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|Thu, 01-08-2009 - 12:19pm|
I guess introducing myself would be good. I'm Traci and I'm a 42 yo single mom. I come from a family of alcoholics. From my grandparents to both of my parents. Of all of them, my mother is still living. I lost my dad 5 years ago due to a massive heart attack. I've lost both sets of grandparents over the years. And some very dear friends along the way. All but one of my grandfathers were alcohol related.
My therapist, at that time, recommended that I go to an Alanon meeting. I went, liked what I heard, and kept going back for about 7 years. Then I stopped going because I finally had a handle on that...until just recently. So after a 2 year absence, I went back to a meeting last week and then again this week.
Two days ago my mother did something she knows she not supposed to do and wound up needing to go to the ER. She wouldn't let my DD call 911. I got home about 5 minutes after everything was over and told mom I thought she should get looked at. She's 70 yo with bad osteoporosis. She said she was fine. So, I took off my coat and my shoes and sat down to relax for a few minutes before I cooked dinner. Within 15 minutes, she said she thought she needed me to take her to the ER. Being the dutiful daughter, I obliged. But I was not happy about it. Later, she asked why I was so angry. I told her that 911 should have been called. Back injuries are nothing to mess with by themselves, add in osteo and you really don't mess with it. She bruised her ribs, shoulder and back, but somehow she was lucky enough not to have broken anything.
I have bipolar disorder which has been out of control for a very long time now. I have been in a depressive episode for several months. The docs still haven't found the right combination of meds for me. This episode with my mother pretty much sent me over the edge. Someone suggested this board as a source of support in dealing with my mother. So, here I am.
That is the "short" version. Thank you for listening.