Current Mental Health – May 2020

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So if you read my last post, you know that I’ve been tracking my moods for about a month now, with the Daylio app. There are 5 general moods to choose from: Awful, Bad, Meh, Good, Rad. I have yet to reach Rad.

The majority of my moods for May is Meh, much like the mood in the picture above. I had 3 Good days and 5 Bad. The rest was all Meh. I’m trying to figure out if there’s any more to this than simply feeling Meh all month like, I don’t know — my right upper arm hurting again? I don’t want to go through physical therapy–yet AGAIN! Just give me the magic shot, Doc! I’d rather experience the pain from that than go back to PT.

I’ve been through PT for my arm 3 or 4 times in the past year. That’s not 3 or 4 individual sessions, it’s 3 or 4 sets of sessions. It’s fine and I don’t mind it, but after maybe 2 weeks I do. The exercises become really boring and repetitive, and I feel like I’m just going through the motions. Also, having to leave my house to go there is a drag.

I saw an orthopedist, and luckily he doesn’t think I require surgery. He gave me a steroid shot, and I lived happily ever after (kidding). Until recently. I think the shot has worn off and I need another.

But with the coronavirus stuff going on, who knows when I’ll be able to see him? On the other hand, the PT is only 3 blocks away from me, and is seeing patients in-clinic but with masks on and other precautions. I don’t even need a prescription from the doctor, and especially because I’ve been there in the past, for the same reason. But I’m not ready to go to the PT’s office because more people are in and out of there all day. Not at the doctor’s office.

Yes, I guess all this pain is making me miserable (like it did last time), and thus, affecting my mood. I hope that by next month the pain will be gone and that I can go to PT (again, if the doctor recommends it). And if I need to go to PT, I hope we won’t have to wear masks all the time, and that the therapy lasts only a couple of weeks.

How has COVID-19 affected you? Or has it?

4 thoughts on “Current Mental Health – May 2020

  1. I hope you don’t have to wait too long for another steroid shot.

    COVID-19 hasn’t really changed much for me, as I wasn’t going out all that much anyway before it came along.

  2. I hope you get the medication you need very soon. Yes, pain does indeed makes you feel miserable. I had a frozen shoulder a few years ago.
    The restrictions haven’t effected me too much accept for not being able to see our children and grandchildren but roles are slowly relaxing here in the UK

    1. I hope so too! Being away from family can be tough. I hope you are able to reunite soon. ❤️

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