I’m so glad to know that you are feeling a little better. I pray that the increase in meds will continue to improve your feelings in this way. I know it’s not easy to push yourself out of the house right now, but I think you are absolutely doing the right thing, and you should feel proud of your efforts. As many of us know, every little step is a big accomplishment when you’re depressed, and it should be recognized as such.
I hope the depression support group works out better than it did the last time. I think you have reason to be optimistic about
having a different variety of people, given the amount of time that has passed since you were last there. Please let us know how it goes. If you feel anxious on Tuesday and need a boost, you can always email me and I will cheer you forward.
I’m sorry you had a difficult day yesterday. It’s natural that the sadness would be there, and I think for all of us when we lose a loved one, there is a place in our hearts where we hold those precious memories and grieve the loss of what we had. I’m very glad to know that your son went with you to place your beautiful roses at your sister’s headstone. It’s important to have love and support during sad days such as this.
I think you are so wise to plan ahead for the Oct. 3rd date, by thinking about
a pot luck dinner with your friends. You really do have good coping skills, Aurora, and I know your friends will probably feel very blessed to be with you and support you during that time. The way that you deal with your troubles and strive for new solutions is very inspiring to me, and I know it must be to others here as well.
Please know that we are here for you, and will do anything we can to offer support. Take care.
Moderator, Depression Forum
“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” ~Pliny the Elder