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Re: Varying Depression

Posted by Reneeb on February 12, 2002, at 16:41:50

In reply to Varying Depression, posted by Ella on February 12, 2002, at 12:47:53

Hi Guys, I can understand the frustration you must feel when you read the many complaints there are (I am one of them) about meds that make you gain weight, have sexual side effects, etc.,and think I would be estatic if thats the only things I had to worry about.

I took my Mother to the doctor for a regular check up, two days later she was diagnosed with a terminal form of luekemia and was told she probably would only have a year left. I was completely devasted, I could only imagine what my Mother felt. This was a woman who at 72yrs old , went on vacations by herself, golfed at least 3 times a week, went out dancing every weekend - I couldn't even keep up with her LOL. She started chemo right away. After that it was more chemo, blood transfusions monthly sometimes weekly, many hospital stays which would last for a month at a time. The doctors told us that the level of pain she was in (levels from one to ten), was a ten. It has been almost a year now and I have never heard one complaint or I have yet to see her feel sorry for herself. So, you could understand how I would feel when I'd hear someone complaining about something "I THOUGHT" had little significance and would say "You don't have a clue what pain and suffering really is."

I have learned thru my year of discovery that I needed to be more tolerant of others pain and suffering. No matter how trivial I think their problem might be compared to mine - they are just as devasted.

I can't imagine what it feels like to be so depressed that it takes everything you have just to get up in the morning. I only know that even though some of us couldn't possible understand the depth of suffering - doesn't mean that we are uncapable of giving support.

I would feel terrible if anyone that came to this site to find support and comfort was discouraged because after reading some of these threads are turned away because they feel that their problems weren't severe enough to warrant help.

Thanks for letting me vent,





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