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by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Other/Miscellaneous Interests
Topic: Things That Bring Comfort
Replies: 3
Views: 6249

Corn chowder will always put me in a good mood. Reason is a long story full of touchy feely stuff.

For a different reason Prince elbow macaroni and Campbell's tomato soup can put me in a good mood.

The sight of a 1960 olds or any Alfa Spider.

Snow.

That's enough for the moment
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Other/Miscellaneous Interests
Topic: Driving
Replies: 21
Views: 14883

CAN'T EVER DRIVE FAST ENOUGH

Haven't been able to drive since 2004 -- brain and I aren't always in synch -- but loved to drive before then and have managed to have fun behind the wheel in many countries and every state except Hawaii. First car was a 1956 Olds', second favorite car was a 1960 Olds', favorite car was a 1980 Alpha...
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Parents don't understand and they don't care?
Replies: 21
Views: 4605

STANDING ALONE IS LONELY

People, I've been told, are necessary for people to develop and understand empathy. I have concluded empathy is not for me if it necessitates opening myself to the pain others inflict. Living as a recluse is all but necessary for me to survive mentally. My contact with the outside world is limited t...
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Complexity
Replies: 20
Views: 5416

SPEAK FOR THE WORLD AND ALWAYS BE WRONG

Elysium, forgive me for saying this, you speak as if you have the answers for all of us. I believe the only answers we have are those to a few of our personal questions.
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: Vent... (Triggering)
Replies: 40
Views: 7834

YELLING IS GOOD FOR THE MIND AND HEART

In your position, at a similar age (60 years back) I took out my trials and tribulations on every member of the staff until I came to grips with who I had become. The staff felt I was too much but I needed to express myself openly and honestly or I would internalize it all and it was all the f...ing...
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Expressions
Topic: How would you describe depression?
Replies: 14
Views: 4874

MINE IS MINE AND YOURS IS YOURS

I find that my depression is based in my life experiences. The shrink asks the same set of "are you depressed" questions each visit and my responses tend to reflect my mental state at the moment. The questions in no way begin to explain why I am down (or up) on myself, why I can't touch or...
by dougsan
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: JUST TO SAY I'M BACK
Replies: 0
Views: 779

JUST TO SAY I'M BACK

It's been a long and challenging time but I am back in the world of those who can communicate. Current depression drug is Cymbalta, which I believe doesn't work very well after 120mg a day for 15 or so months.

Hi to all.
by dougsan
Sun May 26, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Art Work
Topic: JustBlah's Writing
Replies: 6
Views: 3270

What else can be said. Thank you.
by dougsan
Sun May 26, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Art Work
Topic: A short poem: All I Wanted (Triggering Material)
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Thank you for the view into your depresssion and its impact. Reads like it writing it was a painful process.
by dougsan
Sun May 26, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Art Work
Topic: [ my mind... ]-[ poem ]
Replies: 3
Views: 2331

mistystarshine, your poem is painful. Your words echo into my soul of your continuing losses. The last line which came to you from nowhere perfectly sums up the pain they are causing. Let me wrap my arms around you for protection from them and you.
by dougsan
Sun May 26, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Art Work
Topic: Pain
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

Very nice. It is quite easy to relate to your words. Thank you.
by dougsan
Fri May 24, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Lonely
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

mnk224, you have friends just for the asking, your fellow posters in this forum. I had to say the above. But your comment concerning friends hit a bell with me. I have NO reality friends and haven't had any since I got sober, 11 + years ago. Today, thanks to a couple of forums, I have a few cyber fr...
by dougsan
Fri May 24, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: How Can I Stop Hurting Myself?
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

YuYu, your post states that you broke up with her. Look at what led up to your actions. Try to recognize that reality. With this knowledge look at your ex as a person who is bad for you. This doesn't mean you don't or didn't love her, just that a relationship with her doesn't work. As you honestly k...
by dougsan
Fri May 24, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hi new member
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

djr, you need no longer feel alone or isolated. You have found Depression Understood (DU). There are many learned and caring people who frequent this forum. Read what they have had to say. Friend a few and chat openly and honestly with them and you will have made powerful and supporting friends.
by dougsan
Fri May 24, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Don't even know where to start.
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

mnk224, djr states clearly what you need to, find professional help. The samaritans are an excellent source of assistance. Also, you can speak with your minister, social services, a shrink (if you can afford it), etc. There are numerous public, free services where I live (Massachusetts). Hopefully t...

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