My right eyelid is just twitching away as I write this. I assume it’s stress related. I have not felt like writing due to so much stress and depression. I don’t want to be a complainer either but I share this in the hopes of helping someone else.
For about 5 months, I have been waiting to find out if my husband would lose his job. I had to recently put my cat down who was like a therapy pet to me and also my best, little buddy. I have been working 5 days a week, going to school (online), exercising and taking care of kids.
It finally caught up to me. I got physically sick like my immune system is down and then depression kicked in.
I do in home senior care for 2 different clients. I gave one of those clients up last week. Tonight is my last shift with her. She has dementia and I have been with her for over a year. I am burnt out from working with her. I am actually getting burnt out from working with dementia patients. I have been doing this for 6 years.
I found out today that my husband will be able to keep his job but he may have a pay cut and our insurance prices are going to go up. I am thankful he can keep his job though, silver linings are important.
I have been having intrusive thoughts related to being mentally tired but that is for another post.
Through all of this, I have prayed a lot, seen my psychiatrist and psychologist regularly and taken my meds correctly. I have also managed to keep my weight in check.
Remember, it does get better.
More than Mental