• Battling the other D

    “Depression hurts.” That’s what the lady in the Cymbalta commercial said this morning.  My mind screamed, “Lady, you have no idea!” in response.  The words never left my mouth, but they sure could have. I’ve battled depression off and on for many years.  It comes and goes, and no two bouts are ever the same.  Sometimes it lasts but a day or so, and other times I battle for weeks to get back on track.  As of late, I’ve found myself in the later. I am, for all intents and purposes, fighting with depression right now.  And it most certainly does hurt.  It hurts mentally, affecting my ability to work, to focus on what’s important, and essentially, to care about…