... if we 'lose our demons our angels will leave as well...
I like that. Ties in with the whole Karma thing as well. Our journey ends when we have learned all we came here to learn.
Logos, I've never been a hard core surfer. Living in the midwest limited how much time I could devote to the sport. But I did enjoy watching the WSL championships the other night on Fox sports (I don't remember the name of the Aussie venue). But always riding goofy I came under a lot of ridicule. The other guys may have seen it as just ribbing. Guy stuff. Always insecure and never being more than a rank amateur I probably took too much too seriously. Thin skinned.
Ken - I will always remember that it was you who encouraged me to come to HW and to seek medication (not necessarily related to each other). HW has been an educational experience, though at times perhaps overly contentious. And the meds have brought peace to my life.
I do see a shrink, but only for advice on medication. I see him again tomorrow, and every three months. As my depression is strictly situational,
the passage of time and resolution of issues have been as great a help if not more than medication or therapy... the latter being nothing more than just someone to talk to. But I'm pretty sure that I'll remain an an A/D for life. DIscontinuation is just too complicated and the SE's are merely an annoyance. Plus I am much less volatile and reactive than I was before all this started. So I see no reason to change anything.