I am a 54 year old woman with multiple issues going on in her life. I fight depression and anxiety everyday like many of you. I also have ADD, dyslexia, executive functioning/working memory problems, and language disabilities.
I also have hormonal issues and other medical diagnoses that all mesh together to make physical/mental therapies and diagnoses difficult. I am currently living with my aging parents. My 82 yr. old mother is fighting a Parkinson’s related disease called PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) which is a more aggressive form (most people live up to 6-7 years after onset). She is at midpoint now requiring 24 hour by 7 support. I have had questions surrounding my career choice of which I now have a Masters degree in the field.
Now with COVID my life is like a 1000 piece puzzle. I never know what to work on or call my diagnoses because the doctors don’t always know either but they all agree there is something there. I put this out there to:
1. Knowledge is power. You can’t fix what you don’t know.
2. To empower myself in sharing.
3. To help people in my age group with conversations and attention.
4.to get information from others.
5. To help professionals hear about real situations to find real solutions.
6. To help non-believers, believe.
Silencers make the situation of many worse not better.