Category Archives: Depression

My Response to Matt Walsh

Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat. I’ve heard others talk about things they’ve seen Matt Walsh say and/or do that left them with very poor opinions of him, but since I wasn’t there at … Continue reading

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Depression, Suicide, and Survival

I just cannot believe it. I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes as word of Robin Williams’ death spreads across social media and all the news channels. I’m old enough to have seen some episodes of Mork and Mindy … Continue reading

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For Mama…

It’s Mother’s Day again. I’ve been facing it without my own mother for 23 years now. Believe me when I say it really never seems to stop being a day of both pain and joy. Because of this, I thought … Continue reading

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Life and Death and Memories of Both…

I’m generally an even keeled person when it comes to emotional stability. Well, I am these days. I endured a nightmare of very deep, out of control depression immediately after my mother’s death. It lasted 2 years and if asked, … Continue reading

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"You’ll scare yourself to death."

I was talking to the very nice nurse at my surgeon’s office yesterday afternoon. I’d called to let them know the results of my biopsy. (This is the surgeon who is going to fix my hernia, and who I’ve asked … Continue reading

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Cancer

I have cancer. I’m still struggling to make it real in my own mind. I am 39 years old and I have breast cancer. No family history of it. No logical or rational reason at all to explain “why.” I … Continue reading

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Lumpy

Well, I’ve been gone for a while now. Busy with other things, I guess. Only now I’ve got this problem and I just have to talk about it. I went to the doctor (ob/gyn for yearly exam) on June 16 … Continue reading

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