After I had my first child, I had a great deal on my mind. My new daughter needed surgeries and extra medical care early in her life. …

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Depression: Forgetting Who I Used To Be

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  1. Thank you for sharing your story about postpartum depression and how it can linger on. I’m so happy to hear that you were able to reach out for professional help and get back to the positive you!
    Katherine Stone
    Postpartum Progress

  2. I’m glad you were able to break through your depression. I haven’t been able to do that. I’ve lost friends (perhaps they weren’t really friends?), tested the patience of those who love me, and am in a sinkhole at my workplace. My health insurance wants me to attend classes I’ve already attended. They want me to read books I’ve already read. I’m taking the medications they want me to take. It’s not doing any good. As a whole, I am what modern society calls an “Epic Fail.” People avoid me. I live my life wondering who is going to drop out on me, despite my apologies to them. I need to stop writing any more…

  3. Cleo,

    I’m so sorry things have been so difficult for you. If you don’t already have a regular counselor, that can be really helpful. And if you are ever feeling like you might hurt yourself or have wishes of dying, I urge you to call 911 or a nearby hospital. Don’t give up!

  4. Thank you for telling us how you managed to overcome ppd. I have been in the same boat and it helps to know that while it can be a long road back it also can be done. I got caught up in wrong diagnoses for years and wound up being prescribed a lot of medication which came very close to permanently ruining my life. I was adrift and felt that on a very basic level that I had lost myself.

    I have been blessed with an opportunity to find my way back. I am now on minimal medication and still struggle, but am somehow quietly confident that I will be well someday. I have gained the ability to experience joy, empathy and the sheer silliness of life. It has been a tremendous, albeit hard won gift; mine to keep forever and to share with others.

  5. Cleo,
    I share the same issues, my own boyfriend seems to be distant with me because of the way I am. Hopefully we can over come it.

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