Posted by kirbyw on October 26, 2009, at 1:37:44
In reply to Rick,a reply BUT poss trigger* Pls be free to igno » kirbyw, posted by delna on October 25, 2009, at 15:26:11
your reply was just fine. It doesn't bother me. We all need to be honest. And I am a very resilient person.... We are all so different and these kinds of postings just give us bits and pieces about our problems, our reactions to meds etc...., it would be so much better if we could sit in a room together and really understand each others issues and problems. Maybe Dr. Bob will eventually be able to create a "virtual" room where we can talk together over the internet and this would be so much more effective.
As for India, I there for three months working on a project for access to medical treatment for People Living with HIV/AIDS. In those days, I was not depressed and I was functioning very well. I worked with various NGO's in Delhi, collaborating with them to seek strategies force the Indian government to provide treatment for people with AIDS. It was a great adventure for me and a very meaningful experience. That was not so long ago, and one of my goals is to get back to that level of functioning. Ironically, if I was given the same job tomorrow, I think my depression would lift rather quickly. In the mean time I am partially relying on Parnate and also doing what I can to retake control of my life, in terms of work, peer relationships, family issues etc.
I didn't get out of Delhi much, but at least I got to Agra to see the Taj Mahal I made some good friends in Delhi that I miss very much.
Anyway Delna, I hope your decisions about meds work for you. Lets keep in touch