At my last visit visit to my primary doctor, she offered me medication for depression. Just because I cry , usually when I walk Noodle does not qualify for an antidepressant . I know just what is making me sad. I am sad, not depressed. I am not
withdrawing from friends and activities. Sitting quietly and being sad is not the same as being depressed and not embracing life. I am not wanting to sleep more to avoid circumstances. I would like to sleep through the night without having to help Bob to the
bathroom or to give meds to stop his coughing from congestion and fluid buildup. That would be nice for both of us, but that is not depression.In spite of the broken pattern of sleep, I have a lot of energy. There is just not much that I am free to do with
it. Only time will heal my sadness and then I will really have a reason to be sad. Not depressed.