Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Dee

I went to see my Nurse Practioner today called Dee - she is lovely - I likes her.

Anyway, she tested me and talked to me and stuff and she said the good news is that I'm not suffering from depression. I am suffering from anxiety and she said if that isnt dealt with then I could get depression.  She said it is very common to suffer from a form of depression when you finish a degree for about up to 6 months after it. Stuart said that to me too! :o)  Anyways, she has recommended natural remedies rather than put me on anti-depressants - if I don't feel any better or get worse then I should go back to her.

She said that I should talk to my family - all of them - kids too and tell them how I feel sometimes and remind them that Mummy needs to be noticed and not take for granted. She said that I'm lacking self-worth and thats common for someone who has been through what I am going through. Like finishing a degree, moving on, new job etc.  She said I should find 'me' time - like swimming, walking - stuff that makes happy stuff in my brain! She said that it should be totally time away from the kids and stresses of life etc. So I'm gonna make sure I go swimming once a week with my friends like I used to. :o)

I really liked talking to her - it felt like I'd popped a big balloon and it all came out - I didn't even cry like I thought I would.  She said that I should ask my boss for appraisals and know if I'm doing a good job - she said that I need to be praised to build my confidence up :o) - and she thinks I'm being hard on myself and expecting too much to soon. She said I should start to feel betterer in a few months if I learn to relax and stop worrying!  She gave me two little books to read - one about stress and one about exercise to a healthy life.  I did feel better after talking to her. I wanted to hug her!

Laine xxxx

13 comments:

aniracj said...

Good news, Lainey, I had a feeling it was edging on the confidence thing (think I said that in my comment yesterday). Take time out for yourself.....I have started doing that as well and am off to a disco on 1st December (havn't been to a disco alone with a friend in ages!!!). Keep to the advice the N P has given you and you will be fine!! Much love, Joan

haileen2003 said...

You sound a lot better today!
(((Hugs)))
Aileen....X
http://journals.aol.co.uk/haileen2003/wishing-and-hoping

sarajanesmiles said...

Lainey Laine... this is all really good advice m'dear.  It must be a huge relief to have spoken to her today, and to now know what the problem is.  

Stuff that makes happy stuff in your brain... like Galaxy?
:o)
Sara Sara   xxx

louiseb411 said...

So pleased it went well. Sounds like good advice to me Louise xx

ally123130585918 said...

Lainey that is good news ~ glad your Nurse Practioner is so understanding and that you liked her ~ she has given you some good advice and hope you get time for yourself swimming sounds good and to do it with friends even better ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

I am so pleased to hear that Elaine, I didnt want you to go through, how I felt back in August ,love Jan xx

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I know that feeling of the balloon popping..I need to set me up an appointment too..I am stressed to the max!  Wishing you well and a happy Thanksgiving! Hugs,TerryAnn

egre328 said...

I am glad that going to see her and talking has helped.  You will be fine, I am sure of it.  Eileenx

sdrogerson said...

good good good
BUT do keep going back if you don't get out of this place..........
best of all start another degree course.............

sugarsweet056 said...

Wondereful you have some one to talk to & that listens! Do as reccommended, but go back if it doesn't work!
Hugs,Sugar

brainwhispers said...

Natural remedies?
Is that lots of Galaxy chocolate.
:o)

I like walks too, not swimming though, ewwwwwwwww.

jmoqueen said...

Yay glad your feeling better :)  

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

cherry2sweet2eat said...

thats good you know what the problem is but i knew it already you sounded like me lol. have a good day.