I'm really struggling today
March 24, 2007 3:28am CST
I've had a very difficult few weeks, my youngest stepson is in a great deal of trouble with the law, and whilst we are trying to help him sort himslef out and get into some training and out of trouble, he keeps throwing it back at us. I had a bad accidental fall at work yesterday and woke up this morning feeling as if I've set solid all down one side of my body, I have so much to do round the house that I have no idea where to start and I also have to work on my small business. I'm finding this morning really hard going already and its not 8.30am here yet. My husband will be going off to work in a few minutes so I'll have the house to myself, and I don't quite know how to approach teh day. I'd love to go back to bed, but I have way too much to do and I'm afraid that if I don't keep busy I'll end up in a real pit of depression.
• United States
25 Mar 07
Nancy, Grant yourself the time to do something for yourself. I see you enjoy spinning. Well honey, do some. It is so wonderful and relaxing and may help you destress a little, plus you will be accomplishing. I have been through the stepson thing and it is so draining. You can not let this take all your energy, especially where you have injured yourself. I have fibromyalgia and I hurt alot, and when I get hurt, I have to rest and take time for myself or it gets worse. The the you have to be careful of is reinjuring yourself because you were hurting, and caught up in the stress going on. We get preoccupied and things happen to make it all worse. I have been through depression and hospitalized. When I came out of the hospital, one of the things I set up for myself was spinning lessons and it all started from there! I will pray for you Nancy. I know what it is like to be the stepmom. It is a hard situation, because you are not the Mom and it does get thrown back at you. I hope your husband and you are on the same page with all of this. It is important to support each other. Please take care of you. I can see from your writing and all you do that you are very special. I hope you will be my friend.
• United States
26 Mar 07
It is difficult to function when you are so tired, but if it is depression, it can make you withdraw. Becareful to keep this in mind, and make yourself get out so your not stuck in that same place all the time. You are worth taking care of! Keep in touch!