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Wednesday
May112011

Doctor's orders

I took one of those depression-quiz thingies online today, and out of 45, my score was 42. I win at depression! Which I guess means I lose at life right now.

Right now. I'm stressing that. This day is not so good. Yesterday was bad. Today is even so much worse, like you would not believe. And yet I'm hanging on. No choice in the  matter, after all.

My doctor has prescribed, in addition to an increase in the medication that I am not 100% sure is working in the first place, a complete work stoppage for the next two weeks. No work. That means no blogging, which I argued was not "work," per se, but he argued back that it does in fact tax my already limited mental/emotional reserves, which I can't argue with. It is staggeringly hard to think right now. Plus it's like the keyboard designers TRIED to make it harder for us to type. I have to put so much muscle into it!

In addition to not working, I have been commanded to entertain myself like it's my job, until (please yes soon?) the meds are working. I just finished watching "Eat Pray Love" on Netflix. Julia Roberts has such a veiny face! I found the movie smug (not surprising) but diverting.

So while I won't be updating with much of anything for the next two (2!) weeks, I will be checking in. And if you have any ideas for non-challenging, soothing diversions, I am all eyes. And appreciative (if mis-firing) brain. I love you guys. I kind of mean that, like a lot.


Reader Comments (178)

I've heard there's something called, "angry birds"?

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterblondie

I'm looking forward to hearing how you come out of this. I find myself in another one of my crippling depressions which I am very talented at hiding from my family. Be well, Alice. It doesn't sound like there's any one thing that'll snap you out of this so I hope this time off does the job.

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteradguy

So, I'm sure someone already said this, but I'm not reading through 177 comments (damn, girl!) to find out, but keyboard designers DID design keyboards to be hard, so that typewriters wouldn't type two letters at the same time and get those swinging arms all tangled.
Anyway, that's totally not the point. But. Yeah.

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShasta Kearns Moore

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