It’s time for the Truth
It has been 9 months.
9 months since my son was born.
9 months since I have had my surgeries.
9 months since I have felt like myself.
I do not feel normal. For instance I would normally never post anything so personal. However, I haven’t posted anything in a while and even if no one is reading I feel it is important to open up. I have also been encouraged to talk about this.
Postpartum depression is real. It didn’t feel like it at first. My doctor only gave me a brochure about the symptoms at first and then 6 weeks after birth she told me I had it. I requested no medication. I was under the assumption that I could beat it with an upbeat attitude.
I was wrong. Way wrong.
Some people can beat depression without medicine. Sadly, I am not one of those people. Without medication postpartum depression can grow stronger and stronger. Symptoms are different for every person.
For me the only thing that breaks through the haze is the undeniable support of my family and of course my beautiful baby boy.
Please forgive me for my break from blogging. During this break I have been paying close attention to my family and myself in order to stay healthy and happy.
I maybe taking some more time to get focused, but I will do my best to post when I can.
Also, I want to encourage anyone struggling with depression of any kind to please open up to friends, family and your doctor.
Thank you all.