I am new to this. My therapist suggested I join an online support group. I just had 2/3 of my tongue replaced due to cancer so I cannot speak very well. I am hoping this forum can help me. I have depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. Looking back into my childhood I am sure I had it then just a different level. Many years later I find myself at a point where I need suggestions/help. I have counseled for 15 years. My main issue right now is that my depression is worsening because of the major surgery I just went through having my tongue reconstructed. I am stuck in he house now for over a year not doing much.I have been battling cancer for 1.5 years. I am on medication to treat the depression and anxiety but find myself paralyzed. I have lost joy in everything that used to keep me entertained and happy. The most difficult aspect of this is to get thinking and moving. I don't know how to force myself to get off the couch and do something, just anything. I have lost interest in everything. Between this and the cancer it is taking its toll on my new marriage. My spouse doesn't understand depression and anxiety and doesn't seem to want to know. He is my rock when it comes to taking care of me with the cancer. But mentally, I need more than he is able to provide. I also don't want to burden him with my negative thoughts. I just need some tips on how to get myself moving again. I sit around staring into space just thinking or blanking out. I would love to know if anyone else can relate to this kind of mental paralysis and how to surpass it.