Or something like that...
While everyone's talking about the Big D, I thought I would throw in that it has come to my attention that homesickness is actually a form of depression.
I never knew that!
I find I am constantly homesick here, especially now when it is exacerbated by Hormones (or fluctuation thereof) but the most severe homesickness I have ever had was when I was 17 and had moved out of my home in Orange to start my nursing career in Darlinghurst, Sydney. I was physically ill to the point of weight loss because I couldn't eat. My mentors were about to pack my bags and send me home to my mother.
So there you go.