Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

Since these tweets are all related, I thought I’d do it in one big post. A Tumblr user asked for me to include my disability diagnoses, so I added those to the descripti… http://t.co/BmIGGybIzI — Janet Morris (@janersm) September 3, 2015 The full text of this update: A Tumblr user asked for me to include my disability diagnoses, so I added those to the description. I also want to thank those who’ve donated. I also want to thank those who’ve shared the link without donating. And I want to thank those of you who have offered your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate it all so much. Wow. In the last 24 hours, I've gotten $45 in donations on .@gofundme. A big thank you to those who've donated. It means so much. — Janet Morris (@janersm) September 3, 2015 That $45 will get me out of the red for August's bills a day early. — Janet Morris (@janersm) September 3, 2015 And it eases the anxiety I had over the first round of bills for September. — Janet Morris (@janersm) September 3, 2015 So I am very, very grateful for the help. — Janet Morris (@janersm) September 3, 2015 Follow @JanersM on Twitter.

I read the book, so I wasn’t surprised by any of the numerous twists that Flynn imagined up in her story. I also wasn’t surprised that I found the movie just as convoluted and boring as the book. I still don’t understand how or why it attracted such a following. It’s the mystery/thriller/drama equivalent of the Scream franchise. It uses cliched, trope-filled action while critiquing the culture and society’s thirst for vengeance over justice. The unfortunate thing is that it gets caught up in being melodramatic and fails to adequately execute that social criticism. It’s awful. The actors do a great job, which is why it’s getting two stars instead of just one. I think the supporting cast deserves the most credit. They really try to sell the film. Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris both did absolutely incredible work. Ben isn’t one of my favorite actors, but I generally like his acting work. In this movie, I don’t. As Nick, he carries a constant grimace that just makes him look constipated. He looks more like he needs to find a box of laxatives than his missing wife. Like with the book, I think it is a waste of time and that you should really skip it unless you like the book or members of the cast. It’s just not worth the hype. There are so many better movies out there.

Review: Gone Girl

How do you feel about the candidates who have entered the 2016 Presidential Election in the U.S.?12 Do you have a favorite or a least favorite? What issues do you think are important? Democrats: Joe Biden, Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb ↩Republicans: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Scott Walker ↩

What type of disability do you have that prevents you from working? I’m just asking, because it doesn’t say on your go fund me page  – thethumperdiaries I should probably add that to the GoFundMe page.  I have multiple mental and physical health issues, but the ones that are part of my disability case: schizoaffective disorder panic disorder with agoraphobia arthritis ehlers-danlos/hypermobility undifferentiated connective tissue disease vertigo myoclonic & absence seizures  asthma chronic migraines (this isn’t as bad as it was before BOTOX) anemia (deficiencies: iron and vitamins b6, b12, and d) fibromyalgia I have other diagnoses in addition to these, but these are the ones that I’m on disability for. via Tumblr

I used to do this thing where I would ask for people to send me questions on here. It was always fun, so I want to try doing that again.  If you have a question (or questions) for me to answer, now is the time to ask them.1 I reserve the right to not answer inappropriate/rude questions. ↩

Debbie1 wants me to do volunteer work and to look into joining a class or a club. She thinks that will help me establish more order in my life, become more independent, & will help me to overcome the shyness.2 I wouldn’t mind doing those things if I eased into them. Or if I was in one with someone I know.  I know that socializing and getting out of the house more is good for mental and physical health issues. I also know that socializing is a difficult issue for someone3 who has almost perfected the art of self-isolation. I told her that I would try. It’s a non-committed level of commitment that feels safest right now. I will look into doing those things, but I’ll also keep in mind issues like transportation, anxiety, cost, etc. That’s reasonable, right? I won’t look for ways to get out of the volunteering/socializing stuff, but, if I can’t find something, I won’t give myself a hard time over not signing up. See…more reasonable behavior.  She’s also put me on the referral list for weekly DBT group sessions. She said it may be a few weeks to a couple of months before the group gets back to a starting point. If I join it, I’m sure that my first session will involve ugly crying.4 Hopefully, DBT will help me better handle the BPD & other issues. That’s what it treats best, so that’s what I should expect.  I like my monthly individual sessions with Debbie much better than I liked being in her anxiety group. I never was able to tell her who specifically or with a generalized description I was afraid of in the group.5 I didn’t want to take away a healing opportunity for them, nor did I want to say something that made Debbie think I was being ridiculous or judgy.  The therapist, not the relative. ↩I think she underestimates the severity of the shyness. ↩Me, duh. ↩I’ve always done that with group therapy sessions. The first time or two is always filled with tears. It’s kinda like my reaction to the first day of school as a kid. From second grade on, I would have crying sessions and anxiety attacks on the first day of school. ↩Two men. One had a restraining order from his ex & hasn’t been allowed to see or communicate with his kids in years. The other openly admitted to abusing his wife in the past. And he sounded aggressive when talking about her and her agoraphobia issues. As a person who has been abused & has agoraphobia, I didn’t feel the group was a healthy place for me anymore. If I hadn’t officially left, my attendance would have continued to be sporadic and my sessions would have involved sobbing through the whole appointment. ↩

Volunteering as Tribute