Hi, I am new to this site. Thought I would say hello
Hello, How are you coping with your loss? It is a good forum to share your grief and get support. Sending love and hugs.
Who have you lost.
I lost my brother in law last November. My Grandma a couple of years ago and my best friend aswell. I miss them all so much. My heart hurts alot. Sadness is overwhelming at times.
Hi @Scoobydoo1 & welcome
Thank you. Hope that you’re doing okay today? I’m trying to keep busy to distract myself temporarily.
I’m really stuck to be honest. I’d give anything just to hug them one more time. I cry at night alot. Do you find it difficult?
There is no day or night I am not crying or being sad. I lost my beloved husband suddenly six months and four days on Valentine’s Day this year. I am now on tablets: Sertraline and I am on the waiting list for Mind Thurrock. I am on my own with no support and it is actually getting harder. I hope that counseling will help me. Sending love and hugs.
It is getting harder. It will be a good weekend for a change. My brother and his wife are coming tomorrow with a shepherds pie then in Sunday a friend is bringing me a roast lamb dinner. It will be the first roast dinner I have had since early May. But otherwise the weekends are really hard. I cry most days too. At least I seem to be getting a little more sleep.
I can relate with having to go on medication. Its a emotional roller coaster a really scary one. I hope that the waiting list isn’t to long.
It sounds like a lovely weekend ahead. I hope that you can enjoy your shepherds pie and roast dinner.
I’m still finding sleeping a nightmare at the moment.
Dear Pudding, I am glad that you will have good company this weekend and nice food. I think I will have sandwiches and soup again. Sending love and hugs.
I am actually glad that I was strong enough to talk to the mental health nurse and she forwarded my name to be put on the waiting list. I am losing so much energy lately although I am eating my sandwiches and even fruit and drinking my water. I think I am just exhausted and overthink everything. Actually, I do not even want to leave the house, and going out takes a lot of my energy as well. I have to force myself to go to the library or shopping. I hope it will get better one day. Sending love and hugs.
By sleeping better I mean 3 hours instead of 2 every 5 days. I seem to be up at 5 a.m every morning. It’s not going to do my energy bills any good once winter comes. I have invested in a warm housecoat. I used to sleep at least 8 hours a night. I use a cpap machine for sleep apnoea and my stats are bad for me. Hope you get more sleep xx
Have invested in an air fryer. Will try that on Monday. Just trying to get away from ready meals. Salad tonight. Eating fruit every day.
Sadly I average about 2 hours a night. Am hoping my new medication helps with that. Took me a long time to ask for help. I’m usually awake around 4am at the moment. I don’t know how you function on 2 hours every 5 days.
Unfortunately I can’t have meds. When I was working I often had to work long hours. In one project for 6 months worked 8a.m to 3 a.m 6 days a week. You survive on coffee. Also occasionally worked 36 hours straight.
Actually realised my post was misleading. Most nights I get 2 hours. But every 4 to 5 days I get an extra hour.
We have so many kitchen gadgets (my husband loved to cook) that I never use again. He even had a bread maker. I think I will treat myself to Chinese over the weekend, which will last three days and even part of it goes in the freezer. I am using also a CPAP machine for years now and I wake up at 05:00 or even earlier in the morning, the time my husband had to go to work. Sending love and hugs.
I couldn’t sleep without my CPAP. My husband was also on CPAP. The idiots sent it back from the hospital even though that was where the sleep clinic was based. I then had to send it back. I have noticed a lot of us are up early.