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    Therapist is Moving

    @Friday thank you for your thoughts. I really like everything you said. I think if I could find an art therapist for in-person, that would be the ideal first step. Keeping my therapist as the central one and adding to. I can relate to that "cheating on" the my therapist mentality. I get...
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    Therapist is Moving

    On Thursday my therapist told me she's moving to her winter location full time. We usually do online therapy half the year and in person half the year since she started spending winters away. Of course throughout COVID there's been more online than usual. So I can still do online with her...
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    One Thing That Made You Smile Today?

    One thing that made me smile today was watching my son bounce/run/jump from one crafter/artist booth to another and asking them each about their product and giving them compliments.
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    Eleven Words - One Poem: Elfchen

    Continue to believe that things will get better given the time
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    Write a happy story in 3 words

    All is quiet.
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    River Oaks vs. Sheppard Pratt?! What do you know about them? Ahh help!

    You are right in that Sheppard-Pratt does focus a lot on dissociative disorders in their trauma program. For me that is a must. Without that, I wouldn't be where I am today. (I do like that you are allowed to process at River Oaks- that sounds amazing.) You can process some things with...
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    My Children Getting Older - How do other parents feel with their children growing older? Anyone else triggered by children being certain ages?

    Thank you all for your responses. It is very intersting and enlightening to see how others feel. I am enjoying watching my newly 13 year old explore his world and new opportunities. I have to remember that my youngest is 10 now and not so little any more even though I want to protect him...
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    My Children Getting Older - How do other parents feel with their children growing older? Anyone else triggered by children being certain ages?

    Yes, I agree with that. I feel sad about missing some things and I miss them being certain ages, but I am not letting it keep me from missing out on the here adn now. I just took my oldest to an informational meeting as he is going to join track and field. I like that because I used to run...
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    My Children Getting Older - How do other parents feel with their children growing older? Anyone else triggered by children being certain ages?

    I have been quiet busy lately especially the last couple of weeks. Both of my sons has birthdays recently. My youngest turned 10 and my oldest 13. I am now the mother of a teenager. When my oldest was a baby and through preschool, we were close even when my youngest was born. We've had some...
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    Write a happy story in 3 words

    Walking without pain!
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    Pending Sheppard-Pratt Admission

    @penguinuser , I am sorry, I wasn't on for awhile. I don't remember if you said when you were leaving. I think you got a lot of good answers. If they know a device can record and take pictures it probably won't be allowed. I am quite certain that the Switch has to stay in your room or it may...
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    Eleven Words - One Poem: Elfchen

    Humanity is a fragile thing we must learn to protect it
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    Write a happy story in 3 words

    I got sleep.
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    Pending Sheppard-Pratt Admission

    I can certainly do that. Meals come up on a cart that you can pick from a few choices at 8:30 for breakfast, 12:30 for lunch, and 5:30 for dinner. The cart stays at most of 1/2 hour so that is actually helpful for me because it means there are definite times for eating. I do much better...
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    River Oaks vs. Sheppard Pratt?! What do you know about them? Ahh help!

    I just returned from Sheppard-Pratt and have been there serveral times in the past. Their trauma disorders unit is forcused on supporting people with cPTSd and dissociative disorders such as dissociative identity disorder (DID). If you're still looking for information, I am certainly provide some.
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    Pending Sheppard-Pratt Admission

    I am back home. There were basically two reasons for the long wait list time- the unit changed locations in the hospital and went from a 22 bed unit to a 12 bed unit. The other is the various effects on admissions dure to COVID. Their wait time is back down to the usual 2-4 week time frame...
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    Readers thread: what or who are you reading right now?

    I am reading a middle grade level series called Wings of Fire. I am on the 14th book. My almost 10 year old made them sound great when he was reading them and they haven't disappointed.
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    Pending Sheppard-Pratt Admission

    Yes, they said 4 month wait from the beginning. It's mainly because they changed the location of the unit so there are fewer beds and because of the COVID situation. I just heard from them last week. Was supposed to go tomorrow, but my son just tested positive for COVID so I have to wait...
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    Pending Sheppard-Pratt Admission

    I am still about 4 months out- seems like no time change yet. But I get that they are very busy right now. I know that there is medical staff that can potentially help you with the monthly shot of Xolair if you are there for more than a month. It's something you could ask about ahead of time-...
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    Learning of Triggers and Setting Boundaries

    Thanks for stating that. I get that and it makes sense. I often feel ashamed of my reactions, but I know they are realand have causes,
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    Learning of Triggers and Setting Boundaries

    These were definitely a trigger. My ability to function went way down. It is hard sometimes to keep the labels straight one some things and I am probably guilty of mislabeling things at times, but this was truly an incident where my ability to function was dwindling the more that I stared at...
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    Learning of Triggers and Setting Boundaries

    This weekend, I felt horrible (and not just because of the knee surgery). It seemed like I was falling apart. Looking at the Christmas tree, which normally gives me great joy, couldn't even bring me peace. I had a session with my therapist today and identified a trigger. I have slowly been...
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    Reconnection Here

    I realize the MyPSTD pro is related to the site. It's just intereating to see!
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