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Denver, CO
(Zone 6a)

April 3, 2004
11:10 AM

Post #827216

Hi, thought I'd post here. I am currently on disability for major depression. I have had it all my life but this major depressive episode is going on 5 years! I have tried every medication for depression and then some, and they worked for about 6 years, then I became treatment resistant. I am still on meds to stop the suicidal thoughts, but that is about all they do. There are so many things I can't do anymore - work, hobbies, read, etc. I am so tired of fighting this and if I give into it, I'll end up in the hospital again.
The meds I am on have some side effects that makes some things more difficult. Such as driving and sleeping...
Sorry, I could go on and on. But I just wanted to say HI and reading your guys' posts lets me know that I just have to get through each day.
Gardening is the only hobby that I have left - and although it goes slowly, as it takes me forever to do something, it is the only thing I look forward to - that is to the results that I will have someday.
Luckily, I have a great hubby for all the hard work. LOL. I make up the plans and he goes to shoveling compost or mulch or doing the tilling without complaint.
I am trying to make my garden as low maintenance as possible, as there are sometimes that I can't do anything. (I have killed numerous house plants because I couldn't find the energy to water them). I was wondering if anybody had any tips on making things low maintenance?

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