I haven't had much to post lately and won't for a couple more weeks, I think.
My Mom was diagnosed with colon cancer two weeks ago. She had surgery this last Thursday and is recovering in the hospital nicely. I will be going home to help her when she comes home from the hospital, and not sure how long that will take. We're hoping for good pathology reports this next week.
Maybe while I'm away I'll post about my withdrawal from painting in my studio, and not having my dear friend, June, to talk to daily. That all keeps me sane.
I don't think I have ever shared but I have battled depression for most of my adult life...and I fight hard to stay "up". As I have gotten older I've found ways to nuture myself and keep the demons at bay. I also have a great doctor who knows me and helps me by keeping my medications doing their job. It seems rather personal to share this, but there are so many of us out there and we think keeping it to ourselves is the right thing to do. I've found it's the wrong thing for me to do. It's part of who I am.
So step out into the sunlight, share your story with friends and family; get help from a wonderful doctor; and find activities that nurture you. For me it's painting - I feel transported to another place when I'm painting. I'm also blessed to have a loving husband who often knows me better than anyone else.