Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Big Deal

So, first things first, I have to share today's exciting news:  I met with my psychiatrist this morning and (drum roll, please) my next appointment isn't for 8 more weeks!  For the past several months (pretty much since I started seeing him), he's been setting up my appointments pretty much every 1-2 weeks because he felt so uncertain of my safety.

So, eight weeks is a really big deal.

It means that we're both feeling optimistic that whether this is just a phase, or whether I've actually turned a corner--it's going to last.  At least for a little while.

In the interim, we're doing a 4-week "detox", of sorts.  No gluten.  No dairy.  No sugar.  It has to do with stuff I've been reading about leaky gut and the GAPS diet.  It's not an exact science.  And it isn't following anything I've read to a 'T'.

It's just following my gut.

No pun intended.

The other main big thing is that I'm looking into going back to school.  Either for my Physical Therapy doctorate, or as a Physical Therapy Assistant.

That's proving to be more complicated than I initially expected.  I have a ton of questions about how to get started and answers are difficult to come by.

But nothing worthwhile was ever easy, right?

At least, that's what I'm going to tell myself.

So, I still don't know if I'm feeling better because of the changes and effort I'm making, or if it's just a phase.  But, I'm going to stick with believing the former and hope that these two big changes will help the goodness continue.


Becky said...

Maybe you've already picked his brain, but talk to Jeff at Megan's birthday party; he just might have some opinions about applying to Physical Therapy school.

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Oh, by the way, that's great news from your psychiatrist. So happy for you!

Kelly said...

Cheryl, just read this and the last post. Keep on going!

It's not easy to keep up healthy eating and meal preparing, but so worth it!

I hope the school thing will not be overwhelming for you? Maybe you are the type of person who likes to be busy and have a focus (not like me- haha! I like to be very unbusy :0)