I've been struggling with deep depression for awhile now. Depression isn't knew to me, but for some reason this feels different. In the past, I was able to find ways to cope like walking, listening to music, reading or talking to a friend. This time, I can't seem to find a way to help myself. I've been on anti depressive medication for ages, dr has raised my dose a few times. I did talk to my dr about seeing someone from psychosocial recently. They will be in touch soon.
When I lost my sweet Ginger girl last Father's Day I felt very sad for months. On Christmas Eve 2017 we adopted a two year old rescue dog from Tennessee. She's a fearful little soul, but what a little beauty. I started to feel better after we got Sasha and things were good for awhile. So grateful for her and she's definitely great therapy, but I'm still depressed.
It's been almost 6 years since I was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer. My cancer is incurable and I have accepted that. Still scares the shite out of me though.
Here is a photo of my baby girl Sasha.
On a personal note, psychosocial support guided me through some sad, painful times and provided some coping techniques. I hope you are feeling ok today and thank you again for sharing those animal pics, they sure do make us smile.
was on Prozac I love your Sacha I had a dog Jimmi who looked the very same except he was black & white. He was a loyal friend & was with us for 14 yrs. I grieved his passing for a very long time.
wishing you well
On those days when you feel like you are going "down the rabbit hole" (that is how I describe it) nice to know someone is there for you - here - on the site. A virtual shoulder to lean on, here to listen and support.
I forced myself to get out in the cold and sunshine for skating today - sure was nice.
Anyone else? what is your go to for self care when you find yourself "onboard the runaway train" or " sliding down the rabbit hole"
I too have lived with depression before and after cancer. Its been 2 years since I had my operation and about 1.5 years since finishing chemo. After chemo, it was like I was on a pink cloud. I was so happy to be getting back to life. This past winter has been difficult. It wasn't like I was depressed, but just didn't feel as energetic and upbeat. Today I was cleaning and organizing my spare room. I came across to of those white hats that I wore to bed to keep my head warm when I was bald. I almost threw up and got tears in my eyes. I immediately threw them in the garbage. I am crying now just thinking about that period in my life. .
You know I spent alot of time putting one foot in front of the other and getting threw the surgery and treatment that I don't think I took the time to process the whole thing. I am taking steps to do that now. I have recognized that that whole experience was shoved into the back of my brain. Now it's coming out and I need to deal with it. With the consultation of my doctor, I have increased my anti-depressants a bit and I have also made arrangements to see a therapist. It is so important to recognized the signs and symptoms before they get out of control and to reach out for help.
Yes, so sorry you had to deal with that now and I hope you are able to get the support you need.
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