Personal Downtime Planned On Wednesday – Shock Me

I just wanted to give everyone a little notice that I may or may not be around much on Wednesday and perhaps even Thursday as I am scheduled to have my first session of electroconvulsive therapy early in the morning. I have been waiting to be cleared for this for quite a while now and can\’t tell you how excited I am to finally get the sessions underway.

Many of you know that I suffer from bipolar mania and a byproduct of that is severe insomnia. I also suffer from OCD as well. Yes, I am the strange person that has to turn things on and off a certain amount of times and open and close doors excessively.

To be honest, I enjoy these conditions and have learned to live with them over the course of several years now, but it is now time to see if they can be fixed. Ok, my wife says it is time to see if they can be fixed. Ha!

There will be another free agency profile post up in the morning and my automated feeds in my Twitter account will remain live as well. Assuming I don\’t have any complications, I hope to be back in front of the computer by dinner time as the procedure is outpatient. If not, I hope to be back going by Thursday.

To add some value to this post I am including one of my favorite songs by KISS which fits appropriately.

Thank you as always for your continued support and be well.


  • tkylv

    Best of luck, I hope your treatment turns out well!

  • Garrett Hunt

    Good luck!!!

  • Bob Loblaw

    Good luck.

  • Hope all goes for the best.

  • Dan

    Dear Dave,
    Sorry to hear about the issues that confront you. Our prayers are with you that the treatment is effective. Some one close to me had ECT a few years ago and in her case the resulting short term memory loss created more of a problem than the benefits. But every case is different, so I hope you have a great Dr. and err on the under instead of the over with the number of treatments and intensity of the treatments.
    God bless,

  • Tim Culligan

    Good luck dave, after all you do for us here at steelers depot youve earned much more than just a day away.

  • Thomas Rancy

    Smoke some weed? could get it legally probably if your condition is so bad u need ECT, you’d sleep real good and feel real calm after a nice burn in the evenin…

  • tricitysteel

    Good luck Dave, I wish you the best. And by the way, I too love KISS!

  • mikey hoek

    Dave often writes insightful, lengthy articles with perfect grammar, syntax. My hats off to the gifted gentleman.

    And his “analysi” on Steelers and personnel matters had me frequently wondered if Dave have had advanced degrees from prestigious universities… yet he claims he’s just a simple man who ran a coffee shop and recently retired. My hats off to this brilliant man who gives so much to the Steelers communities and its devoted fan base joy, hope and insight… 🙂

  • Richard Edlin

    Best of luck tomorrow … I’m sure everyone who reads this site would be happy to see a little less mania-inspired detail if it meant that you had more peace yourself.

  • JayBirdDC

    Best of Luck.

  • zyzak

    Good luck and take Tomlin with you

  • JohnnyV1

    Good luck and God bless!

  • Clint Martin

    Good luck Dave I hope everything is fine.

  • MDPensFan

    Good luck Dave. And Love Gun was an awesome album back in the day.

  • Shock Well Dave, We All Love Ya!

  • Davide

    “Buona fortuna”, Dave ! Best wishes from an Italian reader and Steelers fan !

  • T R

    get well fast, I am SHOCK that i will not have nothing to read for a few hours… but i have to go Baltimore Sun and harass ravens fans… till you get back

  • Primanti05

    Best of luck Dave. Hope all goes well…

  • SteelerFanInMD

    Best of luck. Hope to communicate with you again soon.

  • steeltown

    Good Luck Bryan

  • RW

    Good Luck!

  • Dave, have you looked at all avenues? Have you looked deeply into nutrition? I have some info that you can look at that might help. John

  • K G

    Best of Luck! Hope it has all the effects you desire, and none of the ones you don’t!

  • Mike Carroll

    Best wishes Dave.

  • Are you sure your wife doesn’t want to just zap the shit out of you for some payback? I remember a Simpsons episode…..

  • SteelersDepot

    Thanks everyone. Round one in the books. Finally getting my senses back underneath me tonight and have had a few headaches that were to be expected. Seizure lasted a little longer than they expected and evidently I didn’t want to wake up from being put out as fast as they wanted me to. This is not surprising because I have been slow to come to after previous surgeries. We shall see how this all plays out.

  • Bill Eltringham

    Good luck. Tell them “make me feel better”