This is quite a personal entry. You’ve been warned. Since none of my close friends and family (except my wife) know about this site, I have no problem writing about it.
One year ago, I went to the doctor for the first time to talk about my depression. It was one of the most toughest things that I went through but it was also one of the most important decisions I have ever made. Since then, I have been under medication to help control my depression. After a year of change, life is starting to turn around and things have been going quite well.
I’m at the point now where I haven’t taken my medication in over two weeks. I can really feel a big difference in the way I feel and react, but the difference is that there is a little bit more perspective and control. I’m slowly weening myself away, and I hope that I can stick to the right path and stay positive.
I have to admit, I’m a bit scared to break free of the crutch. The medication has helped me move a long and make good decisions with my life. But now, I need to lean more heavily on myself and prayer with my Father in heaven. I really hope that my Father in heaven will multiply my efforts.
So Two weeks! I hope I can not just endure it well, but to live it… to live life well. Free of medication… but full of gratitude to my Father in Heaven who makes my life possible.