Im new to this board, Im usually over on the Crohns board, but since Ive had alot of issues with depression lately I thought I would check this board out as well. I think about suicide or anything like that, I just lost interest in a lot of things that I used to love doing. I know it is hard to deal with a chronic illness and surgery but I always thought of myself as strong in mind. Now Im not so sure, it is hard to feel so beaten down all the time.
Ive never had any issues with this before and have always been pretty positive and upbeat, so it is weird having life feel so dull.
I am going to see therapist in about two weeks, not really sure what that is like, never really wanted to find out either. But, my doctor thought that between the therapy and prozac I would start to feel better.
I was wondering if any of you had experience with major surgeries and if that caused some mental issues? For a few weeks after surgery all I could think about was death, not suicide, but just the whole mortality thing, concerning myself, my wife, and my other family members. It went away, but that was a bad couple of weeks.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid"