Friday, September 19, 2008

medication and hurrications

An endangered red panda in eastern Nepal
Copyright (c) 2007 Wendee Holtcamp

Community is a safe place precisely because no one is attempting to heal or convert you, to fix you, to change you. Instead the members accept you for who you are.
- Scott Peck, The Different Drum

In response to some of the comments, I thought I'd post a bit more of my thoughts on medication. I think it all depends on the person and the situation. I always have heard that when something is affecting your life in a negative way (affecting your finances, your general state of well-being, your career, your family life, etc), it has become a problem and you need to address it. I still believe in doing everything possible before turning to meds. There are so many options - support groups, therapists, meditation, prayer, becoming closer to God. We all have different thoughts about this, but I do believe that God heals. I think that we all have a lot of emotional ups and downs, especially women who go through natural cycles anyway. For those who express their emotions in writing, it can seem more "extreme" than it really is! That's mostly what I was saying.

I'm trying to prepare for a small claims court case over my car repair situation from earlier in the year. What excitement. I already went through mediation, which failed and the court case is set next week, and I hoped maybe it would be postponed due to the hurricane, but no luck. The kids are out of school until Tuesday and Thursday (different schools) at the latest update. They are enjoying their hurrication (don'tcha love that word?). I am still without electricity but I did get gas with only one car in front of me for a wait. However they were charging $3.99/gallon when just down the road it was only $3.10!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Savannah.Do you have power yet?CALL ME DO YOU NEED ANY HELP,GRANDPA has a generator. you can also e mail me.This is have a few e,mails from me and Manew.Tell Sam HAPPY BIRTHDAY!love Hannah.

Lisa Sullivan said...

First, medication - to each his/her own. I personally love that when my back is so incredibly sore, I can take a couple of alleve and the soreness is alleviated. Now, if I happen to be at home with a sore back, I'm more apt to sit on the couch with a heating pad against it and that usually works. However, everyday life prevents me from being able to be home to nurture so an ocassional Alleve is very helpful.

Admittedly, I'm also a person who can't tolerate pain either. I'm the other extreme from you, my dear. I'm strong in some ways, my faith being one of them, but when it comes to pain and discomfort - give me something quick! LOL!!

Now, let me give you a tidbit about our gas situation here. Thanks to Hurricane Ike our gas is $3.99 too but gas prices average $3.79 a gallon here. So, your $3.10 is a steal in comparison!

Unknown said...

Though I tend to not like taking even motrin etc (there are consequences like causing "leaky gut syndrome" - google it - along with other NSAIDs) I was referring to things like anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds, and other things that are mood-altering substances that people take daily. I believe people need to turn to God, nutrition, massage, exercise, and holistic healthy living and many of our physical and emotional problems will solve themselves! And the rest, well in the words of Scott Peck, "Life is difficult." :)