Sep 21, 2011 - 9:07 am
Men don’t like to ask for help because we feel it is a show of weakness or not being in control. It is a man's thing of trying to always be the Alpha male; you know the biggest and greatest.
But having cancer sure puts a damper on any Alpha male thing, and it showed us that as humans we all need one another in order to survive. When I would get Depressed and crying I would always hid it because I did not want anyone seeing me weak, but all it did was to bring me into a deeper form of depression and kept me there longer each time. Now when I feel it coming on I let my caregiver wife know so she can be there for me and help me get out of it as quick as possible.
Knowing and understanding my depression is a key in my ability to stay healthy. It also shows me how much I need others in my life who care enough and took the time to be there for me when I need them the most.
CSN has been a way for me to share with others and to also get help through the many depressed times in my life that would have otherwise killed me. I am here today and stronger because someone else cared enough to take the time to say hi and to share part of there life. No more alpha male for me just little old me under dog hondo from now on.
Thanks to all of you my many friends