Just Checking In
Hello to all my dear friends and supporters. I'm afraid I haven't been very active for a bit, but I do check in on you. Even though I may not have been posting I keep you all in my prayers. Unfortunately I have hit a "7 month post stroke" depression and I'm trying to work through it. I know you all understand how it feels - not your regular down in the dump blues. Sometimes I can't even explain why. It's just there, 24 hours a day. I also have a great deal of anxiety that I can't seem to control.
It's frustrating because I have always been an incredibly upbeat person, choosing to be in a good mood each day even during life's rough patches. I do hope that this is just another stroke phase! I also have been in constant pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia, plus a frozen shoulder, and I think these constant flare ups are stroke related (common with left-brain strokes).
Please take care of yourselves. Cactus, you're our inspiration and I feel petty complaining when you are facing much larger challenges everyday. Hopefully my sense of humor will make a return soon!
Love you all,