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deek15redpeppers (@deek15redpeppers)

Depressed caregiver

Caregivers | Last Active: Jul 23, 2021 | Replies (42)

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Thank you, thank you. You said so many helpful things. What you said about 2 people being in different places makes a lot if sense. My spouse is more accepting of the situation, while I am still struggling with that.

Tonight will be my 5th walk with music or maybe a call to a friend. I'm coming to realize I haven't used my support people as I could have been. It somehow just felt easier to say we were doing okay…when really I'm not.

I am so glad I joined Mayo Connect. The responses have been amazingly helpful in just a few days.

Thank you so much.

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You are certainly welcome. I'm glad that you reached out and spoke about your struggle. It is so helpful to know that we are not alone in this vast universe. I never even told my grown children when I was at my worst, so believe me I do not know all of the answers. I learned a lot on my journey with PMR and GCA, but I would have been far better off if I was honest from the beginning. I was always "doing OK". I even stayed away from people a lot, and "I knew better, but I didn't do better." This all came to me during the course of this disease. We learn a lot from our experience. You are doing the best that you can. No one can expect more.

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