weekend pass for good behaviour

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Hi all

Just a quick update I have been given a weekend pass and returned home yesterday, a bit anxious returning home but have coped not too bad. A blip this morning causing suicidal thinking, I was told any thougths to contact them but I rang my sister distracting myself, met up with a pal, saw the grandkids and did my washing so all in all not too bad.

Going back tomorrow so I'm not rushing, another meeting with the psychiatrict team on Monday I suppose to see how I got on over the weekend.

Theres no internet access so I will have to buy some more for my phone as I have another 11 days to go before my next month kicks in.

Thanks to everyone for keeping me going.

Tina xx

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    I'm so pleased that you got home and you sound a bit more positive.so please keep up the good work .i started this discussion many month ago and have (spoke) to a lot of people and its lovely to hear positive thoughts i no it must be awful for you but I'm hoping in the near future you will tell us that your home and feeling a lot better.so god bless and hope each day is better x
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    You did really well, you know? Instinctively you followed the three pillars that my therapist always repeats with me: 

    distract - relax - cope

    Well done Tina!!! You can do it! 

    Distract and relax is something we can practice. And the coping happens next week with support from your medical team! 

     

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      I knew the distract bit not necessary the relax but then the cope follows on. I do feel as if I'm not me though almost empty again numb, but thats good I suppose. 

      I hope I can do it, expecially with help from here I am so glad I found this site..still a long way to go expecially as the year aniversary is coming up.

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      The anniversary day will be rough. 

      I remember a fellow patient of mine having to go through the anniversary of her fiances car accident. It was awful. We saw how she was hurting. How she was working through what had happened. But she got better. 

      And you will get through this awful day as well. And you will have support of the staff at the clinic and you will have our support!!

       

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    Tina, I am so happy for you. You can't "band aid" your emotions, you have to learn to cope with them, but I am telling you something that you know better than me. Please take care of yourself, be kind to yourself, and for God's sake and those who love you, love yourself. I am sending a hug your way, so stop reading this, close your eyes, and feel this great big long distance hug. Godspeed Tina, David
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      David

      Thank you so much..

      I've got to learn how to be kind to myself I just don't know how to...

      I enjoyed my virtual hug that is one of the things that I miss the most the hugs they just make you feel so safe and secure...as if nothing can get you.

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      You  know Tina, the first way to be kind to yourself is to give yourself every break that you would give anyone else that you care for, and do it without regret or feeling selfish. You mentioned grandchildren, you know that they want their grandmother (or whatever they call their grandmother) to be happy. Do nice things, and have nice thoughts for you, and don't feel selfish doing them. But first, and above all, learn to forgive yourself. Jesus died a horrible death for God to forgive us all, so you need to forgive Tina. David     PS - My dad told me years ago, that once you forgive someone for anything, and it is sincere and from the heart, then that takes away your right to ever bring it up again. So, if through all that you have been, and now are going through, if in hindsight you feel that you should have done something different, or perhaps not at all, forgive Tina, and move on with a clear concious.
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    Hi Tina,

    Well done on getting home for the weekend, look how far you've come in a few days!

    You're sounding so much more positive than this time last week, so proud of you for recognising you needed the support & grabbed the chance to help yourself.

    I'm sending you a big virtual cyber hug & think of you often so glad you checked in to keep us 'virtual friends' updated on your progress.

    Wishing you the very best wishes for your week ahead, post if & when you can,

    Take care lovely lady xx

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    Good start, Tina. Remember we are all out here thinking of you. Socialising is obviously a good thing: we could all learn from that. Best of luck on Monday.
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    Hi Tina,

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you are.

    You are doing well and please be as proud of your self as we are of you.

    It is so good to know that you are more positive and as you were given your week end pass your team obviously believe you will benefit from this week end break.

    Be gentle with your self dear Tina and know that we hold you in our thoughts.

    BIG HUG

    xx

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