Monday, August 22, 2011

My Yvil Sister is Concerned

I'm not feeling particularly depressed or insane, but my sister who despises blogging recently hinted that perhaps I'd be a bit more sane if I started blogging again. In the same conversation, she suggested that therapy might be an option or maybe a caretaker's support group. I guess she thinks I have an issue. Perhaps she has a point. I could use an outlet. I could use a thought-comber, something to untangle the nasty, painful knots of thought I've got. Obviously I've used the blog as a therapist before--I have a whole slew of past posts under "blogging is cheaper than therapy." Therapy is expensive and blogging's cheaper than almost everything.

I did go to the caretaker's support group with the yvil-sister a few weeks ago and I don't think going with her is going to be particularly supportive. There was one other person there, another care-giving daughter, about twenty years older than us. The poor woman hardly got a word in edgewise as we pumped the social worker for info and opinions. The social worker (in self-defense I think) gave us a few books which are proving helpful.

I've been walking with a friend, one of the smartest, kindest women I've hung out with in a long time. That's been therapeutic, physically and mentally. (I've been taking a new medicine for rheumatoid arthritis which has enabled me to exercise for the first time in years. Guess that's a subject for a different post though.)

Don't have time to fiddle and edit the post. But that's the news and I guess I'll try blogging again to see if my sister feels better.


Kristina P. said...

I'm a big fan of therapy. You could ask your bishop about it for LDS Family Services, if you were really interested. I love having someone to just listen to me and not interrupt!

mindyluwho said...

I don't know if blogging will make YOU feel better, but it will make ME feel better to read it!

Jami said...

I'm a big fan of therapy too. Private therapy by therapists being paid by me. I'm not sure what my issue is with LDS Family Services, but I think it's similar to the issue I have with county health. Privacy. It just seems like the therapist's first loyalty is to their employer. Besides I'm getting a lot out of watching Monk reruns.

Jami said...

Ah, Mindylu, I love you!

Wendy said...

When I went through a huge life-changing upheaval, Catholic Charities in Florida provided free one-on-one counseling for me. (And I'm definitely not Catholic.)Don't even know if they do anything like that locally, but thought I'd throw it out there. Kristina is so right: "love having someone to just listen to me and not interrupt"!