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ChopinLover

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  1. ChopinLover

    Post your day in 1 word.

    Ordinary
  2. ChopinLover

    What Did You Do Today? #2

    Got up, showered and dressed Had a nice long phone conversation with an old friend Fixed and ate lunch Took a mini nap Printed an email attachment about an issue to be addressed next week Read and watched TV Read my mail Facebooked
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    What was a small victory you had today?

    Got up, showered and dressed. Kept a positive attitude despite the fact that I feel a cold or allergies coming on.
  4. I feel like getting up and seeing what today brings.
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    What Are You Listening To? #2

    This sounds right up my alley. Thanks, Chickenmama!
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    What Did You Do Today? #2

    The day isn’t over yet, but so far: Up, showered and dressed Doctor appointment Lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant Lamp shopping - found one I loved and brought it home Just hanging out waiting for the piano tuner to come and tune my poor neglected piano ChopinLover
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    What Are You Listening To? #2

    “Shallow” - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  8. Hi, Bowser! I’m so sorry for all that you have been through. I’m new here myself. I think BeyondWeary’s suggestions were good for insomnia and I really don’t have anything to add except to welcome you. Here’s hoping that you will find some support and comfort here. ChopinLover
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    How Do You Feel Right Now #8

    Feeling much better today. This Wellbutrin thing has been a roller coaster ride. I’m now on Day 16. Saw my doctor this morning and he said he wanted to wait 2 more weeks before increasing my dosage to 300 mg. The best thing that happened at my doctor appointment is that I found out I’m not prediabetic or diabetic and that I don’t have peripheral artery disease. Obviously I have too much time on my hands, to be researching every little symptom I have—LOL.
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    How Do You Feel Right Now #8

    This is Day 15 of the Wellbutrin Diaries. To be honest, I feel bad today. It’s another dark gloomy day. I made an excuse and skipped my piano lesson. I’ve only practiced maybe 5 or 10 minutes since my last lesson. I know my piano teacher is worried about me. I want so much to feel better. I’ve had a few OK days since I started the antidepressants, but lots more bad days. I feel scared and vulnerable, words you would never have used to describe me before my accident and the ensuing depression. I see my doctor tomorrow and wonder if he will want to increase my dosage to 300 mgs. Or do people normally wait to see if the lower dosage is going to help at all? This has been a very discouraging day. ChopinLover
  11. ChopinLover

    I need a pep talk

    SheWrites, You don’t sound at all pathetic. The only reason my house is clean is that we have someone come and clean it twice a month, and my husband is a clean freak and keeps everything running between housekeeper visits. You take out the trash and you took your cat to the vet. So you are not the worst cat mom—that would be me. Both of mine are overdue on their annual vet appointments and I haven’t even had the gumption to call and make an appointment. I know exactly what you mean about wanting your life back. I can’t tell you how many days over the past few months I’ve spent on the couch knitting or web surfing and nothing else. It’s all I can do most days to get up, shower, and dress. Are you doing talk therapy and meds? I’m new at this depression thing and am hoping these tools eventually help. Let’s both vow to do whatever we need to do to get our lives back! ChopinLover
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    Situational Depression VS. Normal Sadness

    KipKipFox, I can relate to your post. I’m 66 years old and have no history of depression. Six months ago I had a traumatic accident from which I am still recovering. As my body continued to heal, I found myself in a crippling depression. I’m calling it a situational depression, because it clearly arose from my accident. But even without prior experience with depression, I can vouch that it’s a real, deep depression and not just sadness or trouble adjusting to a life event. I have said before on this forum that I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. You used the word “temporary” and I truly hope that my depression does turn out to be temporary. I’m in counseling and have begun taking antidepressants. My moods are sometimes so dark that I can’t even remember what it felt like to be happy, or even just neutral. So if anyone has any confusion about the difference between normal sadness and situational depression, they only need talk with me. It’s the difference between night and day. My doctor confided in me that he experienced depression based upon a medical diagnosis, so I am lucky to have a doctor who is compassionate and understands situational depression from his own personal experience. For what it’s worth, he keeps encouraging me and telling me I will get better, as he did. ChopinLover
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    How Do You Feel Right Now #8

    Not too great. I did have a good session with my therapist this morning, but it seems that the hour went by much too fast. Then this afternoon I had a medical appointment related to my accident. It’s rainy, my back hurts, and I just wonder when I will ever start to feel like myself again.
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    How Do You Feel Right Now #8

    Better today. Yesterday was a bad day for me. It was rainy and gloomy and I was anxious all day. I’m thankful to be feeling better.
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