A Puddle of Pickles

Just a normal abnormal life.

It’s only uphill from here

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PPD is no joke, especially when you’ve dealt with depression all your life. Thought I had a pretty good handle on things. I was wrong. This has been a whole new level that I’ve never experienced before.

Thankfully, I do know when to get help. I have a lot of supporting friends and family who have held my hand through this.

My doctor pretty much flat out told me to stop breastfeeding. So the past few days we’ve been quickly weaning Remy. He now takes a bottle. It’s mixed formula and breast milk, but starting tonight, I will be pumping and dumping.

It’s been heartbreaking for me. Harder on me than I think for Remy. I cried last night after I breast fed him one last time.

All I know now, though, is I’m ready to feel better. I’m ready to have a little drive back. I’m ready to soar. And from where I am, it can only get better.

I’m not alone in this either. First and foremost, I have God by my side. It would be impossible without Him. Then, I have my support system of loved ones.

All in all, I’m ready. Bring it.

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Author: Mandy

I am an Herbalife coach currently located in Texas. I am a previous military wife. I have two amazing little children alongside my wonderful husband, their father. I deal with anxiety, depression, and a mood disorder and have all my life. I also have a strong faith in God and trust in Him to help me through all of it. He's given me a passion of helping others through my gifts in the same way I have been helped. The purpose of this blog is to share my journeys in my mental health as a way to inspire and encourage those who read.

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