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A Long, Long Time in Coming..

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:08 am    Post subject: A Long, Long Time in Coming.. Reply with quote

..but at last, at long last, the ups finally outnumber the downs, and I plan to slowly work my way back into the writing I haven't done in forever - but sorely miss. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best laid plans often go astray..

I am on a roller-coaster ride of elated highs and hellish lows that shows little sign of ending, as I have been for the past year and a half or so. As many of you know, I have two children - girls, one now 16, the other now 14.

Amanda is my 14 year old, and she is bright, with a sharp wit and a carefree spirit. She also has been diagnosed with severe depression - which has manifested in mood swings, grades that do not reflect her keen intellect, and self-harming. She's been on and off different medications - including a nasty reaction to Prozac - she's been hospitalized for short visits, she's been through Intensive Outpatient Programs, and just when I think we've turned a corner, the bottom falls out.

Last week, she told her guidance counselor she was having suicidal thoughts, which sparked another trip to the emergency room, and her ultimately being sent to a local behavioral health treatment center well-known for its works with teens. The doctors there are working to gain her trust and a rapport with her so she can finally come out of this dark abyss, and back into the light of those who love her so fiercely.

A few days ago, I was working in her room to prepare it for when she comes home, and I found a note - a note I read before I realized what it truly was, and it is something I will never be able to unsee or forget. My fervent hope is that I will never, ever read anything like it again.

AS for why I chose to write this here in this fashion, the more I type, the more grounded I feel, and the more I can take the steps to take care of myself, which I've been sorely neglecting. Hopefully my creative spark will return once she's home and settled into a new routine, but in the meantime please continue to keep us all in your thoughts, prayers, and general good vibes.

Andrea (Wyh's player)
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been keeping you and your beautiful family in my thoughts <3

Remember that there is life for her and all of you after this!

xoxoxo

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are all praying and keeping you in our thoughts, dear. An I want you to know, that you ALL will come out of this and J is absolutely right, there is life for her, and all of you after this passes.

Stay the course dear, and know you are not alone.

We <3 ya,

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update: Amanda is scheduled to come home today, at last. I'm very pleased, but also very nervous at the same time. She seems to be on a better combination of meds, we have all the follow-up appointments in place - yet I'm still apprehensive. Thank you all for your support and understanding, and please continue to keep the postiveness coming.

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One day at a time <3 Today will be a good one!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A further update: While it seems we've turned the corner in treating my youngest's depression and anxiety, her utterly abysmal impulse control is creating issues of a different nature, so while one battle is nearly won, the war is far from over.

On a more positive note, I've been working diligently on a manuscript detailing a slightly different version of Wyh's origin and her arrival in RhyDin. So far, I'm over 22,000 words and counting. Hopefully seeing her mother utilizing discipline and perseverance will influence Amanda to do the same.. ::fingers crossed::
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whyree,
I missed the early posts in this thread, probably because that looks to be about when I was dealing with a resurgence of my own clinical depression. Yes, I have been officially diagnosed, and have been fighting it since at least my early teens. And I hit the big 50 this year. Just letting you know, there is hope, it can be beat. I didn't have meds to help me do it, instead family, good friends, discipline, and (for me) just plain stubborness and an unwillingness to let ANYTHING cause me to fail in anything I saw as "my duty".

My best wishes and hopes go out to you and your family.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooph. That sounds like a much more severe case of what I was wading through at 14. It's a definite plus that you're working on something, if not for her sake, then for yours as her caretaker and parent as a valve. I am... waaay not in a position to give advice about impulse control problems, but yeah... that's a hard road for y'all, and as Andu said, it does smooth out over time.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A brief life update: Girls are both in college, and excelling. After a severe health crisis, I'm almost back to my old self. No - strike that - I'm better than my old self. I'm finding stories again, slowly but surely. Things are looking up. I wish everyone the best and brightest, today and always. Smile

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