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My Mother Let My Appendix Burst

When I was about 8 years old my mother had day care in our home. I got really sick over a couple of days. On the second day I was screaming. She had 12 kids in daycare that day (you could do that back then) and couldn't deal with me. She told me to be quite. For some reason she didn't see fit to call my dad's work and bring him home. My appendix burst and because of it I was in the hospital for 10 days. I remember this story like a sword in my eye. It stands out as the worst examIple of my mother's distant tough-love parenting style that I think really messed me up.
deers deers 46-50 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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this may be a personal question, but have you had any signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My anxiety has heightened increasingly since.

i was 8 when my appendix burst as well! i was in the hospital for 13 days and no one would take me to the hospital right away either. my mom said it was a pulled muscle...smh