If you knew you had 20yrs left to live? I'm 33, separated from abusive dh and homeschooling 5yo ds. I've been very sick since he was a yr old and have struggled with health problems all my life. I've had 16 surgeries and having at least one more in May, prob another soon to follow. I can't have anymore kids. I've been optimistic that this upcoming surgery would cure a lot of my Illnesses.until Thursday whenI was sent to a bigger city for testing and found out I may have a genetic disorder of the connective tissues, I most likely will continue to have organ trouble and not make it past my early 50s. I don't want to scare my friend and family and maybe they'll be wrong about my condition and I will get better after surgery. But, It's on my mind and bothers me. I am financially dependent on dh who cut me off when I filed a restraining order after he threatened to kill me. I am also much too sick to hold down a job. Though I've been thankful that I can stay home and hs ds even if it's only b/c I'm sick but now I don't know what to do/feel. Just need someone to share with and get it off my chest. I'm trying to stay positive always, I'm definitely an optimist. Thoughts?
on Mar. 23, 2014 at 2:31 AM