Hello Everyone. I guess I should have done this first, but anyway, here is a little info about me.
I'm 38, a widow. I lost my Husband Jack to Leukemia July 16,2010. I live in McConnellsburg, PA, a very small town. I grew up in NC, and most of my family is still there.
I am the parent of 4 cats, 2 are 10, 1 is 11, and the baby is 6 mos. They truly are my babies.
I work part time as a home heath nurse aide.
As for my health issues, I have suffered from Depression & Anxiety since late childhood, and started on meds @ age 15. Since then I have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety & PTSD from childhood abuse/neglect.
Thankfully I have a good psych doc and a wonderful therapist. I have been doing therapy once a week since I lost Jack. It helps with the grief process & also with my depression. I'm doing CBT. It isn't easy.
I have some other issues: Migraine, Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis & Chronic Pain due to an injury.
I am considering retuning to college next fall to complete a degree in Psychology. I love music and books, I write a little poetry and journal.
I look forward to "meeting" everyone here. Feel free to ask me anything, I am an open book.