Still dealing with depression

My apologies for the radio silence of late. I’m still dealing with my depressive episode, and while I’m just feeling “blah” mentally, the physical pain I’ve been going through over the past five days has been immense.

I’m dealing with it as best as I can, but I’m not quite sure when I’ll be able to battle through it and get back to work.

The truth of the matter is that every day I work I battle through some sort of physical or mental discomfort, and at times like these, it just gets to be too much to bear. I’ve spent a good chunk of time in bed just trying to deal with the pain by sleeping, and I hope that it eases up soon. I miss working and I want to get back to what I find to be a fulfilling job.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

7 thoughts on “Still dealing with depression”

  1. George,
    Know that people you don’t know are pulling for you and earnestly praying for you. Try to take care of your physical body as much as you can and hang in there. If you can, seek good medical help.
    We appreciate your diligent reporting on all things Red Wings!
    Feel better,

  2. George, as you may know I am in a nursing home and have been for thirteen months. The relevance is depression and pain. 24 hours a day I am in pain. Some of it is minor but some is pretty heavy duty. I do take pain meds when it is too painful. Some of it I just deal with it. Walking (but only with a walker) is the worst. But you have to do what it takes to reach your goals. My goal is to go home. My wife of 54 years is fearful that she can’t take care of me so thus far she won’t let me come home. Hence depression. I have always been an emotional person. With ups and downs and just a bit extreme at times. This response of hers really threw me for a loop. A few months back I started saving my pain meds. I just could not do it to her and my 4 kids and 12 grandkids. But it was close. All of this is to tell you I sort of understand what you go through. And since as a Christian I love you (not kissy kissy love but brotherly love) I wanted to express my vague understanding and even more to express my support. I isn’t easy, but we can do it. You can do it. Your fans are here for you. Blame it on the Wings bro, they are to blame for some of our depression. Just kidding. Hope my support and attempt to understand helps. Be glad to talk with if ever you wanted to. Your friend, Grouchy.

    1. I really feel for you, hope you progress to leave. In Canada, all the Homes are run by Govt employees, that should tell you how terrible that is. Terrible employees, theft, abuse, … Mostly no rules are followed very sad for the elderly that did so much to get Canada to be a good country.
      Access doors are blocked open.
      You wonder why they are the highest % of Covid infections, thefts, mental/physical abuse, on and on,

      Promises being made at every Govt level to turn them into Privately owned and run, next elections they will forgotten. Immigrants, First nations always start their sentences with “We want “More $”.

      Hope in the US they run a lot better and all the Best for improved future for you. (And George of Course).

      I will never live to see the inside of one of the Homes from Hell!!

  3. Your health, and state of mind are WAY more important than almost anything else. I understand a bit of what you’re going through (I have chronic depression, myself) and I know how easy it is to beat on yourself, even as you try to do what you need to address the issue.
    For what it’s worth, we want you to be happy, and healthy. That’s so much more important than this other stuff. Do what you gotta do to take care of yourself, man. We all understand, and more importantly we’re all pulling for you.

  4. George you are number 1 here, not us missing out on what you write. Feel the love here for you and know that we understand. Take care my friend.

  5. do whatever you need to do, George. We’ll keep an eye on the Wings for you and know you have our support, patience, love….

  6. George, I have gone thru this as well, for me part of it was involced with the death of a parent that I spent a number of years taking care of. I am sure you hear all sorts of things, but I know that it helped me to take joy in doing simple things that I enjoy that take my mind off how I am feeling. Taking walks (hard in this cold) going swimming at a rec center, watching a favorite movie again, rereading a favorite book, whatever is that gives you joy and occupies your mind for even a little while. George, if you dont mind me asking, I have read your blog for a few years but always wondered what your other job or jobs are? I know its difficult especiall during this unpredictable time we live in. Feel better soon George, and know I will say a prayer for you at Mass in the next day or so. Best wishes, Tom

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