Please Wait for Me

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From a great day just over a week ago. Good days still exist! I hope to have more soon.

I had a great day just over a week ago. They still exist! They’re coming back.

Waiting is not something the Internet does very well, but I am asking you to wait for me because I am coming back. I am coming back in huge ways and I promise not to leave you behind.

What we’ve had here on Daisies and Bruises is magical. You’ve helped me, I’ve helped you, we’ve talked about depression together, breaking stigma and sharing in the delights left in our darkened lives.

My migraine treatment is colliding with my mental health treatment and vice versa. I have no idea what the hell is going on except that I’m in A LOT OF PAIN.

It’s making me question my entire life. I don’t like it but I’m trying to trust that this is part of my overall healing process.

As soon as I’m able I will be back here to pick up this magical thing we have created together. Please remember me and wait for me if you can. Things will get better. I know they will. I just have to hang on until they do.

Thank you for hanging on with me.

LoveErin

ErinPlease Wait for Me

12 Comments on “Please Wait for Me”

  1. Michaela

    I’ve been dealing with alot of stress, depression, eye aches, weakness and soreness all over. Some think it’s fibromyalgia but idk. It gets me very upset at work when I’m in pain or very weak and I have to stand and keep working. I’ve called in once and left work early a few times. That was what made me leave my last job: too many absences. Idk what to do. My family is telling me to be strong and stop being a potty pot but idk how to do either of those. I work part time and go to college full time. I’ve been told I have anxiety disorder and major panic/depression disorder. How do I deal with life and be normal? How the heck do most people get through the day?

  2. kinnery

    wow your hair has gotten so long!!

    no matter how long you take, or how many breaks you need, i’ll always be waiting for your return! this blog gets me through so much. YOU get me through so much.

    i’m having a sad day today. maybe i’ll cheer myself up by sending a letter to my dear friend erin! i’ve had a very silly tiny gift sitting in my room for you for ages so maybe i’ll get around to sending it. then we both have fun things to look forward to. :)

  3. Kayla

    I spent a good two or three days reading through your entire blog and found it wonderful. To read another depressed person’s feelings/outlooks made me feel like less of a sad loner. Thank you for keeping up with your blog and I look forward to your future posts. I hope your pain lessens and life is a bit more easier on you. As easy as it can be, I suppose. If you ever need to vent, feel free to reach me. Or if you want to talk books or music or reasons why life sometimes sucks. I can do all the above. ;)
    Best,
    Kayla

  4. Gary Morris

    Dear Erin,

    Re request for permission to use your work

    I am a mental health nursing lecturer / professional based at the University of Leeds, UK and am currently writing an academic textbook with Taylor and Francis entitled “The lived experience in mental health”. It is almost completed and due for publication early next year. This book is designed to engage learners and healthcare professionals with personal narratives and to better understand what people are experiencing internally as well as what they are thinking and feeling about living with mental health issues. It is also concerned with people’s experiences of treatment and how they experience what is offered. A further key aspect concerns that of coping and living well with mental health issues. It is my intention to present readers with a balanced view of mental health experience featuring experiences across a spectrum from struggling to coping.

    As part of this work I would very much like to include a brief quotation from you blog concerning your wonderful “good things jar”. I found this inspirational and thought provoking and would be very grateful if I could cite this as it would greatly benefit students and other readers, including service users. I would also like to take this opportunity of highlighting the fantastic resource offered by your blog. If this is at all possible I would be happy to give you further information about this work.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks

    Gary Morris
    Mental Health Nursing Lecturer
    University of Leeds

  5. paul

    Getting the support you need plays a big role in lifting the fog of depression and keeping it away. On your own, it can be difficult to maintain perspective and sustain the effort required to beat depression, but the very nature of depression makes it difficult to reach out for help. While isolation and loneliness can trigger or worsen depression, maintaining emotionally close relationships can be instrumental in overcoming it. The thought of reaching out to even close family members and friends can seem overwhelming. You may feel ashamed, too exhausted to talk, or guilty for neglecting the relationship. Remind yourself that this is the depression talking. Reaching out is not a sign of weakness and it won’t mean you’re a burden to others. Your loved ones care about you and want to help. And remember, it’s never too late to build new friendships and improve your support network.

  6. Jodi

    Hi Erin,

    I just found your blog and thought I’d let you know that you are brave and strong and wonderful. Thank you for being one of us who are fighting the stigma!

    I haven’t had a chance to read previous blog posts, but I think you should know there is something called “Serotonin Syndrome.” I’m not a medical provider, but I do a lot of research. In any case, if you are taking sumatriptan (generic of imitrex) and an SSRI concurrently, that could be what’s happening. Please check with your docs on this as it can be quite debilitating and even life-threatening (or so I’ve been told). It’s somewhat rare, but it’s certainly worth asking about.

    Good luck and heal quickly. From your newest follower and admirer.

    Jodi

  7. Rachel

    I was just diagnosed & started my first prescription (of what I’m sure will be many) today, after years of struggling and wondering “what the hell is wrong with me? And why is my head so different from everyone else’s??”

    That being said, Please do come back! I just found your blog & plan to carefully read through your journey as I embark on my own. Looking forward to reading future posts <3

  8. Mary

    Erin,
    I accidentally ran into your blog, your humor and intelligence kept me reading. That’s not an easy feat so I applaud you. I have dealt with depression, anxiety, addictions, self- loathing and the list goes on for everyday of my life ( And it’s been a loooooonnnnggg life dealing with life like this). This is not a sales call, this is not anything but information I learned about 2 years previous. I have was introduced to a natural substance that has helped tremendously with dealing with good old everyday life. This is a safe, natural, beautiful thing that popped into my life at just the right time. I would like to share more about it if you are interested in truly feeling better most days. I claim no miracles but I do claim a better feeling overall in my body, mind and spirit. Let me know if you have ant interest at all and we can talk more about it and I will happily send some your way at no charge. I want to help people like me, that’s my passion in life and this is the reason I am reaching out to you..

  9. Lilly

    Only read one post so far , in that one post it made me feel not alone . Like I’m not the only one .

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