For months now, my continued and prolonged state of depression has been written off as a nasty side of effect of having a sister that was maybe dying. You know, one of those times where depression was based on real life events and not on the fact I’m all sorts of fucked up in the head. And yes, that’s the technical term I’m going with because it’s how I feel. Want to fight me on it?
Well, my sister’s life was saved a week and a half ago. Oh, she’s in miserable shape as she’s recovering from a massive surgery and a long illness, but she’s no longer dying. There isn’t any reason to think she won’t live to see 80 or older.
It is at this point that all the pretty doctors, like those in the hospital when I tried to be admitted for being a danger to myself, seem to have thought I’d magically feel better.
OK, maybe they didn’t think it would be magically, maybe just a natural cause and effect, but as much as they talked about my sister’s illness being the cause, I damn well expected the effect of feeling world’s better!
If anything I’m feeling twice as worse because the magic didn’t happen. I didn’t magically feel better when my sister was saved. Oh, I mean I feel loads better about that, but the depression that eats away at you, crawls under your skill like a billion little bugs invading your every nook and cranny, setting up shop so they can take over your life and eat away at you from the inside out.
And I’m depressed. I’m depressed as fuck.
I’m taking all the right pills.
I’m doing all the right things.
My sister is saved.
And I can feel the bugs crawling under my skin, invading my life, eating away at all my little happy pieces. I can feel them.
I can feel them.