Monday, June 22, 2015

I haven't posted for a while because there hasn't been that much to tell.  After the drama of the last few months, I am happy for the boredom.

I started seeing a therapist to try and sort out everything that has been going on.  This week I'm seeing a psychiatrist for a one-time visit to see if there are some medications that might help with my mood and anxiety.

Last Friday, I went with my parents to see Longwood Gardens,  It was a gorgeous day; the sun was shining, the air filled with birdsong, and then the many beautiful flowers.  There's something healing about being out among nature.  I was exhausted for the weekend, but it was worth it.

Instead of "The Far Side," I'll share some pictures of the flowers.  Pardon my fat finger at the orchids.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I decided to take my oncologist's advice, and will be seeing a psychologist tomorrow.  I sort of feel like a failure because I'm having trouble coping.  I saw many patients when I worked in oncology who were so positive and upbeat, and I wonder why I can't be one of those people, too.  What's wrong with me?  I want to be happy.  I want to enjoy my remission, however long it lasts.  I'm certainly not choosing to be unhappy.  I'm not choosing to stay holed up in the house.  Between fatigue and pain, it's hard to be sociable.  People don't understand this, which adds to the burden I'm already carrying.

My "Far Side" cartoon for my upcoming appt. with the psychologist:

(It says "Just plain nuts," for those of you who can't read it.)

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