Brain has gone to mush

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My name is Sarah and im 24

I have trauma induced depression due to childhood issues. myn is not constant but every now and again I wobble back into it.

After 2 years of hell with problems with my periods I'm having a hysterectomy soon and I can feel myself wobbling back into it .the problems with my periods have left me living the life of a 60 year old woman i cant go out with friends or my boyfriend I stay in all the time other than work because I'm too scared of bleeding in public .(when I say its bad its like Niagara falls)

I don't have any children and as I say im about to not be able to.

Hopefully my op date wont be to far away

But I'm starting to really struggle with the mental side of things has anyone got any ideas of what I can do to take my mind away from everything until my operation ?

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    Watch cute videos of kittens. Hug someone or lots of someone's at least 12x a day. Look into adoption. Of a fur baby or a human child. There are many countries where children need a kind loving mom, dad family. Try helping someone less fortunate than yourself. Eat a gallon of chocolate icecreem! Be grateful you have your boyfriend, if he stuck with you through the things you've discribed your one lucky girl. :-)
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    Hi how awful for you.  I hope the op sorts it out.

    I am 62 and female and go out socialising all the time!    Life doesn't end because of age but only if you want it to.  x

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    Hello Sarah, I am sorry that your having womens problems, i remember being like that thou at a much older age than yourself. The hysterectomy certainly solved the problem for me.

    Have you thought about doing a online course. I havee done a few and currently just started doing one called Mindfulness. I also think this will help with my own life. The courses are called Futurelearn and they are free to everybody. They are run by universities and are well structured. There are lots to choose from, i do them as a hobby as an interest. You do not get a qualification thou you can purchase a certificate of participation. They usually run for a few weeks,about three hours a week and you do them in your own time and pace.It's worth looking into them. At least with this you can stay in and learn at the same time. I am partially disabled so find it hard to go out and socilise so these are ideal for me. Hope this helps.


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    Dear Sarah,

    I can't imagine what you are going through but I hope that the operation heals the main problem. It sounds as if you are in self-imposed quarantine and I can understand why you feel safer in your comfort zone. Do your close friends know the situation? Could they arrange to come and visit you for some socialising (e.g. sleepover, movie night in, etc)? We are all different and distractions work differently for us all, some better than others. It sounds as if you want to be sociable but your circumstances restrict this at the moment. What do you and your bf enjoy doing when you spend quality time together? Do you get enjoyment from music, colouring, creative crafts - this might not sound very exciting but they are all techniques for relaxation and self-soothing that work for some of us.

    Sending you a big hug and hoping that you keep your amazing strength to get through this. Mentally, it is a battle but you are not alone and lots of people are here to help you in the fight :-)

    Digsby x

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