I was a stay at home Mom for 22 years. The down fall in this was that my now ex-husband was abusive. This left me with a TBI. I did not know the extent of damage until after my divorce and I obtained my bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology and then went on to get my Master’s in Counseling. I had to stop school 26 credits in my Master’s and quit my job as a case worker for the mentally disabled because of my memory problems. I was diagnosed with early onset dementia because of the TBI. Wow…. Now I’m on my meds for memory but still digging for other answers. Too young you know ?!
I am also a survivor of sexual abuse that had happened in my home as a child by a family member. I was also sexually assaulted as a preteen by a stranger. Because of this I have high Anxiety some days less, some days more. I didn’t realize I had healing left to do until I became a case worker for mentally ill adults. Some days I feel as though I’m a broken and shattered precious stone that can’t be put back together. Other days I feel as though all is well and good. I’ve always had high anxiety probably because of this. I’ve learned to deal with it most of the time but I have my days.
I was also diagnosed with degenerative disk disease in my twenties. I didn’t think anything of the diagnoses and went on with life until three years ago when I had C5-C7 fused successfully. They say I’ll need other surgeries but I don’t know about that. They also say I should be in more pain than I am. I think I will be fine.