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older guy
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   Posted 1/13/2012 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
hi my screen name is display. i have not posted here in a while.

i seem to be slipping back into depression. i am currently in a job search and that is part of the cause. i've been at this for 3 months now and don't seem to be making much progress. sometimes i get overwhelmed and just get back in bed and sleep.

there are not a lot of people in my life. i know that's not good, but when i am depressed i don't really feel like making the effort towards friendship. i also hesitate to reach out to friends and family when i'm feeling depressed like this.

i just wanted to let someone know how i'm doing. this message board has been helpful to me in the past.

thanks for listening,
display
 
Hi Display, I added a title to your subject...  Hugs...

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 1/13/2012 4:21:18 PM (GMT-7)


bayoub2
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   Posted 1/13/2012 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey display long time no hear!!!!

Sorry to hear about the job search...I just had a good cry this afternoon because of the same problem...I could be a great employee but they don't see that hru their stupid apps.

Most of my friends are here on the post too and they understand...so keep posting and let us know

i remember you...i told you to shower, drss up and put some makeup on-lol!!

We are here and I want you to know I'll keep trying if you do...

take care...good to hear from you again...it's the weekend and we can take a break from all those rejections

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

seroquel, hydrocodone clonazepam norvasc multi vitamin and magnesium

older guy
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   Posted 1/13/2012 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
hi maggie,

thanks for posting. i really appreciate your support.

yes it's the weekend! even though there is a part of me that wants to "keep fighting" for a job, i do take the weekends off, except for one phone call to a 12-step friend who listens to how the week has gone. i'm lucky to have him, he is a good listener.

i do want to share that a lot of the physical aspects of depression aren't bothering me ... i don't feel tired and my thinking is a lot clearer. i don't sleep 16-20 hours a day most days. so there's that to be grateful for.

one thing that is a problem with the job search is that i get excited about possibilities, but then comes the fall of disappointment. i am trying to get better at not setting myself up for disappointment.

thanks again,
Display

depression and anxiety
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getting by
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   Posted 1/13/2012 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Display,

I am sorry that you are feeling down. It is true, when we are depressed, it is hard to reach out. Are you still seeing a counselor? Or were you? I think that the extra support would benefit you. So think about making an appointment.

Often we don't have a lot of friends, there is nothing wrong with that. Some of us want to be in larger circles of people than others do, so what ever is comfortable to you is okay. Just don't seclude yourself completely. If you can't open up that is okay too. You can talk about other things.

Take care display. Keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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bayoub2
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   Posted 1/13/2012 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey even "normal " people freak out thru the job search process...I always said I'd rather get fired than look for a new job....such a roller coaster

Glad you are sleeping well and doing ok otherwise. It is such a TOUGH time right now even for qualified folks which I sense you are...so keep you chin up and keep posting...we miss you

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

seroquel, hydrocodone clonazepam norvasc multi vitamin and magnesium

older guy
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   Posted 1/13/2012 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Karen,

Yes I am still seeing a counselor. It is helpful. I guess some weeks I just have too much going on to cover everything in 1 hour.

Thanks for your message. I am feeling a little better now that I have posted.

I don't want to talk myself into a depression just because of a couple of bad days. Tomorrow is a new day!

Thanks again,
Display
Display

depression and anxiety
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cymbalta, lamotrigine, zyprexa

getting by
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   Posted 1/13/2012 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
You are right, tomorrow is a new day. And I Hope it is a good one for all of us.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 1/13/2012 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
here 4 you display. with healing compassion, jamie
EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER,

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

bayoub2
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   Posted 1/14/2012 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey display

What's going on? just stopped in to say hi.....HI!

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

seroquel, hydrocodone clonazepam norvasc multi vitamin and magnesium

sos007
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   Posted 1/14/2012 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Display.....I am sorry you are having a hard time finding a job, I have read that alot of people are looking for work....it's hard out there so try not to get down. I will keep you in my prayers amd I hope you find something soon.


Blessings, Amy
Chronic Pain(nerve), fibro, mild depression and a few others
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