Hey Jason, I'm gonna pester ya: Please update us and tell us how you're feeling and what's going on.
When we men get sick with a chronic disease, we tend towards depression. For men this means "retreating to the cave" and losing contact with your friends, apart from the irritability, apathy, inactivity, decreased libido and alterations in sleep and appetite....
A wonderful picture all around. But if these things are happening, and you can perceive it, please get to your doctor, or a therapist quickly. Life is precious and each moment is unique and when gone won't return.
So, if this is happening to you, please take action. Get out and go for a walk. Call your friends. Write to me.
You, being a Carver might mean you and I are related, even if distantly. So please don't hesitate to write. Please, Jason.