Hey There. Remember me? You know what – the thing about having a blog is that you actually have to BLOG, and I haven’t been doing a great job at keeping up with mine at the moment. Life sometimes gets a little crazy (sometimes really crazy), and as a result, my blog has fallen by the wayside. This sounds like an excuse, and maybe it is. There are plenty of people out there that have lives that are going haywire and they still manage to have a family, work and blog… But for me, I’m finding that I’m having a harder time of it. Lets just say my face is “life” and a frying pan is “reality” and I am getting a pretty good beat-down right about now. So, here’s a little update about what has gone on in our lives, in the meantime.
If you’ve kept up, you know that I had a cancer scare recently, but it turned out to be massive cysts (thankfully) and not cancer… I had my cysts drained last month because they were causing me pain as I lie on my left side… Problem is, it didn’t really alleviate any pain or discomfort.
In any case, I’m still glad that I had them drained. It’s a load off my chest… ?? Hahaha! That was funny!
Adolescent DepressionAnyway, for the past several months, I have struggled with the decision of whether I should post a particularly sensitive subject regarding mental health in adolescents as we have had to bring one of our daughters to see a psychiatrist and psychologists on a weekly basis and I’ve come to the decision that I won’t post anything regarding Her to protect her privacy. Not because I am ashamed of anything, because I’m not, but because She has stated that she is uncomfortable with people knowing about what’s going on and I will respect her wishes and privacy. However, I may do a post on teen depression at a later date, but who knows. I will say that it has been a roller coaster ride of emotions and fear as we had to fight to keep our daughter out of a mental hospital and were threatened with CPS from the first psychiatrist – we got a second opinion which has given us a different diagnosis and a different method of treatment – the new psychiatrist scoffed at the notion that she needed to be hospitalized. The whole event has traumatized all of us.
In The Words Of DisneyOddly, this reminds me of one of my favorite Disney movies, Mulan. I just love it – it’s such a quotable movie. One of my favorites quotes is when the Emperor tells Shan-Yu, “No matter how the wind howls the mountain cannot bow to it“. I’d like to tell you that I’m a strong person – that I was unfazed by everything that was going on, but no matter how strong I am; no matter how strong I may appear to be, there are fracture lines in my facade. I may not have bowed to the howling winds but I wasn’t unmarred by the storm. But for now, things are better and hopefully we can all sleep a little easier at night.