Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Some of you have emailed and asked me a bit about my issue with post partum depression, that I discussed here. Some of you have wondered how I am doing. Thank you. I just thought I'd give a little update.
I am doing well, really well. I don't feel that residue of unhappiness that had so plagued me for months. I really do feel as though I am back to myself. I feel normal and I do normal, for me, things (like singing in my operatic voice until Cordelia asks me to stop). I can't begin to offer advice to others as my case was on the mild end and each person deals with depression in their own way.
I will say that admitting my problem was a huge relief. Facing the problem head on, with the help of my husband, forced me to really look at things directly. The process of healing was gradual. Felt kind of like the emotional equivalent to trying to get out of a pool while wearing winter clothes. The temptation of depression, to just succomb to those feelings, was a heavy weight, but slowly I hefted myself out and took some time to dry off.
Now I feel lighter. I have easy access to feelings of happiness and gratitude. Thank you all for your kind words, emails and support. Means the world to me.
Please stop by tomorrow as I celebrate my 2,000th blog post!
Posted by Maria Rose at Tuesday, April 02, 2013