My body now knows fatigue.
As you may know from Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (all linked) of my Changing Forever Series, I am on an ambitious mission to accomplish 3 daily goals that’ll potentially cure my mental illnesses forever. I might sound pretentious and outright crazy for thinking I can cure my own mental illnesses, but check out my other writing to see why. Part 1 and Part 8 of this series is super informative and shows you why I’m hopeful on recovering.
Previously on “I Regret LASIK,” I discussed how much I regret LASIK eye surgery because suffering from depression has made it impossible to take care of my eyes as instructed to do so. For one, I could not wipe my tears as I was instructed to not rub my eyes. Excessive crying also dries out my eyes. Dry eye symptoms are very common for LASIK patients but they’re usually temporary (e.g. a few months). For me, it’s been an issue for almost 4 years now. No prescribed eye drop is a solution. They are temporary ointments that do not solve the problem. My vision also frequently blurs from the crying, dryness, and obviously the depression. What can I do? Recover from depression in 1, 2, 3?
As I was writing the first College Q&A, I started receiving more messages about college! Here’s part 2 before my first part even goes live!
2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic killed my friends, several of my family members, and a lot of acquaintances. It has been an incredibly tough journey. One thing that I am so god damn grateful for is the fact that I have extreme paranoia and a depression that confines me to bed - both of these meant that I was aware of the coronavirus on earth before it even made America’s headlines. It’s the saving grace for me to still be alive because while I was panicking about the coronavirus in February, my friends and classmates were like “WTF is wrong with this girl for being so anxious about a small virus?” Not even days later, COVID-19 separated all of us and left us in quarantine. Look where it is now.
I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year.
Typically, I take Black Friday and Cyber Monday as two special occasions of the year where I can finally shop ‘til I drop. The idea is that things should be so cheap, I’d be able to buy 10x what I can usually buy with the same amount of money. This year, a lot has changed, and a significant change of mine is just not spending money at all.
How do you recover from your mental health issues ASAP? Just try everything with all your might.
Oftentimes, college students and sometimes even high school students ask me how “I am doing so well despite my depression?” In their eyes, I’m doing great! This was those days where I wore my mental illnesses on my face and body - it was impossible to miss. I guess there were some things I excelled at throughout all of my mental illnesses like continuing to get jobs in super competitive industries and making really top-notch connections. These students do have a point in asking how I’m doing well despite depression. So I’m here to answer this!