I’m not a regular Word of the Week-er. But this is a special week for me and I am happy. For those of you who don’t know why, here’s a little explanation:
I have been taking a fair amount of medication for my mental illness for over years now. I have taken anti-depressants & beta blockers in the past too, but they didn’t give me side effects that the concoction I have been on for the past 3 or 4 years have given me.
I have been existing, not living, for those years; dealing with a constant brain fog, constant tiredness, memory loss and a lack of concentration. I have spent many a blog post moaning about those side effects, but on Tuesday my psychiatrist agreed to reduce my medication, halve it, and see how I go. I am thrilled and have everything crossed that it reduces the side effects and that, soon, I will be able to study, work and live again.
I know it will be a hard road but I am so ready for this. So this week has been full of smiles and finds me happy. It’s a nice feeling, a good feeling. In fact, I feel so good that I’m not even sorry for all the blog posts about how thrilled I am!