Saturday, September 16, 2006

I'm Back

Not that I ever left but it was an exhausting week but I did make it to work every day.  The 911 entries really did affect me also.  It took a day or two to absorb it all.

I'm still fussing with my time management.  It is so difficult to do all my errands after work when I was so accustomed to doing most of them on Wednesdays.  This old dog is having a hard time learning new tricks.

Anyway, Joey had an appt. with the psychiatrist on Wed.  He picked me up after work, and we went.  I hadn't mentioned in my journal because I don't like to compromise him, and I know he reads this, but he has been pretty severely depressed this summer.  He hit me with a bombshell in the car on the way....a good bombshell, nonetheless.  He forgot to take his anti-depressant with him when he went to Ocean City in July for his vacation.  Well, that would explain why he was depressed.  No anti-depressants for a week.  The second bombshell...he hadn't started taking it again because he was afraid to tell the doctor and didn't know what dosage he should start again at.  The great news for now is that the doctor is keeping him off of it, at least for the time being.  Joey's mood has been so much better the past two weeks.  The funny thing is we were at the docs in August.  The doctor was totally perplexed and was thinking of sending Joe for a consult with a colleague of his.  The little stinker still didn't say a word. And he was so scared his doctor would be mad at him.  Actually, the doc was ecstatic.

Today is my ex SIL's wedding.  I'm a little bit bummed that I wasn't invited but can understand that my ex is far too unpredictable when I'm around.  The kids are calling me non-stop.  I can't wait to get some pictures to share.  Megan and Becky's dresses are absolutely gorgeous.  Joey and my ex MIL are walking my SIL down the aisle.  The ex....lol....what can I say?  He's not very popular with his own family.

I'm also getting some sort of cold or flu-like bug.  It hit yesterday but today I feel like crap so I'm just going to lay myself down.

I'm way behind in my journal reading and plan to try and catch up today.  I'm thinking the bug is probably what was making me sooooo tired this week.  I was sort of afraid I was getting something because I usually am exhausted for a week or so before it hits...grrrrrr

Thanks for those who e-mailed me out of concern.  I love you all!  Don't forget about me....I'm still here....and do apologize that I haven't been visiting much.

    CHRIS

26 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon & don't come down with a bad cold or flu!
Try & rest up this weekend & take it easy.
Hugs, Sugar

seraphoflove9001 said...

I'm so glad that you're back. :o)
Lisa

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((CHRIS)))))))))))))))))I am glad tings are working out with your kids,but,I am sorry your not feeling good.I think everyone is feeling under the weather.Me to.I just took a benadryl and its making me sleepy.lol.Have a good wekend and get some rest

am4039 said...

I sure hope you feel better. That's good news that Joey can stay off the meds for a while. Can't wait to see pictures of Megan and Becky, I bet they look great.

jeanno43 said...

Feel better soon, good news about Joey.  I bet the girls look wonderful in their dresses.

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jeadie05 said...

I had a similar  bug a week or so ago , hot ,cold ,ached and slept most of the day away,I hope you soon feel better ,Yes the 9/11 was very emotional to do I found it very draining ,.,.,So pleased Joe is feeling better ,.,.,.,Jan xx

jckfrstross said...

I do hope you feel better soon:) this has been the year for sickness:( i have been taking extra vitamin c"s 2000 to 3000 milagrams a day to kick any virus's that are lurking around:) hope you have a great sunday

Deb

nelishianatl said...

I've had this bug for a week and it's kept me in bed.  Literally has kicked my butt.  I hope you don't get it at all and if you do, then not that bad.  I'll be thinking about Joey.  I forgot to take my meds for a couple of days for depression and felt rather guilty.  wouldn't tell my Dr. though.  Stuff happens.  I started back where I left off and was alright.  I don't do well at all without them.  AT ALL.  Good now on Lexapro. 10mg
Thinking of you all,
Nelishia
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oxobagladyoxo said...

Awww Honey! I hope ya feel better soon. Glad to know ya still around.

Hugs,
Chelle

bmorrrick said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well Chris.  Hope it gets better soon!!  It was nice to read an entry from you again!!  Hope you have a great weekend.

Take Care,
~Bilinda~

jlocorriere05 said...

I do hope you feel better soon Chris. I'm pleased Joey's feeling better too. I hope you have a good weekend and can get into the swing of working wednesdays, I know how you feel, it seems like someone has stolen a day from you doesn't it?! Jeannette xx  

lv2trnscrb said...

that's good that Joey doesn't need the antidepressants now; poor guy, imagine going through trying to keep that from you and the doctor for that long.

sorry you are feeling under the weather, Chris. Don't bother reading my journal; catch up with it some other time. Not much going on; a bit of a pity party one day and then hope from the Lord the next; that's about it.

you take care of yourself and get over whatever is trying to attack your body

betty

penniepooh said...

Hi Chris... I wish there was something I could do to help you. I don`t like knowing you`re feeling sick and so tired from work. Saying prayers for you, sweetie.
I hope Joey continues to do well. :0)
Love you-
Pen

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Oh...Chris we could never forget about you...you are part of the glue you silly!!!!  I am  so glad that things are looking up for Joey!!! You hang tough Joey....I hope that you get to feeling much better yourself Chris and know I have you and your children all in my thoughts and prayers!!! Hugs,TerryAnn

princesssaurora said...

Glad you are back sweetie... I bet the kids looked great...

be well,
Dawn

siennastarr said...

Chris, my friend....what ever happened to that nap?? lol  You never did take it, did you?  Now, you're probably sleeping like a baby!
Can't wait to see some pictures!

Hugs
jackie

ally123130585918 said...

Chris hope you are keeping well  ~ good news about the Doctor taking Joey of the tablets ~ look forward to seeing pictures ~ bet the Megan and Becky look wonderful in their dresses ~ Ally

queeniemart said...

Shame that you arent at that wedding....i wish she had invited you! The tag you have at the beginning of this entry really touches me...i have had that little girl in a tag for a few yrs and have never seen it made into such a pretty graphic.
I am proud of Joey and SO happy things are looking up for him!!! I hope that YOU are fine too. i love you girl.
lisa jo

lisa41076 said...

Chris, Welcome back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ca'nt wait to see the wedding pictures !!! Feel better !!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa

shayshaydc said...

That is great news about Joey!!! Hope he continues to improve without the meds.... hope you get to feeling better to... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

xxroxymamaxx said...

Congrats to your ex-SIL.  I know you liked your in laws and I bet it's hard having to deal with not being able to go because your ex will be there.  Do something nice for yourself that day!  And I hope you get to feeling better soon!  Big hugs and GBU, Shelly

zoepaul6968 said...

have a good rest hun this flu is a bugger,big huggles,xxzoexx
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debbiewebb4465 said...

((((Chris)))) sorry to hear you've got the lurgy lol........seriously wishing you better very soon! Great news about Joey's medication! Good luck to him, hope he's ok :-) I understand totally about losing your Wednesday's grrrr!!!! I've worked Weds since I got back off my hols to cover other hols and I had to do a major housework yesterday!!! Without hump day at home everything was getting neglected!!! And I'm always on here of course :-) Wouldn't have it any other way though :-)
GET WELL SOON my friend :-)
love ya Debbie ~xxxxxxxxx~
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schoolgal040 said...

Hi Chris,
My first visit to your journal and I love it! It's so beautiful and I can see your talents with PSP. I am also a bit of a PSP rookie....LOL

Sorry about the depression for hime. Such a difficult thing to deal with and hope that he continues to do well.

Love the journal and I will be back!!

Big Hugs,
Gayla

pharmolo said...

Hi Chris,
Just put myself on alerts for this journal; I was already viewing Cab's Creations.
The 9/11 thing did affect a lot of people still very deeply. And sorry to hear about the antidepressant problem. If you look at my screenie, you'll understand my concern, shared with yourself

Guido
http://journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/NorthernTrip

queenb8261 said...

Sorry about not being around more myself.  I just think I need an extra 18 hours or so during the day.  What do you think? Do you think it'd be enough?  Glad to hear Joey is doing OK without the pills. So many young men don't get the help with depression they need.  Stop by when you can. I completely understand about time.  Hugs, Barb