10 ways I put myself back together after trauma

Raphaela Angelou

IMG_6126 This is me at 17 years of age

I can’t tell you how much the response meant to me after I posted Til it Happens to you. The support was incredible! I was too overcome to respond for a while. People have asked how I got through it all. I suffered status epilepticus at 13, meaning I had continual seizures which couldn’t be controlled. I stopped breathing and was in a coma. It took a long time to recover from this event (it was predicted I wouldn’t). The next year, I met a monster, and was abused. The finale was being thrown off a building at fifteen. My healing has taken over twenty years. There are some things that have helped.

1. I can’t handle violence of any kind. I can’t discuss literature, nor movies, let alone view them, if they are violent. At first, I didn’t want people to…

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lynettedavis
    Apr 10, 2016 @ 15:39:08

    Thank you for sharing this post. Incredibly inspirational!​

    *Lynette Davis* reflectionsbooks.org *”There is no greater agony than * *bearing an **untold story inside **you.”* ~Maya Angelou

    On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 11:35 AM, GentleKindness wrote:

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  2. raphaela99
    Apr 10, 2016 @ 23:25:33

    Thankyou my friend, for the reblog. I hope it helps others. xxx



  3. Thirtysomethingbelle
    Apr 11, 2016 @ 08:21:06

    Wise words and inspirational. Much love. Lisa x



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