Posted by Ken Hubner (18.104.22.168) on November 30, 2000 at 17:48:30:
In Reply to: depression, how many of you suffer from this? posted by cher on November 30, 2000 at 17:04:28:
While I wouldn't describe myself as "cheerful," and while "You'll Never Walk Alone" in not my personal anthem, neither was I what could remotely be called a depressed person. That was before the attacks started.
Now, I am frequently depressed, and anxious as well, as who wouldn't be. I don't mean to over simplify things, but frequent, excruciating pain leads to depression. I love CH.com as much as anyone, and I'll support O.U.C.H with all my means possible, but I wish I had never had to hear of either one of them. I hate the fact that my life has taken this bizarre turn.
I thought I was "going chronic" last year, and I was devastated and yes, very depressed. I've been pain free since March, but as "my time" approaches in January, I'm becoming anxious, unable to make plans, short-tempered, listless and, again, depressed. I think it goes with the territory. Yes, I try to fight it; no, I'm not indulgeing myself by wallowing in morbidity etc., I just think it's part of the package.
I know there are others who deal with these damn things better than I do. All this is merely my random two-cents worth.
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