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Friday, November 30, 2012

Daily Posts...Project

Today is the first day of posting for the next month, I hope. I'm trying to get back in the habit of posting often, not neglecting this blog.

So, what has been happening with me? A lot, more than I can write in one post. I will confess that I've had some serious issues with depression, the kind of clinical depression that led to self-medicating with alcohol. I came very close to dying. As a result, I spent two weeks in a rehab that included daily group therapy, medication, and now, I have to attend group therapy several times a week. I also have a "plan" to follow: namely volunteering at the nearby nursing home (as a means of getting out more, not isolating so much)...and I'm not doing too well on visiting. At least not at this point.

At any rate, when I was in the rehab/clinic, I kept a daily journal. The clinic was a place for mostly elderly, and I preferred it to one with younger adults. I had an interesting experience, learned greatly, and hope to share sections of my journal on here during the next month.

I am planning to visit the nursing home this afternoon, as well as AA around noon. I am also seeing a private therapist every few weeks. I was told I can never, ever stop my medication (anti-depressant, etc), and my mood has stabalized so much with it, I wouldn't even if I could.

We're having partly cloudy skies today, mild temperatures and I'm hoping to get a good walk with the dogs in at some point.

More to come, stay tuned.