This video is about a recent conversation I had with a doctor. I know its his job, but he was asking questions about why I took Lexapro. I told him it was for the depression that I was diagnosed with after losing two children. The tone of the conversation changed from formal to more sympathetic. I appreciate that he didn’t run from the conversation. In fact, he shared with me that he lost his wife 5 years ago and that it was a hard time in his life. He also shared with me that one of his friends has lost two of four brothers in their mid 40’s to heart disease. The dad of all 4 of the sons is still alive at 87 and struggles with his losses. I told him it doesn’t matter what age, it hurts. I gave him a copy of my book to give to the 87 year old grieving dad.
Have you ever been in a situation where people ask questions regarding your loss that you really don’t want to answer?
I don’t mind talking about my losses, but I do get embarrassed a little when I mention I take an antidepressant, even after all of this time, it still bothers me. I feel like I have to justify it by saying I was diagnosed with PTSD and depression due to the loss of my kids. I know I shouldn’t feel that way about it, but I do.