#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#WeekendCoffeeShare : Book Reviews, Streaming and Depression

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Grab yourself a beverage and pull up a chair. If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am continuing my physical therapy but for some reason the pain is now increasing. They are increasing the amount of exercise so that might be part of it.

I would tell you that I am still doing live streams on YouTube, but the attendance is way down. There are more people streaming than ever, plus everyone is worn out from all the writing for NANOWRIMO in July. Sometimes I wonder why I bother for just a few people. There are some people that still get a decent amount of viewers, but there are so many streaming now that everybody gets a few.

I had a meeting with the people from this newest facility. It was a medical and financial review. The place would be great in so many aspects, but there are also a lot of people applying for a spot. The place is not fully built yet so move-in wouldn’t be until 30 to 60 days most likely. Everyone gets their own private room with a bath and kitchenette. The kitchenette has lots of cabinets, a microwave and a fridge with a small freezer. All meals are provided in the dining room so that would be more for snacks or if you wanted something other than what they were serving. My anxiety is high as I wait for a decision and I have no idea when that will be made.

I would tell you that I finally got an answer from my psychiatrist. It took a while. She wanted to keep adding all these anti-depressants that I have already taken and can’t take. I was really getting frustrated and finally pinned her down and asked why can’t I go back to my normal dose of the medication I was taking. Normally she is on the ball, but she gave me some crazy answer and told me how she can’t remember my old records and she doesn’t have them anymore and on and on. Finally she agreed that I can go back to the normal dose. Hopefully this helps. I am tired of the deep depression and having no desire to do anything, but sleep.

Have a great week everyone.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

9 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare : Book Reviews, Streaming and Depression”

    1. Thanks Sadje. I am praying this is the place I am supposed to be. My case manager told me I didn’t get the last one because it wasn’t meant to be and that something better was out there and this is definitely better. So I wait.

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  1. I’m a little perplexed that your psychiatrist could not recall your old records. I would think there would be documentation…but hopefully your new old prescription would help.

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    1. I was perplexed myself. This is not normal for her at all. I know she just had an aunt die, but unless she was super close to her I can’t see how this affected her just this past week or so. I have been telling her my problems for a few months now and I literally had to spell it out for her on why couldn’t I go back to my old dose of the meds which was working other than the drowsiness, but I need that to sleep at night and it didn’t help with the drowsiness during the day so it had no effect so why was she dragging her feet. I have been with her a long while and I know she lost the records when she moved from the psychologist’s office I met her at, but what about all the records since then. Hopefully once it gets back into my system it will help this deep depression. I don’t want to start over looking for something I can take because there is very little out there I can tolerate which she seems to have forgotten.


  2. Hi Tessa,

    I was surprised to hear that someone in her position would admit to not having your records. Did they just disappear? More likely she was overwhelmed by something and just didn’t have the time to brief herself to prep properly for your visit.
    Still – troubling. Everyone is entitled to having an off-day, but let’s not make this a pattern.

    Good luck in upcoming visits and decisions.

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    1. This is the current story of my life. Nothing is going right. I am entitled to an aide for 5 days a week for 4 hours each day. In the last few months I could probably count the number of days and hours on my fingers and toes. Tomorrow I have to talk to my case manager again. Oh wait, tomorrow is Friday and I am not sure she works on Friday’s. I need to pull out of this funk.


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