Group active since Tue, Jan 10, 2012
Do you or someone you love suffer from Depression, Anxiety, Panic disorder, D.I.D, MPD, agoraphobia, or any other disorder that causes your "state of mind" to be something other than that of which everyone else seems to call "normal". If so, you are in the right place.
This group is for those of us who suffer from or support someone who suffers from any of the above listed conditions but are still very passionate about life, cooking, sharing recipes and just want to vent, chat, cry, laugh, bend an ear or borrow a shoulder to cry on.
My name is Annette, I am 38 years old and I have major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, panic disorder and D.I.D (Dissociative Identity Disorder) formerly known as MPD, Multiple Personality Disorder. I know I personally struggle finding people who truly understand me and the struggles I go through on a daily basis just trying to find the desire to get out of bed in the morning. That is on the nights I can actually sleep since I also suffer from Insomnia due to the many things listed. I have found great friends and supportive words here on JAP but thought it would be nice to create a group where people could come and hopefully feel safe. Where no one is judging you like so many others do in our "regular" lives. Here, you are free to be yourselves whether you are having a good day, a bad day or a really, really, really crappy day.
I know the challenges one faces in the kitchen when in any of these states of mind and also the joy one feels for accomplishing something in the kitchen as well. Why not share our stories here?
The only rules here are no judgement of other group members, no negative talk of other group members and no pushing political, religious or medical views at one another.
"Depression is not a sign of weakness it is a sign that you have been trying to be strong for too long."
Oct 9, 2012
I hope to find some good friends to share and enjoy recipes with and an occasional place to vent :)
Aug 20, 2012
I'm trying ladies and I hate to keep crying to you but no one else understands. I've been talking to sweet Angela about this so she knows my mental stress this is causing. Just venting ladies. But I don't know what to do and I want my pain meds back. When i'm out I have panic attacks and I don't like that. Plus it makes me want to drink and I am not suppose to in any real amount.
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
I'm here by myself in this big old family home. My husbands transfer is on the 17th of August so he will be here then.
I felt like a mac truck hit me Monday because I can't find a pain mgmt Dr here. I ran out of meds and it is NOT pretty. I went to a Dr in PC yesterday and was treated like a drug addict. They said my insurance was maxed out and they didn't take self pay. I said i'm not self pay I have insurance it is just maxed out. Then they said well they could see me for over $600. I said i'm not paying that much to see a Dr to get my meds. Then they suggested I drive back to TN. What a bunch of crap. I've never been so humilated in my life. I found that my old local Dr will take me on Aug 9th only because i'm an old patient. So I have to hang in without pain meds til then. I have my bi-polar meds and Lyrica for the neuropathy plus all the others until then. I hate finding new Dr more than anything It can send you into a panic attack and they don't seem to realize that.
Plus my kitchen is torn apart. Since the house is so old I went in a took all the old family stuff out of the cabinets. Took the doors and hinges off and cleaned like a physco. Now I have to paint everything and without meds that is going to be next to impossible to get done before my honey gets here. I'm eating cereal and yogurt for now. It is going to be a long haul til Aug 9th. Pray I make it one day at a time with self motivation.
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
I know the challenges we all face trying to get into the kitchen as much as we'd like. I for one LOVE to cook and it's a huge passion of mine. When you can't do what you love, it brings you down. I am a cookbook, recipe, clipping collector myself and lately have been pretty obsessed with going through them and reading them since I have been pretty limited to getting into the kitchen.
I have found when I am in the kitchen, I have to sit at the high top table to do all my prep and then use a high top chair at the stove. I know none of this is related to my depression, anxiety and panic or what not but due to my chronic pain issues. However, the very fact that I have to cook this way and am so limited causes me to be very down. I hate not being able to do what I love to do to it's fullest extent. Thank goodness my hubby loves to spend time with me in the kitchen and we love to cook together. He is a tremendous help to me.
Anyway, HELLO and welcome to everyone and HELLO to everyone who has been here. Let's try and get the group up and running again. I think it would help a lot of us who find ourselves down every day to have others to talk to and reach out to or just have an outlet to vent OR share our success stories with when we accomplish something in the kitchen we are proud of.
Much love to you all.
Jul 13, 2012
We moved at the first of the month. The last week or so of June was a mad dash to get everything packed......even though I had been packing the entire month already. I have entirely too much stuff. I can't tell you how many times I've stopped, with something in hand, looking at it and wondering just why in the hell I even have it in the first place. Or found something I haven't seen in years and forgot I even had. Once we're settled I'm rounding up friends and family to have a multi-family yard sale!
So, since the move I've been unpacking all that stuff and finding still more stuff for a yard sale because after unpacking it I discovered I don't have anywhere to put it.
I finally decided that I was long overdue for a break......a guilt free break. I will not sit and fret about how I could be doing this or that. I fully intend to enjoy my day off (from unpacking, anyway) and happily catch up with my online friends. Now, after today, how long it will be before I can visit again is a mystery. But it definitely will NOT be another 2 and a half weeks!
Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! Try to stay cool.