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January 07, 2010


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Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio

That's great you took the step and saw the doctor. (I might find a reason to see the doctor if I had yours, but alas, I have a woman doctor) Really understand the little step part and feel you are on your way. A little is better than none.(I'm sure my Mom told me that) Keep up the good work. And all the positive remarks he said about you are true. You have all of those attributes and many more. Just believe in yourself, Tracey.


Great story, Tracey! Nothing like a little depression humor to perk yourself up! hehe
So glad you're on your way to feeling more like your authentic self. Who knows, maybe all you need is to schedule a few more trips just to SEE your doctor! Lucky you! My last Dr. was about 100 yrs. old, and my present Dr. is nice but kinda dorky! Anyway, you've been on my mind and I'm glad you're improving!


Hi Tracey! I'm using an exclamation mark following your name because I'm just SO happy to 'see/read' you tonight....your post was a 'tickle' and while you have been blessed with a hunky doctor who recognizes "help is on the way" in complimentary words AND med. deeds I just needed to slip in wise words from Proverbs which says, "a merry heart doeth good like medicine".....something like your brave leap of faith today that led you into the stylin' and yet wise doctor that brought a smile to your face and hope to your heart! Even if it is 'only a little' -- tiny seeds DO grow with love and tender nurturing Tracey. I think you have two key ingredients in the 'love/tender' department Tracey!

Know that you are extravagantly blessed by His grace this night dear Tracey.

Mandi Pike

Sounds like he was just the medicine you need! Laughter is often the best medicine, and then he compliments you on top of the humor! So glad you went and are in better spirits.

Take care!

Margaret Bouwmeester

Hang in there Tracey, your first step to overcoming depression is that you acknowledge it. I went to a therapist for two years, I just needed some comfort, and a ear to listen. In a way that is what blogging is, we are all here to help and lend a shoulder to cry on and listen when you need it.
Life is about our journey and the people we meet along the way, sometimes we get lost but our friends and loved ones always come to guide us back. I am always here to listen and be a friend........
You needed to laugh and that's a good sign, maybe a small step, but at least it gave a bit of relief!!!
Margaret B


I'm glad you took the first step and went to the Dr. All you can do is put one foot in front of the other one...


Oh Tracey, you have made my heart happy...so glad you took that first step - your Dr sounds like a keeper. Keep smiling.
Love, Anita


He sounds like God has blessed him with the ability to help heal medically, but more importatntly God has blessed him with a charming, sensitive, true bedside manor... A rare combination if you ask me. Sounds like you are on a good path...

pogonip@meadowsweet cottage

What an unforeseen blessing that a change of health plan gifted you such a cutie pie of a doctor. Glad things are looking up for you. Now if we can just get some actual sunshine around here and rid ourselves of the ice...


What a well written post, full of great news. I'm happy for you. Hang on to the positive thoughts, they will help pull you out of this. You are so talented and so many of us look up to you. Knowing that you too have dark days helps us connect to you and love and support you all the more. I'll pray for your rapid recovery.


Friday Hi's Tracey...I am just tagging on to my note of yesterday to you Tracey only to say 'hugs & hi's'. Praying that today wrapped around you like a cozy blanket. xx

God Bless,


Yay for you!!! Just remember, it will take a couple of weeks for the meds to FULLY kick in. So, don't get concerned if you don't see a change really quickly. We have communicated by email before. Feel free to contact me again if you have ANY questions. I have gone through EXACTLY what you are living. Love~ Philicia


Good for you. The first steps are the hardest.

Julie Federico

Wish I'd read your blog sooner. When I say you at Tickled Pink I would have hugged you harder and longer. I loved seeing your happy face in person once again. You looked luminous...

xo, juls


Glad to hear your taking the steps needed...you will be fine....and listen to the doc..get out there and do some PR work!!...Radio...how about a show about junk-in...glad your smiling again..



It's a fresh week and just wanted you to read and to remember that the TLC still lingers over your little self Tracey.

God Bless You,

cindy~my romantic home

Oh YAY!!! I'm picturing a younger, better-looking Dr. Oz!!! He sounds great and I'm so glad he was able to make you smile and give you the meds!


....a wrapped up package of 'verbal encouragement' for today Tracey.....with a cup of great caring.

God bless


I was just like you a few years back. After my first daughter was born(almost a year after) I was diagnosed with Post Partum Depression. I went on meds and was doing great. I went off of the meds about 3 years after and was feeling great. My second daughter came along and they put me on meds again because my Dr.'s said the chances of it coming back were really high. So again I did. I decided to take myself off of them about 2 years ago. Big mistake....I felt the same way you did. I am all about having my makeup and hair done even if its just to go to the grociers. But I couldn't wait to get home and get into my sweats. I was tired all the time. Not motivated to do anything and that's not an easy task with a 1 1/2 year old and 6 year old. I went to my dr's and she said that some people just need to stay on something all the time. Even if it is a low dose. Just to take the edge off. I went back on a new med and its been great. Sure I still get the blues sometimes but its okay. My head is clearer now and when I do get a little blue I just know its going to be okay. Having a wonderful supportive family is also a huge thing. If it wasn't for my hubs I don't know what I'd do. My hubs and I kid around and call them my happy pills!:)
Tracey I wish you nothing but good health, love, and clarity all the days of your life.

Julie Federico

Hi Girl,
Just a little love note to say thinking of you. Hope is eternal. Looking forward to seeing more of you soon.

xo, juls

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