Friday, July 06, 2012

On a quiet night...

I find myself in a relatively peaceful state of mind and will take the opportunity to share a bit of what has been going on around here with you. Not that an awful lot has, I spent most of my days in the pursuit of quiet activities. That is because I'm in the process of quitting the last little bit of my anti-psychotics because it became impossible for me to take it any longer. 

The last little bit that I was taking was giving me hot flashes and a case of nerves that only wore off over the course of the day. It was kind of unpleasant and it became a real bother to take that pill in the morning. It was not something that I was looking forward to. 

Because I was taking such a small dose, I will probably not have much of a withdrawal effect but I am not completely steady on my feet. It will probably take me the better part of a week to get back to normal but I am not doing too badly for the most part.

As a result of that, I don't have any big expectations of myself this week and I keep daily life relatively simple and very structured. I try to spend time living in the moment and to not anticipate what is going to happen too much. It is a real reward when I achieve that. 

I suppose I will always be a bit of a Buddhisr and always be in pursuit of my Zen moments. I do strive for peace of mind. 

I've lost weight and fit into my summer dresses really well which is good because the weather has been very agreeable. We will have summertime yet.


CorvusCorax12 said...

have a good weekend and good luck with the weaning from the meds.

Maggie May said...

You are a very determined lady and I wish you the best of luck with the weaning off of the pills. You deserve to succeed.
Have a good weekend. Put your wellies on though, I should!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Wisewebwoman said...

Best of luck Irene, you are very brave.

Rob-bear said...

Good for you, Irene. It sounds as though you are making wonderful progress.

I wish I were doing as well.

VioletSky said...

Good for you. Yes, I agree that you are very determined one. And you must have a strong sense of self preservation deep within you. It is hard to make such changes when you are living on your own, I think.