Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/30/2008 3:44:58 PM (GMT-6)
Good Morning and thanks Restless and Sheryl,
We have so many newbies that get lost in the shuffle that I felt a thread for newbies to introduce themselves would be a nice addition.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
I have a previous post but felt I'd introduce myself here.
For this forum I'd like to be known as Rabbit, I love rabbits (even have tattoo's of them lol), I live with Mum but will soon be going to University. I can't wait, a chance to truely feel independent. I feel I am naturally independent but I strive for a circle of friends. I finished college with a pre-degree in Art & Design. I love art as well, loved it since I was 5 or so. I have a clear cut goal which helps me feel better and keeps me motivated in some parts. In my last year of college I studied Graphic Design and have done really well. Got into a University that had a 1 in 4 chance of getting in (best day of my life). I usually love life, that's why I hate it at the moment, I hope that come September I'll be right as rain again, I hope.
So I've done my bit, hello everyone, I can see this site is really good and I am glad I've come here for some insight.
Rabbit it is and I am Kitt. Thank you for sharing with us and I believe with the help of the caring members here you will find lots of support.
You will be safe with us and we love new members.
Again a warm welcome.Kitt
Thank you for sharing and please know you are not alone. I had the very same thing happen and I am still lost. I retired early due to health issues and my whole life was my work as my children are all grown.
I cried for months at the loss of my career and my peers. It was like I had died and they moved on. So know you are in the same boat as I am.........welcome aboard. This site has been good for me, I hope it meets some of you needs too.
hello to everyone!
Kitt, how long have you been in this boat? What do you do to keep yourself sane? Some days it's so so hard. Right now, there's already ads in the papers for "going back to school" and I feel sad and left out. I'm looking into substituting (I taught for 10 years so I know it's a different ball game) so I can have some other contact with people. It still won't be the same, but it would be something.
My daughter is all grown up also. It is helpful knowing I'm not alone in this situation. I think I may need to start back on some anti depressants though---feeling extra low since I went off of the Wellbutriun.
I am just going out the door to the cabin for the weekend........I will be back on Sunday so please know I will answer your question when I get back.
My user name is poco but I don't mind giving my real name which is Jeri. And yes I am a girl. I am 35 married with 3 children. My oldest is 17,15,and 11. I have suffered with depression for years but the last 3 or so have been severe. I was in and out of the hospital 11 times in a year and half. I have tried a whold cocktail of meds till I have finally got on some that are working for me. I have been out of the hospital for over a year now, wohoo for me! I have been maintaining fairly well. I do have a vns implant. I don't know if that is working for me too or if it that and the combo of the meds. I went through to series or ECT'S. I really don't think they worked for me. And the side affect of memory loss sux. Or that may be from my fibromyalgia. I am not sure if the memory loss is the ECT'S because the were supposed to be short term. It's been about 2 years now since my last series of ECT'S so the side effect should have gone away so like I said It may be from Fibro. Has anyone else had the ECT'S? OR the VNS implant? I would be intrested to see how they worked for others. I don't know how to list meds and diagnosis at bottom like others so I will just tell you what I have. Severe depression, PTSD, Bipolar, anxiety, panic attacks,and various mood disoders i wont go into. I do have fibro, IBS, Osteoprosis, chronic fatigue. And so on..... I take a whole varitey of meds. I will glady tell you if you want to know. I do take seroquel which I think is great but makes you gain weight. But I have company that just showed up so if you want to know the meds just ask or any other questions and I will gladly tell you. I am so glad I found this site. It has been so helpful. I really appeciate the support.
Thank you all and a huge welcome from all of us in the Depression Forum. Poco so nice to meet you and hope to get to know you better.