Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Selfless Perspective to Happiness

So for those who read my previous post know I had an Apointment my my Family Doctor yesterday.

I was eager to see him as I have been experiencing a very low energy level and mood for quite some time now.

My Doctor is a great councellor. Not all Doctors have the ability to listen actively, and help you work through your issues. He spends more then the alotted apointment time to hear me out, and provided his help.

So I start off telling him about my energy level saying "I use every ounce of will power to drag my butt out of bed in the morning" and I add, "I have no desire to do anything, even stuff I used to enjoy like Thai Box"  and finally, "I just want to feel excited, energized about life again"

Of course he nods, and says "What do you feel the issues are in your life?" 

I reply, "Money, or lack there of, Diabetes in all aspects, but I exercise, get sunlight, sleep 8 hours, usually, reflect, discuss, write and still no mood improvement" "I Just feel Flat"

We talk about the specific stressors in my life mentioned above. Then he says this to me. "Trev, you are experiencing the busiest time in most peoples life right now, and you also have diabetes to deal with, but you have to remember, right now your job is to be there for your children"

It was like a father giving his son advice not a physician talking to a patient. That statement "Be there for your childen" resonated with me for hours later.  It really put my life into perspective. It's not about me, its about them.  I know this truth, but needed to hear it from a repected friend.

To conclude he said "We still need to do something about your mood" and I am trialing a Med called Wellbutrin. I guess it works synergistically with Celexa.

At this point I am willing to try anything.

But I think I need to be there selflessly for my family.



  1. Hi Trev! I've been lurking on your blog a few months now. :-) I guess we have a lot in common and just thought I'd comment. Type 1 for 22 years, just started eating Caveman like (with some variation), and also started Wellbutrin about 3 weeks ago. I was having the same "flat" feelings you wrote about. I told my Dr.I just felt OLD! And at 35 I'm not ready to feel OLD!!

    Hope the meds do their thing. I have seen a noticeable difference in my energy level so far. Things aren't *quite* so difficult.

    Good luck & hang in there!


  2. Hi Trev! I applaud you for speaking honestly to your doctor and i am learning very quickly how important that comfort of a doctor can be. I have no idea how hard it must be for you to manage your daily live, your diabetes, and let alone your family. I am not a mother yet, pregnant with our first one and i have NO IDEA how I will do this, and how I will be able to focus on me and my health to keep my family growing. I hope you know we are here for you and I hope this medication helps. On a professional note, many of my clients use Wellbutrin as well as a combo with Cylexa. When they take them continuously, they do very well and I feel from working with them, it helps them manage their moods and overall feeling of worth. Keep up the hard work!