Toad’s Weekly Assessment #45

Originally I had planned to keep my template for this private and just renew the update on it. It was marked as a sticky for me so I could just easily click the “Copy” button and run. Some reason today when I went to do so, I found that it had meandered down my postings. I thought I fixed it, but then I realized I made it public and people were looking at it. So… my template for this mood tracker has been added to the “Tool Kit” category.

Feel free to use it in whatever way is helpful to you. The numeric scales I use are not clinical scales. I made them up. In fact I know the pain scale run from 0 to 9 here in the states, but for me that many numbers on a spectrum scale like that loses meaning.


Mood Score Key:

Sliding Hypomania = 1  ~ Hypomania = 2 ~  Mania = 3  ~  Baseline (My Normal) = 0

Sliding Depression = -1  ~  Depression = -2  ~  Severe Depression = -3 ~ M = Mixed State

Energy Score Key:

Low = -1  ~  Normal = 0  ~  High = 1

Irritation Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3

Anxiety Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3

Migraine Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3 ~ Extreme = 4 ~ Aura Present = A

Sleep Quality Score Key:

Bad = -1  ~  Normal = 0  ~  Great = 1


Special Notes for the Week

Menses Start Date: 5/30/2017

Weigh-In at Med Clinic: ~


Sunday ~ May 28, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0A

Hours of Sleep: not documented

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • not documented

Meals

  • not documented

Notes

  • body aches – feel like shit

Monday ~ May 29, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0A

Hours of Sleep: not documented

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • not documented

Meals

  • not documented

Notes

  • menses started
  • tinnitus bad today
  • body still aches like the flu

Tuesday ~ May 30, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0A

Hours of Sleep: not documented

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • not documented

Meals

  • not documented

Notes

  • Therapy was canceled
  • tinnitus really bad all day
  • still aching like the flu

Wednesday ~ May 31, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1A

Hours of Sleep: midnight to 6am – 6 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 1pm
  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 8pm

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • meat wrapped cheese stix

Notes

  • still aching and tinnitus still bugging me
  • beginning to think this is a migraine aura since my vision is messing with me too, so I’m marking it as such
  • unsurprisingly, my dad is pissed to find out that the school doesn’t want Little Bear to come to the field days next week and demands that I take it to the district admin office – but I’m still not entirely sure that this is the appropriate thing to do for my kid
  • so much for no migraines BUT I think I may have figured out what could possibly be making the difference between having a full attack and not: I didn’t take a nap today and the past week or so I have been indulging in them – this is only significant because I’m pretty certain at this point the symptoms I describe as flu like are connected to, or part of, my migraine aura

Thursday ~ June 1, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 2A

Hours of Sleep: bed at midnight (I think?), up at 6am – 6 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 6:30am
  • 1000am Tylenol @ 7:30am

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 1 cup of coffee brewed strong in my parents’ Keurig 2.0 machine
  • 2 12oz. cans of Dr. Pepper
  • most of a fried chicken breast
  • a handful of Twizzlers
  • 2 homemade 6-inch sub sandwiches

Notes

  • woke up with the headache, but by afternoon the pain didn’t come back – still have the aura though
  • fucking tired as shit but at least I got the boys’ laundry washed today

Friday ~ June 2, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1A

Hours of Sleep: bed at 8pm, Dad woke me up around 10:30pm, bed at 11pm, up at 2:30am, bed at 2:45am, up at 6am, took a nap between 2:30pm and 6pm – total hours of sleep: too lazy to calculate, fuck that

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 6am
  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 11am
  • 10mg Zyrtec @ 11am

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 32oz cup of water (when I woke up at 2:30am dying of thirst)
  • 12oz. can of Dr. Pepper
  • sub sandwich

Notes

  • woke up with another headache
  • vision seriously bothering me

Saturday ~ June 3, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1

Hours of Sleep: bed at 12:30am, up at 6am – 5.5 total hours of sleep (but ended up sleeping off and on today)

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

Meals

  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 16 pieces of Andes Mints (2 servings)
  • a handful of Twizzlers (too lazy to count them)
  • 2 hotdogs and a half cup of mashed potatoes

Notes

  • my mother took it upon herself to take my sister-in-law and her kids grocery shopping – those two are like the perfect pair: my mother likes to take over and my sister-in-law seems to desire it (to the point of just randomly dumping her kids on her) – a part of me resents the time and energy my mother invests in her since the day my brother met her but at the same time, I don’t want that investment if it means being micromanaged
  • after 7pm my sister-in-law invited me to her son’s birthday party for tomorrow – since when did this last minute shit become the norm? even my parents are like this and expect you to drop everything for whatever it was they planned like the Memorial Day BBQ or Dad’s Mother’s Day dinner – and my mother’s response when I commented on it was, “I knew you didn’t have anything planned anyway.” Well excuse me, maybe I did have something planned but didn’t share those plans? I’m getting really sick of this last minute shit. I actually did have plans for tomorrow night, but no one bothered to ask me and they’ll expect me to show up at this birthday party. Fuck this bullshit. I was brought up to plan and organize ahead of time, yet none of these people around me seem capable of doing it.

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2 thoughts on “Toad’s Weekly Assessment #45

  1. I so get the last minute thing. My parents are like this too. My mom called last week and asked if my son could (drop his plans…) and mow their lawn. My kids have a life too. They live about half hour away and it’s about a 2ish hour job. Ugh and they are so picky. Sorry to vent…..

    I admire you for keeping a log! Great job 🙂

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