Sorry I Left

Soooooooo, as it turns out, my ECT Treatment is not only taking longer than expected, but has made me refocus my entire life. So you could ultimately say that I’ve been cured…well 99.9% cured anyways. However, one of my regrets of getting the treatment is that it severely impacted my memory. To the point that I felt like I was developing Alzheimer’s (nothing against those with Alzheimer’s). So needless to say, writing was not on my mind when my memory started to fail. While the memory loss has actually helped more than it hurt, I believe anyways, I still regret not writing about my entire experience. If I remember correctly (which I might not) I had written three or four articles about my ECT treatment on my blog, The Smiles We Bear. However! I, unfortunately, let the domain on my site lapse (I’ve also been unemployed for 6 months now, so I couldn’t really afford it anyways) but, I checked on it when I decided to write again, and some third party company had bought the domain from go daddy, and were reselling it at an outrageous price. So obviously, still being unemployed, I had to open a new blog, aptly named Out of My Mind. Not only because I probably am now certifiably insane, but also because I’m writing straight from my head. No filters, no prep work, no nothing. Straight from my thoughts to my thumbs, to the blog post. So, for those of you who know me, I AM BACK BABY!!! For those of you who joined up after I “disappeared”, my name is Alan Wolfgang. No, that is not my real name, but technically it is (try wrapping your head around that one). I’ve been blogging for about a year now, maybe more, I have been diagnosed with Severe Depressive Disorder (complete with awesome, unending suicidal thoughts!!), Generalized Anxiety, and more recently, Executive Function Disorder (kind of a branch of the ADD family). I have received, and still am receiving ECT treatments (for those of you who don’t know, ECT is Electro-Convulsive Therapy). I write about my life, my struggles, and ultimately how I’ve learned to combat my illnesses, keeping me alive for almost 25 years! I share all of this with all of you, in the hopes that someone who is where I have been, on the proverbial ledge (or a literal one), can take a step back and realize that if Alan Wolfgang can do it, so can I. So, now that I’m back, let me know what you want me to write about. I’ll try to write AT LEAST once a week, maybe more if I’m feeling it. Oh, and I would really appreciate it if you showed my “personal” blog Out of My Mind, it’s a link, some love. So for now, this is Alan Wolfgang, signing off.

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8 Replies to “Sorry I Left”

  1. I wondered how you had been doing. Hope you are ok as can be, considering what you have been through.
    I am following you on your new blog.

    1. I’m doing great, dispite being unemployed for 6 months, mental health wise I’ve never been better. ECT has changed my life, and now I just have to fight the old habits and the though processes of old me, and make the new me even better. Thanks for remembering me, haha.

      1. Never forgot. I am glad I was browsing through my WordPress Reader a bit longer, before going to bed, otherwise I would have probably missed your post, with me only popping in at the moment, as I am on a blogging break.

      2. Sometimes, a break is exactly what you need. I hope to see you around and about blogging again when you’re ready

      3. I am back to blogging next week, after some time off and just popping in, reading other blogs when I felt up to it.
        I’m feeling much better for it.

  2. We’ve shared a few comments before, so I’m glad to see you out in the blogspace again! I’m glad you are feeling better. Some suggestions…Write about what motivates you, about an existing or new interest, write your story…

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