Choices, Choices, Choices,…

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Since I have been housebound I have had to find ways not to get cabin fever. At times it has been difficult, but I do my best to keep myself moving forward and aware of what is happening in the outside world.

I liked the above quote because it is true for my situation. My life at this moment does not give me many choices, but the ones I do have all are to do with me keeping a stable mental health. It would be easy to allow myself to slip into despair, but that is a choice I choose not to make. There are days where the thought about just staying in bed and pulling the covers up over my head, but again that is a choice that I will not make.

I could be like an old country and western song said, ‘Everybody going out and having, I’m just a fool for staying home and having none…oh lonesome me”!

My concentration is poor for being distracted by the pain around my upper leg and hip. So, writing also has been suffering. There are times I think I have something to write about, only to find I have already written it. I wonder how many times or ways there are to discuss being bi-polar and suffer from depression.

I am now again taking forms of opioids to manage the pain and a sleeping pill so that I can have a decent night’s rest. My doctor is only allowing me to have just seven days at a time, which means I have a phone consultation with him. I am happy that I have that choice. There is no way that I could get to his office because getting into a car would be impossible.

Over the next several days I am going to look for some books to read. I will have to order them online, going to the library is not an option.

So dear reader, I wrote all this to give you a head’s up. No matter how much you may be going through most have choices. If you have choices the option is there to make changes.

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  1. ashleyleia

    I’m glad you’re getting some extra medication for the time being to help get your through.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you Ashley!

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  2. Angie

    So relieved to hear that you’re able to get some medication to help the pain. One thing that this pandemic has brought is some flexibility when it comes to appointments with doctors and such. It would have been difficult to have a phone consultation before, so I’m really grateful for you to have that option!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you, and yes Angie, my only option is talking with my doctor over the phone.

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  3. Kim McKinney

    Hanging in there. Though it may not feel like it, it sounds as though you are coping nicely.

    Check with your library and see if there are any other options for getting books. If you have a Kindle, or a device with a Kindle app, you can download books. I rarely go into the library anymore. I can borrow from two libraries online and I love it. I can also download audiobooks, movies, etc. I believe I heard our local library was even delivering books for those who cannot go out. At least give them a call and see what they can offer or if they have any ideas. Buying books can get expensive!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Many of the books this past summer were new on the list, so they were not available yet in the Library here. The strange thing about that is, I read all of the books I had bought. They are in mint condition, no turned down pages or rips. I offered them to the local library and they couldn’t receive them because of Covid. So they sit on a shelf in my book case.

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      1. Kim McKinney

        So short-sighted of the library. They need to do a bit of research!

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      2. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

        I agree Kim. The donation of these books means they would have money to go towards other books that they need.

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