It has been quite awhile since I have written a blog. It is the stuff of life that tends to consume our time, doesn't it? Since I have written, my husband has had a very successful hip replacement and we are getting ready for him to have the second one done. His orthopedic surgeon is very impressed with his recovery! Of course, I am not showing favoritism at all, am I? We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary 9 days after his surgery, and I am so grateful to God for bringing us together and for the years we have had to know and love each other. We have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.
Our granddaughter is riding her two-wheeler without training wheels.
Since my last post, I have cut yet another finger on the same food processor blade, left in about the same place on the counter! It now sits safely (?) in the food processor instead of on the counter. Same day of the week, same people present, same function of cleaning the counter.
This one is healing more quickly than the other and the split
in the nail is not as long...
Our grandson is saying more words, and we chuckle at how much he loves life and family. Our granddaughter starts kindergarten tomorrow, and my daughter-in-law gave the thumbs up for me to accompany them on her first day. It is hard to keep up with all the changes.
But, for those with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), living with constant change is also hard to keep up with. Two of the clients I see in my office have DID. It is a disorder that, for some, is frightening because of the switching that occurs without warning. For others, it seems not to be so fear producing. Neither is right nor wrong....just different. Mental illness presents itself in as many different ways as there are people with a diagnosis. I see the frustration and anguish in their eyes and on their faces as they switch in front of me, and try to account for lost time and lost sense of identity. There is hope, but this takes a great deal of time.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of controversy about this diagnosis. I want to learn as much as I can about this disorder so I am in the process of studying and learning more about DID. Several books have been helpful...Sybil, When Rabbit Howls, Switching Time, and More Than One. I am continually seeking articles and books to continue to educate myself in this area.
There is hope.