After taking Tuesday to decide if I was going to follow the doctor’s advice, rules, and medication changes or stay the course. I had decided to stay the course. I wasn’t going to give in. I am in control, so I thought. I had a great dinner with my friends and husband and then went to a concert down town, I love to go down town. So much fun, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed myself. Two hours, plus of listening to great music with great friends. It got down to the last 20-30 minutes of the concert I sat down for a minute, and I felt a wave of depression tsunami me. It came on super fast and frightening way. I haven’t been frightened in a while. I am sitting there and my melting mind thought about cutting. I was thinking there must be a place where no one would know. This looks so stupid in print. I can’t believe the idea rushed into my mind, rolled around and was entertained for a bit. It was a surreal moment in time. My mind fell into my boots and it was like I was eavesdropping on a conversation. This seem to last 5 or 10 minutes, and then I was jolted back to normality when I looked around and realized this isn’t a conversation around me, everyone was standing, singing, dancing to the music, the conversation was in my head. To say I was floored is a sever understatement. I prayed a silent prayer to God to take this thing away, take the thought away and restore me. I sat for a moment and jumped up and got myself back into the night. I was not going to let this hell ruin my night. I managed to get myself together after a bit and enjoyed the rest of the night.
As I lay in bed I was very tired, had a few glasses of wine earlier and fell into a toss and turn night, full of weird dreams and restlessness. I woke this morning and didn’t think of it. Work, get up get to it, get your daughter to school get lunches in the right hands and off to the office. It wasn’t till lunch when I had a chance to breath and then remember the evening. It seemed like a weird dream. It was a random horrible thought. It is not a consideration. I mention this episode because it is just that an episode but it also clinched my decision to follow the doctors medication, rules, follow ups for the next 8 weeks and see where I am. I guess maybe it was a Blessing I experienced; when and how I did. I was with safe people, safe place, not alone, and with God’s help pull through it. I haven’t had any thoughts like that for a long time now, so it seems strange now, but maybe it was a good thing. I started taking the new meds this morning — so look out next week will be a rocky one. You can’t mess with these drugs, and any little adjustment sends you over the edge. The Psyc Doctor called my condition Major Depression Disorder–see definition from web m.d.
” What Is Major Depressive Disorder?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depressive disorder is characterized by a combination of symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy once-pleasurable activities.
There are times you may feel sad, lonely, or hopeless for a few days. But major depression — clinical depression — lasts longer and is disabling. It can prevent you from functioning normally, and the disorder can also cause the subject to harm ones self, and suicidal thougths, if left untreated. ”
As far as timing goes it’s a good time to do it / it’s a bad time to do it. I have lots on my plate. My Mother is going in for cataract surgery tomorrow, she just got over a serious bug a week and a bit ago. I only found out yesterday about the bug. My idiotic brother knew but figured I was an hour and half away so why bother me. I live too far away. He got an unpleasant reply from me on that point. I can not express how angry I am about it in this blog because I wish not to swear in it – but you get the picture. I have a couple of cousins who are ill one is coming around, one just in for surgery. My son is moving home. I can’t wait, but it will take a little time to for all of us to adjust to living together again. More stress. It makes me want to hop in the van and drive till I run out of gas or come to an ocean. Life is not something to run from so I will sleep tonight, take the meds, work out, do a major cut back on drinking, go to work, cook for the family, and do what I can to live the life God wants me to.
Just re reading that last paragraph, very selfish, forgive me. It’s a mixture of venting, and convincing. Venting about how my family drives me nuts, and convincing myself I am on the right track. Will let you know.
till next time. . . . . . . . . . .