Every day at this point is going to be a struggle. The next 3 weeks are supposed to be the hardest.
I emailed my therapist this morning, I'll be going in Thursday morning. I want to check in for myself and ask if she knows of any male therapists (Hulky says he doesn't care male or female, but I think male might be easier? dunno) in the area that have a similar style as her. They clashed a little when doing couples therapy, but I think if he had his own therapist not shared with me, they would get along fine.
I am going to try to get Hulky to agree to 3 sessions with a counselor. I will do whatever it takes to get him to those appointments. If he wants to continue past that point, I will obviously fully support it, but I think he needs some immediate help. Triage. Three sessions is usually enough to know if you like the counselor/therapist and if you want to stick with the process.
My parents stopped by yesterday and dropped off some food and flowers for Hulky . They are really good about big stuff, not so much with little stuff when it comes to personal issues. Hulky was very grateful for their visit. I'm really glad they did that for him. They have a tenuous relationship with him at the best of times.
Gut: I'm all slowed up. Not surprising after Friday night. I'm giving it some time before I resort to the Constipation Stop. Green tea today might do the trick.
Itch: I got some information from a tumblr page on DIV . A midwife runs a page and a submitted an anonymous question about my condition. She sent me some suggestions and possible other diagnoses. I am going to resume the hydrocortisone suppositories that I have (and refill them) and go back to see my gyn maybe next week.
Body: I trimmed most of the hedges around the apartment all on my own yesterday. I've never done that before. I was pretty tiring for my shoulders, but I feel okay today. I expect the soreness to set in later or tomorrow. I will need to do more this weekend, but I have plenty of time to recuperate.