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Annette

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I may have made a mistake by taking myself off my antidepressant medications. I am just so tired to taking drugs everyday.

I am feeling very low - I started working for my company in 1985 (technically before I was born since I am only 29 - LOL). One of my bosses' wife had breast cancer 16 years ago and had a lumpectomy and radiation. I found out yesterday that they performed a double mastectomy last week because the cancer was back with a vengeance in both breasts. They won't be able to do radiation because of the damage done the first time. I don't really know what the follow-up to surgery will be - but it just sucks because she is a wonderful person.

I told her husband that everything will be alright because since he retired 4 years ago he has been volunteering for the cancer center and driving patients to get chemo. He said he has a new understanding of how hard it is to deal with the disease (cancer) with support - much less with no one to go with you. He doesn't have to sit with them as part of the volunteer program - he just does.

If you have a few extra prayers I'm sure that John and Carol would appreciate them.

Thanks for listening...

Annette

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Annette, I am sorry you are having a rough day! I will say a prayer for your frineds also.

If you want a chuckle to pick up , I have a female friend in williamsburg area who is 29 also!!9Again) and we went to high school together so I must be 29 also!!! LOL!!

Hoping you feel better tomorrow!

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Annette,

I just wanted to send along a ((hug)) to you and let you know I will be praying for your friends....

I tried an antidepressant for about 4 months when I lost my mom...don't remember much except it made me numb and I didn't care for it. Now, 4 yeas later with what feels like the weight of many things on my shoulders I've thought about getting back on them...

I think they help in many ways for many things...

But the reality is that cancer just sucks- no matter what pill you take or don't take--it's not fair and its miserable and hard... I don't know if a pill would help me reconcile that...don't know if a pill will help me in anyway....but YOU help me, and so many other's do, in so many ways everyday with your posts and encouragment.

So, mourn what's happening with your friends. Be sad about it. Have a down day if you need to. A pity party sometimes helps too just as long as the party ends....

And after a while if things don't "feel" better, get back on those anti depressants if you need too.

Better living thru chemistry is A-OK

(((hugs)))

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Annette, I am so sorry about your boss's wife. I'm sure she's wonderful, but what he's been doing....This just isn't fair. I hope you didn't know this when we were talking and felt you couldn't share this sorrow. Be sure I have big broad shoulders in spite of my own cancer. I can always help carry a friend's distress of any kind. Sending healing thoughts her way and hopes for strength for her husband.

Judy in KW

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Prayers sent up for your friends.

I would just like to give you advice from someone who has struggled with depression many times in the past. I came to a time in my life that I accepted that I needed the antidepressant and that's okay. Please, reconsider your choice about stopping your med. We need to keep ourselves as up as possible to fight this beast. If drugs (legal :lol: ) can do that for us, then Yahoo!

Karen

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