Sunday, March 18, 2012

IN WHICH BEAR BOUNCES BACK . . .

and ends up as clouless as Inspector Clouseau. Which is not at all comforting.

What has been comforting is the large number of kind wishes I have received from people. THANK YOU!!!!

Here's the story.

Usually, when spring arrives, I go a little crazy, with depression. And added pain. Happens as regularly as clockwork. And it happened this year. So, this is normal, though it is a "new normal." Or, more appropriately, it is expected. And it lasts a couple of weeks.

But not this year. The whole experience this time has come and gone in a less than a handful of days.

I do not understand this AT ALL! Any more than I understand this iPad that I am trying to use! (It is VERY TRYING!!!)

Members of my Editorial Committee are still here, but are as puzzled as I am about what is happening, and what to do. It is a nice sort of puzzled, but we are puzzled nonetheless.

So, I have decided to carry on as if I am as healthy as usual, and see what happens. (It is a bit like waiting for the next shoe to drop.)

Ciao for niao. Blessings and Bear hugs!

25 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

Oh yeah! I'm glad you are showing this bad fish who is boss!

**Hugs**

Rob-bear said...

I can't say I know any bad fish, but I know about some strange cats. Maybe they ate the bad fish.

Hilary said...

Well there's another benefit to a shortened transition from winter into spring. I'm glad to hear it. A handful of bad days is so much better than a couple of weeks worth.

Amanda said...

this is very good news, r-bear - as you say - a nice sort of puzzling. perhaps all that effort you put into the pain management program is paying off..

Shannon said...

Rob, I am encouraged by you often...thanks for stopping by and commenting on my melancholy post...it is nice to be understood by a bear of a good friend...blessings sweet boy

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm glad to hear it didn't last long this year! Though the uncertainty over why it did not must be at least a little stressful.

Rob-bear said...

@Golden Eagle: Thanks for visiting.

The uncertainty isn't really uncertain. I'm getting healthier, thus stronger, thus I recover more quickly. I'm finding that true with my physical ailments; I believe that is likely true of my mental imbalance.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Until a more reasonable explanation comes along. Though I doubt that will happen.

John Gray said...

chronic depression is something I know about but only as a mental health nurse
I have been blessed with a fairly chirpy psyche... which I am so grateful for!
you write well my man

Rob-bear said...

Shw mae, John .

The first thing that came to mind when I read your note was the saying, "If your think my eyes look bloodshot, you should see them from in here!"

Chronic major depression in a beach on which nobody plays volleyball. And where people swim around I darkness.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Lydia said...

Here! Here! A post of good cheer and a tad bit of hope from Bear is exactly what I want to think about at bedtime...assuring sweet dreams, for which I am most thankful, and which I wish for you in return.

Rob-bear said...

Ah, Lydia. Yes, good thoughts on which to end a day.

Bear is restless tonight. Went to bed at a decent time, but today's weather (rain, followed by a snow storm) -- well, it's been a bit strange.

Hope you have slept well. I'm doing back to bed soon, too.

That corgi :) said...

Thanks for all the comments on my blog. I am glad your seasonal depression and pain lasted for a lesser amount of time this year. I'm sure that was a welcome relief. Good for you for getting the iPAD. They look great and "easy" to use. I'm sure you will have it figured out in no time :)

betty

cheshire wife said...

Pleased to read that your recent sessions have helped with more than your physical aches and pains.

Irene said...

I'm glad to hear that your recent venture into depression was such a short one. We should all be that blessed. Maybe you are doing all the right things. It's a mystery, isn't it?

xox

Rob-bear said...

@corgi: This iPad is not easy to use. It is VERY frustrating to use. It may go back.

Thanks for the good wishes.

@ cheshire wife: Thanks for the support.

We even had a pharmacist on the care team. (I think you call then chemists or dispensing chemists.) I thought the addition of the chemist was a brilliant move. Who would know more about pain medications?

Rob-bear said...

@Irene: Thanks for visiting the Bear.

I think I'm doing the right thing, because that's what I've been taught, and I'm following the plan. And I plan to continue doing that.

Crystal Pistol said...

Goodie for no depression! I deal with that crap sometimes too. No fun at all. Now you can forage for berries in peace and joy. :)

Rubye Jack said...

I do the same. Carry on that is, as if I was a normally healthy person. Who knows by doing so perhaps we can make it so.

Inger said...

I think it may be due to this crazy weather we're having. But it's great it didn't last long this year. Also, I can't find your latest post, the one with the award. Congrats anyway!

The Broad said...

My dear Bear I do hope you are continuing to show signs of speedy recovery. It does sound as if you found some very positive 'tracks' to follow. Here's hoping it's a sign of better things to come.

Helen said...

Award? What award? Grrrrrrr, I want to read all about it Bear!!

Rob-bear said...

@ Inger: I know the change of seasons and related change of weather do mess me up. Thankfully, for a very short period. And thanks for your thoughtfulness.

About the awards post. It was recalled for "reconstruction." Not only cars are recalled by their creators.

@ The Broad: Thank you. Now that Bear is feeling better, he can concentrate on more important things, like shoes, ships, sealing wax, cabbages, and kings. (Apologies to Lewis Carroll.)

Rob-bear said...

@ Helen: Has anyone ever suggested to that you may be just a teeny tiny bit short of patience? If they did, they were wrong.

Rob-bear said...

@ Helen: Has anyone ever suggested that you may be just a teeny tiny bit short of patience? If they did, they were wrong.

Anita said...

I hope your mind is off of the other shoe. Cheers. :)