Hello all. I haven't posted much of late. I've been trying to deal with an illness I inherited from my father, depression, and it's been a kind of rough time for me.
I finally saw a doctor yesterday and got on some meds that should not only help with the depression but also help me quit smoking (which is what triggered the depression this time, trying to quit). I haven't had to be on meds for over 5 years so it's a bit of a set back for me. But such is life at times.
The first couple of weeks on the meds (Wellbutrin which I've never taken before) is an adjustment period for my brain. If I post something that doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, please forgive me my brain is closed for repairs. :rofling:
I'll try to do my best to make at least some sense.
What do you mean guys don't knit?
Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.
Perfection is overrated. Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. Relax and enjoy it.
Just my opinion, but I don't think taking meds should be considered a "set back". It's good that you're taking care of yourself. And you should be proud of yourself for seeking help when you needed it.
I hope you get well soon, and quit smoking successfully. But just keep in mind that a set-back of any kind is just an opportunity to move forward again.
I have both a family member and family friend who suffer from depression and bi-polar disease. I know it can be hard. Best of luck Mason.
No-one should feel responsible or bad or guilty for a chemical imbalance in their brainbox :-) That's what depression functionally is so you taking appropriate medication to restore that imbalance is mature and important. Good for you. Yes, as your chemicals are kick started and your brain "reminded" you will feel off centre for a time but in a few weeks that will settle. It is wonderful to begin glimpsing optimism and feeling good about each new day.
Bravo! I assume we may see a new avatar for you..with a carrot in your mouth rather than a pipe? :-)
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Been missing you Mason! I was thinking of you...really...just about 10 minutes ago...thinkin'....where has our Pipe-smokin'-Computer Guru-Truckin'-Knittin' Guy been these days??? Then, I glanced down and saw that you were online in the GENERAL section of KH!
Glad to see you back...and hope you will respond well to your new meds.
I hope to see a new AVATAR...with that carrot in you mouth!
Seeing the doctor was a step forward! I understand what you are sayng about it being a step back since you had been off meds for years, but for right now you need them so it's all good. Hang in there, it'll get better!