I'm so glad I have found this community!
I want to know about coping skills and such you have used to help with mental fatigue and exhaustion that inevitable causes depression and anxiety.
To keep this short I will use bullet points to give a quick overview of my life's story:
-20yrs old gain 80lbs in 8 mo. After years of drs, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
-fast forward 7 years and I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer early into stage 3.
-I had a full thyroidectomy and since have been plagued by all these "other" issues, including:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Tarsal tunnel syndrome etc.
I am 30 now with two children 5 and 3.
My husband has been disabled for 3years with OCD. I am for the most part the rock in my house, as I have been the "healthy" one. I am the sole care provider for my kids, And I have to continue my duties despite my ailing symptoms.
I'm so tired at night I go to bed with my kids and when I wake up with them I felt like I didn't sleep at all.
I see a therapist weekly and she has been a wonderful help. But I can get so lonely and depressed about everything and would like to know what you all do when chronic stress is influencing your day to day life.
My husband and I are not on the best terms, mainly because we are both in our own battles and it's hard to get past them to help each other.
I was denied disability and they stated I was "just under requirements" so we are stressed to the max with finances. And unless I can find a job that gives unlimited/ unscheduled time off for my bad days, I don't know where I could work!
I am a writer and photographer, music lover and love doing anything craft related, but l can't seem to get anything beyond the basics of life down in a day; eating, sleeping, taking care of my children, my husband, the chores of the house... (which my kids do "help" me with, but sometimes it's just more work!)
Help! I'm so lonely and miserable...