Lori

@lori_42511
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I did a thing #CheerMeOn

<p>I did a thing <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="Cheer Me On" href="/topic/cheermeon/" data-id="5cacee6c78919e00e432de21" data-name="Cheer Me On" aria-label="hashtag Cheer Me On">#CheerMeOn</a> </p>
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So tired of survival mode #CheckInWithMe

What do you do when it’s all too much? I mean I’ve been trying to hard to “get through”, and even with therapy and meds don’t seem to help anymore. Financial insecurity (lost my job today, student loans coming back due in august and cost of living is insane), trying to conceive (just had a second round of iui after several years of surgeries and no luck naturally - which now feels like a bad idea after job loss), and perpetual stress, pain and emptiness? My thyroid disease, my mental health ailments and life as a whole have me so depressed, I don’t even know what to expect from myself. I’m just so tired of being tired. I’m so tired of trying to not be hopeless and feel so despondent. But it’s like what do you do when you’re tired of feeling that way? I don’t know what else I have left. There’s just nothing else for me. 😞 #Depression #PTSD #Anxiety #ChronicIllness #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease

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What does your ideal work break look like?

<p>What does your ideal work break look like?</p>
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The best I can do on bad days #CheerMeOn

I’ve been trying to give myself more credit on what I manage to accomplish on my lesser days. Today, for instance, my depression symptoms are running rapid, and rhe inconsistent weather patterns in northeastern US have been all over the place, not exactly helpful for my seasonal affective disorder. So today, it took me 2 hours to get out the bed, take my meds, and brush my teeth. 2 hours. However, I am trying to not fixate on the time and just ride myself credit for having done it. Physical and mental health issues are so draining sometimes. I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for what we manage despite all we are constantly fighting. I have now started making some eggs for breakfast. I told myself I will be kind to myself, and take the day as it comes. Lower my expectations, and let move forward out the bed be a victory. #Depression #SeasonalAffectiveDisorder #SSRI

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So angry about the financial burden of mental and physical disability #CheckInWithMe

I really try to take it all in stride but this morning I am just so angry. Insurance changes now have me paying for telehealth appts for therapy and psychiatry. No warning - just now putting out $ I didn’t have to put out before. Working my way through an infertility journey, and had an insurance call this morning about all im going to owe for all my services. Hundreds of dollars here, hundreds of dollars there. Truly feels like a penalty if your mind and body isn’t doing what it’s “supposed” to do. Like an additional tax for your body not acting right and it’s so infuriating. I just had to vent. #MentalHealth #Infertility #treatments #expensiveAF

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End of year struggles #CheckInWithMe

I’m having a hard time. Holidays, ptsd and flashbacks, seasonal depression, covid anxiety, and just emptiness have me not enjoying my holiday break at all. I feel so unsettled, I can’t even enjoy being home. I can’t enjoy quality time with my spouse or even get excited for next year. I’m just so tired of feeling like this. It feels like suddenly medication and therapy aren’t working. Nothing is working. The feelings intensify and everything feels really bleak. Maybe it’s the holidays. Maybe it’s the darkness. Maybe it’s the cold. But I’m so unfulfilled I took down all my holiday decor. It just didn’t matter anymore. Nothing does. 😞 #Anxiety #PTSD #SeasonalAffectiveDisorder #Depression

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Coping with the holidays

#Infertility third holiday season since first trying and it’s kind of overwhelming there’s still no kid. I find myself sick with emotion because there’s, as always, a ton of social media posts of babies and kids doing holiday things. It just hurts and the crazy part is I thought I was ok with it all, but then days like today it hits like a 18 wheeler. I’m not looking for any advice here, I’ve done all my due diligence with dr appts and all. Just needed to vent a bit. I hope one day we get to celebrate the holidays with our own kid.

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