Happy Sunday! Hope everyone stayed safe from that blizzard in the northeast, I saw some crazy photos of massive snow drifts and buried cars and stuff. I probably shouldn't complain about getting rain instead, but gosh darn it I hate rain.
I've had a lovely weekend. Friday was somehow insanely busy, even with no class. Gym in the morning (and now I'm so sore I can't move), laundry, work meeting, thesis meeting, tutoring, and then out with friends. Yesterday, I went to the grocery store and then a coffee shop with Roomie to work for a while in the afternoon, then trekked over to campus for a meeting that lasted THREE HOURS. Then I sprinted home to drop off my school stuff, change, and head out to dinner/drinks with some friends.
Oh, I decided to keep that consultation with New Therapist Candidate #2 after all, so I'm seeing her on Tuesday and will definitely keep you all posted on how it goes. While I did really like Candidate #1, I still want to take advantage of this opportunity to shop around a bit, as I've never had that before. I'm pretty interested to compare the two candidates, and hopefully make a decision sooner rather than later. For the first time in my life, I'm actually eager to start therapy and get moving on the crap that needs to be addressed.
On that note, Operation Maybe Increase Calories is...sort of happening. A little. Not in the neat, calculated way I had planned on, but in a sort of haphazard-but-well-intentioned way.
Random info request: Anyone have experience with Cymbalta? New Candidate #1 mentioned it as a possible alternative to gabapentin for nerve pain, with the added benefit of treating depression at the same time. Apparently it is used quite commonly for fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc. Depression isn't a major issue at the moment (can't believe I just typed that sentence...) but my emotional state still seems pretty fragile—mostly because of pain. I'm also on Celexa, which has done wonders for my anxiety but nothing for depression. Just curious about anti-D options, especially one that—as Candidate #1 put it—could "kill two birds with one stone." Feel free to send me an e-mail if you prefer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Okay, thanks! Much love to you all.