My Mum passed away early March and alot has been going on as some of you may have read in my previous posts. My Mum always suffered with depression throughout her early life and a comment from my cousin triggered me asking my Mums GP for some information. Well it was a shock to read the letters - My mum had acute peurperal depression after the birth of my Brother which resulted in ECT and a leucotomy. He was put into care for his own safety as per the way things were in the early 60's. I always knew she had had a brain operation as I remember it from my childhood and I was told by the Memory Clinic of a lobotomy but seeing it in writing has been awful. I wish she had told me about this and her history and not kept everything a huge secret as I was always told that she wasnt well and at times my childhood and growing up was quite difficult. Im sure we could all have been more understanding of her mental health had she just said something. I dont expect any advice or many comments - I just wanted to put it in writing to clear my head !