Posted by JohnLA on June 9, 2012, at 14:27:52
In reply to Re: Low-dosage ketamine infusions, posted by SLS on June 9, 2012, at 7:08:48
excellent metaphor scott.
as i mentioned in my other thread i am most likely going to do ketamine infusions in the near future. hoping the bit of relief i seem to be getting from the ketamine nasal spray will mean i will respond to the infusion.
my sister is currently battling cancer. she goes twice a week for chemo. i believe the chemotherapy is also thru an iv...
when i first got depressed over 2 years ago i began a journey in to learning about this most vile condition (depression). i have read many excellent descriptions of depression. one simple and quite good description is that depression is 'cancer of the psyche/soul.'
as my sister was having chemo on thursday i was making the first steps towards treating my depression via an iv w/ketamine. i find this ironic and sad. i also find it extremely hopeful.
my sister beat her cancer one time already, 10 years ago. and, just like depression, it came back unfortunately. she is confident she will beat it again. she is using all that medicine, faith and love from family and friends have to offer.
many of us who suffer from depression are also in the fight of our lives. we are losing days, precious days of our lives. i don't know how you have stayed alive for so long. i really don't know how much longer i can last.
back to your rosetta stone/ketamine metaphor; i'm not going to wait until they crack the code. regardless of cost and risk i will be doing the infusions. hoping those and faith and love from family and friends gets me back to life.
hey, i always compliment you on your writing and vocabulary. (must be the teacher in me.) i compliment you on your simple post on this thread as well. i would really have liked to have had you as a student in my class...