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19. I can understand about Calvin and Hobbes making you sad
Sun Jul 1, 2018, 08:33 PM
Jul 2018

There's a sweetness about their relationship that's almost unbearable. Bad suggestion. How about P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories? More Brits. I don't know why Brits make me feel better--maybe their sense of humor is dry enough for me, yet they are the best at flat-out slapstick. Well, then, Laurel and Hardy--but there's a sadness there, too, a poignancy. I guess we should avoid Charlie Chaplin at all costs, although he worked so hard to make us cry that it almost negates the sadness.

Do you have good medical care? I have a chronic sinusitis--that sounds like nothing next to what you're suffering, I know, but it's pretty terrible because it's so chronic I never realize I'm infected until I practically can't get out of bed. My doctor understands, and I have a standing prescription for antibiotics and prednisone. What I'm leading up to is that if you can do it, it might be worthwhile to get a checkup, not for your depression necessarily, but to make sure you don't have some underlying illness there just under the surface that is exacerbating your depression, or CPTSD either.

Eating chips is a disgusting habit, but it's key to my depression treatment.

I think, though, that we're just going to have to grit our teeth and think of England, my friend. I hope you won't throw anyone out the window because however bad things are now, you know jail is worse.

In the meantime:

The news is killing me [View all] ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 OP
This country has had a good ride in many ways. Your shock at what has happened is completely normal dameatball Jul 2018 #1
Thank you for the kitty wishes ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #9
Take a break. Step outside, take a walk, listen or read a book, decompress still_one Jul 2018 #2
Outside ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #10
doesn't have to be much, and if you have mobility issues, then open a window, listen to music, still_one Jul 2018 #18
Put a chair outside. Put head phones or earbuds on. cwydro Jul 2018 #20
Many of us feel the same overwhelmed and hopelessness WhiteTara Jul 2018 #3
Nature is my god. ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #11
Can you sit outside, in fresh air with a book/nrwspaper for an hour or so? irisblue Jul 2018 #4
Would love to ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #12
I second the "watch kitty videos" advice cyclonefence Jul 2018 #5
I do eat entire bags of chips! ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #13
I can understand about Calvin and Hobbes making you sad cyclonefence Jul 2018 #19
Baby goat videos as well as cat & dog ones. irisblue Jul 2018 #6
There are lots on youtube irisblue Jul 2018 #7
I DO love to see the baby goats bouncing around. ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #14
There were many nights I fell asleep watching kittens, puppies & baby goat videos. irisblue Jul 2018 #16
I totally understand and empathize steve2470 Jul 2018 #8
So hard to get away from it, isn't it? ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #15
yes, I'm doing well, thanks! steve2470 Jul 2018 #17
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