Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Why I Am Screaming Inside

Imagine the unimaginable.  Imagine that your child has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  The tumor has tentacles that weave throughout the brain and there is no way to remove it.  You have been told, though, that your child can live with this tumor with certain treatments, therapy, and coping skills.  You are also told that at any time, the tumor could flare up and cause problems with your child’s ability to function normally and may cause problems with family relationships, school, and activities.  It could even shorten your child’s life, but the doctors have no way of predicting when.  Your close friends and family offer their concern, love, and support.  You are so worried and scared, but you do everything possible to help your child.  You provide treatment and therapy.  You help your child with coping skills.  You devote your life to making sure that your child is as healthy and safe as can be, all the while watching for signs of any behavior changes.  It is a daunting task, but you will do anything to make sure your child has a great life.
Imagine the unimaginable.  Imagine that your child is an addict

Now imagine that when you try to get help for your child he hates you for it.


  1. Perhaps if you went hang gliding this would seem like a piece of cake.

  2. You are funny. Ask me to go hang-gliding with you on one of the days that I say, "I thought it couldn't get any worse, but guess what?" I might want to jump off a cliff that day.