Ice Pick Lobotomies and More

*Trigger Warning*

My husband is watching Lore, S1E2 – Echoes.

Discussing everything from heinous Bedlum asylum history, such as allowing people to pay admission to walk through and watch chained *patients* be beaten and to marvel at others’ screaming at inner demons (guess after that the attendees went and had dinner at a fabulous restaurant) to ice-pick lobotomies (took 5-10 mins) to Rosemary Kennedy (park her elsewhere; she’ll be fine).

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I often think, “There but for the grace of God, go I,” and I tremble a bit while feeling the tiny hairs on the back of my neck stand up, wondering if in sixty years, people will read about things done to me, things done to my son, and use the word barbaric.

God help and bless us, gang. Let’s discuss when/if we wish. Let’s take care of each other. Let’s take care of ourselves. 💙🙏💛✌

Just Catching Up

BLOG ENTRY 10.15.18

JUST CATCHING UP ~

Not doing well, guys, but wanted to check in and ask how y’all are doing.

Me, I’m struggling physically, even moreso than usual, and it’s beating me up emotionally.

However, I see a Neurologist on Wednesday. Maybe that will help. Seeing my Psychiatrist the following week. And I’m forcing myself to continue stretching and strengthening exercises. Sleeping a ton, though, because I’m in so much pain. Have hardly any energy. Definitely going to request new blood work.

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Anyway, how are you guys doing?

Let’s continue helping each other and taking care of ourselves, even if that requires a new specialist every once in a while, followed by a relaxing massage.

F5HERD

 

World MH Day

Mental Health IS Medical Health. Just because mental health, and many chronic illnesses and autoimmune disorders for that matter, cannot be seen, doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

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Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Let’s share our stories with others. Let’s insist on being treated for medical issues that can and *cannot* be seen.

Mental-Health

Shout Out

Blog entry ~ 10.7.18

Sincere and honest shout-outs, thanks and love sent to those of you who involve yourself in my life, and allow me to be a part of yours. No matter the distance, the circumstances or the past. No matter if you are also depressed or anxious.

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You, like me, care enough to check in with a friend or family member. This is one of the most important and loving things we can do for each other.

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