One thing that has become very clear to me over the past couple of months, is no matter how alone you feel, you never really are. I went...
One thing that has become very clear to me over the past couple of months, is no matter how alone you feel, you never really are.
I went through a period of feeling like nobody understood how I felt, became very down, and on particularly difficult days, tearful. I guess, at the lowest points, I was bordering on depressed.
I spent a lot of time wondering if I had done something wrong ..... could Boo's condition have been caused by something I did, or didn't do?
I'm not going to lie, and tell you that all of these feelings have disappeared completely, but things are starting to get better.
It's all still very new to me, and the rest of my family, and we have a lot of learning and adjusting to do. There are going to be many hurdles along the way, but I am starting to realise that there is support out there! You don't need to go through it on your own, or be afraid to talk about things.
I have found a lot of support from both people I know, and people that I don't. I have built up a lovely group of friends on Twitter who are faced with similar, if not identical situations, and have offered advice and support when needed, and one of the biggest support groups you can have, is your family and friends.
Don't be embarrassed to ask them for help when you are struggling, and to talk to them about how you are feeling.
I haven't yet discovered much support from professionals, but things are in the very early stages for me and my family. I now know there is a lot of help out there, and am looking forward to expanding my support group and gaining more knowledge of Boo's condition at the same time.
I guess the point I am trying to get across is, don't struggle on your own. I've been there, and have been lucky enough to find people to support me sooner, rather than later, before I gave in to depression and despair.
It's amazing how many people there are that can relate to your problems ....... but you have to have the courage to speak up, for them to be able to help.