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How Do You Deal With Depression?

How Do You Deal With Depression?

Today is yet another good 👍☺️ day. But I'm thinking about depression. And I'm going to answer my own question and look forward to hearing how YOU deal with depression. There's been several times that I suffered severe depression. Having cancer is certainly reason for depression. I was diagnosed years ago with situational depression. I also have PTSD, caused by things that happened in the fifties and seventies. Sometimes psychiatric help is required, or some form of therapy, or medication. Even… read more

A MyLymphomaTeam Member said:

Hi everyone I hope that all are having their best day Ossining Depression is a like long issue for me because I was assaulted as a teen and a family history my ma had severe depression that she fought all her life Since Sandys diagnosis of SZL I find myself going back and forth with anger sadness be scared for her and myself I can take something to relax me prnButthat doesn’t help much I feel much better when Sandy s health is better and we find out that her front line treatment did the trick and she’s in remission I feel a hole lot better other than that Spending time with Amelia my fav baby girl garden and listening to music has some benefit But to be honest lately thing s have been hard im trying that all I can say Group not a easy topic to discuss Bye

posted about 1 month ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member said:

Hello Ajaya

That is a good question. How do we who have been diagnosed with cancer or with a recurrence deal with depression. In my case I was diagnosed back in 2018 with diffused large B-cell lymphoma. Two hours after receiving my first chemo treatment I had a heart attack. Last month I had a 2.5 inch tumor removed from my leg, and yes it was large B-cell lymphoma. From my latest PET scan I was told I have two tumors in my arm, one tumor on my chest wall and one in my back. I have been turned down by my primary health care provider and Stanford medical for a bone marrow transplant and additional chemo due to other underlining health issues. Do I now have periods of dark thoughts? Hell yes!! What do I do to snap out of those dark periods? I primarily do several things:
1) I study and play music (Baritone Ukulele)
2) Gardner
3) I volunteer at a local VA hospital. I am a Viet Nam veteran. Drafted…
4) I like to read
These are simple solutions, but they seem to work for me.

I wish you the best of luck and stay healthy!!!!

Pat

posted about 1 month ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member said:

Great answer! 😊👍 It's been years ago but I went to Al Anon. I've known a lot of alcoholics. Al Anon is a really good program, it did me a lot of good. 🙂

posted about 1 month ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member said:

Depression, hmm something I've had bouts of through my life,how have I dealt with it,well there's two ways I've found in dealing with it, find the source of what is troubling you and try and solve it, seek help with dealing with it and try rise above it. Atm if its not my health then its other issues, money, health and where I am living which I'm trying to sort out at present. I haven't even had my biopsy results come back yet to see what they have found and what type I have if any.
I'm trying not to think about what is going on in my life, I just ask why is what is happening in my life happening to me atm. I'm not Christian but have similar beliefs. Still waiting for an answer.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyLymphomaTeam Member said:

Remember this------less is always more.😎

posted about 1 month ago
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