This story comes to me from an anonymous author about how he battled a severe bout of depression following an accident at work. He didn’t get into the details of that, but it seems he was able to find the resources to get him back on the right track and thought I would share his story in case someone else out there was struggling with the same issues with their depression.
I was extremely depressed after my work accident. My injuries were so severe that I was wheelchair-bound for at least a year. As someone who loves jogging and hiking, I felt so useless. Even with workers compensation, I still felt depressed. My girlfriend had to drive me everywhere, and I couldn’t use the restroom by myself anymore.
I felt like a baby. I know my girlfriend didn’t mind, but I still couldn’t help but feel like a burden. I’m just lucky I was able to get workers compensation because we were vulnerable at the time. One missed bill would have landed us on the street, but I’m so thankful to the workers comp lawyer I hired.
Still, I’d never felt as low as I did during this time. I even had to take anti-depression medicine to help me cope with my emotions. I honestly didn’t know what to expect whenever I was using the stuff and going to a therapist for the first time. Opening up about how I felt useless to a stranger was so odd at the time.
It’s funny how shy I was back then. But slowly, I started to feel better as I went more and more to my therapist. Eventually, my therapist recommended The Healthy Choice Compounding Pharmacy, and they were able to create a more tailored prescription for my needs. After using exercise and medication, I started to feel like myself.
The feelings I felt after my work accident started to seem distant and irrelevant. I was no longer replaying my accident over and over inside of my head. Irrational thoughts, such as my future being over, seemed silly now. It was as if I had a new lease on life, and I wanted to take advantage of my opportunities.
Without the support of my girlfriend, I don’t know if I would have escaped my depression. For this reason, I couldn’t be more thankful for her and the other people I have in my life. Weirdly, I feel more energized following my accident. Even before my accident, I was going through the motions.
Now I’m living in the moment, and every day brings a new and exciting experience. Yes, my work accident was painful at first, but without this experience, I wouldn’t be where I am now. So, to anyone going through anything remotely similar, never give up hope! Things may seem grim now, but you always have the power to turn things around!