Tuesday, September 3, 2013

An Update on what's Happening

I am just dropping in to let people know how I am gettin along.
I haven't posted since April for many reasons.
I have not been well--and if I were to list all my ailments you would just give up reading.
It is strange that when one reaches my age the wheels seem to fall off -health wise.
I have been healthy all my life-only the odd cases of flu and other minor things,but this year it seems that everything that could go wrong-did go wrong.
The worst thing though is that I have been suffering with depression.
Last year if someone told me I was going to have depression I would have told them that couldn't happen to me.
But it did and it left me in a very sad state.
I suppose when one considers all the pills that I have been taking something had to give and then there were the family dramas that seemed to be larger than life itself.
But with the help of a very good psycologist and me realising that I can't solve all the problems of the world on my own I am now in a good head space at last.
In fact I have even started crafting again.
It has been 8 months since I have made anything but I now feel the need to create something-anything in fact.
So what I am saying is this sad-lonely blog may get a bit of attention in the near future if I keep improving as I have been in the last few weeks.



Nancy said...

I'm glad you're doing better, Doreen. Getting back to crafting may be a bit of the lift you need. Keep on plugging.

Penny said...

So glad to hear from you, our age certainly doesnt help, but I am glad you are feeling more like yourself.
Life throws us some nasty little upsets but a needle and thread can be a good friend.
Cant say my year has been brilliant either, but in between there have been some great spots as well.

Jen xo said...

oh Doreen it so nice to see you back....I am hearing you on the age and sickness thing....but I hope you can back on track crafting and blogging again......xxx

Heather said...

So sorry you've had such a grim time but good to know things are looking up again. It is hard to get out of that downward spiral I know, but keep taking the tablets! Looking forward to seeing your latest crafting ventures and be kind to yourself.

Sharon said...

It was a delight to see you around in the blogging world again Doreen... Yes, Life has a way of throwing us curve balls doesn't it... You were sensible in seeking some advice and by the sounds of it some very good steps have been taken... Good on you... So when you are ready you will take up the craft gauntlet again.. Look forward to seeing more... Take care...

Gina E. said...

Hi Doreen, I am so pleased to see you back on your blog! Sorry to hear it has been such a horrible year for you and yours, but it sounds like you have managed to kick the old Black Dog right back into his cave. Looking forward to seeing what you are working on. Are you back with your guild? They seemed to motivate you with some good ideas last year, and keeping company with fellow crafters is a great way to get yourself back on track.
{{{hugs}}} Gina

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So very happy to hear you're doing better and are feeling the creative urge once again. Depression is a nasty thing I know (been there, done that, doing that) and it's hard to start to feel back to normal again. Medications and family dramas all serve to drag a person down. Good for you for getting it by the throat and giving it a good shake and kicking it to the curb!

Hilary Metcalf said...

Hi Doreen - welcome back to blog land. I was just asking Annette after you the other day.

Maggi said...

Glad to have you back Doreen and to hear that you are getting to grips with the depression. One of those nasty illnesses that just sneaks up on you and leaves you wondering what on earth is going on.

Micki said...

So glad that you are feeling better. Best wishes for a healthy future.

Dot said...

Hi Doreen
I was ust thinking of you today and wondering how you have been. Very sorry to hear you have been doing it so tough. Sending much love to you. Dot xx

Pat said...

So good to hear from you. When life gets out to get you .......hopefully the only way is up now. I look forward to seeing what you are making.

Lise said...

So nice to see you back!! Best wishes for the future from Norway!