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Topic: I am so grateful!

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  1. Suzbj
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    24 February 2014

    I am so grateful to have found the Beyond Blue forums. I am so grateful to Beyond Blue and also to all the wonderful people I have met here via posts. This is a forum of hope. Thank you to you all - cheers :) :) xx

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    25 February 2014 in reply to Suzbj

    dear Suz, thanks for being a part of this forum which for any one with any type of depression, but more importantly I want to ask on how you are going, as it's been such a long road for you, but what we do know is that we can have just ordinarily days, compared to better days and then to having good days, and it's those which we try and build upon.

    Please let me know. L Geoff. x

  3. Suzbj
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    25 February 2014 in reply to geoff

    Hey, How are you Geoff? How is your world? Cheers Suz xx

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    25 February 2014 in reply to Suzbj

    dear Suz, I have my son living with me at the moment which is great as he came back from Mildura, so he needed some stability in life, plus his dog has just had 6 puppies, but 4 died and mum is very thin and needed to go to the vet yesterday, which is just around the corner, the benefits of living in the country.

    Thanks so much for asking. L Geoff. x

  5. Suzbj
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    25 February 2014 in reply to geoff

    I heard something on the radio today to do with the passing of Charlotte Dawson. Someone described depression as 'the weather'. It is real, it does not go away. There are stormy days, rainy days, sunny days, beautiful days, rainbows and all sorts of weather. No matter how stormy the days may get it is guaranteed there will be bright, beautiful and sunny days. 

    That's not word for word, but it is a good analogy of depression. Yes, it is real, but it is not always dark - not if we hang in there in our own personal journeys for the bright and sunny days.

    Cheers

    Suz xx

  6. Suzbj
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    25 February 2014 in reply to geoff

    Living in the country is great! I wouldn't swap it in a million years! Hated living in a city. Love the fact that where I am I see kangaroos, echidnas, emus, there are dingos too but haven't seen them yet. Oh, and goannas and heaps of snakes but they're all right as long as you respect them. 

    And horses and cows.. magic!

    Hope the mum dog and other two puppies will be okay. What sort of dog is she?

    Cheers

    Suz 

  7. Suzbj
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    25 February 2014 in reply to geoff

    Must be great having your son with you! :)

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    25 February 2014 in reply to Suzbj

    dear Suz, he's a lovely kid well he's in his early 30's and he was the one child that was greatly effected by my depression, alcohol and then divorce, and it took me a long time to reunite back with him, but I wanted to so much and have been for the last 10 years or more.

    It was extremely difficult for him to cope with all of what was happening but he has come through.

    His dog is a staffy cross had 6 puppies but only 2 alive.

    There is no way I would ever move back to the city. L Geoff. x

  9. Neil_1
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    25 February 2014

    Hi Suz

    A great post and to Beyond Blue - Thank You.

    My partner a while ago went along to a speech delivered by someone who used to suffer depression for a long time.  It was something linked with her work (otherwise I would have loved to have gone as well), but anyway, he used the very same analogy where suffering from depression is indeed like the weather.  You’ll get days that are bright and sunny, and then you’ll get days of cloud and wind, and then there’ll be rainy days and of course when things get nasty for us, there’ll be stormy days. 

     It is an ok analogy, but for me, I think you’d have to look carefully at the exact location you’d be living in.  I mean living in the outback (or even say, Dubai – where I think they might get about 14 wet days a year – I know it’s some amazingly low figure), that if you lived in those places, well it’d be bright and sunny almost every day … hence, depression isn’t really there.  Just a thought.   Or if you lived in Milford Sound in NZ, where it rains every 2nd day of the year!!  Maybe most of us here are on a boat that cruises around in Milford Sound!?!?!

    Geoff, wow, can me and my daughter come live with you?   Your place sounds idyllic.    Oh, except for the snakes … I’m not crazy about snakes … grew up on a farm in NSW and yep, I’ve had my share of snake encounters!

    Kind regards

    Neil

  10. Jo3
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    25 February 2014 in reply to Suzbj

    Hi Suz

    I am so grateful for the beautiful children I have and the town we live in and in particular the beautiful serene bay.  Where I live there is a magic blue bay overlooking the mountains.

    I can walk along the beach daily and just imagine myself in this beautiful island surrounded by palms, birds singing, and beautiful soft sand with a calm crystal clear water. And there I am lying on my hammock with a glass of fizz!!!! How nice is that!!!

    Jo

  11. Suzbj
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    25 February 2014 in reply to geoff

    Hi Geoff,

    Yeah, I feel the same. Great to here of the reconciliation between you and your son. Staffies are gorgeous! Have a great week - cheers :)

  12. Suzbj
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    25 February 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Ha ha Neil! Re your reply re snakes to Geoff! I too was terrified and came across my fair share of browns in NSW. I'm not so terrified now as I come across them so regularly but I certainly still have a healthy respect of them! Good point about the weather. cheers Suz :)

  13. Suzbj
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    25 February 2014 in reply to Jo3

    I'm hearing you Jo!! It's magic isn't it. Especially those moments we can be still and just appreciate the moment and the NOW. Priceless!! I hope all is well in your world and that things are working out for you. How did you go re the psychiatrist and the hospital?

    Luv 

    Suz xx

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