Depression at Age 78
Well, I've never been a person to suffer from depression. But all that seems to be changing. Altho I am very healthy for my age. Just turned 78. I walk at least a mile each day unless weather doesn't permit. I'm not wealthy but I'm not financially strapped either. I own my own home yet with all these good things I feel sad more than happy.
My children live on the other side of the country. Their busy lives don't provide them with time to come here. Because of their busy lives visiting them doesn't work all that well. I sort of feel in the way.
Consequently I'm beginning to feel like that one odd sock you find in the drawer that has no mate. I feel that life no longer has any use for me. Many of my friends have died or move into nursing homes. I visit sometimes but it's too depressing to see people who were once alert and alive just waiting for time to take them away. Nursing homes should be outlawed!!
So what does one do at this stage in life to be happy. I'm beginning to feel very sorry for myself and that's a really bad thing.