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June 26, 2008

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Orange

Oh hai! Glad you're on the mend, so to speak, and taking steps to make things better for yourself. Looking forward to additional posting topics when you're feeling up to them, dear.

Noelle

Nothing like declaring a blog hiatus to get yourself going again. It's like bringing an umbrella to work to stop the rain, or lighting up a cigarette to make the food arrive (back when we were stupid and were allowed to smoke inside.)

I like the fruit analogy. I've been there before, briefly. Glad you're feeling a bit better!

DadaMama

Glad you're back! I, for one, missed the posts about crappy magazines and the cute things uttered by your children. I think pharmaceuticals are a good thing, and briefly considered using them myself once. In my case, it took me getting a job to make me feel better about myself. Now that I don't have one to go back to in the fall, well, stay tuned! I'm hoping I can cope with being home full time again without getting depressed, but it hasn't worked in the past.

E.

Hey! Sorry to hear you've been depressed. Thank you for letting yourself be vulnerable and writing about it so eloquently (your fruit as dust in the mouth image is really strong). It is important to destigmatize it. My dear husband suffers from bouts of depression. It's hard on all of us, and it's so important to be able to talk about it (and amazing how when you admit it, other people start saying "me, too" or "my spouse/sister/dad, too...").

Take care. Good luck finding a pharmaceutical that helps you get your joy back.

E.

Hey! Sorry to hear you've been depressed. Thank you for letting yourself be vulnerable and writing about it so eloquently (your fruit as dust in the mouth image is really strong). It is important to destigmatize it. My dear husband suffers from bouts of depression. It's hard on all of us, and it's so important to be able to talk about it (and amazing how when you admit it, other people start saying "me, too" or "my spouse/sister/dad, too...").

Take care. Good luck finding a pharmaceutical that helps you get your joy back.

Jennifer

Being open about your journey with depression is one of the BEST things you could ever do. This is coming from someone who has fought the idea of depression even existing and then wham, it hit me head on after the birth of my first child. The dark days I walked through (and still walk through unless I'm on my happy pill as my husband likes to call them) were very real.

You can make it through. Just keep writing. ;)

supa

i'm glad for you that things are looking up a bit. I hope medication gets you all the way there.

Siobhan

FINALLY catching-up on your blog, after far too long away, and being rewarded with giggles and smiles and endless calls to Atti of "...no really you've gotta come see THIS one (too)..."! Those fotos/videos of Willa are OTT, I now see why Kara's always gushing about her on Facebook. And you look GREAT! Having said that, the evil side of me also has to admit it sickens me how pretty and photogenic you and your sis are/always have been (where the hell'd u get THAT from!?!..oh yeah, probably the Farnam side).
I was also very saddened to read re your battles w/ depression. As Jill has probably (re-)assured you, you're certainly in good company from our side of the tree. I myself have tried various anti-depressants over the years, off & on, so if you want any perspective from the same-blood pool, ask any time at all. Mind you, I of course don't have the "benefit" of the added potential that post-natal can spin on a depression, but perhaps you were already battling the big D, long before the mommy hormones joined the party{?}.
BIG & MANY HUGS my dear, LOVE YOU!!

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