WOW! Lots to read this morning. This is a good thing because the weather is going to get pretty ugly here at some point today. So this may keep my busy for a little while. It is blah enough out side already today. This may be a long day.
Thanks! I will go and read your PM as soon as I finish up here on this board.
Misti in Seattle -
Hi. I had my thyroid checked about a year ago. They ran some tests because I have not been able to lose weight. They did a few tests and all that came back (so they told me anyway) was that my sugar was high... pre-diabetic. Maybe they should test me again though!
campbellredhead, Jamie, & Aphil (and all) -
I was thinking about seeing a counselor. My parents (I am almost 33 years old lol, but I lack regular medical insurance) said they would even pay for my visits!! However, there is quite a catch to it. Which is what is kind of holding me back.
Here is the story - in short because it is a bit long. My parents are moving to Arkensas (sp?) and they want us to go down there to visit and they want to take my kids down there without me and my husband to visit. Well, my husband and I said no because of a few reasons - 1. We cannot financially afford to travel, 2. I do not like to go places I don't know, 3. I don't like to go where there are more storms (yeah - bazaar I know), 4. I don't want my kids that far away from me for any period of time! (My son is on several medicines daily for asthma which makes me nervous too).
Needless to say my parents said they would make me a deal... they would pay for my counseling BUT
I would have to agree to let them take my kids to Arkensas (sp?) for the summer etc. For me that is just to much pressure! And I don't know if I can possibly make a promise like that! Heck, as far as I feel personally, I will never
go to Arkensas (sp?) to even see there house!!
Also, my mom picked out this one counselor in this group I found. This counselor helps you learn to make friends and so forth. So she wants me to see this person specifically. Just because my friends are online (I have a few friends online in other states - had them for a long while now) my mom feels that I don't have friends! Because I don't go out every week to play cards (or have people over to my home) or whatever I don't have friends. I don't think this is an issue for me. I am fine with the friends I have.
Anyway, I have been thinking a lot about counseling. I know it is going to take more then medications to make things better. I do not just want to mask any issues I am having. God knows I have more then I could imagine I am sure! I am going to look further into this though. Maybe I can find a counselor that takes the state medical card. I am keeping my fingers crossed because doing this with my parents does not seem healthy to me.
Thank you all so very much for all of your support here!! I sure do appreciate it. It is so nice to be able to talk to others about issues like these. I really did not want to join another message board and figure out how to use them to and stuff just to talk about this with others with the same issues. I think this is very helpful for all of us.