I recently jumped on the show band wagon for This Is Us. It took me long enough given I loved Parenthood and I find them pretty similar. If you haven’t seen last week’s episode SPOILER ALERT. Don’t read on!
This was me before I moved in with my aunt and uncle. Right before the abuse started.
Twenty-one years ago, today, my Grandma T died from ovarian cancer at age 51. I cannot even begin to express how much I miss her…
A couple of weeks ago was pretty scary as I experienced my first “adult” flashback. Let me define flashback: A sudden and disturbing vivid memory of an event in the past, typically as the result of psychological trauma (or taking LSD). I say “adult” because I faced flashbacks in high school. I swore I heard my aunt’s voice and it terrified me. That was the start of my cutting and suicidal thoughts. I was quickly diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which eventually led me to an evaluation center and live-in facility for therapy. I’ve had a few since then, but mostly due to intoxication and no self-control (more like panic attacks). However, this was entirely different. [Read more…]