Multiple sclerosis and depression often occur together.
The black hole — that is the name I have given to my MS depression (yep, I name my depression. Doesn’t everyone?). It’s so easy to become depressed when you have MS.
The disease is always on our minds. We are always thinking about how to maneuver our daily life to accommodate it, such as managing pain and other symptoms while pacing ourselves so as not to overdo.
According to the NASA website, “A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out. Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. They are invisible.”
From that description I made the following comparisons. A black hole (depression) is an invisible place (or state of being) so dark all of the light (pleasure or happiness) has been pulled out.
I can feel the dark hole coming, and can see the darkness ready to engulf me. I have let it surround me many times. It is not a good place to be.
Sometimes things seem so dark, it is very hard to see the light that is all around us. It can be so difficult to smile or even to do the simplest task.
Wow, I’m getting depressed writing this. Not really, but I could be! That is how easy it is to let ourselves slip into the black hole.
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