Monday, April 29, 2013

Fighting Depression and Winning

I was up and out at 0500 this morning. I made my trip around the perimeter of Walmart while I picked up a few things for dinner. Enchiladas and brown beans and a salad is planned.

I haven't been cooking any of the meals here and right now it's on my list of "getting back to normal". I was hungry for a pot of brown beans (pinto) to some and some good spicy enchiladas smothered in onions and cheese.

I came home and unloaded the groceries and put them away and settled back onto the sofa with my blanket and pillow.

The next time I looked at the clock it was a little after 0900 hrs so I called my daughter. I really wasn't expecting her to answer the phone as she is usually asleep at this time  so I was pleasantly surprised when she did.
"Wanna go to the pet store with me?" I asked.

Again I was surprised when she agreed. She was watching a movie that would be ending in 15 minutes. I hurried through the shower, dressed and ran the blow dryer through my hair. A bit of lipstick and a bit of eyeliner and I was ready to go.

Bugsy needed some wood to chew on. She is nibbling her dwelling and I wanted to get her a mineral stone too. In and out of the pet store, my purchases totaled less then the gas cost to get us across town.

We circled the mall and decided to have lunch. We both enjoy the Olive Garden and their unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks. The Gnocci soup is a favorite of ours.

I've had a busy morning. I'm moving. I'm up and about and out.

Tomorrow a visit to the oncologist's office and then I have the remainder of the day to go somewhere. I don't care at this point "where" I go but that I just "do" go.

This is my response to the depression that was eating me alive. The weather is too wonderful to spend my time beneath a blanket on my sofa in a darkened living room.

My husband commented on yesterday  being my best day since I had started the chemo. It's time to give him a break too and relieve him of some of his worrying.

He keeps telling me this is "just a bump in the road", "we are going to be fine". I'm making this my mantra for now.

I can be found on the patio watching television. Here's hoping your day is as fine as mine was today!


  1. Haven't had time to catch up while I've been in England. On my way home today. So glad to see that you are coping well. It's all too easy to give in to depression, but getting out and about really does help. Sending you lots of love xxx

  2. I plan on being out and about a lot! I'm feeling better emotionally and that was where it was so painful for me. Glad you're well!


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