Weekend Wrap-Up

It’s been a rough last couple of months, but things are finally starting to improve. Someone in my life has been an amazing support person recently, and that’s helped a lot. I’m currently doctor-less, but I managed to get my meds reordered a couple weeks ago, although only after a failed attempt that involved me calling a doctor a fucking pussy and hanging up on him because he was scared of my psych meds. Blogging totally lost its shine, and I mass unfollowed a bunch of people because seeing posts in my Reader feed was reminding me that I disliked blogging, but that’s slowly starting to come back. So here I am.

guinea pigs casper and Brownie reaching for celery

How has your week been?

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73 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up”

  1. I am glad that you are feeling better. Sorry to hear of your doctor’s reticence. It can not be an easy road that you travel Ashley Leia. My prayers for you and for finding a suitable doctor.
    My week has been busy with work, writing and lots of rest.
    We have, as you know a three day weekend thanks to the Monday holiday. I plan to binge watch Mission Impossible movies..😊
    Blessings to you. And, much peace.

  2. I’m glad you’re doing better and have support. It’s so frustrating when doctors won’t listen to us! Been there…

    My week was super stressful, but it too is better now. I am happy for the three days off to simply chill and hopefully catch up on my zzz’s 🙂

  3. Ah, Ashley. I hate to hear that about you and blogging. You are a backbone for our community. I totally get it though. I’ve been there a time or two. I am thankful to whoever has been there for you recently. It is nice to know you have someone there.

  4. Oooo – fuzzbutts! I miss your blogging every day, I read everything, can’t comment often because I would be talking through my hat, there is just no talking to doctors even the nice ones. Had a consult with a surgeon this week, read the report, still confused but things like ‘re-sectioning of the stomach…” kinda has put me off – I’m old, I’ll take my chances with the meds that tend to make me ill – not a lot ill, and only for a few hours. Whatever the long term side effects of the meds are, I’ll be dead before they become a big problem.

      1. Hi Ashley. Sorry to hear of doctor issues still, where you are not getting support. It should not be happening.

        As much as you went off blogging, I hope by having a blogging break, it helpee. I don’t remember you ever having a break in all the time I have followed you.
        As you know, I have taken blogging breaks myself in the past and it helped. So I hope it did for you too.

        Lovely photo at the end. X

  5. Johnzelle Anderson

    I’m happy to see you back. I might need to take a trip to Canada to handle some of these asshole doctors… My week has been rough. Tomorrow marks 2 weeks of covid. About to try a nasal rinse for the first time. Hoping to find some form of relief.

  6. Ugh that’s how I felt!. Not to long ago honestly. As much as I find joy in writing stuff. I just felt not wanting to I fell off for a good month. I’m going back at it myself. It sucks when it comes to doctors medications diagnoses all of those things. Right now it’s probably the worst it’s been in a long time. Or maybe we are just seeing things for what they been for years. I am sorry that’s happened to you much love I’m sending your way.

  7. I wondered where you’d disappeared off to!
    I reckon even the best of things can get a bit same-y for a while. After a break I bet your fingers will get itchy again – it’s IN you and it’s gotta get out! 😉

  8. Spring is in the air and I have photos to prove it and can’t wait to show you them sooooon…

    The only constant is change they say… and yet it is the things that do not change and are consistent that gives us a feeling of security, and that is a feeling you give to many of us… so thank you ❤

  9. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been struggling more, and having to fight for something we need is super upsetting. I’m glad you worked it out though – sometimes doctors, psychiatrists, etc. only respond once they’ve seen some ‘teeth’. It’s sad but true. I’m happy things are turning around for you!

  10. I’m sorry to hear it’s been a rough few months. I’m glad to get back to blogging, so I can keep up. I hope you can find a less ignorant Dr soon. Love and hugs, Jackie.

  11. Glad to hear you have a strong support person in your circle. Always love your work. Hope it resumes being fulfilling or whatever you want it to be going forward. Also best wishes on finding a doctor. I am sure that is awfully stressful.

  12. Yay! 🙂 I’m really happy to hear that things are getting better for you and that your meds situation has been sorted. It’s really horrific though how much you’ve been struggling with accessing healthcare and that your depression has worsened so much as a result. I’m glad you have someone supportive to help out. 🙂
    Here it’s been a sleepyy week. I really don’t know why I’ve been so sleepy lately. Plus I had a migraine on Tuesday and a rather shitty one, and when I get shitty migraines I mostly try to sleep it through so sleep is definitely my word of the week.

  13. I am glad you are starting to feel a little bit better. I have also felt the same way regarding blogs so I empathize with you on that. Hope things continue to improve in the next couple of months 🙏❤

  14. Glad to know that you are being supported right now though not really by a psychiatrist.
    I know how it feels when blogging loses its shine: it’s truly heartbreaking and frustrating. But it is what it is and it’s not the end of the world 🙂 focus on yourself now, write for yourself, if you feel like it, try to let go (it’s so hard ugh). Try to accept and embrace rather than resist. Much love.

  15. Even though I “only know you” from blogging/commenting back and fourth, I think about you often and am glad to hear that you’re starting to feel just a bit more normal for you. ❤️

  16. Thank you so much for your honesty. Life can throws us curves. I am glad you are on the mend. Hang in there dealing with the health care system can be rough sometimes. I find sometimes dr leave there ability to care out for the relationship with there patients. We are just another number.

  17. Last week was stressful for me too. I found out that my blood pressure medicine was not working so had to increase the dose. I am sure my struggles with anxiety are largely to blame. On the side of good news, the labwork that the doctor’s office did does not require any additional meds other than the blood pressure medicine increase. Does any one else think their anxiety is a contributor to high blood pressure or other physical health conditions?

      1. Yeah somewhat of a bummer. As if the anxiety itself were not enough to deal with. I guess I should be grateful that I haven’t progressed to type II diabetes because of the meds impact on blood sugar and the like.

  18. I’m not sure who that person is that has been supportive, but I’m sending my thanks to them.

    I love that you called a doctor a fucking pussy. Oh the times I have wanted to say similar. Maybe “fucking wankhole fucknut”, something like that. I’m still dealing with a complaint with my GP practice where they’ve basically brushed it all off and taken the side of the nurse, who of course is lying. I haven’t got the time or energy to write back again yet. But it would be so much easier just to say “go fuck yourselves. If you don’t care about patients, then you shouldn’t operate a doctor’s practice”.

    Blogging loses its shine for me when it gets stressy. I always love the community and the content I love to read from particular bloggers, but the whole notion of being involved gets too much. When that little bit of enjoyment (or at least less dislike) comes back, grab it. You’re a brilliant writer and an important part of the blogging world, not to mention a friend. And we love seeing your cute furbabies. In all the fucking anger and frustration in life, seeing them makes things a little less shit, doesn’t it? xx

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