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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Struggling

I have written about my struggles with post partum depression before. Some weeks are much better than others. This week is not turning out to be one of the easier weeks. Things that are not usually difficult are seeing almost impossible. Things that would normally bug me, but I could brush them off, they are sticking with me like glue and dragging me down.

I am working to let go. I am trying to take it one day (sometimes one hour) at a time. And it is helping. But it means cutting back on some things. So I am taking a small blogging break. I will be back in a couple of weeks. But right now I need time to settle into new routines and figure out time management again. I need to spend time with my kids and enjoy my life.

I also need to reprioritize some things in my life. I may need to let go of some commitments I have made. But I need to think about it.

I need to try and get through this without medication, and I know that I may need it in the end. However I need to try some other things first. Hopefully taking some down time will work.

I'll be back soon!

3 comments:

Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

I had PPD for 8 months after second born. My heart goes out to you ... having been through and come out the other side, make sure you are finding some "me" time. I managed to get through without medication and alot of scheduling and lifestyle changes. I found a great counsellor ... they kept me focused on the postive when my mind was SO stuck on the negative. But don't kick yourself if you do need meds. The mind is very powerful and sometimes we have to get help from all kinds of places. I no my husband and oldest daughter went through hell during that period .. but having come through it I am learning the signs of depression and when to say enough is enough .. time to make a few adjustments... You are in my thoughts. xx

Shelby said...

Thinking of you during this time. Praying!

gwenma said...

I have been reading your blog for a couple of months and really enjoy it. You and your family will be my prayers.