I welcome today, one of #RRBC most valued members, Author Shirley Harris-Slaughter on my blog. Her new book details some of the traumas and travails people go through in life. It could be your life or my life. Life is full of so much ups ad downs that until one is laid to rest, we cannot completely feel safe. Please follow Shirley and support her.
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CRAZY! HOT! AND LIVING ON THE EDGE!!
About the Author
I started out trying to write a decent enough manuscript but it was clear that my thoughts and memories were so scattered and so fragmented that it was almost next to impossible to write it all down so that it made sense. First mistake I made was in not documenting each occurrence as it happened. As a result a lot of situations were completely and utterly forgotten—until I was done and the book went to press; then the memories started flooding in. Obviously some of it was too traumatic and so I blocked it all out. I couldn’t believe that I had forgotten so much.
There was the stalker boyfriend who followed my every move and tried to isolate me from my family. I was divorced and trying to raise my son as a single parent. It had gotten so bad that it spilled over into the workplace. My girlfriends at work herded me through a side exit when they spotted him sitting in front of the building. I was mortified and scared.
And that’s as far as I’m going with that one. But it appears to be the start of another book doesn’t it?
I can’t believe where all the years have gone. You know how you hear the old folks say that no matter how old they are, they don’t feel it and are shocked when they look in the mirror. Well age has been kind to me because I look good compared to some of my friends. I forget how old I am until I look at them. I am very thankful for my health and wellness after all I’ve been through. Looking well is just a side bonus.
I’m a healthy, happy, confident woman who just happens to be in what I consider the prime of my life – the sunny side of 70. Yes, you’re reading this correctly, I am in my late 60’s and proud. In fact, I feel vibrant! But it wasn’t always that way.
I used to have episodes of depression punctuated by panic attacks. I’d get myself back together only to encounter another challenge. Everything began to spiral completely out of control around 1991 when my mother passed away. That was the most traumatic period of my life. I watched her go through surgery for cancer and then, five years later, go into a relapse. The doctors didn’t have any answers for us. From my experience, they just did what doctors usually do — treat the patient with chemo without discussing viable solutions, or preventative measures for the future.
I took care of my mother from the beginning, when she first got the diagnosis, to the end when she lay dying in her bedroom, down the hall from where I slept. The stress of her ordeal took its toll on me, but I didn’t actually get seriously ill until it was all over.
We got the bill from the hospital and it added up to about $200,000; and for what? It would take a rocket scientist to understand the charges on that long statement. It was just too complicated.
I said to myself, “There has got to be a better way and I’m going to find it!”
I had no idea at the time, what was lying in wait for me, lurking around the corner, waiting to grab hold and take me on a long, horrible ride…
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