Post by abigailscrafts on Apr 27, 2011 7:07:23 GMT -8
Hello, Abigail here, though as a hint to those from snopes, the name still on my passport is Stephanie, and I had a slight obsession with 'Bishoujo senshi Sailor Moon'
I'm almost 35, live in Japan (though born and raised in the UK), teach preschool, and craft and garden obsessively. I have a history of depression, and the November before last I had a complete breakdown due to physical, emotional, sexual and psychological abuse as a child. I've only just worked my way back to working half-time. I have cPTSD and an associated mood disorder, which also has some physical/psychosomatic symptoms. Though after reading what some of you are going through, I feel like a fraud complaining of fatigue and occasional clusters of myoclonic jerks.
You are not a fraud for complaining. Pain is pain is pain, whether it's in your head, in your heart, or physical. There is no competition here, no one is "worse off" than anyone else.
Welcome to the board Abigail, we look forward to hearing from you often. This is the place to let all your frustrations out, especially when you are having bad days and feel as though you are dumping on your family and friends all the time. We sometimes take a bit to get back to you, but we always will, even if it's just to say "Gawd, that fucking sucks, feel better if you can, rest if you can't!"
i'm a figment of my own imagination....sometimes i don't exist