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
I shouldwash 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."