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    Am I depressed, if I’m not sad? Is it High functioning depression and anxiety?

    So I’ve taken a break from talking about my depression because frankly, it started to annoy me. The whole idea of it, admitting that I “have” it, and sharing the story just became a burden to me. I wanted to feel “normal”. And I stopped taking my meds, partly because I couldn’t afford it, and partly because I felt like I didn’t really need it.  So here’s the thing, I feel fine. I think. I don’t have those extreme lows, or thoughts of suicide or feeling worthless. I feel better. BUT, I’m extremely irritable, EXTREMELY irritable. I also don’t really want to socialise, talk about myself or what’s going on…

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    Part 3, Cancer.

    Vanessa Hudson has been dealt some tough blows, but join us in reading the 3rd and final installment of her journey.   Part 3 – Cancer. (If you missed it, read Part 1 here)   When we saw the specialist,he told us that depending the size of the tumor I might have to have a hysterectomy, but if the tumor is bigger and the cancer has spread I couldn’t have any more children. I looked back at the abortion clinic and I thanked my Lord for being there with us that day. The specialist examined me and said I cant have a hysterectomy and he can only test the lymph…

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    Answer: Yes. It might be worth it if you lose everything.

    Answer: Yes. It might be worth it if you lose everything.   If you are reading this, then you probably read the original post.  The original post was a channel for me to get out all the pent up disappointment and frustration I had been feeling about my situation for MONTHS. It was published, it was read (my most read post to date actually) and it was out there, for everyone to see. The truth. Family members and friends were concerned and mostly gave me the space I had asked for, because I had said what I needed to say and I didn’t feel like discussing it further. It is…

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    Vanessa Hudson – A story of strength and survival – Part 2

    Vanessa Hudson has been dealt some tough blows, but join us in reading this inspirational story of strength and survival, through her own eyes.   Part 2 – The baby (If you missed it, read Part 1 here)   I decided to tell this guy when I returned to camp, the first thing he asked was what was I going to do…I was shocked and felt so hurt. I couldn’t deal with the wave of emotions that crashed on me. .I couldn’t stand the thought of disappointing my family. So we decided that I would end the pregnancy. I didn’t know the first thing about being a mother, I felt so…

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    Vanessa Hudson – A story of strength and survival

    Vanessa Hudson has been dealt some tough blows, but join us in reading this inspirational story of strength and survival, through her own eyes.   Part 1    My story of strength and survival through life’s toughest challenges. I was born into a tamil family made up of my parents, brother and sister and from the age of 2 we attended service with my mum. It was then that I had learnt about God.  I always questioned my mum as to why my friends went to church and we went to the temple. She explained that even though we prayed differently it was to the same God. She was very open…

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