I've been batteling with depression since the birth of my son 8 years ago. At the time I was diagnosed with PPD. I was treated for it and after a couple of years with the right combination of doctors and medication, I was depression free.
Then.....came baby number 2!!!! Again, with the PPD. In addition, when I was 9months pregnant, I get a call from my Mom telling me she has Colon Cancer. No wonder I have PPD again right!! Mix in a little mastitis on both breast, my daughter spitting up blood, and a Mom many miles away undergoing chemo who hasn't yet met my baby.
Fast forward almost 2 months and I get a call telling me to get an emergency flight from South Carolina to New Hampshire b/c my Mom is in renal failure and they don't know how much longer she has. We get to NH the next morning and my Mom gets to meet my 4 week old baby girl. Unfortunately, my Mom doesn't make it.
It took me 3 years to accept my Moms dying. I still miss her, but at least now I can cope. Unfortunately again, PPD has somehow stayed with me. I think I now have generalized depression. My baby girl is now almost 4 and depression is still going strong.
For all of you out there who have BEATEN your depression, PLEASE tell me what worked for you, tell me how you did it!! I would really LOVE to know! Thanks!!!!
(Queen of the Meadow, thankyou for your feedback, it was REALLY helpful to me)