How much is your health worth to you?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 61
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pantsapocalypse :  

Your note was just lovely, thank you so much for that.  It’s your open and tender heart that has made you so vulnerable.

I totally get the need to sleep part. Are you doing consecutive days? 

Looking forward to reading about your first experience.

Much love.

Post # 63
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pantsapocalypse :  

Eventually, I will create a thread.  It will likely be in the next few days.

I’m sure the doctor told you, but the improvements in your depression start out very subtly, it won’t hit you over the head “hey, I’m not depressed anymore!”. The kind of shift you’re describing, starting to think about your future, that’s exactly the kind of thing that is supposed to happen.  So, it seems as if you’re responding well!

And you can continue to improve for quite awhile after your last treatment.

They set me up on two hour sessions, on six consecutive days.  That’s not the typical protocol for depression.  We’re trying to get rid of neuropathic itching.  The effect on my depression is a perk.

Six days in a row gets a bit tiring and extremely distracting. I’ve not been able to get anything else done. So, I decided early to surrender and declare a six day holiday.  No work, no research, unless I feel like it, and most importantly, no getting on the scale every morning. And I’ve been a bit absent minded.

Today will be my last treatment. 

I’ve felt subtle mood shifting as well.  I am noticeably less irritable with Dh. The experience of him being my Katemine companion is really strengthening our bond, which was feeling pretty ragged to me.

Ok, my darling.  Keep us informed, please.

 

Post # 64
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pantsapocalypse :  

Ok, Bee, as per your request.  The thread about my experiences is up. I tried to tag you, but alas, I couldn’t quite figure that out.

Post # 67
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pantsapocalypse :  I know someone who had incredible experiences with ECT. That plus a lot of therapy (like, twice per week for a year) gave her a semi-normal life again. Good luck <3

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pantsapocalypse :  I’m kind of surprised they didn’t try ECT first. 

Post # 69
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Sugar bee
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pantsapocalypse :  dang. Sorry it didn’t end up being the Holy Grail you’d hoped it would be, but I’m glad to hear it at least helped! Good luck with the ect!

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