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Im sorry that I have had to take a couple of parts out of your post. (See Rule #1 & Rule #10: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=46&m=106997) I have left as much in as I can but the context of the discussion was too graphic. I will email you further details. Feel free to email me if want to discuss this.
Post Edited By Moderator (djdaz_1985) : 6/18/2007 5:17:06 AM (GMT-6)
Sometimes when we re-read our posts they can be quite a shock since we are in a different frame of mind. All I can say is that you have a lot of strength inside you Teresa and you provide a lot of support to others like many others on here. There is a light at the end of the tunnell. That I can promise. What I cant guarantee is how long the tunnel is. You have such positivity and thats great to see
Faithfully4you - I have thought about this for a long long time and am still not sure that I am going to say this correctly. None of us can look for external things to "make" us happy. That happiness has to come from within. I know what a struggle that is when we are depressed but it is nontheless true. The best way that I have found to "get out" of the funk that depression brings is to look to helping others. The joy I have in doing this is one of the things that makes it possible to heal from within and have hope for a brighter future. I personally foster kittens for a local animal shelter. It was easy to start, didn't require me to be highly social at a time that I was having difficulty with other people and the extra love from sweet little babies that needed someone to take care of them was pretty welcome. The only thing that was difficult is giving them back but that also has a pay off. It taught my son and daughter that acceptance and loss are not the end of the world. That there is joy in watching someone else's success and knowing that you had a part of it.
I know fostering is not possible for everyone but what I am saying is that I think it is possible for everyone to find something meaningful to do that helps them to not focus on their own problems/challenges 24/7 and also gives them a way to celebrate something good about themselves.
Hang in there as I know you have been doing.
I am so proud of you, Teresa, and glad to hear you are going to the physician. Be sure to have he/she go over the drugs with you and ask what the withdrawal sx are?
My pdoc is great about writing it down and making a plan as well as sharing the side effects and withdrawal. I chose not to take 2 different drugs due to the information she shared with me.
We are right here for you so enjoy your good days and make it through the bad times. You have true grit.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 7/18/2007 6:03:23 PM (GMT-6)