Thursday, October 1, 2009

With A Little Help From My Friends

One of the ways I am trying to deal with my depressed state is to surround myself with my friends and have talks. Lucky for me I have lots of great friends. So for the last couple of days I have been inviting people to spend time with me (especially while Angela is working) and to give me a chance to verbalize my emotions. On Tuesday I got visits from James, Kevin and Clint. Yesterday Angus came for the afternoon and we saw Donna and Dave in the evening. Laura, Peter and Randy have committed to spending time with me over the weekend. I have to say it feels good to talk to them. At first I talk about the cancer and my depression and eventually the subject changes to something else. Before I know it we have been talking about something for a while without thinking about the cancer. That feels good. Today I already feel a bit better about things and, at least for the moment, the paralyzing feeling has lifted. Hopefully things will get better. I will also see the counsellor at CancerCare this afternoon. Thank you everybody for being there for me.


Wendy Broadfoot said...

You took a huge step, Olaf, just by realizing that you needed and wanted your friends close by, and what wonderful friends you have. Being alone and "thinking" is the worst thing you can do--not that I wouldn't do just that, but I commend you for reaching out--what a gift to all your friends and family. Take Care

Richard said...

SO sorry I'm not closer!
Love you still!

gina said...

Games...are you up for games?? I'm just down the street and around the corner!