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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fact, Not Opinion

Depression is not a weakness!

It is a treatable medical condition, and a problem.  The weakness associated with it is this: Not acknowledging a problem for which a solution is available.  Most of the time, you really can "get the hell over it, already!"

I so choose.


  1. My treatment? Get up every morning and start putting one foot in front of the other. Works for me.

  2. Thank you! So what if I take something every day damn that give me just the extra boost to get the hell outta bed AND then start putting one foot in front of the other.

    At least I am doing something about it and not just wallowing aroun in my own misery and then blaming everyone else for my hell of a life - right?

    Ooops got a little carried away there, consider those words for an unamed crazy person and not for you, I just appreciated the forum! : )

  3. Damn straight girl! I was born with "depressed" brain chemistry, and never felt a moment of despair in my life, just overwhelming anxiety. So I was 27 when I was finally diagnosed. Started on Prozac, switched to Cymbalta. For the first few years I resented the fact that I'd requires meds for the rest of my life if I wanted to be "normal" and productive.

    Then I considered NOT HAVING THAT OPTION!!!

    Smart people use the tools available to them.

  4. When it works, use it! Meds didn't work for me.

  5. WSF - Ouch! With so many drugs available, that's becoming a rare issue. I don't envy your not having that option.
    Then again, I already suspected you were a rare breed! ;)

  6. I am so afflicted, and I fight it constantly. Not manic or anything, just clinically, but still a pain in the ass. Judy doesn’t understand it because she is so positive and chipper all the time, so I still keep stuff to myself. Don’t blog about it either. Who cares? The very few times I have mentioned anything even remotely, I got a few ‘get over it’ type comments. So I just cut and paste.

  7. SUZ
    Thank you but not such a rare breed. Ranch raised. Stock needs tending, cows need milking, chore must be done no matter how you feel. So you just do it. Add a culture where stoic is expected; stoicism becomes a norm. Maybe that is a self manufactured drug?


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