Thursday, June 23, 2011

It weighs me down


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and depression are still pressing down hard on me.  I see a psychiatrist, but  he no longer does active counseling, and only monitors medication at this time.  Furthermore, neither of the two best psychologists in my area are currently taking new patients.  I've definitely had better times, mentally speaking.  Compared to the better points of my life, I feel like I am dealing with the burdens of two lives - my external life of everyday responsibilities, and my internal life of obsessive anxieties and self-hating depression. I feel like I'm barely treading water in my "normal", everyday life because most of my energy goes into dealing with my anxiety and depression.  Doing ordinary things like getting ready in the morning or driving or washing dishes seem much more difficult and energy-consuming than they used to be.  It definitely weighs me down and narrows the scope of my life.  Fortunately, it's not bad all the time.  Hopefully things will improve soon, and I will have something more positive and interesting to write about!


troutbirder said...

You have a beautiful garden. Ok I'm prejudiced as I have 3 mostly wildflower woodland gardenmyself. Chaos is not all bad. I also want a restored prarie which is going to be difficult as the land I live on is on "Oak Hill" i.e. its mostly shaded. Stick with it! :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

RP ... I am so sorry you are having such a bad period in your life right now. Having the right help be available is such an important issue to staying on an even path .. I'm angry for you that you don't have more resources and applicable help to get you through the rough times.
My heart goes out to you !
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment .. I know with the way you feel it is difficult to be focused on visiting blogs let alone leaving comments.
I have been distracted and in pain myself.
I hope things will "lighten" up for you soon and you can find some peace and pleasure in your garden.
Joy : )