"AHGHHAGHGAHGA" in a word sounds fair enough.
Right now there's so much going on for you no wonder you are overwhelmed. It's honestly one of the most frustrating feelings! Out of those particular things - which one is weighing on your mind at most? Let me know then we can all work out some strategies with the communities help
Hey @roseisnotaplant I reckon the psych will understand that it's a form of self care that you didn't get to do the journalling for them. If it's adding pressure to your schedule, I think the psych will back you this time on not doing your homework What do you reckon?
I am kind of hearing that it's hitting you hard mentally and emotionally these appointments, do you have an hour window you could just sit with yourself for meditation, bath, yoga, walk etc? Even half an hour? Let me know. I will tag some other members too
@May_ @FootyFan26 @honky @Asche @Tabs
I can relate to the stress of numerous appointments. It does get overwhelming trying to fit everything in, but you can only do the best you can. Your team should understand you have a lot on. Talk to them and say "I can't do X or Y. Could I do it some other way?" It's hard at first, but it gets easier over time. Instead of writing stuff down, for example, what about a video or artwork? We do have lives outside appointments and sometimes I feel this is forgotten!
It can be hard for those who arent sick to understand what it's like to live with chronic illnesss on a daily basis, but you know how you feel. If others don't understand, it's not your problem and you don't have to spend all your time educating them. Focus on the people who do understand such as your parents and keep communicating. It's hard not to feel guilty or like you aren't trying when you can't follow the plan, but be honest about fears and frustrations and see if you can give it a go. Sometimes our own fears and anxieties regarding changes to treatment can be worse than attempting the treatment itself and once we've tried, we find it's not so bad. If you've tried and it's still not working, tell them. There are always other options.
You'll get there. It's exhausting and often unpredictable, but illness often brings out the best in people. Relationships become stronger and you develop a wonderful sense of humour because why cry when you can laugh at the challenges?
Hang in there. You're doing a good job! 😀
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