Banged-up but battling

Hey everyone,

I know it’s been a long time since I posted a health update. I’m still dealing with what has become a major depressive episode.

It might be the worst one I’ve had in a couple of years as I’m dealing with both severe mental distress and significant physical discomfort.

This one has been rough for the past two-and-a-half months. During that time, I’ve been pretty bloody useless and in some pretty damn gloomy places, but I’m trying to fight every day to get better.

I’ve worked with my psychiatrist to increase my medication, and I’ve been speaking regularly with my therapist. Aunt Annie has been wonderfully supportive as well, and I know that there are many people who I only know through the internet who are rooting for me, and that keeps me from bottoming out.

I have been trying to follow the Wings as best I can during this time, but when one is really depressed, one’s concentration goes down, so I’ve not pored over every syllable. There are times that I’ve been too gloomy to even watch games, too, and those days have been particularly dark.

As the trade deadline approaches, not being able to talk hockey with you is really difficult and very disappointing.

I can’t promise that I’ll be back on Monday, here or on Twitter, but I will keep working to break through this depression and get back to working for you.

I miss my work. I miss my hockey friends. I miss talking about “my” Red Wings. I am working very hard to battle through a severe depressive episode. I hope to see you soon.