I finally got to see my new doctor. I absolutely love her. She has a whole body approach to my mental health as opposed to “here take this pill and see me in five months”. We actually spent an hour discussing my life. From the age my first panic attack occurred to what medications I’ve used both successfully and unsuccessfully. In the five years I spent with my previous doctor, I’m not sure time spent with him would span an hour. He was very “Take your pill and go”.
This doctor is under the impression I might have been misdiagnosed. Apparently those that are truly manic/depressive do not respond favorably to Zoloft. Since I have a history of, at least for periods of time, responding well to it, she seems to think it is some other, yet to be determined, mood disorder.
As a result, we are switching up my medication. I started a new one that day and thus far, no panic attacks. We will introduce a new anti depressant in a few weeks. She wants me adjusted to this medicine first and then slowly add in the other.
So that’s the good news. I really don’t have any bad news. Life has been quiet for the most part.
We did have a bit of an unsettling incident that had us all a bit worried, but things worked out and since it doesn’t directly involve me, I don’t feel comfortable disclosing it. No, I don’t intend to be vague, but it involves people that I don’t know outside of a business dealing, and isn’t fodder for my blog. It was a sad situation that could have had implications for us, but has been resolved in a favorable manner.
I have decided to take one room in my perfect house and start to make it more “our” home instead of a bare rental. As a result, for the first time since I’ve been in California, I actually hung curtains in the living room. My next purchase will be a table to place under the front window. Once I get the living room exactly as I want I plan on doing Caleb’s room. He is on the hunt for a new bedding set and curtains. He also needs a new dresser. I figure my summer I will have the entire house done to my liking.
This house is simply such perfection for us. The kids and I are so happy being her and I hope to stay here for many years to come. If I can’t move back to Texas, at least I can live in my perfect house.
As in previous years, I don’t do resolutions. I feel that every day is a day for growing and learning so I will continue to follow that path.
I hope that 2018 has started well for all of you (the two people that actually still read this 😂😂). Be well!!