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So it’s not that uncommon? It’s just weird that it’s happening a full 12 hours after the colonoscopy. I think my nurse is concerned now too because even though I took miralax I literally can not go! essentially-t

So it’s not that uncommon? It’s just weird that it’s happening a full 12 hours after the colonoscopy. I think my nurse is concerned now too because even though I took miralax I literally can not go! essentially-t

21 hours ago on September 2nd | J | 0 notes
This is my 3rd colonoscopy and it’s never happened before. I had a flare which is why I ended up here in the 1st place. My mind is just working over drive and in my mind this is some awful complication.

This is my 3rd colonoscopy and it’s never happened before. I had a flare which is why I ended up here in the 1st place. My mind is just working over drive and in my mind this is some awful complication.

21 hours ago on September 2nd | J | 1 note
Tagged as: #iacredrom 

Serious question time (and tmi)

I’m in the hospital, I had a colonoscopy early this morning and I have been completely fine all day. I was still on liquid diet and now all of the sudden I’m having severe cramping and stomach gurgling. I also feel as if I have to go but I can’t. I told my nurse but since the doctor left all he can do is give me miralax to help me go. He has no idea what is happening. Has anyone experienced this before? I’m really worried I don’t want a diagnosis just validation that it isn’t uncommon.

22 hours ago on September 1st | J | 7 notes
I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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1 day ago on September 1st | J | 32,751 notes
1 day ago on September 1st | J | 25,744 notes
I did it again! I’m so happy I could cry. This is probably one of my proudest moments which is really sad. I think I deserve an award honestly.

I did it again! I’m so happy I could cry. This is probably one of my proudest moments which is really sad. I think I deserve an award honestly.

1 day ago on September 1st | J | 6 notes
1 day ago on August 31st | J | 178 notes
They have me on constant IV fluids and they have been trying to monitor me but they’ve never had this happen before so I guess they had no idea how my body would react. I’m just so completely done with this whole situation. I’m exhausted, I’m hungry (been on clear liquids all day) and I just want to go home. facelessmage

They have me on constant IV fluids and they have been trying to monitor me but they’ve never had this happen before so I guess they had no idea how my body would react. I’m just so completely done with this whole situation. I’m exhausted, I’m hungry (been on clear liquids all day) and I just want to go home. facelessmage

1 day ago on August 31st | J | 0 notes
I labeled my cup. Thought it was fitting

I labeled my cup. Thought it was fitting

2 days ago on August 31st | J | 2 notes
Yep it really really sucks! I’m quite pissed, and bitter. notthatkindofchronic be-still-and-write

Yep it really really sucks! I’m quite pissed, and bitter. notthatkindofchronic be-still-and-write

2 days ago on August 31st | J | 2 notes