Friday, March 16, 2012

My Hindsight

Do you ever have one of those days where you are constantly looking backward, wishing you had done things so differently? I've been having a lot of those days lately. As most of you know, I am not a happy girl. I never have been, and since I was about 16 years old, I have had to take medication to balance that out. When I am on it, I feel fine and I don't believe that there is anything wrong with me. But, if I get off it, Mike is usually able to tell first, and then slowly every other family member who is around me gets to see the real, unmedicated me come out. It's not a pretty sight. All of my family knows what I am talking about, but very few friends do. That's because it is rare for me to be off my "brain medicine", as I tell my kids, for very long. Well, I have been off of it for about 45 days now. Honestly, I have never been able to tell a difference between being on and off. When I am off, I usually just chalk it up to whatever is going on in my life and say it's stress. But, this time around has been different. For the first time in a VERY long time (at least 16 years), I finally realized that I needed this medicine.

In my defense, we haven't had medical insurance because of the 30-day trial period for Mike's new job. But, we finally got it a few days ago, so my excuse was invalid. It wasn't until I spent all of Tuesday basically in my room, sleeping and trying to shut out the world, that I finally realized something was wrong. My kids spent the entire time downstairs and if they came upstairs, I would yell. It was awful. Why am I telling you all this? I have no idea. I guess because a blog is a place for you to really be yourself and admit your shortcomings. I figure anyone who reads this won't judge me.

So, yesterday I finally went to the doctor to get a prescription. She was surprised I had made it as long as I had without completely losing it. I have had my moments, I admit it, and I am afraid that poor Chris and Penny have had to see those moments up close and personal. Well, Chris not so much, but poor Penny....Poor, poor Penny! =) I got my prescription yesterday and I finally have it filled and I am back on. It will take a few weeks for it to kick in, but once it does, things will be so much better! I swear, the sun is shining a little brighter today!

Now, why do I call this blog "My Hindsight"? Well, I think that should be obvious: I should have prepared better. I should have filled my prescription one last time right before we moved so I would have had a 30-day supply or something. But, hindsight is always 20/20 as they say and you always know the PERFECT thing you SHOULD HAVE done after the fact. I guess this should hopefully teach me for next time. But, at least now I can finally start enjoying my new life and trying to truly make the best of it without my unbalanced dopamine levels screwing things up for me. Now maybe I should break into a Brady Bunch song. That seems appropriate: "I think I'll go for a walk outside now, the summer sun's calling my name..."


CaradonandtheBoys! said...

Linds, I am so glad you got that filled. That is WAY WAY too long!! You deserve to be happy and feel good, and there is nothing wrong with relying on medication to help with that. I love you and miss you! Be strong!

Breestyle said...

Linds!!! I miss you! I am glad you got your happy meds on!!