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Making Choices

A few days ago I was sitting on the bus, scrolling through my Facebook feed when I see an eye-catching headline posted by People magazine:  Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor on Finding a New Life. Flesh-eating bacteria survivor??  How could I resist … Continue reading

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The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Well, golly gee whiz, I haven’t posted on here in a while. What an understatement.  I think the last time I wrote a post, Lincoln was still president…but, in my lame defense, these past several months have been tough. I … Continue reading

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Weird? Weird.

It has been… weird.  I know, very profound.  But I am at a loss as to what words best describe these past few weeks. So, this is what I could come up with:  I have felt weird. Yep.  I have … Continue reading

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Cat Snuggling = Best Therapy Ever

Two weeks ago, I had an episode.  I had been struggling with overwhelming waves of depression and anxiety, and when I experienced a particularly crushing torrent on Monday morning two weeks back, I called Dr. Shrink. I was lucky because … Continue reading

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The Year of a Thousand Doctors

In the past seven days, I have had appointments with a dentist, an eye doctor, and a psychiatrist. This will truly be a year of a thousand doctors. But part of that is my doing.  For example, it was time … Continue reading

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The Doctor Will See Me Now

I went to the psychiatrist this past Monday. And writing those words suddenly reminds me of the classic Charlie Brown cartoon, where Lucy sits at the lemonade stand with her offer for psychiatric services at $0.05 a pop. Not that … Continue reading

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Depression

Depression. That is not a word I normally associate with myself.  Or, I should say, I don’t think about it much.  Which is rather interesting considering that I am taking an anti-anxiety / anti-depressant medication. But I initially sought out … Continue reading

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