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  1. Old Comment
    usafvet's Avatar

    Depression.

    Sorry I’m just now reading your blog. It’s been about a month since you have posted it, but none the less I would like to respond to it with a resounding sense of compassion and empathy as I too have visited this dark tumultuous path of depression, more times often than I wish I’d like to convey.

    It is somewhat amusing how one can find it therapeutic in typing to the world his/her problems via the internet. It is as if one can cast out his/her troubles into an empty void with the hope that someone out there will read and listen, and perhaps possess an understanding in regard to the problems we face. I find solace in that at times, even though I honestly assume that most of the time people very well may skim through what I consider to be the meat and potatoes of my long winded novels.

    I’ve battled depression off and on since being medically retired from the United States military due to medical ailments that occurred while serving in the Middle East. Though I am blessed to be alive with a wonderful family, it is at times difficult to cipher through bouts of depression and tendencies of hopelessness when every day is faced with dealing with physical pain caused by disabilities, daily medications and narcotics, and mental scars left from those who have minimized or discriminated my circumstances in the past. It is difficult…some moments I just sleep away the day and don’t feel like facing it, and unfortunately I’ve developed a sense of social anxiety at times against friends that I used to enjoy their company.

    With having a 3 year old that looks up to me, sometimes it has been difficult for me to want to be around him and give him the attention that he requires of me. I love him to death and I need to be the father that he needs, but when I battle with this depression (which sometimes makes be feel selfish and secluded), I just do not feel motivated to be the parent I need to be, which unfortunately leaves my wife to pick up the slack. I have been trying to get over some of this depression and one of the things I used to love was Christmas time. But even this past year, Christmas for me just doesn’t have its glow and magic that I needed. I guess I didn’t let it because I was over consumed.

    Lately, I have been trying to get out of my shell and realize the devastating affects my depression is having on my family. I have missed out on much and I cannot allow this to destroy what I am blessed with. I must say that the depression medications they tried to give me didn’t help…if anything I slept most of the time or felt like an undead zombie under the medication. I suppose the purpose is to regulate your mood or chemical balance, but what is the point of taking that medication when it turns you into a think less droid? Needless to say, I requested to get off that medication and I believe I’ve been for the better.

    Anyhow, I just wanted to comment and let you know that you are not alone. I am glad to read that you are slowly recovering from your depression and since you posted that about a month or so ago, I hope you have recovered significantly since then. Take care of yourself and may your focus continue to be on your family and those that care for you and need you. That that be your motivation and foundation in securing the stability you need as you press on through life. Hopefully, we all can be as strong.
    Posted 06-08-2009 at 03:15 AM by usafvet usafvet is offline
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    Mumof2's Avatar

    Depression.

    Thank You so much! It's good to be back.
    Posted 05-06-2009 at 12:53 PM by Mumof2 Mumof2 is offline
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    HolidayHoney's Avatar

    Depression.

    I am so glad that you pulled through this.....and the weight will come off! I've been there too!! Welcome Back To This Big Beautiful World!!!
    Posted 05-05-2009 at 10:45 PM by HolidayHoney HolidayHoney is offline
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    Mumof2's Avatar

    Christmas Elves

    Aw,thank you..He was.
    Posted 01-08-2009 at 01:01 PM by Mumof2 Mumof2 is offline
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    HolidayHoney's Avatar

    Christmas Elves

    I have tears...you had a good daddy.
    Posted 12-25-2008 at 07:47 PM by HolidayHoney HolidayHoney is offline
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    Mumof2's Avatar

    Christmas Memories.

    I still buy ribbon candy,and each year when I eat the first piece I think of my pupi..
    Posted 12-08-2008 at 05:37 PM by Mumof2 Mumof2 is offline
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    Cancer

    memories shared are a blessing
    Posted 11-22-2008 at 05:45 AM by Memaw_Elf Memaw_Elf is offline
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    Posted 11-08-2008 at 10:14 PM by JanaBanana JanaBanana is offline
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    Christmas Memories.

    I enjoyed reading your Christmas memories and can identify with the Christmas ribbon candy. My mom always had a box for Christmas along with the 5 pound box of chocolates that I use to pinch because I hated the jelly filled chocolates (my dad would eat the ones I pinched).
    Posted 08-27-2008 at 07:47 PM by joyful joyful is offline
  10. Old Comment
    Mumof2's Avatar

    What a problem I had.

    Yeah it is bad,and you should always check things out.I did a credit check and this "bill" was not on it! be careful all.
    Posted 07-15-2008 at 05:40 AM by Mumof2 Mumof2 is offline
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    Gingerbug's Avatar

    What a problem I had.

    Wow...that's horrible and makes me more than a tad nervous!!!
    Posted 07-14-2008 at 05:12 PM by Gingerbug Gingerbug is offline



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