columbasimplex Posted October 23, 2011 Share Posted October 23, 2011 A very sweet friend who's a member here referred me (and by extension my husband, who ironically or not, happens to be a psychiatrist, ha!) to these boards, and so far I've been super-impressed! I jumped into chat first, and what a cool group of people - and I swear I'm not just blowing smoke As for me... 29-years-old, married for a year to my aforementioned amazing psychiatrist husbandWe live in Manhattan with our two dogs, one of whom is a pound rescue who could benefit greatly from a canine version of these boards (I swear, he's on doggie anx meds and is still... troubled! But we love him anyway, because he's a cutie an he's our boy.)I've been out of work as a high school librarian (a job I loooooooved!) since last November due to my PTSD, but my next goal is to pursue a graduate degree that will qualify me to work as either a clinical psychologist or a therapistI was diagnosed with PTSD last October (October 21/22, the day that will live in infamy; my trauma was ongoing for about ten months, because I fought long and hard to have my rapist prosecuted only to end up with "inconclusive DNA" results letting him walk without my ever having a day in court - more traumatic than the rape, if you can believe thatI also am a victim of pretty dramatic police misconduct when I reported my rape, which I also have a lot PTSD symptoms surroundingI like chihuahuas, reading (librarian here!), needlework (needlepoint and cross-stitch especially), macaroni and cheese, trashy magazines, quality bed linens, David Bowie, and talking talking talking, among many other thingsI have what seems like 18 different autoimmune conditions (OK, like four), the worst of which is rheumatoid arthritis, so I'm always up for autoimmune talk! I think that covers it! So nice to meet you all, and please tell me if I screwed up anything since this is my very first post! Much love, Meredith Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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