Feeling very sorry for myself, don't know if I am depressed. I know there are people on the site that have so many more problems, I feel guilty. Can't eat and I just want to stay on the couch. I have to pull myself out of this funk because I have to go to work this afternoon. You have become my friends and support group, thank you. Any ideas?
Morning Gang It is rainy and dark today. My back and legs hurt and I am alone?
- 8 Sep 2013 by Kitty
- 9 September 2013
Dear Kitty, Don't worry, you are not alone. We all have "bad" days. At least
you are healthy enough to have a job, and keep it. My advice as always is:
take a nice shower, use some good smelling soap (aromatherapy), and
fix yourself up pretty for work, those activities might spark up your appetite.
Otherwise, stick a snack in your purse and go on to work. You will feel
better. We all care! One day at a time, even one miute to the next:)
Kitty darlin', you're never alone as long as we're here! We can't solve all problems, and maybe can't answer all questions, but we're always here to lend support. Rain is enough to depress anybody. I think you'll find that if you get some sunlight, even though it is dark and dreary, you will begin to feel better. Did you know that sometimes depression is treated with sunlight therapy? In most cases, it helps. If you work in fluorescent lighting, that will help. Rain is bad enough, but when you are in pain, your depression is compounded. Guilt is not an emotion you should have. Your pain, depression and loneliness are real. Don't minimalize your feelings based on how many problems others have. You are entitled to your emotions. All of us who have chronic pain get depressed and go through the "poor me" phase.
I've been there many times, and now it's your turn. I'm glad you turned to your DC family. I, too, am alone most of the time and I turn to these wonderful people for support. Send me a PQ if you want to talk. I'd love to chat with you.
I'm sorry you're feeling bad today, I want to tell you this little fact that I tell my friend who has Seasonal Affective Disorder, (it helps me too lol)
Above all the rain, the clouds, and the muck, The sky is blue & beautiful, the sun is shining, and its all just waiting on us! How that helps a little.
You're probably on your way to work or already there by now. I just wanted to say that you shouldn't feel guilty about what you're going through. I have several problems, medically, but there are still plenty of people here on DC who have it a lot worse than me. I have a husband who is always here for me. He does the shopping and helps a lot around the house because there are so many things I'm not able to do because of my bad knee and my back pain. For the past week, I've stayed in bed for the greater part of each day!
In fact, it's 130 in the afternoon right now and I'm still in bed and haven't gotten dressed. :(
I've been watching TV in bed, which is something I do a lot. I'm on disability, although I consider it to be early retirement since I'm pretty close to retirement age anyway. Just five years ago, I thought I would be working till I was 70. Not because I wanted to, but because I couldn't afford to retire! Now I collect disability, and that is why I can afford to not work. (That and because I have a husband who works and helps me with my finances.)
Sounds like your weather is about the opposite of what we're's having here. We've been having a heatwave lately. Although I live just a couple of miles from the beach, it's still been in the 80s here and very humid. I hate this weather, because I suffer from chronic hives and the heat makes them worse and also because I sweat a lot - even when it's cold.
I hope that you're feeling better by now! Please feel free to come back and complain any time! :-)
"See" you later,
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