Mar 6, 2017
By Michael Landsberg
This content contains explicit and sensitive information that may not be suitable for all ages.
When you have fought like hell to make it to the shower, celebrate it!
OMG So nice to hear someone else express being proud of something as simple as having showered. I have been practicing congratulating myself for showering on my bad days for years and knowing at the same time my family and friends thankfully would not understand how important this thought process really is. I say thankfully as i feel only another fellow mental illness warrior would understand this.
I was so relieved to hear that I’m not alone in the shower struggle. I will now be proud of the shower from this day forward. Thank you
Nice to know I am not alone in fighting to get to the shower .
I’m not the only one.
Been trying for 5yrs. Meds don’t help, bad reactions to all of them. In counseling and getting nowhere. Don’t know what to do anymore.
Wasn’t proud of the shower today but hopeful for tomorrow.
Hard to get out of bed to get to the shower
On my bad days showering is one of the hardest things to do. As it is I shower as little as possible which means at most I shower every 2 days. I am afraid of the shower.
Thank you, Michael!
This continues to be a struggle for me on my bad days. Nice to be reminded that we are not alone in our struggles!
Thanks! I fight the battle every day. Loving your “Sicknotweak”. The fact I am alive today and still fighting awes me. We may be the strongest people in the world tho many do not understand that. I think you do and so do I.
So relieved that I am not the only one. I gave myself an 9 on the sickter scale today yet I still am putting off getting in the shower. I don’t understand it. It just “is”.
Only those who suffer with depression would ever understand this plight – the shower. Glad I’m not alone. Thanks Michael.
I found I was skipping the showers but more importantly for me, the leisurely baths.I just had my first bath in over a month (I have managed some showers but they were quick, to the point and not good for the soul) and it felt great.Yes I am proud!