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I wanted to share some positivity...
life with PTSD is a lot of the time very very challenging but sometimes we have to get strong and make strong decisions that are the best for us and for our future.
Back in 2002 I had my third bout of post natal depression complicated by OCD, Body Dismorphia and PTSD.....I was under section at out local psychiatric unit and a lovely psychiatrist ether told me I could beat it if I wanted to and I must try harder to be a good mum for my children. I stayed in there for 17 weeks and after that I was discharged back to my home with 2 very young children and a husband that worked 12 hrs or more each day so I was pretty much alone all day with them, I had no follow up support or anyone to check on me other than my gp.
one day I went to my gp for some support and this made all the difference to my future....his words were " don't worry about being normal, about trying to do anything in life other than be a mum that's all you need to do, that's what's important" I asked him about going back to work someday...he replied whilst laughing oh no my dear that's not for you " !!!
So long story short it annoyed me that my life was just to be a mum, not have a future, not to even bother making a life for me after the children as I wasn't capable of that as I was a mental health patient who could just stay on benefits and not aspire to be anything.
well I decided 3 days after getting out of hospital to go and get a job and prove that I could do it ! Two fingers up to the system !!!
I am still working and I am still a mum, and yes I am still a person who struggles with mental health but I have found the light at the end of the tunnel and am still walking towards it.
if this only inspires 1 person it's worth it
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