I get depressed occasionally - but not to the extent that I got depressed BEFORE
chronic pain hit me seven years ago. With the coming of CP, it seems like i
use ALL my psychic energy to fight fight fight the pain and try to find a way
to make life ok for me and my family. I'm a master of distraction.
The other thing about
my chronic pain and depression, I just about
don't dare to let
it stay with me for long. It could be dangerous. I've had glimpses of what despair
over pain can do.
I finally found a decent primary care doctor. She's great. After I walked out
of the treatment room I reached up to brush my hair back from my face and
voila I found my grandaughter's special sticker.One was Ariel,
the Mermaid and the other was ... I'm guessing here: Donald Duck?
I believe my new classy doctor saw them but didn't comment. She probably
stepped out of her office and spoke to her staff, "It takes all kinds."