The Chronic – not Weed, but Groin Pain

I was born with an inguinal hernia, one of just many physical problems. I had the hernia surgically repaired when I was 4 years old and have had chronic pain issues ever since. All through my childhood I always felt delicate and somehow stretched in my groin region on the right side. I always had to … Continue reading The Chronic – not Weed, but Groin Pain

Paruresis

Paruresis (/ˌpɑːrəˈriːsɪs/ PAR-ə-REE-sis) is a type of phobia in which the sufferer is unable to urinate in the real or imaginary presence of others, such as in a public restroom. The analogous condition that affects bowel movement is called parcopresis. ...Also known as "nervous bladder".  It seems like a "nervous bladder" would be squirting pee … Continue reading Paruresis

The Foster Home

This is another one of the old traumas. I have already written most of it out several months ago in the blog entry titled Mother, but since that particular entry got very long very quick, I have decided to cut and paste the whole bit about the foster home to its own blog entry, here, … Continue reading The Foster Home

The Year of the Dead Rot

This is an old trauma, but I intend to write about ALL of the traumas here.  In part because people keep telling me I should write the story of my life, in part because - who knows, it may be therapeutic? - but mostly because I can. I am writing these as they occur to … Continue reading The Year of the Dead Rot