Just joined today so am a little new to this…
I am currently not working as I put my back out a couple of weeks ago so I'm a little "incapacitated".. at the moment and the doc has given me 3 months off work. Just spent 2 wks in hospital which was pretty depressing also as none of my family (except my kids and my ex) came to visit me (only for an hour..) Thankfully my friends did as that kept me going and made me feel better within myself. I may or may not need surgery, I have to have more tests/scans done to see exactly what the problem is before they do anything too drastic..
I've suffered from depression for quite a few years, it escalates for a while then I go ok for a while, so I'm always "up and down". My mum passed away in September last year from Cancer, so I have found that really hard to accept and deal with. I was so close to my mum, she helped me through so much and was always there for me when I needed her. I live on my own and have done for the last 3 and half years as I'm now divorced from my husband. So loneliness is starting to play a big factor also. I'm on Zoloft for my depression now, which is helping. Have tried so many other medications but none of them helped or worked and I suffered terrible side affects from most of them.
For those who read this I just want to say "hello" and I hope that I make some new friends off this site also. I'm looking for ways of support and self help so that I'm not constantly relying on other "outside" people, as I'll be spending so much time at home for a while now. I am currently undergoing counselling with the Mental Health team here which has been great, but by joining this site I hope that I can gain some insight as to how other people cope and to meet new people that are going through the same or similar experiences. Cheers 🙂