I feel like I'm sinking down

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lunardance
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   Posted 7/25/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm having one of those days where I feel like their is a ton of sand in my guts, like I am sinking down under the weight of it. I feel indifferent and apathetic and totally unmoved by the beautiful summer day outside. I feel like the human embodiment of that greek word "ahedonia" the inability to experience joy. I think that scares me more than anything. I don't feel in crisis mode but more like the last soldier in a fort waiting for reinforcements scanning the horizon and knowing they are not coming, wondering how much longer I can hold out. I need support but not so much the "attaboy" kind but rather that other people have felt this too and can relate.
Parkinson's disease, depression, anxiety disorder

"If you pursue evil with pleasure the pleasure passes away but the evil remains, if you pursue good with labor the good remains and the labor is not wasted."


getting by
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   Posted 7/25/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lunardance,

I do know how you feel. But mine is like I am at a loss for something, I don't even know what that something is. So today I am going out with a friend. I am very anxious about it. I don't know why, maybe because I rarely go anywhere. But it is in the pit of my stomache. I am sure that this will pass as with yours. We have to have faith that we are going to feel better. I know that it is hard, but we have to do it.

It is a nice summer's day here too. I am so in discust that it is hard to enjoy. And at the anxiety that I am experiencing. It is so much easier to just stay home for me. I am waiting for the phone to ring. She is suppose to call me before she picks me up. That alone scares me. I could so easily just go to bed.

We have to appreciate the good things in life as much as we can. Just the experience of joy. And one minute at a time. And I guess that we both have to work on that. I should be thankful that I can see this summer day. There are many of us who can't. To smell the air outside, to hear the birds. I think if we both slow our minds down, we can experience the good things in life. Count our blessings. You know the drill and so do I.

So let's both try to be happy and thankful for what we have.

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/27/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   

I am sorry I just saw this now, but you will have ups and downs and from what I read today.........you are on the road to getting better............keep on moving forward and don't let the bumps in the road bother you.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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thirstyforchrist
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   Posted 7/27/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Lunardance,
I totally know what you mean. I try and explain it to my husband by telling him I feel like my body weighs a thousand pounds. I feel like I cant move or be happy. Today is definately one of those days for me. So perhaps we are in the same boat.
Just to let you know, you are a brilliant writer. Have you ever thought about writing your feelings down? Or even writing a book, your descriptions were so vivid. (I am an avid reader) So I hope you are feeling better today. Let us know how it's going.
Note to all: I am usually on the A/P threads but I am dropping in to say hello here. I feel depressed and I thought maybe yall could help.
Rachel
"There is hope for every man, a solid place where we can stand, in this dry in weary land, there is hope for every man... Jesus is hope for every man"  -Casting Crowns


getting by
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   Posted 7/28/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rachel,

You are so welcome to post here. We love haveing new members come here. There are some very kind and compassionate members here so keep posting. We are all here for you.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/28/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Rachael,

We have a special forum here for you to post your creative side.  I will pop it to the top for you hun and know I understand the ups and downs very well.

You are welcome in any forum so please do look at other forums for help too.  Most people with chronic illnesses have anxiety and/or depression.

You would be surprised at some of the great support you will find.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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lunardance
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   Posted 7/30/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Rachel,

Thank you for the compliment. I enjoy writing (sometimes) and I write poetry and song lyrics just for my own pleasure. If you look in the "Diversions" thread on page 2 u will find one of my poems. Yes, explaining that "sinking feeling" to someone else is almost impossible. Glad u are posting here and remember, survival is a habit
Parkinson's disease, depression, anxiety disorder

"If you pursue evil with pleasure the pleasure passes away but the evil remains, if you pursue good with labor the good remains and the labor is not wasted."

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