O, did anyone know we can control our depression? I think not. Please forgive my curt behavior but my dander is up now. Anyone suggesting that those of us with depression can "snap" out of it are ignorant and in denial. Depression is a way of life, even though we don't want it to be. It's not something we can control and if it was, no one would have it. I have been told by a snooty cousin of my husbands that she, a NURSE no less, has no use for Psychs of any kind. She also likes going through my meds to see what I am taking and asks me why. I got really aggitated and told her to MHOB. (I try not to lose my temper) She thinks cause she is a nurse that she knows everything medically. I can honestly say that 75% of us know more than she does. If you live it, you know it. She is suggesting that I am in charge of my depression and also made the statement that "I am not the person I used to be", meaning that I am disturbed. If I weren't a Christian, I would have popped her a good one but I don't want to upset my "anger management" recovery. I worked too long to be in recovery and I will not allow a snob such as herself to pull me down. My husband says I should ignore her, but sometimes that is hard to do. She don't know if she should wind her butt or scratch her watch, pardon me.
Those of us who suffer from illnesses in addition to depression know our bodies and how we feel and trust our Physicians to help us and do the right thing for us. She say my Docs are nuts! I say she's outside her mind and SHE needs a shrink! OOPPSSSS. Sorry all. Lord help me.
I have to ask myself why I am depressed. Lets see, I have Lupus just like a lot of you. And lots of you along with myself have fibromialgia, degenerative bone and joint disease, epilepsy, spinal degeneration causing severe pain in the lower back, legs, knees and calfs. Hypothyroidism, hypertension, GERD, IBS, PSS, (progressive Systemic Sclerosis with CREST variant, migraines, chronic pain and a sleep disorder. I'm sure some of you have depression from losing a loved one or that your life is not like you wiushed it would be or that you are unsettled with your relationships and on and on. Go ahead all, I bet you all have as many or more. Why would anyone want to be so cruel and insult us like they do? I guess if they have a so-called perfect life that they can judge people. My Lord say's "Judge not, lest ye be judged" meaning that no one has the right to judge anyone. That is up to the Lord when we go to the pearly gates. GGGEEESSSHHHH. Someone calm me down!