DEPRESSION

officer203
By officer203 Latest Reply 2009-08-18 00:44:59 -0500
Started 2009-07-14 18:17:30 -0500

I HAVE SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION SINCE I GOT FIRED FROM MY JOB LAST YEAR WHICH WILL BE 1YR. COME END OF SEPT.—- ANYWAYS, I AM IN A DEPRESSION AGAIN WHERE I DONT LEAVE MY HOUSE UNLESS, I HAVE A DR. APPT. SOMETIME I DONT LIKE TO GET OUT OF BED SOME MORNINGS, BUT I HAVE TO FORCE MYSELF TO BCAUSE OTHERWISE I'LL GET MORNING-HEADACHE, IF I LYE IN BED TOO LONG AND WHEN I'M NOT FEELING UP TO IT, I'LL JUST TRY N EAT ALL DAY LONG SO CAN SOMEONE HELP WITH TIPS ON THIS?


51 replies

Rhea - 55031
Rhea - 55031 2009-08-17 14:24:06 -0500 Report

You don't have to suffer. Tell your Dr what you are going thru and get medical help. Depression is a serious illness. It is not just a low mood if you have been suffering for more than two weeks tell your Dr

potter - 27370
potter - 27370 2009-08-17 12:09:03 -0500 Report

Depession is serious, losing your job,being a diabetic doesn't help. contact your doctor about depression. closing yourself off form the world will make it worse. find some thing that makes you happy, reading,taking a short walk,talking too a close friend.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-17 10:28:08 -0500 Report

Wow, Kori!! What a load you have carried for all of these years!! YOU are to be admired for your strength in still being here! When so much is put on one person's back, it is almost impossible to look up and out of your crushing pain! ALMOST, I said!! Usually when you reach out, like you have to us, there is that tiny bit that is still viable, accepting of the Love and Compassion that you will find on this site!

WE are all blessed with God's love too, but it takes every drop of it to cope, but there is a way out—-just take one, tiny little thing at a time—-what is the most important problem you are facing—-ask others for help, the folks here have a lot of different experiences and advice for specific problems and a solution to any one thing can lighten that crushing load on your shoulders!! Just ask—

do you really need a car? If you are allergic to most anti depressant meds, stick with your therapist until you find something that will help you lift a corner of your veil of pain—-just sort through your list and see if one thing of the most importance to YOU, jumps out asking for a solution—and go from there.
OUR Hearts and LOVE are here for you too, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! GOd helps us to find friends to help HIM work through our own pain and concerns!! Bless YOU< Pat Roth

Kori K
Kori K 2009-08-17 04:38:21 -0500 Report

I'm probably not going to fit in. The depression is crushing. Insomnia, uncontrolled diabetes, neuropathy, ulcers on legs, and I just found out in Dec.
Mentally disabled daughter molested by ex husband, so depression has been more than I can bear at times, for 6 years. Now this. Why am I here? Why must I go on? I take 14 meds a day, and I want to stop them all sometimes. Why take them? Can't afford the foods I need, No car for doctors, no cable, no phone, no hope. I know that God has carried me for 5 of these years, and He is still with me, but as much as I believe and pray, that doesn't take all this away. I'm already going blind, due to Macular Degeneration. (Dry - no treatment). I don't know where to turn, and then I saw this site. Just maybe. I walk, do physical therapy for back surgery, go to therapists, and use my home therapy devices, but that doesn't help the overwhelming depression. Can't take a lot of the drugs, like Cymbalta, Zoloft, Trazadone, etc, so no help there. Allergic to so many drugs. Took Xanax for a year, but don't want addiction to add to my list of health issues. My daughter's goal in life is to take care of me, but she's too young and has too many needs of her own to have to live a life like this. I feel that every day is worse than the last. I am lost

LifeisGooood
LifeisGooood 2009-08-15 01:00:02 -0500 Report

I wonder how common depression and diabetes is? That is, how many people have to put up with both? I have it also and can't really remember too many years when I didn't have it. I hope I can be encouraging to you, any one reading this discussion and know that you are not alone. We can share some of our pain here and know that others will shake their heads in agreement, say 'yes, I know exactly what you mean" and reach out and give you a hug. Our poor bodies and minds have been through alot with diabetes and depression. It's good to rest and be good to your self. Open the curtains during the day and just let the sun shine on in. Do the best that you are able to do at that moment and let that be enough. Know that you are good no matter how your body is feeling. I sure hope some of this helps. Hugs to you!!

steely
steely 2009-08-15 07:41:22 -0500 Report

In my opinion, I believe it to be very common. Our bodies don't work right. Our hormones are out of balance and that throws everything off. Add on top of that, having to watch every bite of food you put in your mouth, get your exercise in, deal with sometimes just not feeling good. It's no wonder we get depressed. That alone is enough but when you add spouses, families, doctors, Good grief, it's a wonder we get out of bed at all.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-15 09:39:39 -0500 Report

Boy, you two put it so WELL!! I think to be able to acknowledge that others are in similar circumstances and not afraid to discuss it here, even the morbid parts that would scare most of our other, dear friends, into a negative state of ,"Oh, no-no—I don't want to hear THAT!!" then giving you those strange looks that make you feel even more weird!!! When we are all NORMAL, just STRAINED and STRETCHED and SWEET! LOVE US ALL< PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-04 09:51:26 -0500 Report

True, I was told over 40 years ago that I would have to take anti depressants the rest of my life as the little gland at the back of my neck didn't function correctly! But I also had so much buried anger and Pain, that is what has complicated my own anger and pain, blocked it all out, in my mind that was the same as "counting my Blessings, and NOT worrying about things!!" NOT the way it works, but took years to decide that!! Good Luck and god Bless!! PR

Jipwhip
Jipwhip 2009-08-01 20:51:35 -0500 Report

Officer203 you are not alone in this battle. Just start out by making small steps. I think that helping others is a way to boost yourself and it makes you feel useful too. Just keep taking one day at a time and together we will make it through this. Hugs and bless you.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-01 22:31:46 -0500 Report

I agree with both of the above statements to help others as it seems to help me more than anything! I can just feel my heart lift a notch!! Good Luck and KNOW that we are ALL praying for you!! PR

P2putt
P2putt 2009-08-04 07:35:26 -0500 Report

Officer…, I have some sense as to how you feel. I have struggling with depression for many yrs, and not always successively. My Doc tried various meds and finially one helped. More often,depression is biochemical, not situational,especially if it is modderate,severe and recurrent. You may want to consider speaking to you Doc,Mental Health Professional about you depression at length. Wish you all the best. Keep in touch with us. We all care. Also, with Christ all things are possible.

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-08-01 15:45:23 -0500 Report

sorry to hear abot your job lose it is not a nice experienc. my husband and i both los our jobs but it was a while ago we had to sell our home and move to hong kong he is an enginer. then to austria germany he even did work in russia. england as well and we are here now it is not an nice experience. you might say it is a very scarey one not knowing what is going to happen it makes you feel that you are usesless it is hard not to get depressed but you have us here we will try and help. keep your chin up i use to try help someone who was worse off then i it makes you feel good. help at some church thing or the community center try and get out and talk to people it helps cant let youself get down.we all care here. i know there are people here that are going through very rough times on the site. good luck take care of yourself that is most inportant.

officer203
officer203 2009-08-14 22:33:42 -0500 Report

THAT YOU FOR THINKING ABOUT ME THIS GROUP IS REALLY A FAMILY TO ME HERE, WISH I CULD HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS SITE AFTA I WAS DIAGNOSED 5 YRS AGO… :)

Ginasaqueen
Ginasaqueen 2009-07-20 02:19:58 -0500 Report

I feel what your feeling I am so depressed and fearful sometimes that I can't get out of bed either. I have been up & down in my weight until I am dangerously obese. I do have a job but not much of anything else. I am fighting to deal with diabetes. The only thing that does help me is prayer. I talk to God every morning before I start my day. Cry out to him for strength to just get through the day. sometimes its hard but I get through. There has to be an answer

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-20 11:46:29 -0500 Report

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! And it is possible to get out of these torturous depressions, takes time, therapy and meds (at least for me) but it is possible. Love to ALL!! I ache for all with depression!! PR

KarenCee
KarenCee 2009-07-20 12:10:19 -0500 Report

There is…surrounding yourself with people that understand about depression and actually care about you! This is what I am finding here on this site. Read about depression…read as much as you can. Education is one of the keys to healing. I do know how it feels to be depressed. I can't say I know YOUR feelings, I just know mine. However, depression is still depression and it hurts! It's debilitating, and it's a horrible thing to live with. There are many of us here that you can lean on whenever you need…or want. We're a click away - HUGS.

Ginasaqueen
Ginasaqueen 2009-07-20 13:02:55 -0500 Report

Thank you so much. I am glad to have people that understand. In the past few months I have lost my fight to live. Its as if I just wind myself up and nothing is enjoyable anymore. My Md. gave me pills and I havent taken them,I already take 11 pills a day that zonk me out.I have sciatica & diabetic neuropathy so my legs ,arms and joints hurt a lot of the time. Thank you for the hug , I needed that.
Gina

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-20 15:43:40 -0500 Report

Oh, thank you, ginasaqueen—sometimes I do wonder—-still fighting==you know how it goes—I can't even begin to describe how HORRIFIC the pain is in a depression, and we don't always know WHY!!! It does NOT have a thing to do in dwelling on our aches, pains, or level of life—!!! I still say, that the more I tried to HIDE IT, the worse it got, so I am trying to vent, but DO NOT WANT TO HURT OTHERS in the process! I find that depressed people are usually sweeter, kinder, more tender hearted,don't want to hurt others, sometimes to a fault, than most, or so it SEEMS! Who knows, maybe some day I can understand why some SEEM so critical! we wish you well!! May God guide you in your search for PEACE!! One of your many friends, Pat roth

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-19 23:02:01 -0500 Report

How are you feeling by now, Officer203? I guess that it hasn't been that long, but just wanted to assure you that all of us are pulling for you, up, up, and out of your depression! The thing that I have found the most helpful is to FEEL that others know and still care, no matter what! I have been able to relax so much since I rescued my one year old puppy, 6 mos ago!! She was kicked and abused, 2 legs broken, but NEVER AGAIN!!! We just look into each others big, brown, eyes, and "Click!" She doesn't care if I say and do stupid things! Power to you too!! Hugs, PR

officer203
officer203 2009-08-01 15:12:13 -0500 Report

HI PAT :)
THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT… I'M SLOWLY GETTING THERE WITH THE MEDS. BUT I WILL HAVE MORE TO ADD TO THAT SOON, FOUND OUT I WILL NO LONGER GET MEDICAID END OF SEPTEMBER AND THEY DENIED MY APPLICATION TO GET ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL HELP AND TO START MY THERAPHY SO HERE WE GO AGAIN MORE STRESS AND DEPRESSION…:(

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-08-01 18:08:44 -0500 Report

no wonder your depressed what goes on are you to young for these sevices i do not understand this at all.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-14 22:46:05 -0500 Report

I think that she means that she doesn't understand why you can't receive some services for help—I am old enough to be on Medicare, so no problem, but when you are younger, it is tougher as I guess the govt thinks ALL FOLKS should be able to work full time until they are 65, which is NOT the case. I am not of much help on this subject, I usually ask my druggist, nurses or some Drs for help——-fiancially sometimes we have $100 over the poverty line—yet can't really afford much! But on a sliding scale I can see my psychiatrist on a lower rate, and get samples of meds from him too. Best of Luck!! Pat R

Also, one thing, when you are SO EXHAUSTED the depression takes such a STRONG HOLD on a person, you have to ask someone else, maybe a minister, to do your thinking and helping you for awhile!!!!!

officer203
officer203 2009-08-14 23:17:04 -0500 Report

OH OK… I DO BUT IT IS LIMITED AND WILL END THE END OF SEPTEMBER(MEDICAID) :(
WITH ME NOT WORKING AND NO FUNDS, I DONT KNOW HOW I'M GOING TO FUNCTION W/O MY MEDS., MY INSULIN AND DR. VISIT AFTER OCTOBER 1ST…

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-16 14:11:30 -0500 Report

I feel better today, and my BS was only 108, not too often has that happened the past 3 years, so feel that I am getting there!
Another thought to help depression, I have finally "built up my injured ego" (saying from Tops)and have been reaching out to the 14 yr old girl from across the street—-she still comes over and waters a bit, so I HAVE to get out of bed, trying to set a GOOD example for HER!! I then pull a batch of that persistant Bermuda grass, so get some exercise, visit with her, she is so sweet—even tho she comes from an abusive father (he is in prison right now—)then she bakes us cookies once a week and she brought them over this morning! ( I know, the cookies are for my husband and finally I don't resent him for being able to eat all the goodies that I had always craved!) I paid her and felt more worthwhile than what I have been feeling when left to my own boring devices! Hope this helps someone! Hugs Pat Roth

cyncyn
cyncyn 2009-07-17 13:17:39 -0500 Report

Pat,
Congrats to the young girl!! Even in her own abused life, she can help some one else. She has a kind heart, which is hard to keep, after abuse. Even though you can't have the fresh baked cookies, they were made out of love, and for you and your husband. It's the thought, in the gift, that counts! I'm glad she comes to visit you. She can help you, gives you something to look forward too, and in return, you give her the same.. That is good DEPRESSION THERAPY !!!!

HUGS,
Cyndi

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-17 15:51:51 -0500 Report

You bet!! She is sweet and non judgemental!! She still comes every morning to water and bakes us cookies once a week. Today I discovered that she wants to learn to crochet, can do a chain for a simple necklace. I showed her the 2 elaborate doilies that I won Reserve Chanmpion at our local fair years ago—-, due again in 2 weeks, and asked her if she would like to learn more. Yes!—then I had ordered a linen pic on which you sew small beads to embelish it, and gave that to her as those beads are so TINY! She seemed pleased—then I asked her if she would like to bake cookies for the fair, again, Yes!

So guess what—I now have another mission to help someone else. I had been an avid participant of the Harper Co. Fair for years until I fell agpart and could barely get out of bed the past 4 years. Well, now I feel more rested and ready to DO SOMETHING to help someone else. They do not belong to 4-H, but they can exhibit in the Open Class depts. I may even take a few oil paintings of my own, been 4 years—-did 2 on slabs of blackboard with oils, just to see what happens, besides I want to take 2 Abstracts that I know NOTHING about but had so much fun in doing them I just want to see what the judges say. I have helped judges in photography so know how they don't always SEE the point of your pic—etc. it is fun, I love to view their comments and LEARN! Hopefully these young people can learn too, her 13 yr old brother bakes too so that would be good for him also.

Hmm—I think life is looking up, just don't give up!! Best Wishes to Cyndi and ALL! Pat Roth

KarenCee
KarenCee 2009-07-19 07:25:21 -0500 Report

:o) Reading this thread showed me that thank god I am not the only one dealing with depression. I hate what this disease has done to me in the last few years. Pat, I take Cymbalta too, my endo prescribed it for the neuropathy but it's beginning to help with my mood. It's a slow go but there are days when I feel pretty good about myself, in spite of everything going on with my body. I am fortunate that I have such a good husband that is supportive, but I know he would love to have his wife back. Not to mention my 10 year old daughter would love to have her mommy back as well. I really am working on it though…I really am.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-19 09:26:57 -0500 Report

Oh, MY!!! And here I was too ashamed to admit how bad a depression I had, that NO ONE would understand, and that I too was TRYING! The people around here thought that I was dwelling on the past, when actually, I had blocked it out—or tried so HARD—They had NO sympathy or compassion, I was NOT STRONG, when I think that I tried too hard to be too strong—-couldn't vent, kept it all bottled up and DOWN I would go!If not for the Cymbalta, I probably wouldn't be here, so much emotional pain for so many years, but therapy, and the meds have helped so much, and now for the first time in my 77 years, I am COMING OUT OF IT!! But, I had to dig down to get at the self-loathing cause!!! HURT?! Oh my!! One psychiatrist told me that psychotherapy was like surgery without an anesthetic. Boy, was he right! BUT the alternative has its own pain!

I WISH the very best for you, yes—as a mommy and a wife—even tho my husband has bearated me all 58 years of our marriage—But I took it because I thought that I deserved it. Well, not now!! I am trying to learn to stand up for myself, BUT do NOT want to take anyone else down in the process!! Still have a ways to go!

Take care, my Dear, and get your rest, that seems to help me. Keep us posted!
Your new friend, Pat Roth

Ginasaqueen
Ginasaqueen 2009-07-30 20:47:06 -0500 Report

Hi Pat how r u? Hope alle is well.
Gina

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-30 22:54:33 -0500 Report

Hi back—I am coming along, finding the nerve to stand up for myself, which increases my self respect! It got sticky today at Bible School, BUT I think that I handled it well, as I saw fit NOT in the same manner that others would have handled it. But you know, when it comes to disciplining (sp—can't think—)4,5,6, yrs olds and a few older—-it can get sticky!

This one little guy, about 6 or7, refused to let me take his pic to be used in the frames that they are making tomorrow. I asked him several times—"NO!" Well he has a sister and older brother, and they resort to the same tactics, which—-may I say—I do NOT AGREE WITH!! I guess that they expect you to beg and beg, and beg——-not me, kiddo! I just calmly said, "Ok" and went on, had to get a lot of music started etc!

I really did mean to have his mom get after him, but forgot in all of the confusion! I took the roll of film that I hurried to town with at noon, back down there this eve, and had a group shot of 4 of the little ones with our pastor, that they can use, it will be smaller, but at least he will have something—-

It is past time that those 3 kids learn that the world does NOT travel around their own little planets! Their mom is a main teacher, is energetic etc, so I do not know where these kid's attitudes stem from, BUT NOT on my watch! My best friend tried to stand up for him, to ME—but, sorry, our parenting skills have always differed, and now I remember why! Her appoach has always been, "Oh, Sonny, don't do that—-as he kept swinging his belt at her with the buckel on the outside!! He was 5 yrs old and didnot improve for 40 yrs, he is beginning to shape up now—-

Are you kidding??!! Well, if they don't like my handling of him—be my guest! down there if you don't give in to the little tykes, they think they are damaging their little psychies—-

In one word—"Pooey-poo to you too!'Is that one word? Pardon me, I am going to bed AGAIN!! My mind keeps going roun,round, rounnnn——————
PR

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-08-01 18:04:22 -0500 Report

what a sweet little darling. she has the right attitued giving is better than recieving i am sure God will watch over her.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-15 16:32:58 -0500 Report

I HAVE FOUND THAT I ACT GRUMPY OR MEAN, THAT I STARTED DOING IT SO THAT MY FAMILY AN FRIENDS HAVE FOUND OUT THAT WHAT I AM DOING IS MAKING FUN OF MYSELF OR THOSE THAT I AM TALKING TO AN PRETTY SOON WE ARE ALL SMILING AN JUST MAKING A LOT OF FUN OUT IT. ITS A QUICK CHANGE TO GET YOUR EMOTIONS IN A GOOD WAY… ITS HARD AT FIRST, BUT WHEN EVERYONE SEE`S WHATS GOING ON, IT CAN BE A LOT OF FUN. JUST LIKE MY WIFE DYES HER HAIR BLACK AN IN A SHORT TIME SHE HAS A WHITE SPOT ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD, AN I CALL IT THE WALKING SPOT LITE.. MY 12 YEAR OLD HAS A FIT EVERYTIME I DO IT.. THINGS LIKE THAT WILL PERK YOU AN EVERYONE ELSE AROUND YOU IN A GOOD UP BEAT WAY…

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-15 16:50:39 -0500 Report

Thanks for the positive words of cranky feelings! PR

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-15 16:53:18 -0500 Report

WELL IT WORKS AN THE GOOD PART IS THAT IT CAN BE A LOT OF FUN AN GIVE YOU A VERY BRITE DAY…

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-15 19:14:12 -0500 Report

I know that I am super sensitive to critism, poked at, have not yet found a way out that works for me. I am not the most abused person, but it was all I could take all of my life. another one of those, my past is more painful than yours—ha—do tell, —just now coming out of it, learning to NOT take things too personally. Seems I have a ways to go! PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-15 20:34:27 -0500 Report

Sorry, feel like I am slipping again, not worthy of anything—-probably am not—am eating like a fiend today, oh, well—-pr

BLC
BLC 2009-07-15 22:06:41 -0500 Report

I eat like that a lot, mostly to fill some kind of emotional void. I know how you feel Pat, I am there a lot. You are worthy, you have made a difference in my life just this week. Don't sell yourself short your a wonderful person. Please know you are not alone and are in my prayers.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-15 23:43:06 -0500 Report

Oh, BLC, thanks so much for your loving support, I soak up kindness like a dried out sponge! The difference between today and the past, is I am more in tune with you and others, we so need each other for support! We all get cranky, ME included and I so hate it when that happens! But I am FINALLY learning that not all folks are insensitive, all of the time, just some of the time, afraid I come off "knowing it all" I think, when the opposite is truer!!! I am so thankful that I have helped you this week!! We all just need to take it a day at a time, and as I am finding, trying to pull oneself out of the "boonies" reinforces your faith in yourself, with God's help, to help form a better habit or pattern, of higher self esteem! Thank you Hon!! You are in my prayers too!! hugs, Pat roth

dyanne
dyanne 2009-07-15 01:21:05 -0500 Report

I do understand depression, I have been fighting it most of my life. Try taking baby steps. Push yourself to do something… even if its organizing one drawer. Nothing that will seem overwhelming to you.Try not to isolate yourself it will just get worse. Have u been treated for depression at all? Maybe you need some medication to help pull u out of it. I know when you are in it there seems like no lite at the end of the tunnel, but try to tell yourself you will not feel like this forever and you will feel better again. Remember that just being diabetic can make you feel depressed also. I will say a prayer for you that you get some relief soon.
God Bless You
dyanne

officer203
officer203 2009-07-16 23:48:19 -0500 Report

THANK YOU ALSO FOR YOUR REPLY… I TAKE MEDICINE THATS ALSO WRKS AS A DEPRESSANT BUT IT WAS FOR HEADACHES I GOT WHEN I WAS WRK FOR HOTEL, BUT THANK ALSO FOR YOUR HELP AND CONCERNS ((BIG HUG!))

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-14 19:43:32 -0500 Report

For Pete;s sake, and here I thought that I was the ONLY one with a bad depression! That is one of the problems with depression, it makes you feel badly about yourself, your former hobbies seem so trivial—I have found by helping others seems to give me that boost often enough to keep from commiting s————, you know, life is TOO PAINFUL to keep trying without any light at the end of these horribly, long and dark alleys!

As has been suggested, work outside some, and since I was put on Cymbalta a few years ago, I am coming out of it, and this site has been largely responsible for it, as I can VENT without the neighbors put-downs—learn WHO I am, and to accept it! I so wish that I could offer more to help this debilitating illness, the diabetis is enough, but I am finally accepting it all, BUT I slept for about 4 years, could hardly get out of bed to fix meals, which MY HUSBAND DID NOT UNDEERSTAND and kept berating me, thought I had it coming until one day I decided, NO, quit talking to me like that!! He looked shocked—-we have been married 58 yrs, and it has been only a few months since life has become bearable. But I knew if I left him I would only carry my problems with me, until I had the guts to stand up and quit being a door mat, dug down to the reason why I hated myself, slowly unknotted it, and the fetters are falling away, and LIFE is GOOD once more!! Best Wishes and Prayers!! PR

BLC
BLC 2009-07-14 18:49:22 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Loosing a job and having diabetes is a good combination for depression. I also suffer from depression pretty badly. I notice when my numbers are higher my depression is worse and I find worrying about diabetes itself brings on a lot of my depression. I have days where I think, "I'll sleep all day and then I won't have to worry about anything." But I don't mostly because I have a six year old and he needs me. Without him I'm not sure what I would be doing. A lot of times I have to force myself to get up and get going. But I do.
Best of luck you are in my prayers.

donna lear
donna lear 2009-07-14 19:03:58 -0500 Report

i to suffer from depression——my diabetes is out of control so many of my friends and family are dead i feel so loney——i am phyically unable to work=====force your self to have plenty to do that youed to really help me

Wendy Mac
Wendy Mac 2009-07-14 18:43:35 -0500 Report

Hi officer203, I lost my job at the end of March this year. It is definitely a life changing experience. I fight with depression all the time. I will go for days and not leave my home. I have begun making a schedule for myself (just in my head right now, not on paper) to get up by 7:00 in the morning, my dog helps with that. I will take a nap in the afternoon, by I am trying to cut that out too.

I don't want to do the things that I am supposed to, I just want to be left alone. But as the good Lord has shown me in the past…be careful what you wish for!

Everyday, try to do something good for yourself. Start small, watch a movie, go outside in your backyard for a few - take some pictures of things you like, take a shower. Slowly, you will begin to feel better about yourself. Guilt and fear are monkeys on our backs we just don't need. If you need to talk I will be here. Wendy