Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Still about the Same

Hello dear friends and readers!

I am still battling this depression, although I am a bit better than a month ago, I feel that I still have a long way to go.

I expected that I would lose some blog readers, and I want you all to know that those of you who are still with me....thank you!  I have read and appreciate all your comments, and it helps me a great deal to know that many of you have me in your prayers and thoughts, and that some of you know what I am going through, because you are either experiencing it at this time or have recently or in the past.  I find a little comfort in knowing that I am not alone.  I have experienced depression and have struggled with it for many years, but the magnitude of this one is really throwing me for a loop.  

I am still not up to blogging but thought I would make a post to keep you all updated and to be able to 'talk' about this.  

Thank you all so much, and once again, for being there, I cannot begin to tell you how much it means to me.

Hugs and love to you all.

54 comments:

  1. I'm sending you positive vibes and well wishes. Take care Linda.

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  2. Hopefully spring helps. Perhaps a doctor's appointment is in order, or time with a counsellor. I know that helps.

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  3. praying for you, always. I love you.

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  4. Glad to hear that you are some better. My prayers will continue to be with you. Madeline

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  5. I'm really glad to hear from you again. I'm also happy to hear you are doing a little bit better. Spring is just around the corner, and hopefully that will add a little more to your recovery. The sun and warmer weather seem to lift my spirits a bit. Be gentle with yourself during this difficult time. Sending hugs to you my sweet friend.

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  6. We have been on the road for awhile with no internet, but so sorry to hear that you are struggling. Glad to hear you see some improvement. I cannot even imagine how difficult this is for you. We will keep you in our thoughts.

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  7. All my best wishes to you. A recent change in medication helped me a lot. Hope is out there.

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  8. Hang in there Linda! It will get better. I miss your posts!

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  9. Glad that U can talk about it, friend L. ... that is a good sign ... the black cloud will lift soon ... smiles ... yes. it will ... and then U will be even more sensitive to Ur surroundings and people ... I see depression as a gift ... because it can transform one into a super compassionate person ... I'm with U every step of the way, Linda ... Love, cat.

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  10. Hi, Linda!
    I just now know about your condition.
    Your great selection posts always help me.
    Thank you, Linda!!!
    I will be the reader of Linda’s peaceful Place from now on too,
    Hugs and love♡

    akiko

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  11. Linda, pPlease take good care of yourself. Watch a few funny movies just for a good laugh even though it won't sure you. It is just good to laugh. We'll be here when you are ready.Big hugs. xx

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  12. ...and once again, I send you a big hug, Linda.
    No, I don't forget you... !

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  13. Be strong, sweetest, darling friend, you need so much patience to overcome this period, you have to be hostinate and persist in your purpose ... take care, my precious Linda, sending much love to you
    Dany

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  14. Hi! There Linda!
    Now! You hang in there...Pleased to read
    that your feeling better, o.k. might take
    a while..but...Onwards and Upwards!

    And, yes, l understand your problem!
    Though l'm on the other side, l've
    suffered with Anxiety and Stress. As
    long as l can remember! And, yes, l've
    been through all the tablets, with awful
    side affects...None have helped.
    So, l've had to develop a 'mental' attitude!
    And, overcome it that way! But, still gets me
    down, when l don't have control!

    Actually, your Blog/posts do help, l can sit back
    and enjoy the videos and sayings...Cup of tea and
    a good chuckle. Thankyou for that!
    Take Care Now! :).

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  15. Hello, Linda. I will only be missing if I am not available. But once I can get away from my busyness, I will be back visiting you and the others. Most important is that you get well and that there are people who cares and loves you.

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  16. Good news that you are feeling better. Take care. I'm thinking of you.

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  17. I wish you strength, and hope you will soon feel better again Linda.

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  18. Praying all the more sweet Linda. Asking God to release that black cloud and toss it in the nearest sea. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  19. Hello, I do hope you feel better soon. Sending my prayers and hugs. Take care and enjoy your day!

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  20. Hello, Linda. It's good to hear from you, though the news is not all we hoped. Maybe next time. Take care; enjoy the spring.

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  21. Keeping you in my prayers dear friend. I, too, go through periods where I cannot blog.
    Deb

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  22. Je pense à toi très fort ma belle Linda, je t'envoie plein de courage ❤

    Je t'embrasse

    Manon

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  23. Linda, I am happy you took a moment update this and let us know you are okay and working at feeling better... Depression is such a difficult thing to handle... I deal with it daily, some days are incredible and others a bit easier... I pray and hope things get better for you soon xox

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  24. I know that depression is a real issue for many. You shall remain in my prayers.

    Have a blessed day. ☺

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  25. Dear Linda. I am happy to hear that you feel a bit better now. All the best to you and I hope everything gets better. Love, Anneli

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  26. Hei rakas ystävä Linda. Kiva kuulla että on vähän parempi
    Lähetän sinulle ison voima halauksen että parannut
    Olet rukouksissa läsnä

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  27. Hola Linda, yo aquí estoy y estaré rezando y pidiendo que te pongas bien cuanto antes. Te envío mucha energía positiva y mucho cariño. Un abrazo y un beso enormes.

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  28. un maux de notre temps Linda

    bon rétablissement

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  29. Glad to hear from you, sending you hugs & love & a big wrench to smack the depression upside the head with ;) I've been down myself... thinking of you. Hang in there. :)

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  30. No, of course you do not lose blog readers because of your depression! That would be a bad friendship. You're in my thoughts and I really do hope you will feel better soon! Big hug from Gonny, the Dutch woman living in Sweden :-)

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  31. Big hug to you Linda, your posts have been giving me lots of laughter and strength when I was down, I really hope you take care of yourself my friend, big hug!

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  32. Bonjour ma belle Linda, nous sommes tous avec toi de tout coeur, surtout prend tout le temps qu'il te faut! Gros bisou ma belle amie!

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  33. Take care Linda. Stay strong.

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  34. Stay strong & cheerful! May tomorrow be a better day, Linda! xoxo

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  35. Dear Linda,

    I came here today, to your lovely blog, to laugh as I often have on past visits. I am sad to read you are going through a bad patch of depression. My heart has constricted and I find myself thinking of all the joy and happiness I have received from your posts; from funny videos to gentle images with heartfelt sentiments attached.

    I could tell, when visiting, that you put lots of thought into your offerings, wanting as many of us as possible to leave with something - I always did, still do.

    Today, dear Linda, I would like to give back.

    Consider yourself warmly hugged and loved. Though we are at opposite ends of Canada (me on the west coast) I hope you feel the wishes I am sending your way - wishes of warm embraces and gentle words of encouragement to fill in the space around you.

    It is okay to be down, to reflect on what weighs heavy on our shoulders; sometimes we find ourselves in these dark places and shiver at the thought of never seeing the light of day, or feeling the warmth of the sun as it gently kisses the back of our necks.

    Be at peace when you are in such a place, and know that by letting go and flowing with the dark tides you will again wash up on a white sandy beach where a gentle breeze will blow past your ears and whisper a sweet hello.

    There is no simple answer, or even reason why, some of us are exposed to darker days, but dare I be so bold as to say the thing that helps the most is reaching out and sharing the sorrow.

    By doing so with these posts you let us send our love and prayers your way. This is what steadies the feet of all of us as we travel along this unpaved road called life.

    I send this your way to say thank you for brightening my world on days when I would come here for the smiles and laughter I could not find elsewhere.

    Hugs and Love, Jenny

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  36. Spring is coming, and maybe that will help. Winter can be depressing even for people who don't suffer with it as you do. You are loved and missed in the blogging community.

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  37. Dear Linda, don't listen to bad thoughts, Shoo them all and try to do something that you like, even in small paces but you get there. Faith is also important. Be stronger!

    Love, Sandra xx

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  38. Keep up the spirit and good luck.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  39. Oh, dear friend, you know I you have my prayers and support. Rest, relax, heal yourself all over and we will all rejoice at your return when the time is right.

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  40. Take your time, Linda!...
    Get well soon! Is that all that matters now!...
    All things pass... and bad moments will pass too!... And everything will be all right again!... Courage!
    All the best!
    Ana

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  41. Always good to hear from you. Pleased you are seeing improvement.

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  42. Big hug, Linda, and God bless you!

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  43. A big hug to you Linda:) You are in my prays

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  44. Blogging in the midst of life's intense struggle...not so easy I know. Strength and grace to you my friend.

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  45. Hang in there, girl.

    Also worth noting. Blogger recently removed followers from both my hubby's blog and mine. One was a friend of mine that I see in real life and she wasn't the one that did it. But because she hadn't been on her account, Blogger took it upon themselves to remove her.

    Anyway, hang in there. And come back when you're ready.

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  46. O, now my mother tarnslated for me why you was not placing videos. Big hug and I sent you Thousand spring flowers through the sky. Blue, yeloow, pink. I hope it makes you glad. I wish you strenght. I pray for you. Greetings from your friend: Ralph

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  47. Je te souhaite de vite retrouver la forme. Avec les beaux jours tu iras mieux j'en suis certaine. je t'attends avec impatience. Tes posts jolis, chaleureux et amusants me manque ... et toi aussi !
    Gros bisous

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  48. Hope you feel better soon, you have lots of support here :)

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  49. Hug and love to you, Linda! Thank you for updating us all. I don't have internet in our hotel room, so I have to get on-line in the lobby ~ well usually I sit in the breezeway between the lobby and the pool. There are a lot of friendly people here, so sometimes I have a hard time focusing on my computer. Sending you warm sunshine and tropical breezes! Take care, my special Montreal friend!

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  50. Good morning, Linda, although it's probably afternoon in Montreal. I meant to tell you last night that I was sitting at a small table with three other people.

    Right next to me was an elderly woman from Montreal. She was playing poker with a friend from Canada. Across the table from me was a young man from Switzerland whose computer was back-to-back almost touching mine.

    Terry (from Montreal) is a retired ballroom dancing instructor. She has been coming to the Royal Grove for 46 years and is now 85. Terry and Ann play poker for pennies almost every night. When they return to Canada, they donate their poker pennies to the icon Roman Catholic church on Waikiki which helps homeless people.

    Terry knows everything going on around here. She manages to cook all kinds of things in her small kitchenette in her hotel room; she makes shepherd's pie for the live-in maintenance man Nelson whom she has known all of his life. Last night she was sharing homemade fudge with us.

    On Monday nights when the 93 year old Chinese owner of our hotel gets together with local musicians and puts on a Hawaiian music jam session in the breezeway, Terry usually gets up and dances a cha cha. Mr. Fong's extended family includes Hawaiians, so there is always hula dancing too.

    Dancer Terry remarked that it was warm and springlike in Montreal, so I hope that pesky winter that brings people down is disappearing around you! Hugs my dear friend!

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  51. Hi Linda, sorry to hear that you're in pain...I want you know that you're awesome!

    I'm so busy getting rid of things and try to simplify my life but not very easy. Sorry I have not visit you lately...I missed your blog.

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  52. Oh Linda, I am sorry to hear about your depression! I was out walking this morning in dreary, gloomy, foggy weather and had the thought of being glad that this in not the norm for where I live. We've had some beautiful, warm days in central Virginia recently and I was wishing for them back. But then I thought, "Embrace this." It helped a little. :)
    Since I started blogging 7 years ago, I've met others who experience SAD or similar. I have a blog friend "Bear" who "hibernates" for 4 months or so. I can't imagine.
    Hang in there! and thanks for taking the time to let your blog followers know what's happening with you. Blessings to you and may this be over soon. I hope that each day gets better and better! xoxo

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  53. Just dropping by linda and tell you that you have my love and support, still keep on praying for you! Romans 8:28!

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  54. (Loving hugs and prayers, sweet Linda)

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