you can go next week.

Eurgh Beth I hate work days like that. I hope the day at least passes quickly and you can get home and cuddle your cats to destress. And then can have some food.

not_so_insig 16-05-2023 03:07 PM

My tesco order came. I had Wagon Wheels.

not_so_insig 16-05-2023 03:08 PM

Also I am sure that you aren't stupid Lindsay.

long road 16-05-2023 03:09 PM

Ooh wagon wheels! I haven't had a wagon wheel in soooo long. I got Jammie dodgers in my shop this week but I am saving them for when we go away this weekend.

not_so_insig 16-05-2023 03:11 PM

I havent had a wagon wheel for years either Jen. I hope that you enjoy your jammy dodgers.

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 03:38 PM

Hey guys!
I have returned. Was lovely seeing my pilates friends :-D

long road 16-05-2023 03:49 PM

Likewise I hope you enjoy your wagon wheels Dawn

Awesome sauce Beckie, where did you meet up with your friends? And how are you doing with the sleep deprivation? I have tried to nap but not managed it, just meditated but it hasn't helped much. Lack of sleep is definitely catching up with me this afternoon!

tamobhuuta 16-05-2023 04:10 PM

I choose jammie dodgers.

long road 16-05-2023 04:13 PM

*hands you some on a plate* they go well with tea!

one_step_closer 16-05-2023 04:59 PM

Sounds like you're having a not so great day, Beth. Do you finish soon? I hope you can have something tasty to eat at home.

From what I remember I hate wagon wheels.

I'm glad you can now think a bit clearer, Jen but boo to the negative stuff. How can you save tasty food? I don't get multipack treats because I will eat them all through one day.

I'm glad you had a nice time with your friends, Beckie. You have lots of friends now with your activities. They're the lucky ones having you as a friend.

long road 16-05-2023 05:22 PM

As long as tasty food isn't open I can save it. Once it's open all bets are off although I find out of sight out of mind can help too. But most of the time I only have one treat in the house at a time. That and the kitchen is far away and chronic fatigue means sometimes going to the kitchen is a lot of energy. I have told myself this is for the weekend so not opening it yet.

I am sooo tired. But at least bed is cosy

one_step_closer 16-05-2023 05:24 PM

I really hope you get some good sleep soon. Thumbs up for a cosy bed. :thumbup:

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 05:26 PM

Just went to a cafť for some lunch! It's a weird cafe that is attached to a gym. The gym wss there first. Not a cafe in the gym. It's a completely separate thing. And they also sell alcohol. Bit weird!

I'm just rolling with the tiredness tbh! I can't nap so just have to keep pushing through!
Hopefully we'll both get a good night's sleep tonight jen! After being so tired all day, would be kind of rude of our bodies if we didn't!

Aww thanks lindsay! I'm lucky to have them too!
My world has certainly got a lot bigger since i started work and classes.

Ahimsa 16-05-2023 05:34 PM

Finally home from work!

long road 16-05-2023 05:38 PM

Cosy bed is also full of cuddly animal friends.

Random. Is it in a town centre or is it just cafe and gym? Still a cafe is a cafe and if it's a alright cafe who cares.

I can usually nap but it isn't happening today. And now it's a bit late to nap and still sleep tonight. I am hoping to sleep at least 6 hours tonight. The dream would be 9 or 10 but I'd gladly take 6 as that doubles last nights sleep.

I wish I could power through a bit more but FND complicates things and pushing now would just make tomorrow worse. And I have to get up and out tomorrow to go to my asthma nurse appointment.

long road 16-05-2023 05:38 PM

Hooray Beth!

Thats great news!!

one_step_closer 16-05-2023 06:09 PM

Not next door but when I used to go to the gym lots I would have to get the bus home and there is a chip shop right next to the bus station and I often couldn't resist going in and getting some fritters.

I'm so glad you're home Beth. Is that it for the day?

Definitely take it easy, Jen if you have to build up some energy etc to get to your appointment tomorrow. I double hope you have a good sleep then.

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 06:24 PM

It's in the town centre. The cafť bit faces onto the high street and i think the gym entrance is at the back? People were going through the cafe to go to the gym though.
They have stuff going on there sometimes. There's a men's mental health group that they close the cafe to the public for which is quite cool.

Yes absolutely do not push through with FND!
I really hope you manage to get a decent sleep tonight! You deserve it!

Glad you're home beth!
Can you relax now or do you have a million things to do this evening?

Mmmmm fritters!

Pi.R^2 16-05-2023 06:44 PM

Evening all!
1) Hope you're feeling better Beth
2) Lindsay, what are fritters?
3) Jen, take it easy
4) Beckie, think it's time for me to message you actually!

one_step_closer 16-05-2023 06:46 PM

Fritters are battered slices of potato.

Pi.R^2 16-05-2023 06:47 PM

oh they sound splendid, I want some!

one_step_closer 16-05-2023 06:50 PM

They are great with salt and vinegar. You have to go to the right shop though, everywhere the batter is different. I prefer a crispy batter.

long road 16-05-2023 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by Cacoethes (Post 4351433)
It's in the town centre. The cafť bit faces onto the high street and i think the gym entrance is at the back? People were going through the cafe to go to the gym though.
They have stuff going on there sometimes. There's a men's mental health group that they close the cafe to the public for which is quite cool.

Yes absolutely do not push through with FND!
I really hope you manage to get a decent sleep tonight! You deserve it!

I guess it's good for the cafe to get passing trade does sound a weird set up though. That's good they close for the men's mental helath group.

I have got out of bed and come to the sofa because I was going a bit mad being tired in bed but not able to sleep. I am trying to take it easy ish. Going to go back to bed after dinner and try and get an early night.

Sadly have had to pass on getting my haircut.

one_step_closer 16-05-2023 08:11 PM

I hope you have had your dinner and are resting now. Hope you sleep well. That's a shame about your hair cut but you can reschedule it.

long road 16-05-2023 08:44 PM

Just got back into bed. Plan is to drink my peppermint tea Nd then take meds and try and have an early night for once

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 08:59 PM

Back from glow beatz!

Haircuts are less important than a good rest and sleep!

long road 16-05-2023 09:36 PM

Not trying to sleep yet but slowly getting sleepy.

Has doing things in the day today made you sleepier tonight Beckie?

Cacoethes 16-05-2023 09:53 PM

I am the same amount of sleepy somehow, which is still pretty sleepy!
And i take promethazine for sleep. Which is clearly not doing its job!
Dread to think what my sleep would be like without it!

Pi.R^2 16-05-2023 10:08 PM

Really hope you get some good sleep tonight Beckie! Do you get the fog from it? I was prescribed it recently and was like ‘nope’

long road 16-05-2023 10:19 PM

I used to get the fog from Olanzapine and then eventually I got used to it and then had a hard time sleeping as I didn't get a fog anymore. Almost completely off Olanzapine now though because of prolactin

Anyway I came on to say that I am going to try and sleep now and give anyone who sees me lurking permission to shout at me to get off RYL and try and sleep. I was tired last night but not sleepy which was part of the problem hope you get some shut eye tonight Beckie

Ahimsa 16-05-2023 10:59 PM

I used to get awful brain fog when I was on promethezine!

I fell asleep when I got home from work as my head was banging from my anxiety attack. I’ve borrowed spoons from tomorrow for the quiz and I’m just about to crash in bed.

Cacoethes 17-05-2023 06:41 AM

Nah, no fog!
I have been taking it forever though

Hope everyone slept well!
I got about 6 hours, which is an improvement!

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