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When depression hits, my already-low executive function falls off a cliff. A fog descends and I can't string my thoughts together. I struggle to string words together. There's a specific metaphor hovering at the edge of my mind for the exact feeling of trying to thread a sentence together but, ironically, I can't find the words.
The spoon theory was invented during a conversation between someone with Lupus and her friend. She needed a metaphor for "units of energy" and they were in a diner, so... spoons. This metaphor is now very popular and widely quoted. But I think we missed a much better, more obvious one...
My doctor is helping me apply for funding for the cost of my therapy, and she's asked me to write in my own words about why I need therapy. This is what I've written.
I do ok these days. I have friends. I seem to communicate fairly well with other people. But I am consumed with the fear of going backwards.
Four fun facts: 1) I go to therapy twice a month in a nearby village on Sundays 2) All buses from my town to said nearby village on Sundays have been discontinued 3) A taxi each way doubles the cost of my therapy 4) I may no longer be able to afford therapy...