Doctor appointment today

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Monty's Mom
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   Posted 11/18/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an appointment with my CRNP in about an hour, and for some reason I am nervous. I know I need to address the depression and get medication since therapy and meditation is not helping, but talking about it is hard. At times I get frustrated with life. As if chronic pain or illness isn't enough, lets just toss in depression, anxiety among all the other junk we have to deal with!
People judge me already for chronic pain. Now they can judge me more for depression and anxiety. Yay! Sorry, it must be sarcasm day. I tell no one what medications I take except my pastor/counsellor who has MS, but I feel so alone all the time. Others see it. My fiance wants me to be happy. Its not his fault or something he can fix.

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   Posted 11/18/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you see a psychologists or get counselling? That might help with the
depression, anyone here in chronic pain knows all too well that depression
plays it's hand at us, but you are special and will have better days, even
though things seem bleak...and sometimes it's also made harder with
the holidays...we care about you and hope you can get what you need.
((((((((((((((((((((((((((Monty's Mom)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
healing hugz and Prayers
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   Posted 11/18/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
How did the appt go MM? I tried 2 types of councelling both sort of helped in different ways, but one of the most amazing things to come out of it all was that I was actually grieving for who I was or what I'd lost. It really touched a nerve for me.
We forget just dealing with everyday pain that there is a mental part of us that remembers life wthout it.
So I tried some grief councelling and that helped me more than anything. I think I was ?am still slightly depressed but I feel more able to cope. They helped me set up small goals, even if its just going out for a cup of coffee, long term goals, like getting fitter. ANd basically got my head looking out at the world again instead of down looking internally.
So don't feel worried, we all need help. Chronic pain can be so overwhelming, so guilt ridden at times because of what we can no longer do, it takes a lot of energy to come to terms with it all. We all have those highs and lows.
Try to find something everyday to feel happy about, that was another tip they taught me. The blue sky, a bird call, the reflection on water. Sort of feel joy around you, look around you.
Feeling for you, MM, Hope it all went well, golitho
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