I am trying to help my wife who is sick. She has depression, and has for a while now. I joined a while back. I took the advice here and made her get help with therapy. She is on medication. It is an antidepressant and she also takes a medicine for anxiety called alprazolam.
She is not getting better yet. She has been on this stuff 6 months, and is still depressed. She goes to the therapist, but I have to drive her there. Sometimes I have to go in to the doctor with her, but not always.
She does have some good days now, but not all the time and I would say she probably still has as many bad days as good days.
She is also physically sick with other things too. She is having a hard time now. I am her best friend. Her only friend besides me recently had a heart attack and has a lot of issues with alcoholism she is trying to overcome and has to go to AA meetings, and doesn't get to spend too much time with my wife.
I may have to go out of town for work soon and I am worried about how she will be when I leave.
I am looking for some ways to help her. I don't have any diseases and I try to always be there for her and I don't want her to feel abandoned when I go on my business trip.
I hope that anyone might have any ideas on how I might be able to help her prepare for my absence. I don't want her to get sicker.
Post Edited (Greenman145) : 9/8/2006 7:09:00 PM (GMT-6)