top of page

What is a disability?

My elderly father that I have been taking care of...fell last week and broke his hip. Now since 2014, I have had to be the unwilling person who has had to deal with a lot of tragedy's. I found my best friend and roommate's body in the his upstairs apartment. He had a massive heart attack at the age of 46 and had passed away the day before in the apartment just over my head. I had always drank, but finding his body pushed me over the edge. Every time I closed my eyes, I would see his dead body on my floor. I couldn't sleep and instead of trying to get more help, I let alcohol take over my life. Is a person disabled from drinking. I some ways, I believe yes. It was my choice to let it have control over me, but I was just trying to not "lose it" myself. When in fact that is exactly what I was doing.

I quit drinking on April 1, 2018. I knew that I had to at that point and I finally truly wanted to. My mother passed away later that year. Right before Christmas of that year, as a matter of fact. I was with her when she passed from dementia and I saw her take her last breath. At that point, I never wanted to start drinking more in my life. However, I beat back these impulses and turned away from drinking again. Even though, I was still being accused of it by certain people with whom I will never have a good relationship again. I have tried to be an island in doing this, but now I truly see the positivity in support. Especially from the one's that you love. I feel like many friends and family members truly let me down by accusing me instead of supporting me in what I was doing. This is a long story and this is only the half of the situation that I will write more about on a later date and time. I hope that I am reaching people through what I have been through. Sometimes I feel like I am preaching to an empty church.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

TwT-The Write Therapy-My New Project

I haven't written too much in the last couple of months. Firstly my father fell on November 29th and broke his hip. He would not work with the physical therapists who were assigned to help him. Thi


bottom of page