accepting the unacceptable

My name is Katie and after my first child I suffered from Postpartum Depression.

and anxiety.

and OCD.

and post traumatic stress disorder.

But I got pregnant again anyway.

I would like to say I am a “success” story and none of these “issues” showed their stupid faces again.

But that would not be true.

I suffered again.

I still suffer.

My friend, Diana, the beautiful heart and soul of Hormonal Imbalances, asked me to talk about what it’s like admitting to PPD…again.

So I am over at her place while she is on a Disney cruise with her daughter. A very VERY deserved vacation for her.

So right? I am totally the Debbie Downer talking about depression while she is having fun.

It’s ok, she asked me to do it.

She is no stranger to “tough” times and her faith and good heart have been an immense inspiration and comfort to me in my own times of trial.

So won’t you please join me over there today while I spill my hatred and embarrassment and fears about going through postpartum depression all again (or maybe it never went away)?

Thanks.

See you over there.

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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.