Thursday, January 17, 2013

Return To The Vibrant World

Crazy pill count:
AM .5 Ativan, 5 Zyprexa, 90 Cymbalta, 2.5 Abilify, 10 Viibryd
afternoon .5 Ativan
PM .5 Ativan, 10 Zyprexa

It has been such a long spell since I have really felt like "myself."
When these days finally return they feel like such a gift.

The world looks as if it should: 

the sky is blue

(hey, nice smile)

the grass is green

(what a rebel)

kittens are cute

(my sweet Iris at eight weeks)

The planets are realigned once again: 

I wear clothes other than pajamas

(I'm thinking about scoring a pair of these)

coffee is delicious

(I worked at a coffee shop but I was never this talented)

The Mindy Project makes me laugh 

(look at these jokesters)

In other words, I can smile, laugh, and enjoy the world around me. I can also acknowledge that the world around me is really stinkin' beautiful and pretty darn cool. Things that are just not possible when you are depressed. And it's not our fault. Don't ever think it is your fault the world has turned damp, dark, and gray. Depression is a thief of sunshine, and joy.

Dr. Crazy and I have given some of this Return To The Vibrant World credit to my new crazy pill cocktail which includes, Abilify and Viibryd. Get it? Viibryd? Vibrant? I know, I'm so lame clever it hurts.

It is in these times, I have to be annoying and beg you to please be open to trying new drugs and new treatment plans. Without my willingness to give Abilify another chance, and try Viibryd for the first time, I would have no idea how funny The Mindy Project is. I mean, it's seriously a rib tickler, people.

I don't ever want to miss out on a chance to laugh.
And I don't want you to either.

Please, please, pretty, pretty, please, take those pills. If you are taking a pill or combination of pills, and you're not feeling better, speak up. It is imperative that you try a different pill or combination of pills. Or sometimes simply adding a pill to your current treatment can do the trick. We need you to feel good. We need you to feel like "yourself" so you can fully participate in and enjoy this Vibrant World.

This crazy gal, yours truly, is off to Florida to spend a long weekend with a few dear friends. I am hoping, and suspecting, there will be a lot of laughter. I want to leave some laughter for you while I'm away too:

if you would like to read the story 
about my manic speeding ticket

Until next time...


  1. So glad the light has returned to your delight ! Enjoy FLA, Baby ! Kiss the beach for me, okay ?

    1. I gave the waves a big smooch for you!