Friday, May 26, 2023

A Personal Apology and Insight into My Absence

Dear Readers,

It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of responsibility that I write this blog post today. I want to offer my sincerest apologies for my unexplained sporadic absences. As some of you may know, I have been battling several significant health challenges that have impacted my ability to continue posting regularly. Today, I wish to shed light on the reasons behind my absence and share my journey with you.

C-PTSD: A Silent Struggle:
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is an often-misunderstood condition that affects countless individuals worldwide. It stems from long-term exposure to traumatic events and is characterized by a complex array of symptoms, including severe anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and dissociation. For me, C-PTSD has been an ongoing battle, one that has impacted my daily life and my ability to engage in activities I once enjoyed.

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND): An Invisible Challenge:
In addition to C-PTSD, I have also been grappling with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). FND is a condition where the nervous system malfunctions, resulting in a wide range of physical and neurological symptoms. These symptoms can be unpredictable and debilitating, affecting mobility, coordination, and cognition. Over time, FND has significantly impacted my energy levels, making it difficult to focus, create, and maintain consistent productivity.

Early Onset Dementia: The Unwelcome Intrusion:
As if C-PTSD and FND weren't challenging enough, I have also been diagnosed with early onset dementia. This diagnosis came as a shock, as I am still relatively young. Early onset dementia is a condition in which cognitive decline occurs earlier than typically expected. It has made it increasingly difficult for me to recall information, formulate thoughts, and communicate effectively. Each passing day brings a new hurdle to overcome, and unfortunately, it has hindered my ability to provide regular content for this blog.

The Impact on My Writing:
I want to assure you that sharing my experiences and insights through writing has always been a passion of mine. It has brought me immense joy and allowed me to connect with a supportive community of readers. However, as my health challenges intensified, my ability to focus, articulate my thoughts, and maintain a consistent schedule became increasingly strained. It became clear that I needed to prioritize my well-being and seek the necessary medical support to navigate these complex conditions.

A Renewed Commitment and Moving Forward:
Through therapy, medical interventions, and the support of loved ones, I am gradually finding ways to manage my health challenges and regain control over my life. While the road to recovery is long and uncertain, I remain determined to continue writing and sharing my journey with you. However, I must also be realistic and acknowledge that there may be periods when my posts are less frequent or more sporadic due to the unpredictable nature of my conditions.

In closing, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your understanding and continued support. Your kind messages and unwavering encouragement have been a source of strength during this trying time. I hope that by sharing my personal struggles with C-PTSD, FND, and early onset dementia, I can raise awareness and foster empathy for those facing similar challenges.

I humbly ask for your patience as I navigate this tumultuous journey, and I promise to do my best to provide valuable content whenever possible. Together, let us embrace compassion and understanding, recognizing that our struggles do not define us but rather shape us into resilient individuals.

Thank you for your unwavering support.


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