When you go from an active productive life to aching in pain and losing everything, it is definitely depressing. You become someone else, one you no longer recognize. But alas, the power to recreate our disabled self has arisen!
I am the same,if I go to the grocery store I come home completely exhausted. If I can stay awake till dark I'm lucky. I tend to go to sleep between 6 & 8 and sometimes sleep till noon the next day. It usually takes a couple of days to recover.
When I can do something with in hrs or that night I'm physically exhausted. Sleep 12- 18hrs
I have been a depressed person for most of my life. When I became disabled in 2015 that is when my life started to spiral out of my control. It's only been in the last 2yrs that I have finally learned to turn it over to God and let him handle it. Because I physically or emotionally just can't do it. It helps in some ways I don't have a husband or children to take care of. So I can be selfish and only think about me and my furbaby. So I don't have to worry if I can't get out of bed, or fix meals or clean house.
yes, I would say most people do. Hard to give up the life you once had for a new normal, constant pain or physical limitations. Keep searching for things to give you some amount of joy even if its sitting outside in the sun everyday for 1/2 hr watching the squirrels & birds. Try to be around people as much as possible, even if you dont know them, helps with the isolation. Be Well!