So my appointment went a little like this. Doctor: I have read your extensive file here, but I would like to hear from you about your mental health. Me: long story about the episode, and how I came into a manic state again recently. You can read a little about the postpartum psychosis here and … More Fighting the funk (medication, breastfeeding, bipolar and tea)
So I have found the perfect place for me to write this week- back at the hospital after my exercise class. The wounds are still there, but they are scarring. It is a good feeling to be able to flit in and out of the events leading up to and including the episode without feeling … More Writing at the hospital
There was a moment as I stepped down this gutter and I realised that this was THE drain. I suddenly felt short of breath as sadness expanded from the pit of my stomach and an began aching for a time in the past. When Master X was only a couple of weeks old, I came across an advertisement … More Cry me a rainwater drain
A friend of mine has just announced the birth of their daughter. And I feel sad. Their photos are beautiful. I remember some of the early days, only six months ago. Although it does feel like a lifetime has passed. I want to reach out to ‘pay it forward’ like the ladies who supported me … More Become mum. Thoughts for another new mum.
I don’t know how I made it through Friday with what I think were flying colours, but it happened. Maybe it was the chocolate, or maybe it was the medication, or it could have been the awesome rainy weather. I packed way too much into my day, I came to that realisation after reading itsamumslife2016 post … More Friday.