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.