One of my symptoms of PP, whilst I was sectioned & being diagnosed, was to write compulsively. When I finally could write no more I handed the books over to my friend who visited me for safekeeping, because I was paranoid the hospital staff would find them and use the contents against me or another patient would steal them (well things that were mine in my room went missing and things that weren't mine appeared in my locker so maybe I wasn't paranoid?!). I told her these were as important to me as Anne Frank's diaries were to her.
When I was discharged from hospital she returned them to me and confessed she had read them and been concerned with the contents and had therefore shown them to the hospital staff.
These have been in my attic ever since and I am now wondering whether I should take them down and relook at them as I have been well for nearly a year now... hence my question.
By the way, when I was most ill I refused to believe I was ill and that my sectioning had been a terrible mistake, the result of a nightmare that was so horrific that I couldn't tell it had been a nightmare even when I'd woken up. After that I believed I was ill due to the side effects of the drugs they'd given me and the shock of being separated from my baby and the stress of him being in special baby care.