All the best for you, dear Esther. ❤️ I hope you are reunited with your cat.
I am sure you need to give yourself time to adjust and allow yourself to do it in a way that is comfortable for you. Big hugs.
You can do it, Esther! Also Ajax... Wow!
I'm glad you're home and can get back to normalcy. That has to be a difficult transition. Be patient with yourself if you can...it will take a while, I'm sure. I really am rooting for you so hard, Esther! *Big hugs*
Esther! So nice to see you. Take it slow & be kind to yourself. It'll take a lot of adjusting but I know you can do it. We're hear for you & cheering you on! xx❤️xx
Thanks all. My cat is back home and I'm really happy with that! She has to adjust a bit as well. And John Ajax was amazing!!!
Thinking of you so much - hope things get easier xx
I'm very sure you're not. Try to enjoy the company as much as possible. ❤️
You're never a burden. Just try to relax & enjoy the company like Lydia said. *big hugs*
Lots of love, Esther xx
Ah Esther, sorry to hear you are going through this rough time. Take care of yourself and try to practice self love and self care. You are hurting inside, be as kind to yourself as you would to someone else going through the same thing xxx
So glad to see this post, Esther - was worried about you!
Oh wow, I didn't hear about this until just now. Glad you're OK, and hope your loved ones are as well! So sad there's so much hate in this world...
Glad you are ok, Esther. This world is so f*cked up. 😢
Oh yes, I can imagine, but it's the best you can do for her in this situation. Is she happy to see you when you visit? I'm not sure how my cat would react. Probably would show me the metaphorical middle finger. :D Keep going! <3
I feel you. If I had been gone for an extended time, my (now departed) cat would be happy to see me and put out at the same time. She'd sit in my lap facing away and wouldn't let me touch her. Hopefully you got some cat lovin'.
My cat just runs away when she hears the doorbell. I don't know if she recognizes me. I had the chance to cuddle with her so that's really nice.
14th week. Another 4 to go. Hope you're all doing okay. Missed you but found it hard to be confrontated with my sad moods.
Great to hear from you, Estherbear, but completely understand you need to do what helps you. Been keeping you in my thoughts and will continue to - so want this to help xx
Woohoo! Wonderful to have you here sweet Estherbear, we missed you. Wishing you the best and sending love and fluffy hugs x
Take care Esther. At least you are getting help now. Do what you need to do to get better xxx
Hi Esther! I'm so sorry you're going through a difficult time. I think of you often and send you my thoughts, hoping you're doing ok. Lots of strength and hugs!
Also, totally understand how it's difficult to face all those other low points, of which this site is a reminder. :(
And, if you want to contact us outside of MP , John T made a Google docs that some of us put in emails: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yzampFBAKcZ1MC-96LRfqts4DgEWGxnA-MjcPEiorLk/edit?usp=drivesdk
Esther! 💖💖💖💖 We've missed you. Glad you are getting this help though. May you continue the path towards happiness. *big huge squeeze your guts out hugs*
Thank you all ! I will add my stuff soon John. Thanks for sharing! Xoxo
Sending you big hugs Esther xx
I hope you are doing okay. Haven't heard from you in a while...
Miss you, Esther. I hope you're ok.
Sometimes I feel that way - like I know something's wrong but don't know what it is - when I'm fighting a cold or something. Almost prefer being sick to getting sick! Hope this feeling goes away for you quickly!
I feel 'dreamlike' too when I'm stressed, due to disassociation. Hope you feel better soon
I was stressed too Kim so maybe that was it.. I'm tired Jeff so maybe that's an influence.. x
Congratulations! So happy for you
Thanks all! Really happy about it :)
Don't hate yourself, little one! ❤️ Your body is not failing, just hit a bump. You'll recover & be back to your usual self in no time if you stick with your therapy. You've got this! *big strong hugs*
Oh that would kill me, Esther! But I've known a bunch of runners who got injured. A few took up swimming and loved it and ended up doing triathalons when able to run again. Plus, swimming or cycling is good to keep muscles up, good...
...cross training for running and will help you not be starting all over again! You can get through this...a month is ok. Remember to start back up slower for a few weeks.
Thanks Jeff. I hate swimming but maybe that's a good thing to do. Not allowed to cycle yet. In another week I can try. Hugs
Ohh! Good book. Enjoy! Well done in the exercise & socialization. xx
Can you take the exam again? I've been eating too much too - know the feeling.
Hope you are able to take it again like Cindy asked. What happens when you fail? Do beat yourself up for eating too much. It's easy to do when things aren't going well. You'll get back on track. xx
I've been eating too much too...and drinking too much. Ugh. I feel for you, Esther!
I can and must Cindy and Manda. I have to pass before April 1st but because I'm going into clinical therapy from December till April I must pass for December. Pressure is on!
Hugs for Jeff and Nixi. I just binge chocolate at the moment
Best of luck on the next test, Esther. I'm sure you'll get it this time! I think I'm going to eat some dark chocolate covered dried cherries as soon as they leave for church. It'll count as my breakfast. No big deal. 😊
Hope exam went well xx
Have you tried moisturising after swimming? My skin always gets dry after swimming in chlorine water and it always helps me.
I use a lot of moisturizer Max! I have two on doctor's prescript actually. Thanks for suggesting though :)
Glad you got to relax at the spa and get some swimming in! I wish I could take up swimming...supposed to be so good for you. But I barely have time for running let alone another physical activity, and the gym with a pool is not nearby.
That sounds relaxing. I'm glad you got to do that but it's too bad your skin ended up itchy. I just learned today that I can't go swimming on my new med but that doesn't really matter because I can't swim! 😜
Aw bummer! I'm so disappointed for you! But there are others! You can get over this injury and get ready for the next one!
Oh, no! That is terrible news. So sorry to hear that, Esther. Remember to be proud of yourself for all the training you did! And rest up! xx
Always more races, Esther. Enjoy the nature and your friends company, this just means you'll come back stronger and faster next time!
Thanks John Cindy and Nixi. 🐼
And I know John but I've been preparing for this one for so long..
I have faith that you'll be able to do it, Esther! I'm 'rooting for you!
Do lots of good stretches...hope it will be ok for your race too! Have you run half marathons before?
Wholewheat pasta, wholemeal rice, frietjes! Keep the fuel levels high! Be sensible if you're injured, there's always another day. If you heal up, think of all the miles you've put in the last 12 months, smash it!
Hope your leg feels better soon. xx
No Jeff I haven't. Have been training for 21k. Running 3 times a week now. But it wasn't my leg apparently but my pelvis!
Ooo, exciting, Esther! I bet you'll do great! Do a lot of stretches for those sore muscles, and you'll get there.
Great time! You're faster than me!
Wow, way to go! :) That's awesome!!