Monday, December 19, 2016

One Whole Year

A lot of things can happen in a year.
  • 365 days
  • an average of 250 days of work (not counting vacations)
  • 52 weekends
  • 26 paychecks
  • Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all those other holidays
  • spring, summer, winter, and fall
  • baseball, football, basketball, and all those other sports seasons
But I'm celebrating being depression-free for one whole year.  It's been so long, I don't even wake up thinking about whether I'm depressed or not.  I just assume I'm going to wake up fine.  And I have... for a whole year.

I know it has a lot to do with the meds.  I had a med change last December and I've been stable ever since.  The coincidence can't be ignored.  And I spent a lot of money on those meds.  And sometimes that was hard on my budget.  But it was still worth it to have no depression.

I'm not saying I'll never be depressed again.  And I'd like to think that if I do have a depressive episode, that I'll deal with it better than I have in the past.  But there's no guarantee of that either.  But I do know one thing... I've survived EVERY depressive episode I've had thus far.  So why would I expect that to change.  I'm a survivor!

Here's to another year depression-free... and full of Latuda and Lexapro.  : )

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