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Diagnosed with depression 17 years ago, I lost the life I once knew, but in the process re-created a better me. I am alive and functional today because of my dog, my treatment team, my sobriety, and my willingness to re-create myself within the confines of this illness. I hate the illness, but I'm grateful for the person I've become and the opportunities I've seized because of it. I hope writing a depression blog will reduce stigma and improve the understanding and treatment of people with mental illness. All original content copyright to me: etta. Enjoy your visit!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lifting a bit

Just a short post to say thank you to all who commented on my previous post. Your feedback helped. After reading what you had to say, I no longer felt so alone. I realized my experience was not unique. That helped. It really helped. My psychiatrist and I also made some changes to my medications last week, and I think those changes have been helpful, too. I am feeling better. My mood has lifted a bit. It's not stellar. It's not anywhere I'd like it to be yet, but I have some hope I'm on the mend. I'm still isolating. I'm still having some trouble sleeping. But my energy, thinking and mood are all improved. I'm so grateful for that. I hope that last post gave some of you the same comfort your comments ended up giving me. Carry on, my friends. We are not alone.


paullamb said...

I'm glad your mood is lifting, even if only for a bit. Small gains are sometimes the most important in this fight. Last night I spent an hour on the treadmill, a half hour with the weight machine, and considerably less time with a foam roller. I felt virtuous about myself, which lifted my mood. Don't think the buoyancy will last long, but it's a small gain.

etta said...

@ paullamb: Awesome work! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Energy, thinking and mood Improved, great! Sometimes any action at all is a plus.

Julie Gathman said...

Happy for you and Paul. Small shifts can make all the difference.