Disabililty Physical or Mental?

Shannintipton - posted on 05/26/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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What affects you more with your disability? Is it a physical or is it a mental issue? Please share your story with me.

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Tamara - posted on 07/03/2011

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A little of both, I have Bi-polar 2, PTSD, and traits of ADD. So its in reality a mental disability but sometimes it comes out in physical issues like back and neck pain.

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Shannintipton - posted on 08/14/2011

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Hi Diane, It has been a long time. I am sorry to hear about all of this. You can talk to me anytime about anything. I love to chat. I dont know if you notice but this community is not exactly jumping. I have another community. It is called Bitchin Ladies. It is not a disabled community. It is just for fun. I was thinking it might help take your mind off of things for a tiny bit. But if you have too much going on, I completely understand. Just wanted to throw it out there. We do vents over there too. It is a lot more active. I would love it if you want to join. I will post the link below just in case. But back to you. It must suck to have people not believe you. That just sounds crazy to me. Why wouldn't they believe you. That makes me sad for you. You really dont need that kind of support...or lack of support that is. Especially with all that you are going threw. Yeah you do sound like you have a lot on your plate. I hope the kids have a great birthday along with hubby too. I hope I read that right. When it rains it poors. ha ha.

here is the link and hope to see you there. :)

http://www.circleofmoms.com/ladies-bitch...

Diane - posted on 08/14/2011

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Hay Shannin,sorry its been forever since I have been on...I miss this site when I cant make it on and when I do I spend hours on here without realizing it! I have only scimmed the other post on here tonight.Things are kinda crazy here but to answer the question most of my disablities are physical,in short my bones,muscles,nerves are dying at a very high rate and now to top that i have almost no immune system left,which is hard because my husband works at one of the busiest stores around (yep you guessed it, wal*mart) he loves his jobs and working nights is a big help on our household.we have three little ones (4,3,2, and birthdays start this month with my husbands so the two littlest will be 3 for almost 2 weeks together! and at Christmas time!).I also naturally suffer from depression,they have diagnosed me with at least two kinds of depression.but just recently started me back on cymbalta with the convincing story that it also treats my other conditions as well....Since my husband and I have gotten together, I know have about 4 people that believe me that there are things wrong with me and I am not looking for attention (my younger brother witnessed a seizure so he believes me now,my husband,his mom and my dr that I have had for almost 20 yrs,sound old!!!). It helps alot knowing that there are at least a few people that believe me.My dr has been great over the years and is always trying to find new treatments for me and is honest if he is not sure that a treatment will make a diffrence but that we really have nothing to lose by trying it.In the past five and a half years I have learnt that I can not be a perfectionist (born into me),that I have to let others help me,tonight is the first night my three babies have been gone all day and now into the night,they will either be home tomorrow or the next night,the house is so quiet...but there are alot of things that I will NOT comprimise on and that causes alot of issues however over the years both with counceling and a supportive husband I am learning to deal with the mental aspects of life and all that goes with it..,.sorry for writting a book and sadly I have now lost sight of the topic,,,o the joys of meds,,,please bear with me all..and thanks for listening i could go on all night but I am sure you have better things to do then just read my post!! take care all and best of luck to everyone!!

Gemma - posted on 07/31/2011

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she is a highly sought after shrink and not so far away from where I live which is also helpful. like I said to my mom today- kids really do make you get off your but and forget yourdisability for a few hours anyways.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/31/2011

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I hope that medicine starts to help you soon. I think you would be excited to see the shrink. It is possible he will help you. Help may be just around the corner. Just try to stay positive. I know that is easy for me to say. I am not going threw what you are. I hope the shrink helps too. Good luck. :)

Gemma - posted on 07/31/2011

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still having spats of tears though getting better. guess i just have to do some figuring out. nervous about visit with shrink- not sure what language i will use.

Gemma - posted on 07/31/2011

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just researching the meds- the lexotanil is working wonders with my muscle spasms. not hundred percent but makes it so I can get through a day and function. sleep seems to be a foreign subject lately due to pain levels. fell down some stars last sunday- didn't break anything but means am working the left side even more.

Shannintipton - posted on 06/23/2011

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I know have a little bit of both. I would take the mental over the physical anyday. If it is mental it seems like I am the last one to know there is a problem. lol

Shannintipton - posted on 06/02/2011

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Gemma,
As far as the grocery shopping and coffee go, maybe you could have the groceries delivered, and just go out for coffee instead. And don't be so stubborn about people helping. Trust me if they don't want to help they won't. Good luck with your dr. appt.

Gemma - posted on 06/01/2011

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I am stubborn and I don't know what task to give out to other people. I feel guilty even in asking someone else to take my kids now. i just can't prioritise at all. ( never really could anyways- but lately wore. am under dr care. .waiting to get to to see a psychiatrist that is very hard to get in with. ( specialist with post partum /burnout) she is nearby so it is only a bus ride away.

Gemma - posted on 06/01/2011

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as for checking into ahospital for a few days the baby nurse said it might not be a bad idea - she would even vouch for me with the dr. I just have to write her a text and say if I do. but we have two long weekends coming up and then we are off in 18 days

Gemma - posted on 06/01/2011

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I forgot to add that I have never been alone to do the big groceries I have an aunt that drives. she likes the social and I havet eh help with loading the groceries and stuff. i need it even more so now- wow did I ever have trouble with shopping last week- the dipping the head up and down to fid or reach certain things reall made my head spin at times had to stop nad hold my head- probably looked pretty wierd to some shoppers. had trouble with some motorics in the vegetable aisle and accidentally bumped a lady - id di say sorry but she still gave me such a cross look every time I came near her in other parts of the store. the internet is starting to look like a great place to do the major shopping- it gets delivered to home. but I can't stand the isolation part of it. when I go shopping on fridays I also go for coffee as well. I would miss that- so would the kids. and the cafe would miss me- I have been going to the same one for the last 10 years. we chat with teh boss on a first name basis. she gave sophia a huge mouse when she was born. ( almost as big as her 114cm self now.)

Gemma - posted on 06/01/2011

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support system is coming along- waiting for an appointment with psychiatrist. tomorrow is a holiday here so DH is home to help with kids. for the next 4 days. I have a great babynurse who visited me last week with a coupon for two times of childcare by swiss red cross. we talked for almost two hours. I go home in two weeks then I have hotel mama. which means sophia will be kept very busy. I am going twice a week for massage. dr explained to dh that I am on burnout. I just feel guilty asking for help with things I do normally. monday next week is the neuro appointment.

Shannintipton - posted on 06/01/2011

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Gemma, I am concerned about you. What kind of support system do you have at home. I think you are doing too much on your own. Isn't there anybody to help you? At the very least, someone to give you moral support? I feel like we are failing you here.

Gemma - posted on 06/01/2011

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right now it seems to be a combo of both- burnout and physical pain in around spine and pelvis- very difficult to walk some days. takes so much just to stand to cook supper some days. and yesterday found myself crying for no reason while cooking. ( maybe a good reason but not one that I knew of at teh time- just found myself just weepy in general yesterday. one day I can cope and one day I am ready to check in to a hospital for a few days so I could get some rest.

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