My return to blogging was short lived. I'm taking a blog-vacation while I focus on becoming well.
I still encourage anyone who is struggling with or knows somebody who is struggling with PPD to reach out for help. These are great places to start: http://www.postpartum.net/Get-the-Facts.aspx and http://postpartumprogress.com/.
PPD is treatable and temporary. And far more common than most people think.
So I'm signing off for now...but not quietly.
A few thoughts to share before I'm back laughing about the time I went bat-shit crazy:
-Fuck anyone who thinks this is my fault, that I brought this on myself, or that having PPD makes me any less of a mother. I'm a fantastic mother. I take amazing care of my kids. Their health, well-being, safety, and happiness are my first priority in life.
-If you're going through something similar to me, you're not alone, help is out there, and you can get better.
So with love and lots of F bombs, I'm off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of sanity.
(Saying fuck a lot feels cathartic, and pretty fucking awesome right now).