.. when I say I'm properly medicated now. And I do say it as a joke. But when I think back to the years between oh ... 20 and 40 with some teen years thrown in for good measure, I was depressed. More depressed than I knew. And at 35 when I started to pursue treatment for it .. it took me YEARS to find the right meds. And now - it has made such a difference in my life from confidence to anxiety (or lack of) to happiness and coping skills I have been heard to say the only way you will get these meds away from me is someday prying them out of my cold dead hands. I never want to go back there again.
So when I say yep - I'm properly medicated now and they laugh - I'm laughing right along with them. That's something I may not have been able to do once upon a time.
And I am grateful.