silentears and I lived together here in Houston for the past two years after she initially left her boyfriend = not her husband as she implies elsewhere - because of an alleged domestic violence situation.
She was, in fact, diagnosed with GERD by her G.P. and was subsequently put on Nexium. However, she didn't routinely take the recommended dosage because she felt it didn't work. In effect, she quit taking it and became ever more ill.
silentears may well have been depressed; she was diagnosed with a mild version of Bi-Polar Disorder and was seeking counseling on a somewhat regular basis. We - all of her friends here in Houston - all felt that she was making excellent progress until her abusive ex popped back up into the picture and started screwing with her mind and self-esteem.
silenttears states in another thread that the CPS office and the State "adopted" her children out after deeming her mentally unfit to be awarded custody of the three children, however, what she neglected to mention was that she had been working her ass off towards reunification until HE (the ex - the one who allegedly "died") surfaced and started screwing her up.
He was a scumbag ... and he manipulated silenttears in many ways to his own advantage. Unfortunately, I see she still continues to make excuses and accepts the blame for all the things he did to her.
silenttears is a caring, thoughtful, beautiful soul .... and yes, she has issues that can be effectively treated with prescriptions and proper medical supervision; however, she chooses to only pursue these options as she sees fit and when it suits her.
silenttears is an adopted Vietnamese woman who has no real, definitive sense of self-identity and has a deep desire to be loved ... as we all do. However, when she does find love, she pushes it away because it scares her ... so, she runs back to the one who abused her and who effectively was responsible for CPS denying custody of those three beautiful angels from God.
Yes, she has issues. I lived with her every single day for the past two years until she disappeared on me on the morning of 09 September 06. Sadly, she chose to return to the one person who caused her so much pain and torment; the one who abused her physically, spiritually, emotionally, verbally, and financially. She threw away a loving, Christian relationship to return to him because she felt it would get her kids back; not realizing that it was HIM that precipitated the very reason WHY she was denied custody.
GERD, Kieu. How many times did I hold your hair out of your face after you consumed the very foods that irritated your condition while you puked up blood??? How many times did I sit there and rub your stomach and cry as you lay there in pain??? You aren't bulimic ... you don't gag yourself. So why say you do???
I was there by your side when that gastroentologist performed the endoscopy. I saw - with my own eyes - the damge that acid reflux had caused to your esophagus. HE told ME you had had GERD for at least several years and that you were a likely candidate to eventually develop Barrett's esophagus unless you changed your dietary habits.
Why sit here and post an outright lie about not knowing you had symptoms closely related to Barret's??? For Christ's sake, I STILL have the photographs the doctor took when he examined you. The man sat there and talked to BOTH of us just as plainly as I'm speaking to you now.
Unless something drastic has happened to you since you bailed out on me without warning in September, you NEVER showed signs of having any predispositions to bulimia or anorexia. Had you, don't you think I would have immediately confronted you about it???
I LOVED YOU, darn IT.