Saturday, November 8, 2008

Depression is not easy to handle. Everyone suffers from it occasionally, but for those of us who are chronic depressives, it's not a snap.

Yes, there are lots of new "miracle" drugs. They CAN have an effect, and people like my sister think they're the ticket---just take your meds and everything will be wonderful!

Well, yes, except for the nausea and diarrhea, the skin rashes, the sleep disturbances (expecially when you suffer from sleep disorders already), and the general feeling of swimming underwater (we will dispense with the sexual side-effects, but they are definitely there).

Oh, and the fact that, after a month or so, the effect wears off as the body adjusts, and you are right back where you started---except you also suffer from the side effects.


It's tough being single and watching your parents die. Married-with-children folks have their children, their grandchildren, etc, and assume (if they have a loving family) that they will care for them in old age.

Who's going to take care of me when I'm old? Nobody, that's who.

All this is by way of explaining the previous post on this blog. I'm not going to get into the same situation as Mother. I'm not that tough.

It's really bad, being alone and with no children. When Mother and Dad are gone, there will be nobody who gives a good goddamn whether I live or die.

And that's tough.

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