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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

I realized last night that I've been depressed the past couple of days. I really, really hate to feel that way - I try very hard to be positive. So it makes it something I don't want to see in myself when I get depressed.

I know it's a combination of the medical issue I'm dealing with (chronic pain eventually gets to you) and some of the medications. But I still don't like it and sometimes feel like it's a character flaw. And it's so hard to reach out when I feel depressed - I feel so isolated.

But I'm reaching out now. Just getting in and seeing the comments and goodies makes me feel better - thank you, my spark friends!

I am trying to resist the urge to head to the quilt shop:-) That makes me feel better but it always costs me money:-) But I suppose it's better than turning to food......
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    Depression and sadness are in no way character flaws! Chronic pain does get to a person. Feeling more isolated is in fact a symptom of depression! I'm glad you reached out and am just sorry I am reading this so late! Did you get quilting stuff? Spending money can be "bad", but if it is for something that wil occupy your mind and make you feel better, then by all means spend! Food is not the answer! Let us know how you are doing!
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    (((Hugs))) to a Spark Friend. Hopefully, with improved weather, you will feel better. Listen to TANJAT88. She has some good advice. Be good to yourself.
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  • TANJAT88
    This kind of thing can hit out of the blue. I have rheumatoid arthritis, so I totally understand the game that chronic pain can play on your emotions and your psyche.

    Believe me, what you are feeling is not a character flaw. It is a part of the battle you are fighting.

    Sometimes, it helps me to remind myself to be a little kinder to myself. In light of that, look for a little something from me. Consider a gift to you from yourself -- it is only because you chose to post this blog that I was able to feel the "nudge" to send you a little pick-me-up :)
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    Hang in there friend!! Your spark family is here for you!! emoticon
    2648 days ago
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