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Old 10-22-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Good news, bad news
Last week I had a hysterectomy and have been staying at a friends to recuperate. In preparing for that, I put the various meds I take into one of those pill minders.

So, the last three days I've become increasingly depressesd, weepy and have not been able to sleep. Since I take an anti-depressant, I chalked it up to a reaction to the surgery and missing my kitty. Today, I happened to look in my nighttime compartment and realized that the anti-depressant was missing. Here's the good news bad news part. The good news is it isn't the post surgery blues, the bad news, I obviously still need those damn pills! I was really hoping to be weaning myself off them soon but now, I'm not so sure.

I'm feeling physically great as far as the surgery goes, ZERO pain, I mean literally NO PAIN.... (I have the best doctor in the world) That was why I was confused about the depression... oh, could be worse, I could be in massive amounts of pain.

The best thing? I've had tons of no-guilt knitting time... There is always a silver lining isn't there?
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:32 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your medicine mix up... and the surgery!!!! That's a big deal.
I'd miss my kitty too!

Hope you feel better soon--physically and emotionally!
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I hope you can get your pills so you'll be feeling better soon!
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I'm so sorry about the pill issue, but yet very happy that you are recuperating so well after surgery! I hope you get your medicine soon. Have fun knitting and take care of yourself!
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I hope all the knitting helps until you can get your pills.
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Remember that needing meds for depression is like needing meds for high blood pressure, or diabetes, or any other physical ailment. I don't know why there is such a stigma for chemical imbalances in the brain- anywhere else they're normal things nobody worries as much about.

Happy knitting until your meds get there!
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Take care of yourself and get that refill. Glad to hear you're not in pain from the surgery. And I'm jealous about all your knitting time! Chin up!
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People often get down about HAVING to take pills, feel dependent on them, and as someone who's had to take anti-convulsants all my life I understand. I went through a phase of not wanting to any more. Just know that YOUR pill taking is temporary, mine is not!

Hopefully that puts it into perspective for you.
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Originally Posted by Arielluria View Post
People often get down about HAVING to take pills, feel dependent on them, and as someone who's had to take anti-convulsants all my life I understand. I went through a phase of not wanting to any more. Just know that YOUR pill taking is temporary, mine is not!

Hopefully that puts it into perspective for you.
Well, it's looking like I may be on these pretty much forever. Chemical imbalance and all means that there will be some sort of a need to take something. Sometimes I just get sick of it like I'm sure you do. I just need to get over myself about it and stop having pity parties for myself!
Thanks for the encouragement and hope you are continuing to be healthy and happy!
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