Ten Things of Thankful, Week 36/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 36/2018


So I proudly join the TToT-communityagain. Let’s see what I can contribute:

  • Last week I made the first big steps forward in therapy. I feel better already, even though I know there is still a long journey ahead of me.
  • Somehow, I started to feel a little more hopeful. This is such a relief. Living without hope is terrible.
  • Our therapist in creative therapy told me that I have a firm grip on reality. It’s good to hear I get something right. I still feel unstable and a little bit confused.
  • The head physician told me again I am doing great and just to go ahead. Feeling her optimism made me feel better as well.
  • I was able to go home for the weekend. My roommate was not allowed to go, so I think of it as a kind of reward.
  • One of the dogs at the shelter was adopted. We took him for a walk every Saturday for the last year, and we will miss him terribly, but I hope he finally found a forever home.
  • We had some very good ice cream after walking the dogs on Saturday. I had been looking forward to this for the whole week!
  • I made a cake for our ward on Friday, and it turned out great. And I had so much fun making it!
  • As my husband heard this, of course he wanted to have this cake as well. I am glad I had the energy to bake again today at home.
  • My husband and I cooked lunch together today. It was so good, and a real team work.
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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 35/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 35/2018


So I proudly join the TToT-communityagain. Let’s see what I can contribute:

  • I once again was able to go home for the weekend. It’s so important for me to stay in touch with my pack. They rock!
  • We went for a long walk with the dogs on Saturday. The weather was sunny and not so hot. It was so good for my soul to breathe fresh air after a week in town.
  • My husband and I had ice cream after walking the dogs, it was nice to spend some quality time with my pack.
  • Our dog Sam allowed a stranger to pet him, that was a first! He really feels safe with us more often.
  • Fell asleep last night with a purring cat on my tummy, this sure felt great.
  • Our therapist in creative therapy talked to me about my picture, and he helped me see things I didn’t.
  • I was told twice I am working hard in therapy this week, and this was a nice thing to hear.
  • My father visited me Thursday evening, we took a walk and talked. Sometimes it’s good to take a break from therapy and all that.
  • Called my mother today, and she was so supportive as well. You can’t walk this way alone.
  • I once again was told by many people that I matter, and it’s good I can talk to so many friends so openly about my problems.
Ten Things of Thankful, Week 34/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 34/2018


So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute:again. Let’s see what I can contribute:

Well, I have to admit it, this week I could not stop thinking about one big thing I am thankful for, and this is my home. I have a place where I can return to anytime. Where I am welcomed and loved as I am. Talking to other patients has shown me this is not a given. And it felt so good to come home Saturday after two and a half weeks. There was my husband waiting for me, the dogs greeted me and later our cat used me as a human pillow, like she always does. I felt so loved. Now I have returned to the hospital, facing another week of therapy, but I will work hard to become better. All those who love me deserve it.

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 33/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 33/2018


So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute:again. Let’s see what I can contribute:

  • My parents and I enjoy that I am nearby, even if it’s for a hospital stay. We spend more time together and have good talks.
  • My father picked my dirty laundry up, and my mother washed them for me. That was very helpful, and they liked to help me out. That was a nice feeling.
  • My husband is always there for me and even drives long distances to visit me with the dogs.
  • So many people in the blogosphere and in real life encourage me to go on and find a way to heal. I am very thankful for that, and so I make one step after the other towards a better life. A heartfelt Thank You to everybody 💓 who read and/or commented my entries, it helped more than you will ever know.
  • The staff here always has an open ear for us day and night and goes to great lengths to help us. This creates a warm atmosphere in which healing can take place.
  • I managed to avoid binge eating since I am here. I eat three meals a day, and that’s it. And I am not hungry all the time, as I thought I would be. I feel better this way, and maybe I can keep this up.
  • Talking to the other patients helps as well. I got a refresher course to listen and talk without judgement.
  • I am mostly relieved from chores while I am here. This is a nice change.
  • I will be home next weekend! I have no doubt my husband isn’t capable of looking after our furbabies, but I can’t wait to cuddle with Jackie and listen to her purring.
  • Last but not least: I start to believe my life really can improve.

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 32/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 32/2018

So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute:

  • I am so thankful the waiting period for my inpatient stay was short.
  • My father says he will pick up my dirty laundry on Thursday, my mother offered to wash it for me, so I don’t have to drive by bus to a laundry. That helps a lot!
  • I visited my parents yesterday and talked about the fact that they will never be grandparents. My mother assured me that they are fine with that, and a huge weight was lifted from my heart.
  • My husband visited me today and brought our dogs with him. This meant so much to me, it meant driving a long way.
  • We had a nice time, walked the dogs and talked.
  • The patients here a so nice, they gave me a warm welcome. Everybody looks out for the others.
  • When I felt very useless and cried, because I am so far away from my pack and can’t help them, a nurse talked to me and reminded me that I am here to get better. And that I can’t help others when I am not well.
  • The staff here really takes care of the patients. We can talk to them nearly anytime.
  • Everything is organized very well in this hospital, so that no time is wasted in helping us to get better. That is a great relief for me, because I want to be well again soon.
  • I am feeling cautiously optimistic, and this surely beats feeling depressed!
Ten Things of Thankful, Week 32/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 32/2018

So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute:again. Let’s see what I can contribute:

  • The new hospital called and told me, I can be admitted Thursday. I am glad that there is no long waiting period.
  • They gave me almost a week to prepare everything, and I am glad for that. So my husband will have a clean house and clean clothes 😁.
  • My mother had surgery on her teeth on Friday. Everything went well, but it will take her some weeks to recover fully from this ordeal.
  • My sister in law gave birth to her child. Everybody is alright. That’s a good thing.
  • Had another ice cream yesterday after walking the dogs. It was delicious as well!
  • The shelter dog we take with us every Saturday could be adopted soon. We will miss him, but nothing beats a forever home!
  • Many shelter dogs in our local shelter have been adopted in the last weeks. That’s wonderful news! Maybe a few dogs from South Europe get a chance to be adopted now.
  • The weather cooled down, and everything is easier.
  • Our dog Sam is having a difficult time right now, but that somehow make us love him even more. We feel that he is upset, but he still is very affectionate to us. I am very grateful we have such a strong bond with him. And hopefully everything is back to normal soon.
  • Our cat Jackie enjoys the cooler weather as well. She snuggles up to her humans more often than in the heat. Everybody enjoys this very much!

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 31/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 31/2018


So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute:

  • It was very hard walking the dogs yesterday in the heat, but ice cream, coke and coffee afterwards helped a lot.
  • I am very glad I didn’t fall again – my leg is still sore and blue.
  • All of us and our parents still manage to get along quite well in the heat. That’s not a given, yesterday evening an ambulance took one of our neighbours to hospital.
  • The weather forecast says it will be cooler by the end of next week. I hope they are right.
  • I was very pleased with what I saw Tuesday at the new hospital. Everybody was very friendly and patient so far.
  • My mother-in-law wished me well, and said she thinks of me often. That’s good to hear, because they are so happy with their first grandchild, that is due soon.
  • I am so glad I have nice summer clothes that make me look good and are comfortable in the warm weather.
  • I am thankful for those who play words with friends with me, even though I am often slow to respond. It’s good for my brain, and fun.
  • My favorite soccer club won its first match of the season. Met another fan, and we sang a song from Cologne, were this soccer club is based. This was fun!
  • Met somebody we know from the shelter while grocery shopping, and we had a nice chat. This was nice, and her old Rottweiler copes with the heat as well.