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Marilee J. Layman

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03:11 pm: Depression Hits
I don't seem to be interested in things, I hurt, I'm nauseated (the doctor ordered nausea med and it showed up on the computer now so I can't go) and who wants no-thinkers anyhow. I typed that a couple hours ago and then the last bit didn't make sense so I took a nap and came back to clean it up.

I had a craving for wonton soup last night and had that delivered. I had about half of it and will have the rest soon. The fortune cookie says: Get your mind set--confidence will lead you on. I hope so.

I have a Peapod delivery coming in the morning -- mostly frozen microwavable stuff -- and then Monday I see the primary doctor followed by the pysch.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 28th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
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You're entitled to some situational depression under the circumstances. I hope it will lighten as things get easier and they get your meds straightened out.

Spend some time sharing unconditional love with the kitties and go easy on yourself. And remember you have lots of friends.

Susan
http://www.rixosous.com
From:etumukutenyak
Date:March 28th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
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It's hard to be interested in things when we hurt or have nausea, so it's no wonder you're feeling down. Can we send you something to listen to? Music, audiobook, random noise generator?

I like wonton soup, too. Maybe that's why I had ravioli for lunch. ;-)
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 28th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
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I think I'm going to try a heating pad. It's my lower back that hurts and I've spent most of four weeks lying down. The hospitals didn't have Restasis so I'm not seeing as well, either.

I like ravioli, but I'm not cooking now.
From:etumukutenyak
Date:March 29th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
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Oh, yeah -- lower back pain is horrible.

Trader Joe has some microwaveable pastas; maybe there's some ravioli that are decent. I can take a look at ours and let you know.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 29th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, but Peapod delivered this morning. I got up and dressed and fed the cats and then slept in the recliner and when he arrived, I had trouble getting up. I'm still putting non-perishable stuff awayk
From:etumukutenyak
Date:March 29th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
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Oh, and if you feel like talking to someone other than the cats, email me (my LJ name at yahoo dot com) and I'll give you our phone numbers. ;-)
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 29th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
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Okay!
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From:kaffyr
Date:March 28th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Have many hugs, and remember that people are correct about you having the right to be depressed. It's undoubtedly a good thing to see your docs on Monday, but I think you're probably reacting in exactly the same way most of us would.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 28th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm required to see the primary in less than a week after discharge. The psych is my idea.

Part of the problem is being here alone, I think. The cats don't speak English.
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From:fastfwd
Date:March 28th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
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I wish I could do something more about your depression other than to tell you that I've been thinking of you.

Hang in there, girlfriend.
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From:serge_lj
Date:March 28th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
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Like Susan said above, Marilee, you have lots of friends.
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From:firecat
Date:March 28th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
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[hugs] You're still healing and that takes a lot of energy. The body can respond by telling you that you are not interested in things, because being interested in things takes a lot of energy, too.
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From:davidgoldfarb
Date:March 29th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
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In fact, I read an article in Science News recently that suggested various symptoms of depression (sleepiness, anhedonia, and so on) are a bodily response to sickness and injury, to promote healing. In people with clinical depression, this response turns on inappropriately, or perhaps gets stuck in "on" mode. (Sort of like happens in chronic fatigue syndrom.)
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From:mary_dragon
Date:March 29th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
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Ditto on everything everybody has said about don't be to hard on your self right now. My one suggestion is make sure you drink water and other liquids with the nausea meds. It makes them more effective, I have been told.
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From:marykaykare
Date:March 29th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
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Hugs. Do you want my phone numbers in case you want someone to talk to?
MKK
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 29th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure I *have* your numbers!
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From:agent_mimi
Date:March 29th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
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Take it easy and keep sipping on the wonton soup. Wonton soup, delivered, is the BEST thing when I'm feeling down. Also, it's fun to pronounce it "wonton", as in "wonton debauchery"!
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From:agent_mimi
Date:March 29th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
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I meant, of course, "wanton debauchery". Ha!
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From:janetmk
Date:March 29th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
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Yeah. My cats, lovely as they are, are not conversant in English either.

You have my phone number--call me anytime.
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From:brownnicky
Date:March 29th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
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I think it would be surprising if you didn't feel a little down after what you've been through. Don't forget you have a lot of 'invisible' friends. It's just a pity we can't manifest ourselves in your appartment for real time, live conversation.
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From:heleninwales
Date:March 29th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
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As you say, it's a shame we're so far away.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 29th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Good to see you at home with your cats, doing the little things to keep you moving! You should be sleeping lots, is my guess, but I'm not a doctor!
Wow, the people at All About Beads have sure been keeping their eye on you! We are happy you are home, and with spring around the corner, or here really, it's a good time for you to relax and heal and smell the flowers!
Cheers, Denise
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