MS Depression has hit


Not PURR-fect

MS Depression has hit 

 I am feeling a bit sad at the moment but for those of you who are in similar situations we know that “every day with MS is not PURR-fect! Depression is just another one of the things we have to deal with  but when it does hit you have to try to remember it will pass, but until mine does I thought I would tell you how I’ve been feeling.

I was watching the TV last night with my husband when I realised that i had been hit by depression…actually it has been building up for a few day now but  it eventually came to a head last night. Sitting there emptying my catheter into an empty water bottle, balanced between my feet, I just had a big reality check…. I said to my husband “I can’t believe I’m 55 and having to empty my bladder into a bottle in the front room”. I know I am due to have a Suprapubic catheter fitted this month, but I have had a indwelling  catheter now for 14 months ( for those not familiar with this and where it is positioned in a women into the tiny hole that is above your vagina that leads to the urethra) that is where the catheter tube is inserted. Then a balloon  is inflated with sterile water via a syringe to keep it in place My Catheter has come out 17 times in 13 months… so I have had to go through the very uncomfortable and less than dignified exercise  of having a new one placed into position. Having to be subjected to this 17 time has made the whole area very sore and inflamed. Not happy at all! 🙁

The whole thing is very uncomfortable and i am really over it at the moment…But i have very few alternatives. Each morning I struggle trying to get the catheter in a place to connect the drainage bag, were its comfortable which invariably it’s not, so I am constantly moving around and trying to adjust it into a more comfortable position and having to sit on it all day long is depressing in its self.

I hoped to have aged gracefully and with dignity as I have tried to live my live for the last 55 years but the sad reality is that any dignity or air of mystery has long since disappeared, and I now feel grumpy, sad and unattractive , some days i just feel like I’m  just a disabled woman sitting in the corner all day.

I questioned whether to post this because  I have been on such a high lately, but i have always tried to write my posts from the real world prospective and not every day is a good one … so why not just write it! It may help  brighten up my mood. Your comments  have been so uplifting and I don’t want to dampen people’s spirits by being too gloomy. I also started writing this blog under a pseudonym  so I was anonymous, but a few of my friends have now seen the blog as well as relations and with that in mind I have to be careful  what I say and write about so as not to offend or worry anyone. But I have always tried to write about the good and bad, so maybe I should post this as you should know that if you do get down its quite normal, it happens to us all some times.

Fatigue

I don’t know if this is all connected but my fatigue is much worse, I’m finding it a struggle to keep going from the time I get up at 7.30-8.00am, till lunch time at 1.00, after I have something to eat (which in its self is a struggle just to keep my eyes open) I fall a sleep at about 2.00pm until 5.00-6.00pm, so spend 3-4 hours a day a sleep. So if we do anything or go anywhere we need to go in the mornings, all Doctors/Hospital or physiotherapist appointments are made early in the morning, I still need to go to bed at 10pm, I can normally sleep for a couple of hours, but after that I’m awake, can’t turn over what with being plugged into my night bag, and the fact I can’t turn over anyway, tried everything to get comfortable but nothing works, can’t wait till my electric bed comes, hope I can get comfortable and sleep at night, that might help with the need to sleep during the day.

I always like to try to finish things on a lighter note so here is my light-hearted advise…If all else fails you could stand on your head or turn your world the other way up…

Different angle

On a more serious note … Depression can be serious so please consider getting help if you feel that your mood is something to worry about. There is a lot of help out there so you don’t need to be alone. The MS society Uk has some great info at the following link. https://www.mssociety.org.uk/what-is-ms/signs-and-symptoms/mental-health/depression


Signs of depression

Perhaps 50 per cent of people with MS experience this more serious depression at some point.

You are considered clinically depressed if at least five of the following symptoms are present for at least two weeks:

  • depressed mood, feelings of hopelessness and despair
  • significantly reduced interest or pleasure in most activities
  • changes in appetite and noticeable weight loss or gain
  • insomnia (inability to sleep) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping)
  • feelings of excessive restlessness or sluggishness
  • fatigue or loss of energy
  • feelings of worthlessness, excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • reduced ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness
  • recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

Please do seek help if you experience these symptoms for more than a fortnight.


Any way that’s all for now I hope you enjoyed my post about MS Depression has hit

Bye for now AL

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

75 replies
  1. their website
    their website says:

    you are in reality a good webmaster. The web
    site loading velocity is amazing. It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve performed
    a excellent task on this subject!

    Reply
  2. visit homepage
    visit homepage says:

    I am not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding
    more. Thanks for excellent information I was looking for this information for
    my mission.

    Reply
  3. Ams
    Ams says:

    I have recently started a blog, the information you offer on this web site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

    Reply
  4. medicine
    medicine says:

    Good blog! I truly love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I could be notified when a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

    Reply
  5. emerging technology
    emerging technology says:

    hi!,I like your writing so so much! proportion we keep in touch extra about your post on AOL? I require an expert on this area to resolve my problem. Maybe that’s you! Taking a look ahead to peer you.

    Reply
  6. read this post here
    read this post here says:

    I was very happy to find this site. I need to to thank you for ones time for this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every part of it and I have you book marked to look at new information on your blog.

    Reply
  7. Click On this website
    Click On this website says:

    I think that is one of the so much significant information for me. And i am glad reading your article. However should commentary on few normal issues, The web site taste is great, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers|

    Reply
  8. Business & Finance
    Business & Finance says:

    you are actually a excellent webmaster. The website loading velocity is amazing. It seems that you are doing any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a excellent job in this matter!

    Reply
  9. Health & Fitness
    Health & Fitness says:

    Wow, marvelous blog structure! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you made blogging look easy. The overall glance of your site is wonderful, let alone the content material!

    Reply
  10. click over here now
    click over here now says:

    I was pretty pleased to uncover this web site. I need to to thank you for ones time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely savored every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to check out new stuff on your blog.

    Reply
  11. Business Service
    Business Service says:

    Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    Reply
  12. browns jerseys
    browns jerseys says:

    you are in reality a good webmaster. The website loading velocity is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any distinctive trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a fantastic task on this matter!

    Reply
  13. why not try here
    why not try here says:

    I’m pretty pleased to discover this great site. I want to to thank you for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you book marked to check out new things on your website.

    Reply
  14. Family Law
    Family Law says:

    This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

    Reply
  15. useful site
    useful site says:

    I simply want to reveal to you that I am new to online blogging and undeniably enjoyed your site. Quite possibly I am going to save your blog post . You really have impressive article information. Get Pleasure From it for swapping with us your current internet information

    Reply
  16. Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness says:

    I like what you guys are up also. Such smart work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website 🙂

    Reply
  17. cheap flight tickets
    cheap flight tickets says:

    I needed to post you this very little word just to say thanks a lot again on the superb suggestions you’ve provided here. It was incredibly open-handed with people like you to allow freely what exactly most of us might have offered for sale for an e-book to make some profit for themselves, precisely considering the fact that you could have done it in the event you desired. These guidelines in addition worked to be the fantastic way to fully grasp other people online have similar dream much like my own to learn more and more related to this issue. Certainly there are numerous more pleasurable times ahead for folks who read through your site.

    Reply
  18. Health and Fitness
    Health and Fitness says:

    Only wanna input on few general things, The website design is perfect, the content material is real fantastic. “War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.” by Georges Clemenceau.

    Reply
  19. Bathroom Remodel Ideas
    Bathroom Remodel Ideas says:

    I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts in this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this website. Reading this info So i am satisfied to convey that I’ve a very excellent uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed. I so much without a doubt will make sure to don¡¦t omit this site and give it a glance regularly.

    Reply
  20. Bad Credit Loans
    Bad Credit Loans says:

    Thanks for some other magnificent article. The place else could anybody get that type of info in such a perfect manner of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the search for such info.

    Reply
  21. home remodeling
    home remodeling says:

    Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    Reply
  22. travel advisor
    travel advisor says:

    I and also my friends were found to be examining the nice solutions from your web blog and then got a terrible feeling I never expressed respect to you for those techniques. Those ladies were for this reason warmed to read through all of them and have now truly been loving them. Appreciation for truly being very considerate and for going for certain amazing guides millions of individuals are really eager to be aware of. Our honest apologies for not expressing gratitude to sooner.

    Reply
  23. drum
    drum says:

    Thank you, I have recently been searching for information approximately this topic for a while and yours is the best I’ve discovered till now. However, what in regards to the conclusion? Are you sure about the source?

    Reply
  24. technical
    technical says:

    I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

    Reply
  25. Condos For Sale
    Condos For Sale says:

    Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

    Reply
  26. yeezy boost
    yeezy boost says:

    I not to mention my friends happened to be studying the great thoughts on the blog and before long came up with an awful suspicion I had not thanked the web blog owner for those secrets. The people are actually passionate to read them and now have unquestionably been loving them. Thanks for genuinely considerably helpful and also for obtaining variety of awesome areas millions of individuals are really eager to be informed on. My personal sincere regret for not saying thanks to sooner.

    Reply
  27. bass
    bass says:

    Needed to put you the little bit of word to give thanks the moment again with the nice strategies you have contributed at this time. This has been simply remarkably generous with people like you to present unhampered exactly what a lot of people might have supplied as an ebook in order to make some money for themselves, most importantly now that you could possibly have done it if you desired. The advice additionally acted as a good way to be certain that some people have the identical dreams really like mine to figure out way more around this issue. I believe there are many more fun occasions ahead for individuals that discover your site.

    Reply
  28. Low Cost Cars
    Low Cost Cars says:

    Normally I don’t read post on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, very nice article.

    Reply
  29. vacation packages
    vacation packages says:

    great publish, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists of this sector do not understand this. You should continue your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

    Reply
  30. Basement Improvement
    Basement Improvement says:

    I have been browsing on-line greater than 3 hours nowadays, but I never found any fascinating article like yours. It is lovely price sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made just right content as you probably did, the web might be a lot more useful than ever before.

    Reply
  31. Legal Resources
    Legal Resources says:

    I truly wanted to construct a quick word so as to express gratitude to you for these magnificent instructions you are writing here. My extensive internet look up has now been recognized with pleasant content to talk about with my friends and family. I ‘d declare that most of us website visitors actually are undoubtedly endowed to be in a magnificent community with so many special individuals with good hints. I feel rather privileged to have seen your site and look forward to some more amazing times reading here. Thanks a lot once more for everything.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *