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ASKHER's Story

ASKHER

DEAR FRIENDS:

I HAVE READ SOME STORIES , AND DECIDED TO SHARE MINE ALSO.

I WAS BORN IN 1957. I WAS A VERY HAPPY GO LUCKY KIND OF PERSON, AS ALOT OF US WERE BACK THEN. I STARTED TO DRINK, "BEER-MY FAVORITE" WHEN I WAS 15. THEN STARTED THE DRUG SCENE AT 18.THE ONLY THING WAS, I WOULD NEVER "IV." USE. I DID NOT LIKE NEEDLES "AT ALL"!

DURING THE 80'S I SORT OF TIRED FROM THE DRUGS A LITTLE AND WAS CAUGHT UP IN THE BOOZE, DRINKING MORE AND MORE. OH HOW I USED TO SHAKE, BUT STILL CONTINUED TO DRINK. AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME I WAS INTRODUCED TO "VALIUM" 10'S/BLUES, AS WE CALLED THEM. THEY WERE AT THE TIME "THE GREATEST" FOR ME, "STOPPED MY SHAKES"! BUT BEFORE I KNEW IT, I WAS POPPING THEM LIKE CANDY, AND STILL DRINKING.

I WAS OUT OF CONTROL AND NEVER KNEW IT. I FOUND MYSELF HANGING OUT WITH THE SAME PEOPLE, IN WHICH WAS "FINE FOR ME", AT THE TIME. I MET A GUY WHO I THOUGHT WAS GREAT (LIKED THE BOOZE, THE V'S. ETC). WE GOT MARRIED AFTER A SHORT WHILE, (HUGE MISTAKE). THE FIRST NIGHT OF BEING MARRIED TO HIM, I WAS INTRODUCED TO PHYSICAL ABUSE. THEN CAME THE EMOTIONAL ABUSE, AND BEFORE I KNEW IT, I WAS LIVING IN A "NIGHTMARE WORLD". WELL THEN I DRANK EVEN MORE, I GUESS TO HIDE FROM EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING ON. I BECAME WITHDRAWN FROM EVERYONE EXCEPT HIM. MY SELF ESTEEM WAS TOTALLY GONE, I HAD NO FRIENDS, HE ALWAYS CHEATED ON ME, AND THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE BECAME "NATURAL". AS I WAS "CAUGHT UP IN THE CYCLE". ANYHOW HE ENDED UP IN JAIL AND, I PULLED MYSELF TOGETHER SOMEHOW, AND BEGAN TO DRY OUT.

IN THE LATE 80'S I MET A GUY (TOTALLY DIFFERENT) EVENTUALLY MOVED OUT OF THE TOWN THAT I WAS LIVING IN AND BEGAN A NEW LIFE. WE ARE NOW 10 YEARS HAPPILY MARRIED, I AM 7 YEARS SOBER, AND WE LOVE EACH OTHER VERY MUCH.

HOWEVER THIS STORY DOES HAVE ANOTHER DARK SIDE . BACK IN 82, MY (EX) HAD BEATEN ME VERY BAD, THAT I ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL . I ENDED UP GETTING A BLOOD TRANSFUSION. BUT I NEVER KNEW THIS AT THE TIME. SO WHEN MY( NOW) HUSBAND AND I MOVED TO LONDON, FROM UP NORTH, I NEEDED TO GET MYSELF A NEW DR. I HAD A PHYSICAL ETC., THEN WENT BACK FOR THE UPDATE. THATS WHEN I WAS TOLD THAT I HAVE HEP C. I SEEN A SPECIALIST AND OBTAINED MEDICAL RECORDS OF MINE DATING BACK TO THE 70'S. THAT'S WHERE I DISCOVERED THE BLOOD TRANSFUSION.

MY HUSBAND IS VERY SUPPORTIVE AND UNDERSTANDING, WITH THIS AND I AM SO GRATEFUL. THE WEB IS SO SUPPORTIVE, AND IS AT OUR FINGER TIPS WHENEVER WE NEED TO CHAT. SO THIS IS MY STORY, AND IF I CAN BE OF HELP TO ANYONE OR IF YOU WOULD JUST LIKE TO CHAT, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. .BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP THE FAITH!!!!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.......

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