Putting on a happy face

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 12/8/2008 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   
When I read some of the post on this foram I get a little worried sometimes.Yes I know that some times you have to put on a happy face for the rest of the world because most people dont want to deal with depression.What makes me worry is that for a long time I pretend that I was O.K. I did not want to be sick.I kept trying to sweep it under the rug as thay use to say.I got worse and worse tell I hurt myself.If I would have admitted to myself and my family how sick I was and got help sooner I would not have life time disabilitys.Most everyone one this forum are dealing with there depression but If you are not or you are someone who is just browsing the site and think you might be depressed but your just not ready to admit it I hope and pray that you can learn from my mistake and get the help you need now.So take the mask  you wear for the world off and get help you need so that you can take the mask off for good.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 12/8/2008 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Heej mom!

You are so right here. We tend to put up are happy faces all the time, unconscious. When I am around people who all know what is going on with me I still wear a happy face, without even realizing it. Just as you say, taking the mask off can be such a great help. I think that most of the depression we experience can be healed with enough love and compassion, and taking off your mask will let others see what is bothering you. Then you can be filled with the love and compassion of others. And like negative thinking can be harmful, positive thinking can be a cure.

Mom, thank you so much for this message!

Have a wonderful day!
Acceptance is the key

The World is but a reflection. Smile, and it will smile back.

Try to keep smiling! :)

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