Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 577893

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Posted by april8 on November 11, 2005, at 20:12:33

My pet guinea pig died Nov 2nd and I was devastated. I have never heard the sounds that came out of me until that moment I found him dead.

I am a survivor of childhood trauma, with abuse from my mother and father who I have not seen in 17 years due to their abusiveness.

I am one of the niciest people you could ever meet. I was working for the last 3 years with women and children who have HIV/AIDS. My job just ended Oct 31st, and I was already sad at having to say good bye to so many clients. I lost all of these amazing connections because my program was cut. In August my most beloved client died. That was devastating also.

But Marmot my guinea pig is even worse. It tapped into some kind of huge emotional pain that is unrelenting. It has to do with him and also the loss of my sister when I was four. I am frightened by how devastated I am.
On top of it all of my friends have flaked on me. I am having a really hard time being alone. my boyfriend lives with me, but is working all of the time. I can't be alone.
I am really a wreck and thinking I might go into the hospital for a couple of days. I can't be alone.
Any support would be so great appreciated. Marmot was the first creature on this earth I loved fully without any reservation. I miss him so much. I can't believe he is gone.


Re: Devastated

Posted by april8 on November 12, 2005, at 12:24:21

In reply to Re: Devastated, posted by Phillipa on November 11, 2005, at 23:19:01

> It could be PTSD. Fondly, Phillipa

Thank you everyone. I have a therapist,but she moved out of town and we only have phone sessions. But she has really really been there for me. I am on meds for depression. I do have really bad PTSD.

I am starting to feel slightly better today, I have been just letting myself cry on my boyfriend and it has been helping. It will take time but losing this pet is a huge loss when I already was vunerable.
I have realized that he was better than my friends and that is why it was even worse. Somehow realizing that made me feel better. Who knows why.
Anyway, thank you so much for your kind words, I am just going to take it day by day.


Redirected to Social Board april8

Posted by gardenergirl on November 13, 2005, at 19:58:35

In reply to Devastated, posted by april8 on November 11, 2005, at 20:12:33

Hi april8,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Pets are like family members to me, and losing them is very hard.

I've redirected your thread to the Social board. I think you'll find lots of support there.

Here is a link:


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