06-05-2019 02:30 PM - edited 16-05-2019 04:28 PM
I've been through some major highs and lows since i recieved my diagnosis. And by highs and lows i mean stages of good and bad health. Stages of working and unemployment. Bouts of depression and anxiety on a daily basis....I've had all sorts of stuff going on basically.
13-05-2019 06:50 PM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts @eudemonism, it definitely sounds like you've had a lot of ups and downs since your diagnosis. Where are you at right now and how are you feeling?
14-05-2019 09:27 AM
14-05-2019 07:16 PM
@eudemonism It is hard to form meaningful relationships when we get older. I had a bad start, coming from dysfunctional family. Got MI and so much disruptions. Looks like I will age very lonely. Try to be positive, better than age in the street cold and wet, or be married somewhere in the world ,live like a maid.
14-05-2019 07:24 PM - edited 14-05-2019 07:29 PM
@Meowmyyea relationships are hard work. Once i got booted out of home/left home. I was in the real world then. No loving family to protect and nurture me/wrap me in cotton wool.
14-05-2019 10:16 PM
Surprising isn't it, @eudemonism and @Meowmy, how in past generations there was a much lower population, bigger distances without modern transport and no easy way to communicate, so it was tougher to meet new people, but it also meant having more of a community around you locally. With our focus on productivity instead of happiness, we've drifted into isolating ourselves and being guarded against trusting others. It reminds me of the John Lennon story about a teacher asking him what he wanted to be when he grew up, and he wrote "happy". The teacher told him that he didn't understand the question, and he replied that the teacher didn't understand life. Not sure how factual that story is, but it's a good story to remind us that we often focus on the things that don't matter and it doesn't always lead us to the things that do
Do either of you have a favourite barista or shop staff person locally that you visit and chat to? A while back I would spend every sunday afternoon at a secondhand bookstore talking to the lovely manager there, she was quite advanced in years but sharp as a tack and very witty, she could talk about anything at length. We had some great conversations but never knew each other outside of those visits
15-05-2019 03:04 PM
@Ali11 Not feeling well, very depressed and low. Life is so hard, just to stay Kindly of normal. I don’t know what to do. Increase my meds.
15-05-2019 09:38 PM
Oh @Meowmy, sorry to hear that! Do you often feel this way through a change of season? What did you do for yourself today? Sending love
16-05-2019 04:05 PM
16-05-2019 04:22 PM
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