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1117 Tu
  * call YD in sick
  * 7:15 leave house for Kaiser
  * 8am YD at Kaiser for appointment 
    ! some catastrophizing in advance; calm after that.
  * exercise walk around Kaiser -- bottom to top and back.
  * bought YD's suitcase at Ross
  @ http://psychcentral.com/
    "the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health network,
     providing reliable, trusted information & self-help support
     communities for over 14 years."
  ! Is there really a "scrim" of depression or is it just dirty glasses?  
    I think it's a real effect but It would help if I
    I should wash my glasses more often anyway.
  * 5:15 leave work for group
  * 6-8 Avoid Avoiding group (leave 7:30)
      promises to be very useful.
      homework:  hierarchy of discomfort & avoidance.
      For procrastinators the hierarchy is more of a to-do list.
  * 8pm long term care barbaraltc.com -> http://www.barbarahansonltci.com/
    * fill out and fax health questionaire, sent in PDF to Ricoh
    -> Colleen uninsurable but may qualify for SSI; me ~#3500/yr
    It would have been much better if we'd applied a decade ago
  * bed ~10pm.  11?

A pretty good day, for the most part. Started with Kaiser's "Avoid Avoiding" group, which promises to be very useful. Had to leave early because I'd managed to double-book myself for an appointment with a long-term care insurance broker (http://www.barbarahansonltci.com/). Appropriate enough because I'd been avoiding that particular item for over a decade. Bottom line: Colleen is uninsurable, and I'm borderline; I may be able to get coverage for about $3.5K/year. If we'd signed up 5 years ago we could have covered both of us for less than that.

... which is undoubtedly why I'm still awake after waking up at 2:30 for a bathroom break.

Link: http://psychcentral.com/, which advertises itself as "the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health network, providing reliable, trusted information & self-help support communities for over 14 years."

Date: 2009-11-18 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
I'm pretty open about such things; I would have no problem interacting with you under our real names, since the relevant parts of the site appear to be members-only.

Will probably sign up soon.

Date: 2009-11-20 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadowe-wraithe.livejournal.com
Yes the main community/forums part is members only. And they are very strict about making the place safe or I wouldn't suggest it to people. The last thing a person with MI needs is someone giving them unnecessary grief.

Thank you for trusting me enough to share with me, both here, and should you join MEC.

*HUGS*

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