Friday, July 10, 2015

I haven't posted for a while as things have been status quo.  My laptop was on the fritz for a few days too, but now that I have a new hard drive, it's as good as new.  Many thanks to James Terry, Senior Advisor at Apple, for helping me get my MacBook Pro back to good as new.

I'm still trying to decide what to do about the therapist I have been seeing.  She's a nice person, but she really isn't helping me when it comes to working on my issues.  For example, when I told her about having trouble getting my mind off my health issues and worrying about cancer recurring, her suggestion was for me to buy some adult coloring books (not that kind of adult) or signing up for free classes from a university.

Well, OK, that would temporarily take my mind off my issues, but it won't help me learn how to cope better.  I actually did try to take a free course from a university regarding people who have been incarcerated for crimes they didn't commit.  I dropped it because the workload was as heavy as if I were taking it for credits.  I'm going to give the coloring books a try, but what I really want is to learn coping techniques.

I'll continue to try this out for another couple weeks, but I may just stop the therapy.  It's so frustrating to not be able to find a therapist that accepts Medicare/new patients.

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  1. I wonder, do you find writing this blog at all helpful? I began writing a blog and I think it has helped me. I think the evaluation of my feelings, the putting into words for an audience keeps my mind busy. I'll be out walking and thinking about maybe bad stuff and then I'll think, "I should blog about this". That takes my thoughts to a more positive direction, usually.

  2. You know, someone else just asked me the same question! I told her that I found it helpful to write don what I was feeling, then send it out into cyberspace where it might help someone else.

    I'd encourage you to go for it. Initially, I felt pressure to say something profound, or felt like I should be blogging every day. Now I just blog when I have something to say. Sometimes I'll just blog a cartoon or a funny video to get whomever might be reading this a chuckle.

    Thank you so much for replying! Did you find me through Inspire?