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Depressed – Not Depressed

I have too much time on my hands where random thoughts enter my mind, and a lot of them sure are depressing.

My son has barely ever known me not to be sick, so it’s hard for me to try to get him to help me do things. No, it’s hard making him understand. It is so very hard.

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  • @masbrautigam
    6 months ago

    I can relate as i have too much time on my hands. Although i have lots to do as in housework,i get pain from doing too much so i end up sitting down for a bit. It’s making me depressed not able to do what i want to.

  • Dede74
    6 months ago

    Please do not ever feel alone, I can completely understand how you feel. My husband is one of my biggest supporters along with my sons. There are times when my husband constantly asks me what is wrong, I really do my best to on a smile, but there are just those days. My sons have had a hard time accepting that their momma deals with this beast, but I have done the best I can to explain what is going on. Remember you are not alone I promise, I just recently joined this site and have not regretted it. There are so many people on here that have experienced the same issues, which has helped me understand I am not alone. Especially when there are others that completely understand what you are going through. My older sister has progressive MS, she has been my rock throughout so many bad times. Now I also have the support and encouragement of others in this community. Keep your chin up, I can only hope that you can smile again!

  • Janus
    6 months ago

    I have been there and I could tell by the tone of your post that you were having a rough time of it.
    I have found that even with a family member that DOES understand, they forget or there are times when my husband will say, ” I can’t even imagine what that must be like.” (Whatever “that” may be at the time.)
    We are here for you and please, please never feel alone!

  • Erin Rush moderator
    6 months ago

    I am sorry you are struggling, SleepingCutest. Many of our members also deal with family and friends that do not understand MS. I hope you have other people in your life that can support you. If you haven’t done so already, you can contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. They have two great programs that are very helpful for individuals lacking a strong support system. One is the MSNavigator program — The other is the Peer Connections program, which connects individuals with MS with trained volunteers that can offer support, knowledge, and understanding — And please know you are welcome to post here anytime you need to share or vent.

    And please know you are not alone. We have a large community that can truly understand the struggles of living with MS. Thank you for sharing. And have a good night.

    Best, Erin, Team Member.

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