Pink Pyjamas…..

Since I encountered my first bout of depression about 25 years ago, my life has been characterised by the wearing of pyjamas, particularly those of the pink variety. The accessories of scruffy, towelling wrap and fluffy slippers (of various colours over the years) seem to suit the scenario very well. I am starting this blog today to write about some of the experiences I have had over the years and how they have affected my life. It is an attempt to try to rid myself of the stigma of having mental health problems and to start to feeling better. Hopefully, I can help others too, in the process.

I seem to have been in ‘pyjama mode’ quite a lot over the past few months probably because of the short days and long nights. Why bother getting dressed when you only decided to try to encounter life an hour before it goes dark? When I wake up and realise that I feel like a lump of lead, my brain immediately goes into overdrive trying to re-arrange my day along the easiest lines possible. Yes, you can perform a few household chores and answer the door when the postman rings the bell, but I suppose it’s not very good for your self-esteem. (Nor the postman’s, poor fellow!!) For this reason I have joined ‘The Black Dog Tribe’ http:/ and am hoping to have contact with the ‘can’t-get-out-of-bed’ and the creative tribes to reassure myself that there ARE others who find getting up and started so difficult.

Thank you if you have read thus far! Calendula x

Author: irenefitz

Retired teacher and silver surfer. x

11 thoughts on “Pink Pyjamas…..”

  1. My son in law writes a blog on the same issues, perhaps you might like a look?
    I have enjoyed the start of your blog and I hope that it will help you too:)
    much love to you x

  2. Hi! I’m here from BDT, and I’m a fellow blogger and can’t-get-out-of-bed person. I really sympathise with your situation, and I think you’re fantastically brave for starting a blog about it. I hope it helps you, and I look forward to reading more!

  3. Thank you for your comment! Just had a little peek at your blog and will do so in future….I’m glad there’s actually someone else like me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Hello, I spent months in bed last year but have now had to go back living with mum and so can’t to that anymore. I wish I was well enough to work but I know I’m not and especially as I have to start again – there’s no way that I could sell myself at the moment.

    I don’t know what to do with myself all day, I would volunteer but know I can’t deal with ‘normal’ people who don’t understand depression. What do other people do with themselves?


    1. I’m sorry you’re so down at the moment…it probably is better not to volunteer at the moment, face to face, because you are the one who needs care. 🙂 I’ve been at home now for 5 years and when I’m not ill, I spend my time with family, trying to keep the house tidy and doing stuff online. I do scrapbooking, try to paint (!) and I’ve recently taken up campaigning for Time to Change and Mind online, which means that I can feel some use to somebody, even if I’m still in my pink pyjamas 🙂 As you feel better, you could plan to do some small activities like that and rest in between. Have a talk with your Mum and see if she has any ideas. All the best and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment 🙂

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