had bouts of depression before that time, but never got it checked out. I actually made that first appointment before my daughter arrived. I had to wait a few weeks for an opening. When my daughter did arrive, I was thinking of cancelling it because I felt great. But hubby wisely suggested I keep the appointment and I was glad I did. Ever since then, my set backs have been fewer and certainly for much shorter periods of time. Currently I do take a very low dose of an anti-depressant to help keep my mood stable and it works great for me. Exercise also works well too except I don’t always feel like working out 🙂
Over ten years ago I was officially diagnosed with a mild form of depression – adjustment disorder with mild depression. I went from being a full time worker bee to a full time stay at home mom in about 36 hours. We adopted our youngest daughter. Yep. No 9 months of preparation – we had days. We found out she was available on a Monday, Tuesday evening we got the call we were chosen, Wednesday I walked into work and said, “It’s a girl! Today is my last day.”, Thursday at 1:45pm I held my Peanut for the first time.
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I write this today because over the weekend I have felt a setback. Not sure why and it came on suddenly. Over the past few weeks I have really enjoyed updating my blog so I find it therapeutic to share this with you right now. Today is better than last night, and I know tomorrow will be even better.
I will keep this thought in my mind to offset the Negative Thoughts that creep in during this time: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 ESV
“Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.'” Isaiah 35:4 ESV