And howdy Amel, I think I need your e-mail so we can talk off blog sometime.
An update: Wow, it's been a long time and this blog helped me a great deal as did everyone involved in it, meaning all of you out there and in my links and in general. I now have my masters and am teaching writing to doctors, among many other things. In fact, I'm running a poetry workshop for surgeons in a few weeks.
My mother still stalks me. I got a letter a couple of years ago sent certified mail to an address she shouldn't have (a friend figures she has a private eye keeping tabs on me) saying she would drive the 9 hours to my place and 'purge you from my system' so that's still hanging there, that being 'her.'
I recently moved for my job and the manager so far is very nice about the PTSD. I'm setting up an appointment with a therapist just for the occassional touch-up sessions. Plus to help with the move and such. Although, I haven't had a panic attack in over two years now. I've come close, real close, but never full-on.
I am writing and have two stories that are online now, you can also buy a story in a magazine or two. I'd love the novel of my therapy, of my life, to happen and am working on that with a professor this semester. We'll see what comes of it. It's hard, especially with the threat still so present even if it's 'just a threat.' And yes, that letter is documented with a lawyer.
Here are links to my stories:
The Cat Psychic
Dreaming of the Manananggal
I don't know if I ever thanked everyone. I've since learned that the most important way you can help someone heal is to just listen, and that's what you all did and I'm so very grateful. I miss the blog and the community we had together. So thank you so much.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Posted by Victorya at 11:01 PM