Thank you for welcoming me to HealingWell. I am sure I will enjoy it here.
Yes, I had child abuse. Mine was emotional child abuse. It is hard to handle. It is hard to admit, it is very sensitive. I am 66 years old. It started when I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1949. I lived in a family where epilepsy was hereditary. If you got found out, you were disowned from my family.
My sister and I both had epilepsy. My father bought a ranch to keep us away from his relatives. That was the abuse, my father, mother, sister and I had to keep away from my relatives.
When my father died, I was not allowed to go to his funeral. What if I had a seizure there. That would be embarrassing to the whole family. My epilepsy is more noticeable than my sister's. I have been disowned from my family ever since then. I have no idea what has happened to any of them.
My daughter ran away from home as soon as she was old enough too. I have 3 grandchildren that my daughter and son-in-law have never let me see grow up. They have avoided me at all costs. They are now adults. When I have great grandchildren, I will never know it. Why? I have epilepsy.
Thank you for listening to me. confirmation.
Post Edited (confirmaton) : 2/3/2010 10:18:38 AM (GMT-7)