Originally Posted by tommy
So sorry to hear about your losses. These are the times when having a good support network in the recovery community is a blessing. It may sound like a cliche - but also remember that you have to take care of yourself (as in nutrition) in order to be of any use to others or yourself. How you get through this all will help someone else when they face major challenges. ((((HUGS))) (Oh - I am a girl- Tommy is my tortoise)
Idk I think I'm pushing myself too hard today- it has only been about 24+ hours since Buddha got sick and all the drama started~ he's been passed for a little over 12 hours- and I'm pushing myself to be okay. Which is really stupid- a person can't limit their mourning time.
I hear ya about taking care of myself for the sake of caring for my husband and helping my younger cat through this. Boo was his best friend- his buddy. Thankfully for most of this day we've been flip flopping on who is crying and upset- I'll start and he'll help me, then he'll start and I will help him. I can't watch my younger cat walking around the apartment and looking for her brother~ I know she will be okay but it just sucks right now.
Thankfully I have had ZERO appetite for the last 2 days, so woo hoo. This might sound bad, but it's a good thing: normally I'm pigging out when I'm stressed. I made sure I had breakfast and dinner today- but I'm really dehydrated I can tell so I need to keep that in mind. I'm aware that the COE might take over with the stress and grief, especially when I go back to work on Tuesday (I've been off for 2 weeks on spring break), so I'm going to talk about my husband on helping me stick to some healthy eating plans and to encourage me to go to an online OA meeting if I need it. I can be a complete "blah" person and he can motivate me to do something~ even if it means dragging me to the computer and getting me to the OA meeting site.
Thanks for the responses