I knew this day would come

I’m fighting the system, and I’m not sure who’s winning.

Recent Victories:

Receiving state disability. Not enough to pay rent, but maybe enough to save up and make a move towards permanence

Receiving my PTSD diagnosis from a clinician who works for the same organization that caused the trauma

Finally getting my appointment with a neurologist (later this month)

Receiving support from my MD in regards to the trauma I’ve gone through as a direct result of misdiagnosis of my epilepsy, and mental illness stigma over my seizures

Recent Setbacks:

Retraumatization with the inept and sadistic health workers in the Emergency Room, and with the mental health assessment I consented to for the PTSD evaluation

Continued seizures and horrible headaches after starting medication

Having to force my partner out of my life, after finally speaking with an advocate at Domestic Violence Services