Once upon a time I owned a successful business with hundreds of clients and even more customers. I went from having a home based business one year to the second best in the entire county in my third year in business... who knows where we would have been if I had continued to be in business through my fourth year, however I made the tough decision to close because we were in a tight spot financially at home, in addition to having two special needs children, it was just too much for us to handle at one time.
Within two months of closing my business down, my two special needs boys
have both improved drastically, my 2 year old has finished potty
training and I actually am enjoying my family.
A year and a half ago, I found myself suffering from what I believe is a
delayed form of Post Partum Depression. It didn't hit me until my
youngest (of 4 if that matters) weaned from nursing... then all of a
sudden I began to get severely agitated to the point of near hysteria
and just ready to be done with it all. After a few months of this I
began to realize that my moods were peaking (or falling to all time
lows) just before my periods... and I called my doctor and set up an
appointment.. he put me on Lexapro, which I took for a few months, and
it helped, no doubt.... Over that period of time I was able to learn to
recognize the signs of my hormonal imbalance and focus on staying in
Since then I have learned that I had a Progesterone imbalance, began
using an over the counter progesterone cream for a couple weeks out of
each cycle... and after two months of that, my hormone levels completely
stabilized (as far as I can tell without having them actually tested
that is...) and life has become great!
That's a very short version of the story... but since I've gotten my
hormones straightened out and stopped working and have been able to
focus on my family (where my focus SHOULD be)... my marriage has never
been better, my relationships with my children are fantastic, and I've
been able to focus on ME a bit...
I've been able to get back to the path I had been on many, many years
ago before I mistakenly got involved with the wrong guy (who I
eventually divorced) and allowed myself to be brainwashed into being
nothing more than a built in babysitter and housemaid.