Yesterday was my birthday. A day that just begs for introspection. As a general rule, I end up looking back over the previous year in particular and my life in general. It’s like an annual State of the Union of Julie analysis. Even though I’m going to have to go on record as saying that… Continue reading Birthday Surprises
I pulled out one of my medical textbooks and looked up the definition of major depression. “Chronic, severe symptoms of depression with apathy (indifference), hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness, crying, insomnia, lack of pleasure in any activity (anhedonia), increased or decreased appetite, inability to make decisions or concentrate, fatigue, and slowed movements. During psychiatric interviews, depressed patients… Continue reading Depression? Sign Me Up!
The dreams can just suck sometimes. I’ve always been a vivid dreamer, able to remember my dreams, not just when I wake up but for years afterward. I still remember a nightmare from when I was four years old. I dreamt that I had gone down the drain after my bath and I was stuck… Continue reading To Sleep, Perchance to Dream
One of the truly crappy things that happens for so many of us fighting Depression is that we also have some form of anxiety disorder as well. So on top of all the wonderfulness of Depression there is also the ability to worry ourselves to the point of physical illness over things that may never… Continue reading When Is Enough Too Much?
Another misconception about Depression: Every day is a bad day. Not true. Today was one of the good ones. One of my best friends had a baby recently. She’s a beautiful little girl and I just want to give her a squidge every time I see a picture of her. Today, I actually did get… Continue reading One of the Good Days
I deal with depression. I have most of my life. As anyone who fights this lying bastard knows, it is far more complex than being sad all the time. I’m not. I make a concerted effort not to be. There are those times though, when you feel this insidious fucker creeping up on you and… Continue reading The Rat Bastard
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