It has been a wonderful two weeks.
I spent time with my family and recharged my batteries. Having a week to bond with my grandson is something I am so very thankful for.
The pandemic has limited our time together.
However, since June, I have seen him on three occasions. Each visit was a few days to a week. I feel so blessed to get to spend time in person with him. Of course, I am a little biased, but he is so smart and so handsome. At 16 months, he is on a growth spurt.
Being back home, I am catching up on the lawn, the laundry, and other projects.
Soon I will need to put the lawn sweeper behind the riding mower and start getting the leaves into my compost pile. Next spring, it will all be spread over my vegetable garden and turned in with my rototiller.
Changing medicines, Lexapro to Prozac has not changed the getting up issues.
But I am working around that and will make it a point today to alert my psychiatrist. Being on vacation and getting to spend time with my grandson, I have put off addressing the medication issue. Now that I am home, I can spend more time on this.
I realized this morning; I was supposed to double the dose of Prozac after the first week.
Being on vacation, I missed that. And I didn’t remember that from my in-person visit with my psychiatrist just before I left on vacation. For travel, I had put each day’s medication into one of those pill reminders. The bottle was in my travel bag. Refilling my daily pill spots, I saw the instructions on the bottle.
So, I am glad to be alive and am looking forward to the future.
30 months ago, I would have told you that being thankful would NEVER BE POSSIBLE. But with professional medical help, Peer Support, and a wealth of new tools and strategies, I am living proof you can have a balanced future.
It only took me 46 years to figure it out.
The good news is, I can spend the next 25 years perfecting my relationship with depression. Having finally faced it, I am a student of its ways. Every day I face a new challenge tossed at me by depression. Some feel insurmountable, while other times depression just shares a small unhelpful thinking message.
But I am on to depressions ways.
I am so thankful to realize that I have depression, depression does not have me. I am using this knowledge to live a balanced life with depression.