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   Posted 10/6/2008 2:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry that I have been MIA for a while.  I have been depressed a lot lately and a couple of weeks ago DH and I got into a big fight and I actually tried to break my wrist.  my pdoc and tdoc wanted me to go into the hospital for a couple of days but I wouldn't go here.  So tdoc said if I could relax at home then I should be okay.  I think dh actually a wake up call.  He figured out that I hurt myself and that combined with the fact that my docs wanted me in the hospital has made him realize how serious things are.  because he has been much more supportive to me lately. 

my wrist was actually slightly fractured but it is almost healed already and the pain is mostly gone.  I didn't even need a cast.  only a splint.   that is the first time I have done something like that in at least 15 years.  I used to punch walls and kick things.  I guess I must have been feeling pretty bad to that to myself.   my pdoc added abilify to my mix.  Dh and I have also worked some things out and I am feeling better but I am still depressed somewhat.  Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know why I haven't been around much. 

I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!

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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi twisted,

Well, welcome back and I'm glad you're doing a little better. Abilify sounds like a good choice to help mellow out a bit. Have you and dh had a chance to talk things out a bit?

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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, we have talked and worked out some of our problems and our relationship is improving.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!

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   Posted 10/7/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm glad you are working things out, hopefully you'll feel better all around soon.
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   Posted 10/8/2008 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Twisted,  blush  
I have been thinking about you since your last post when things were really bad for you.
I'm so glad to hear that you are heading up the ladder to feeling good.
I'm glad you were able to get in and see your pdoc and that he made a medication adjustment for you. I hope you give it some time and that things work out well for you.
It's good to hear that you and your dh are communicating again and things seem to be improving.
As far as the depression, one thing that I have learned is that we have to try to be pro-active in this situation.  Try to take baby steps each day to do something good or different to help you out. Even if you are only able to handle adding 1 thing that is positive to your regimen, strive to do it. We have to take an active role when depression comes upon us.
Also maybe you can tape some positive self affirmations about yourself where you can see them everyday and start repeating them and try believing in them. Or just write them down and read them throughout your day.

A List of some positive affirmations you can use to boost your self esteem:

  • I deserve to be happy and successful
  • I have the power to change myself
  • I can forgive and understand others and their motives
  • I can make my own choices and decisions
  • I am free to choose to live as I wish and to give priority to my desires
  • I can choose happiness whenever I wish no matter what my circumstances
  • I am flexible and open to change in every aspect of my life
  • I act with confidence having a general plan and accept plans are open to alteration
  • It is enough to have done my best
  • I deserve to be loved
It's hard to focus on our good qualities when we are depressed so maybe this can help. I did this once during my depression and it helped me.
Keep us posted. (((Hugs)))

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Post Edited (sukay) : 10/8/2008 9:13:10 AM (GMT-6)

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