Depressed because you have an ill spouse

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   Posted 2/3/2006 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Its a double bummer(70's jargon) for me because not only do I have genetic depression, I also have an ill husband.  SOOOOOOOOOOO, when he is down, I can't be.  Even if I really need to be down.     OK you all know what I  am talking about.   Sometimes we NEED to feel bad. Its normal, right?   People are just not up or happy all the time!   GEEEEZ, if they are.........there is something weird going on.     HUH?!

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   Posted 2/3/2006 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunatley I am the ill spouse. And yes, it is normal to feel bad sometimes. What has helped me the most is learning not to let the ups be so up and the downs be so down. Good luck and I hope you find the answers you are looking for.
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   Posted 2/5/2006 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Punky,

I am the ill spouse too. And I'd like to say KUDO'S to all of you spouses who have an ill partner!!! Thanks for taking care of us.

I really agree with Randy, he summed it up well!!

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