I was asked that on another site and it’s funny how a simple remark can bring up a lot of emotional baggage.
Yes, in short, I am losing weight, and thank you for noticing.
Believe it or not, that is a very hard sentence to say.
So, there is background:
Continue reading “Is it just me, or are you shrinking?”
No matter what people think, the reality is that I will never be “cured” of depression.
This reminds me of the words that always ring in my ears from my previous GP who once said to me,
“you have to think of it like this – asthmatics will always be asthmatic – even when it seems it has gone away for years … you’ll always have dysthemia. Sometimes it will be chronic and sometimes it will feel like it has gone, but, chances are you will always need some form of treatment. ”
Being angry at depression is like being angry at asthma – basically useless and somewhat self indulgent.
Sometimes, the meds help … sometimes they just don’t seem to make a difference.
Stress makes it worse. As does illness. Anxiety is the gateway emotion to dark places.
Sometimes there’s a trigger … if you’re lucky.
The following is a post written by someone I like to call a friend who I have known online for over 4 years now. Her piece is poignant and relevant, and I think worth re-blogging for others to read. Continue reading someone else’s depiction of my depression
I think the worst advice I have ever heard anyone give someone who is dealing with depression is “just smile.”
If only it was that easy.
However, there is something to be said for that simple statement. However, first let’s look at some basics.
It is far too easy to be caught in one or all of three traps that the darkened mind offers when when one deals with depression. Together they provide an environment that fosters further darkness, loneliness and personal destruction. There’s three things you need to be aware of:
- Raison d’etre Continue reading Dealing with the monsters inside the black pit
to eight people. Eight people who I wanted to change the nature of my relationship, (more specifically, the way I deal with said relationships), with. It’s a combination of opening myself up and making a promise.