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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I'm losing my mind. I know it. What else do you call it when someone talks to herself. I'm not talking about an occasional, "Oh that was stupid." No, no, nothing that normal. For nearly a week now, I've been talking to myself CONSTANTLY. I talk to myself like one of the "girls" are here. I'm seriously scared, friends.

Can it be I need company? True, I've been stuck here in the house for weeks. WEEKS, I tell you! Shingles pain hit Dec 1. It is still raising its head and I suspect its the medicine I'm on. Right now I can blame Lyrica for everything. I can't drive. It's Lyrica's fault. I just dropped one of my favorite dishes and it broke into three pieces--blame it on Lyrica. I struggle to find the right words when I talk--it's all Lyrica. I'm a total airhead and I've got something to blame.

But this talking to myself thing. That's really new. I'm blaming Lyrica right now, but tell me this is normal. When you talk to yourself, do carry on total conversations? Or should I go see a therapist tomorrow? Er when I can drive again.
Colleen Coble  
posted at 9:21 AM  
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At 2:24 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Your not losing your Mind.
Like My Mom say's if your worried your losing your mind it's most likely your not. It's only when your in denial that nothing is wrong with you when you start acting funny. :)
I talk to myself in the store and before I know it I'm getting look's from People. LOL.

I wanted you to know I just got done reading your Novel Lonestar Sanctuary. It's sure to go down as one of my favorite Book's and Your are now one of My Favorite writers!. It's the first book I have read of your's and I can't wait for book number 2 come out.

I hope you feel better soon!

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Yeah I talk to myself a lot too. Yesterday while shopping for clothes I had to make myself shut up because I realized halfway through my conversation that there were real people around! LOL

I guess you could just consider it to be work related...."I'm trying to get the dialog right"!

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Glad you liked it, Anna Marie! I just told myself that. LOL

Suzanne, you're right! It's work related! That's a GREAT excuse! LOL

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Oh, man. If that's the def of nuts, I'm gone, too.
Yesterday was Mom's doctor day. It's really physically difficult for me (six inches shorter than she is, and 100 lbs. lighter...) to transfer her in and out of a wheelchair, get the car pulled up to the ramp exactly right, push the HEAVY chair up the ramps, run back out to park the car while she waits tapping her foot, etc.

Even my demented mom commented that I talked to myself through the whole process! "Do you HAVE to say things like, 'Get Mom's purse out of the back seat...'?" she asked. Evidently, I DO!!! ;)

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Whew, I feel MUCH better! You sure you're not on Lyrica too, Katy?

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

I say talk to yourself! That makes you think more people are around, and what do you do when people are around? You break out that chocolate, that's what!!!

So keep on a talkin', girlfriend!!!!

At 9:46 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Colleen, Never touch the stuff! ;) Maybe Di is right. Chocolate all around--on me!

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Rachel Overton said...

Colleen, you could always get a cat or dog. Then you could address your speech to them and you aren't talking to yourself. Of course, they can't answer, so you just have to fill in what they would say, if they could.

Works for me! LOL

...Is it safe to admit I think I've ALWAYS talked to myself? Doesn't everyone?! ;-)

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Dani said...

I'm so sorry you're still feeling bad. Trust me, if I was stuck in the house for over a month, I'd be talking to anything....the house plants....the tv....I've been known to yell at characters in movies when they're being stupid and sadly, I have no excuse:o)

Hope you're feeling better soon. Being sick is the pits!

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I think everyone DOES talk to themselves, Rachel. I did before this too. But not it's EXTREME! LOL

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

LOL! I usually role play out what I think may happen when I talk to someone. You know, imagine what they'll say, what I'll say, back and forth. This happens especially when I feel there may be a confrontation or uncomfortable moment. Problem is, I'm much wittier, daring and brave in my own head. ;-)

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Annie said...

dude! i talk to myself all the time. living in my first apartment makes me do this. lol. i come home and immediately turn on the tv. what is it about being alone that makes us some uncomfrtable sometimes? it makes me talk to myself to keep myself company. i too yell at stupid characters on tv nad in movies. it's hard not to do it in the movie theater when other people are around!! LOL... and in teh grocery store... lets just say that there was a very good looking young man coming my way and i didnt notice him until i had already had a partial conversation with myself in the same aisle... yeah... he never made eye contact after that. boo... hahaha

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Good gravy, woman - you're a writer! I've carried on conversations with myself for years. Even spoken both sides. LOL Out loud.

And we wonder why other drivers look at us strangely.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Talking to yourself is bad?

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Kellie said...

I was almost afraid to read the comments, in case talking to your self isn't normal. I talk to myself all the time.

The great thing is that when i talk to myself I always say the right things, and when I don't, I don't mind!


At 9:38 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Thanks for you helps, friends! I was really afraid. LOL Now I'm reassured we'll all a little "off."

At 6:38 AM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

If talking to yourself is a bad thing im in big trouble cos i do it all the time. i even answer myself!
Oh Anna Marie I know that i will do that and someone will say excuse me or look at me strange.
i tend to talk to my new friends the stuff animals at times but then they are almost human.

At 1:58 PM, Blogger diane said...

My husband used to talk to himself all the time (he died three and a half months ago). Once the evil side of me snuck up behind him and asked, "Who are you talking to?"

Without missing a beat, he replied, "Myself. It's the only way I can have an intelligent conversation." LOL

At 1:57 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Hi Ausjenny!
Yeah, When I talk to myself in the store I'm like Katy. "I got to get some chips. Where are the Chips?" Then I'll see someone trying not to giggle at me. :o LOL

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I am a teacher and did my master's paper on learning theories. Let's just say you are an auditory learner and you must "hear" things said aloud to make sense!

There. Normal.

(LOL, as I talk to myself all the time. Out loud.)


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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