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Forgiveness = Freedom & Peace

I’m sry this is a lil long. I am 52 but the baby in my fam. 3 brothers and 1 sister who passed. One of my brothers who is the only married one said they considered me more like their daughter then a sister.
We were extremely close talked on the phone all the time sleep overs & vacations. I then got sick Lyme twice then diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
I unfortunately was not able to work any longer. I had loved working and loved my career. My company ended up laying off 90% of my department. I was absolutely crushed. At the time I had needed back surgery and ended up getting an anterior lumbar fusion.

When I spoke with my brother he felt that I could and should still work. He and my sister in law started saying that I should lose weight (which they had not known I has lost a considerable amount of weight)
Then they went on to say I should stop drinking which again because I had quit smoking due to the surgery I also stopped drinking.
They then said A LOT to me a lot of things that were out of line. They then proceeded to say the most painful thing to me.
Which was they hoped that I wouldn’t get approved for disability. Now at the time my husband was awaiting his disability as he was hurt on the job. So financially we were struggling. (Sry so long).

So fast forward 10 years I have been on disability and my brother and sister in law do not speak. They told my mother they do not know why we’re not speaking or why I’m mad at them. I think my biggest pet peeve of the whole thing is they said they looked at me as a daughter. Yet they never reach out. We have had a few special occassions were my daughter wanted them there, so we invited them.
They have never invited us to anything. I don’t want to be petty and want to do the whole forgive and forget but the question is I am worthy are they worthy of my forgiveness or can as I have my own family my husband and daughter. Write them off as I feel they did me ?
Whatcha ya guys think

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#invisibleillness #spoonielife #chronicpainsucks #epsteinbarr
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#immunocompromised #forgive #familydisfunction
#InvisibleDisability #DisabilityBenefits #anteriorlumbarfusion
#LymeDisease #ChronicLymeDisease

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is Melissa. I'm here because I’m at rock bottom in every way and I’m trying to find the strength to pull myself up. I feel as if I’m stuck at the bottom of a well.

#MightyTogether #ChronicLymeDisease #Depression

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So much stuff!!!

I have been having a really hard time and it’s been a reallly long year for my family.
About me I have Fibro, RA, IC/BPS, sciatica AS, DDD, SpinalFusion spinalstenosis etc..

I have my oldest brother who had a stroke this year. We have always spoken and never had and any issues ( unlike my other siblings that’s another post).

When I was younger my brother more than once sexually assaulted me.
I don’t know if it actually considered that
I was sexually assaulted by my father when I was a child and raped at 15 by an older man.

My brother who is 20 years older than me tried to kiss me on more than one occasion this was when I was in elementary school. He I found out a few years ago was also along with my brothers and my sister were sexually assaulted by my father as well.

So the situation is idkw but after he had his stroke I just couldn’t speak to him.
I did only speak to him because of my mother. I did tell my mother when I was younger and I can only say she made excuses for him and begged me not to not talk to him.

I love my mother very much and we have a very good relationship except for this issue. So I haven’t spoken to him since his stroke and I feel extremely guilty for it.
He has been trying to get in contact with me but I have thwarted contact.

My husband knows and of course he says I should not feel guilty and doesn’t understand why I had been talking to him all these years.
I don’t know if I should say something to my mom who is 85. I don’t think it would do anything but upset her or cause and arguement. Or bother saying anything to my brother. Which idkw I feel bad saying anything which doesn’t make sense.
I know I should have gone to therapy years ago but does anyone have any suggestions how I should proceed in the interim ?

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Scared and not ok.

I'm struggling with an unknown illness atm. Went from. Slightly tired with a standard 7 hour sleep time with an occasional nap on weekends to sleeping an additional 3-8 hours with 2 naps one in the morning one in the afternoon. If I don't nap I get all brain foggy and will go to sleep like a toddler even while eating or talking. I am going through all the tests, ent, neurologist, sleep center all say I'm sleeping fine apnea under control. I know I'm sleeping fine just way to much. Going to the big hospital to see their internest. Antibiotocs did nothing,still in process of checking heart. I do have fibromyalgia, and have had Lyme. Is this recurring Lyme, is this CFS? I'm stressed by home life but in no way depressed. Happy, enjoy things when I'm awake to do them. I'm ok if I have a plan but this came again sudden onset about 4.5 months ago. Searching for answers. Grateful I have a medical team who believes me. #ChronicLymeDisease #Fibromyalgia #ChronicFatigue

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is AllTooReal. I'm here because I'm exhausted and afraid I'm about to lose my job because of my chronic pain and fatigue. I don't know what to do and I need help, or support, or something. So here I am.

#MightyTogether #Fibromyalgia #PTSD #ChronicLymeDisease

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Lotus713. I'm here because I suffer from CIRS and Lyme Disease. I have thyroid, autonomic and auto-immune problems. I also suffer from dementia and parkinson's symptoms on and off daily and have lesions in my brain according to the Neuro Quant MRI I had done, along with loss of dopamine production.Everyday I feel more and more alone and depressed as my loved ones leave me.

#MightyTogether #ChronicLymeDisease

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