I Was Mugged And Beaten

I am a twenty year old female from the US and I have been Italy for a study abroad program for the past week. On my first night out to the clubs in Italy, I was mugged and badly beaten up by a man who jumped out of an alleyway and hit me and then proceeded to kick me in the head when I had fallen to the ground. My face is cut and bruised and two of my fingers are badly broken close to the hand, which is apparently a serious break.

I am really miserable. I'm in so much pain, and Italian doctors would not prescribe me any pain medication at all. I keep replaying everything that happened in my mind, and I am constantly scared and having problems with anxiety. My friends are even getting annoyed at me and seem to be feeling as if I'm exaggerating, but I feel absolutely awful. I try to make jokes and act like I'm not doing as bad as I am, but it's so hard when I feel so terrible. I am worried about getting medical help here, as the hospital did not seem nearly as advanced as any American hospitals I have been in. I am also scared to go out, so I am pretty sure I won't be going out on weekends while I'm here.

I want to go home so badly. I feel like I am probably homesick as well, but that is on top of all that I am feeling. I'm really worried that if I leave I will regret it, but I don't know if I will be able to stay in Rome for four more months. I just don't know what to do, I hate everything right now, and I don't think I can live like this much longer and it has only been a little over three days.
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Jan 21, 2013