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Day 27

About me part 1

When I was young I was envious of everyone around me. Everyone except me seemed to have a normal family. Normal parents, normal siblings, normal home. We moved when I was 9. I made friends easily but my siblings didn't seem to. My mothers mental health went down the drain. Our house was dirty in comparison to everyone else's. Most things in the house were second hand. My dad struggled to cope. They were always in debt.
My mother did and still does smoke constantly to the point the whole house smells like an ashtray and everything in it. I probably didn't notice back then living in it constantly but I do now that I don't live with her. I suffered from psoriasis badly which started after we moved. I was covered to head to toe at one point and was in hospital for 5 weeks. When I got home I wished I was back in hospital. I was 10.
At some point through primary I was sent to a boarding school in the north of Scotland for a week. I think this was before I went to hospital. It might have been to give me a break.

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  • Lydia Lydia
    49 months ago

    That would have been because you were run down, was it planned by the Nurse from School?
    It would have been convalescing because you had been in hospital for a length of time..
    My twin sisters went because they always seemed run down, they hated being away from mum and cried every night we were told..... No wonder adults of today have attachment problems.
    I have insecure attachment , the majority of the adult population has an attachment disorder

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  • doingitonmyown doingitonmyown
    49 months ago

    I believe it was organised by the school the headmaster told me about it. I remember being teased about it. I burst into tears but the girls were so apologetic about teasing me. The thing is though if they had told me why then it wouldn't have been so bad but I hated it. It was my first time away from home and I was homesick all week. They would read any letters you wrote to home before they sent them and made you rewrite it if the didn't like what you wrote.

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  • doingitonmyown doingitonmyown
    49 months ago

    I think it was before I went into hospital that I went to the boarding school. It mightve even been the primary school year before. I'm not sure x

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  • AcaMartian10 AcaMartian10
    49 months ago

    hugs, doingitonmyown.
    You're so strong and brave. Bravo.

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  • doingitonmyown doingitonmyown
    49 months ago

    Thankyou aca xx

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