I received a message the other day asking...."so, if you're not a doctor, what are you?" There were other questions and things said within the message that I will not repeat here, but I will answer the question.. ..."So, if you're not a doctor, what are you?"
What am I?...
I am a Mother...a strong independent woman...a friend...and so much more!! But that's not the answer you want to read I know. I add it because I am so much more...just like you are too. I'm human...and like you I hurt.
Oh...and I live with pain too. I have crawled out of my hole by using the things I learned in college and during my professional career. And if I can help even one person get up out of theirs or to even prevent someone from falling into their hole, then this is all worth it.
Please understand that sharing my journey and my personal pain isn't always easy for me. I haven't always been proud of how I recovered or how I dealt with my pain, but I am learning how to change that. Sharing this website has been a part of my journey too.
I'm not saying I have all the answers either. I am only human after all. I still have my down days. Days where I struggle to accept my pain and limitations, and days when I want to tell the world where to go and how to get there...but I'm not where I was and that is what I hold on to.
So...no I am not a doctor...I'm someone just like you...using what she knows to get her through the rough spots...and sharing it with others in the hopes that maybe it will help and make a difference in someone else's life and make the journey of accepting a pained life less painful.
take good care of you