SoSick absolutely you have not failed. Your body is failing you somewhat. One thing I learned fast with ill health, I thought I had many friends, in reality I had many acquaintances and a couple of real good friends. A real friend sticks by you. The others move on to the next victim,lol. I always thought I had a relatively healthy body, I could handle sickness and then be fine, little did I know.
Whats the chance of getting your dr to try and get you on a different antidepressant? I have ben on several over the years, its like anything else, after awhile you become tolerate and they stop working.
So where are you at with the diverticulitis, are you a surgical candidate or not? I have crohns disease, chicken broth just stinks lol. I nearly gag at the thought of drinking that stuff. Mainly because thats all you can have the day before your colonoscopy to eat. lol. I am not a big jello fan, but I know when I have landed in the hospital with a flare up from the crohns, after 5 days of total bowel rest that jello tastes pretty lol. I eat alot rice, peanut butter, no red meat, not a chicken eater, I stick mostly with veggies. But you have to be careful there because of the skins irritating things. Ain't it fun lol. I always say have you ever tried to peel a grape, You can do it, but do not be real hungry when tempting this feat. I know you have to really watch what you eat too.
So, do you have insurance and its not a real good plan and expensive? Healthcare and medication is way too expensive for most to afford without some kind of insurance.
Yes, I too take in the strays. One of my golden retrievers is a stray and he has been with me since 2000. I can open up one of the gates and he sits there, he wants no part of the street life. He is about 11 yrs old now and he is having health issues too, so we have been visiting the vet and they cost more than my dr does. He has been the very best loyal pal I could ever hope for. he is my shadow and walk in the backs of my shoes if I have on slide on shoes. He is strictly my dog, very protective guy.
I wish I could wave that magical wand for us all!!