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bayoub2
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   Posted 11/24/2011 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
To all my friends here-
 
Got back from hospital last night-sooo good to be in my home and bed. It was a break I desperately needed. And as we discussed, it was imposssible to help my daughter with her adhd and depression when mama was wallowing in self-despair.
 
They have put me on 60 mg of cymbalta and stopped welbutrin. A little hard switching meds that fast but doing alright. Some headaches, nausea, fatigue but what else is new. The only way I could describe how I felt after starting cymbalta was "brighter", so that is a good start.
 
I talked about all my friends on the forum and what a great support network you were and was mentioned by shrink in final meeting as a great support system. But we already know that-lol.
 
I have read posts that you were thinking and praying for me and I truly did feel it while there. Even hubby said to make sure I let my friends know how I was doing.
 
I was tested (again!) and dx'd with severe depression w/ multiple stressors and "pain disorder" which irritated me, but also I was a "caretaker" personlaity and I need to concentrate onmyself and then look after everyone else9easier said than done) it is hard to tell my heart not to reach out to those in need. That is part of who I am. Just need to curb it a little.
 
I have decided instead of intensive outpatent program, I will volunteer at our brand new animal shelter, where I can help others and hence feel better about myself, get out of the house and meet people.
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Remember all your blesssings this am, as small as some of them are. The roof over your head, the food onyour table, the people around you, our freedom from persecution and  of religion. People die everyday to acheive the freedoms we have, so count youself blessed.
 
Yourheartfelt concern was felt and appreciated..I REALLY missed coming here every day but learned some good stuff which I will sahre at a later time..
 
I hope your day will be as filled with love and good cheer as mine will be
 
Much love to you all
 
Maggie

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   Posted 11/24/2011 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
excellent news maggie. excellent post. jamie :-)
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   Posted 11/24/2011 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Great News Maggie,

Yes you were truly missed. I am so glad that you are back. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Have a happy Thanksgiving day!!!

Luv and hugs, Karen
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bayoub2
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   Posted 11/24/2011 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Karen glad to be home, in all its meanings...back amongst friends

Hope your thanksgiving is full of love, joy and food

Luv ya
Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica


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Chartreux
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   Posted 11/24/2011 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
So glad your home and that you have new a focus and goals for yourself...
many well wishes and prayers this works great for you...make sure to
try and get time in for yourself each day....
Hope your Thanksgiving is now less stressful...
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   Posted 11/24/2011 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I was worried that you wouldn't be home for Thanksgiving. I am so glad that you are. Have a wonderful day Maggie, and everybody else.

Luv to all of you!!!

Karen
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stillme
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   Posted 11/24/2011 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are home and feeling better.

bayoub2
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   Posted 11/24/2011 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks stillme chart and Karen

Hope your days are full of not too stressful! We ate and all are now taking their trytophan=laden nap-lol! Off for 40 winks!

Happy T-day!
Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica


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sos007
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   Posted 11/24/2011 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Maggie..so glad you are home and feeling better. I also am a person that always wanted to help others with their problems and I said the same thing this is who I am, however, I have had to learn to sit back and let others sometimes. It is just the way it has to be an I had to get used to it so you do too...lol....

Glad your back....look forward to your future posts

Take care and enjoy your Thanksgiving

Amy

bayoub2
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   Posted 11/24/2011 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Amy

Yes, a hard habit to break...the therapists told me I was trying to fix other's problems so I wouldn't have to face my own...food for thought, hmmm?

Hope you had a great T-giving everyone!
Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica


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It's Genetic
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   Posted 11/24/2011 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad victory came round for you quickly, Maggie, and hope you
never have to face severe depression again. Am especially glad you made it home in time for Thanksgiving.

Hope Katie and your husband are fine, too.

sos007
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   Posted 11/25/2011 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Maggie....you are right food for thought, I think this is very true in my case anyway. Enjoy whats left of Thankgiving.


Take care, Amy

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   Posted 11/26/2011 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very happy you are feeling better. Your story sounds all too Familiar. I love your idea of volunteering with animals. My dogs & horses do wonders to help me heal. When I am better, I want to get a dog certified for therapy, and visit patients in hospitals. I have a long way to go.

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   Posted 11/26/2011 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
You may feel like you have a long way to go, but I think you can do it. I love toth dogs and horses. I am a dog person. I only have one right now, but she is enough to keep me busy. GSD and very hyper.

I hope that you all have a great day!!!

Hugs, Karen
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greenbean885
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   Posted 11/26/2011 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Maggie, I'm so glad you are feeling better :) meds are so annoying sometimes with the way they take time to work out, but I'm glad this one seems to be helping you!

Volunteering will be great, I think it can really help anyone. I start my training this week. As for being a caretaker... I do the same thing. I posted in another thread that I was going to have to figure out how to be selfless while also taking care of my needs... Hello challenge!!!

I know you can do and am thankful that your break got you feeling a bit better. Happy Healing!

bayoub2
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   Posted 11/26/2011 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the encouragement..it does mean alot to me...home has been a very rough transition...while I feel I have a new attitutde, they are battling each other like always, can't stop even on our ride home...I thought about jumping out of the car-lol!!

I stand strong (or trying) in my attempt to get better, with or without them...looking into family counseling too whether they like it or not. I am obviously the leader in the family and time to step up and stop running a popularity contest...hate me now, love me later...

Anyway, thank you for the warm welcome home that my family forgot to give me

Keep on truckin' !!!!!

Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica


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getting by
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   Posted 11/26/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sure that your family is glad that you are home, they probably just didn't want to overwhelm you. They need you. And they love you. They are all just fighting their own battles as you are fighting yours. We all have our demons. I guess that is what you would call them. It is like we constantly have to fight. But I think that in time it becomes second nature.

Anyway we are all glad that you are back. And I know that your family is too. You did say that they cleaned. That in itself was probably a challenge for them. Where you are use to it. I am happy that they cleaned for you. But know that they probably missed you dearly with all that you do. And because you are you. Remember how special you are to all of us.

Hugs, Karen
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