Day 18 – Fluoxetine & Wellbutrin.

Sunday (9/15) was a busy day. I preached on Mark 13 (eschatology). I’m not a huge fan of eschatology – it is a difficult topic for me to preach on…I have a hard time understanding it. So did Martin Luther and John Calvin though, so I feel I am in good company.

After church we had finger food fellowship and then the intern meeting. I enjoy these meetings. We read through different books and discuss them – and discuss the ministry and our various responsibilities and so on.

I was home by 2:30 and took a nap – but that lasted only 30 minutes – surprising seeing I’m usually completely wiped on Sundays. I spent some time relaxing, reading, and grocery shopping – then it was more message preparation – this time for the U-Link Chapel at Cairn University. I did not go to bed at midnight, I would be up till 1:30 am this morning.

I take my medications as usual (Wellbutrin is a bit late, since I don’t get home till 2:30), this may explain why I was up until 1:30 am. No noticeable side effects. My mood is stable – I don’t feel like I’m dying all the time – though sometimes I do still feel like I’m dying – it just hits me at random times like a tsunami, but overall I’m stable, even keel.

Chronic pain is still a problem. I take another bath. I’ve been taking baths almost every day lately. My entire body aches and I have to elevate my legs almost any time I lay down to sleep and sometimes throughout the day. This is annoying, but it seems to be primarily when I am standing or laying down, so when I am sitting, walking, or etc. I don’t seem to have as much pain.

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