Laura #22 in The Small Q

Chronic pain, kidney failure, digestive problems, sight issues (DME), stress.
Estimated Funding Date June 20, 2020
Barefoot Acupuncture Peterborough
Acupuncture 1 hour X 4 Sessions
Peterborough, ON

$28.00 of $280.00 funded

  • Laura's Story

    I have PTSD from severe child abuse. I have medical PTSD.
    My father abused us physically, mentally, verbally and emotionally.
    My mother never stopped it from happening. She would further give reasons why we were abused.. As if it was our fault. Then, she would tell us that we were not abused... I truly believed that until I was 29 years old. Until recent years.
    My father also killed our family pets in front of our family. I have night terrors that keep me awake at night. When I first cut ties with my family, I would lock the doors during the day and keep checking the locks when I would hear loud noises.

    I was in a coma when I was 13 years old, May 19th, 2001. My blood sugars were 111.0 (Canadian glucose). I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was traumatizing. I was conscious and unconscious for a week.
    So, I remember what happened.
    Bits and pieces. People talking; the doctor telling my parents that the rest of the fight to live, was all on me now.. things like that.
    Thankfully, I survived that!
    I did not have any brain, organ or nerve damage.
    I did have to learn how to read and write again. But I was alive, so, that wasn't going to be a problem for me.
    I was bullied in school for being "contagious". The teacher I had in my homeroom, made fun of me in front of my peers, saying I was "stupid" for not being able to read the chalkboard.. My parents were furious and I was pulled out of school for the remainder of my seventh grade. I returned to school for the eighth grade but I missed a lot of material.

    My oldest brother, Jason, molested me from the ages of 9 to 11. When I started going through puberty it gave me a newfound confidence and I told him to stop.
    After that he hated me so thoroughly. He became physically abusive towards me.

    I am struggling with the abuse that happened. I have a lot of anger, frustration and difficulty speaking my mind. I am trying to overcome I lifetime of abuse.

    I have health issues. I was diagnosed with acute chronic kidney failure in September 2017. I am currently on Dialysis, every other day. I have Diabetic Macular Edema that I receive eye injections for, every 4 weeks to prevent me from going completely blind.

    I am married to an amazing, kind and generous man. His name is Phill.
    He means the world to me!
    I have known him since I was 7 years old and he was 9 years old.
    We have been friends longer than we haven't been friends.

    Two years ago, we had to say goodbye to Daddy-O (Phill's Dad). He passed away from pancreatic cancer. Thursday, April 13th, 2017. And that honestly was the hardest thing we ever had to do. He was my Dad, more than my own father was a dad to me.

    We have a puppy dog, named Rambi. He is an 10 year old Border Collie/lab mix. He is super friendly and our cuddle bug. He has anxiety. Hugging him helps to calm his nervousness. And, mine too..for that matter! 🤗🤗

    We have a sweet little lionshead/dwarf bunny who is 5 years old. Her given name is Zelda, but we call her Bunny girl. She loves cuddling and getting pets.

    And we have a guinea piggy named Pancakes. Who only eats carrots as his fresh food and loves to be held and hides in my hair or sweater hood.

    I have not seen or spoken with them in a few years now.. I feel so free.

    I need help to heal my kind and beautiful soul. I just want to live life and be happy once again.

    How will this treatment impact Laura's life?

    I think that this treatment will make my life better by allowing me more flexibility, I hope to be able to leave the house when I want to and overall have a clearer mind.

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