Free from despair, and not taking it for granted!

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ExProud
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Date Joined Apr 2012
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   Posted 9/21/2012 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I am making it a point to come back to this forum occasionally even though I've been having better days for quite some time. In the past I've emerged from my depressive episodes and abandoned things like this forum, wanting to leave that awful period of my life behind as if it never happened. It seems that good outcomes can be hard to come by here, and since I spent so much time on this forum describing my misery, I think it's only fair that my positive outcomes be reported as well. I realize there's a likelihood that I'll slide back down again at some point in my life, could be a month or years from now, but I am not focused on that, I'm keeping myself more centered on appreciating the relief I've found, and being grateful for all my blessings and taking time to "smell the roses".
 
Three months ago you could have described me as a vintage case of major depression, you name the symptom and I had it big time. Perhaps someone is reading this and feeling like they're stuck and don't see how they can possibly recover. That's exactly how I felt, so if this describes you, keep the faith as best you can, no one can tell you when or how, but chances are, you can recover, I'm living proof, and I'm sure glad I didn't give up!

getting by
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   Posted 9/21/2012 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Exproud,

Thanks so much for posting. It is really appreciated. We always love to hear that somebody has gotten better.

Take care, thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Karen
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 9/21/2012 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Exproud,

It is wonderful to hear that you are doing so well. I know that when others read your post it will give them strength and inspiration to work through another day towards the calm.

We all can recover, life is a roller coaster ride it changes all the time.

Stay strong and happy!

Trina
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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