Reply by Immarsh
, on Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:08 am
Hi, I was ill for three years befor I had my surgery at 15, and my parents, doctors insisted that I see a therapist councellor. It was productive for me back then, because I had to deal with the isolation of being hospitalized, the trauma of all the procedures, and the lack of a social life, because I was not allowed to go to school. I don't think a good therapist needs to go through exactly what we did, but it does help to have the knowledge, background and dynamics of those who suffer from chronic donditions. In the years since, I've sought out therapy, when I was struggling with a specific issue...
sick children, dying mother, trying to find my own voice in a difficult marriage, and then again, when I finally separated and eventually divorced. I'm a special education teacher, and know first hand how difficult it is for partents of children with illnesses, or conditions to cope with ongoing issues.
Good therapists are a useful tool. So best of luck to you.