Last year I wrote extensively about the “Fog in my Head” and how I couldn’t focus and how I felt sad, angry etc… Since then, a lot has changed. Hubby hasn’t been travelling near as much (woot!), I’ve gotten back to my running, and I’ve really found joy in my life (with more “joy” due to join us in 16 short weeks). I never realized how much my “fog” impaired my ability to do anything until it started to roll away.
My brain has been a lot clearer lately and hubby and I have finally begun to tackle a lot of things we’ve neglected over the past few yrs (getting caught up on our taxes, bringing the kids to the dentist, sorting & disposing of clutter, and beginning a debt repayment plan). While it feels awesome to be in control of our lives again, it’s also made it abundantly apparent to us how much more work we have to do to finish cleaning up from that foggy storm. I have many friends I need to re-connect with, I have lots more organizing and clutter to sort etc… I really hope I can get it all taken care of before more “joy” enters our lives. We’re so close, yet so far away because I’m so afraid that the fog that is PPD will roll back in.
Have you suffered from PPD from one baby, but not subsequent babies? How did you prevent it from coming back? Is it possible to set up a support system ahead of time to prevent it? I’d love your feedback and ideas because I’m bound and determined to not disappear into my fog again!