• How do you kick the depression, anger, guilt and hatred for myself for having a disease and being sick so i let everyone down.

    Asked by mihali74 on Thursday, February 19, 2015

    How do you kick the depression, anger, guilt and hatred for myself for having a disease and being sick so i let everyone down.

    No real support system, lost my only two friends since they couldn't handle seeing me sick, husband works 7 days a week and is never home. No energy at all to try going places to do things...I do well just to make it through work to keep my health insurance.

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      alivenwell

      One day at a time, one hour at a time....if you need to break tasks/events up more go for one minute at a time. I always had a dog. Dogs tend to live in the current moment. Music is my other escape. Check out vitamin D. And look on YouTube for Wim Hof. He has a way of coping with depression that is very unique.

      10 months ago
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      alivenwell

      If you can, get an oximeter to monitor your oxygen level. It will help you monitor your oxygen level that should be in the 90s. It also monitors your heart rate. Take deep breaths occasionally. They somehow help you feel better. Find a way to combat stress hormones like cortisol. I usually listen to music or keep my mind busy playing piano. You may have other methods of escaping stress. My dog persuaded me to go for a walk. I just wore several layers of clothing to stay warm. I have a Fitbit watch that monitors my activity, sleep, food, and heart rate. Are you sleeping well? Some people use a CPAP to breathe better during sleep.

      10 months ago
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      alivenwell

      I am also guilty. I skipped ONE colonoscopy. The next one detected cancer on lymph nodes. Two lymph nodes. Ironically surrounding lymph nodes had no cancer. It could have been prevented if I did go one year earlier. A friend made me PROMISE I would get tested. Skipping it would have been really bad. I had no symptoms. I knew that several family members had the same cancer. Just too busy.

      10 months ago

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