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#250971 - 09/24/08 09:48 PM Hello.
Fissy Tsickens Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 466
Loc: Bassett, Virginia
I'm new here. Just been lurking for a week or so. Wanted to introduce myself, because I think lurking is kind of creepy, and we've all probably had more than enough "creepy" in our lives.

My screen name is the name of a monster I used to have in my nightmares during early childhood; half-fish and half-chicken, in my dreams it would rise up from behind the headboard of my bed to come after me. Fishy Chickens turned out to be the least of my troubles.

My abuse started when I was 11 years old, 36 years ago. I was victimized by at least 3 people, possibly 5 or more, but memories are pretty fuzzy. I've only consciously acknowledged the abuse for the past 3 months, following my wife of 23 year's discovery of my sexually acting out with another man. Unbelievably, she has stuck with me, even though my abuse didn't come out until after two months of counselling.

Memories are slowly returning. Up and down days. The past few have been rough, following a nightmare/memory so real I thought one of the men who raped me was once again on my back, growling threats in my ear. Even though I've felt the need to cry many times since I started remembering things, I just haven't been able to, until that dream two nights ago. That enabled me to cry a little. I just feel empty and cold inside, and always an overwhelming feeling of sadness. Like I said, I just feel like I need to cry and I can't.

Sorry for babbling. I'll try to be more coherent next post.

Peace,

FT

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Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I’ll never see

It may sound absurd...but don’t be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but won’t you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
It’s not easy to be me

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#250972 - 09/24/08 09:53 PM Re: Hello. [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
Tinman Offline


Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 359
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
FT, do not apologize for "babbling." We bounce off all the walls when we first deal with this. We can't make sense of what we remember.

Please take it easy on yourself.

You are not alone here.

Welcome, brother. You are one of us and I speak for myself only, but with pretty good authority after being here for awhile: We will support you and be here for you.

Wish you didn't have to be here, but welcome nonetheless.

Paul

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Tinman
"I finally have my heart!"

To the perps: Don't worry about me coming after you. But you damn well better watch out for God! "Vengeance is mine", saith the Lord

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#250973 - 09/24/08 10:02 PM Re: Hello. [Re: Tinman]
Paul1959 Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 525
Loc: NYC
My first T told me that in most people's lives, the shit hits the fan in their forties. Welcome to the club. I was 46 before I admitted that what happened to me as a little kid still had control over me forty years later.
You are not alone, as I'm sure you have learned by now. Everything, even the acting out, is something most of us can share in. Glad you are here. it's a great group of guys
Welcome
Paul....another paul, that is.


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#250977 - 09/24/08 10:12 PM Re: Hello. [Re: Paul1959]
Fissy Tsickens Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 466
Loc: Bassett, Virginia
Thank you so much. The only people I've told so far (until I posted here) are my wife and T. It's very meaningful to me to have someone who understands first-hand encourage me. Very different...comforting.

_________________________
Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I’ll never see

It may sound absurd...but don’t be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but won’t you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
It’s not easy to be me

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#250983 - 09/24/08 10:35 PM Re: Hello. [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
Liri Offline
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Registered: 12/27/07
Posts: 127
Loc: Seattle, WA
Hey FT. I had very similar feelings when I first started remembering and coming to grips with my childhood abuse. It was frightening and I felt like I was losing my mind. Looking back, the thing I needed most during this stage was to take care of myself, which I didn't do very well. It's taken me a couple of years from me to get my bearings through patience and acceptance. I have to remind myself frequently, considering what I went through, that I'm doing the best I can. I tried to force the healing process at first, making myself to remember the abuse and going through my childhood obsessively trying to connect-the-dots. Anyway, I encourage you not to drive yourself crazy like I did. It's hard enough as it is. And as you can see, I babble too.

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As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life. --Charles Baudelaire

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#250987 - 09/24/08 10:58 PM Re: Hello. [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
joelRT Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 1357
Loc: Québec, Canada
Hey FT,

I'd like to offer you something meaningfull, but after reading the other posts all I can say is: "Ditto" to all that's been said. I'm sorry that you had to find your way here and I'm sure glad that you did. Babble all you want!

Joel

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My Story 2
The longest journey we take is to self-discovery

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#250988 - 09/24/08 11:01 PM Re: Hello. [Re: Liri]
Bewlayb1 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 241
Loc: NYC
Hi Fissy Tsickens. You have the support of everyone here. When I first put the pieces together, and began to come to terms with the abuse, it was extremely frightening. The world felt topsy-turvy, and everything was cast in a different light.

I cried a lot, took many, many showers. My outlook became more bitter, but I grew stronger. Things will calm down. No matter how disturbing the truth is, it is important to ackowledge it. It's the only way that recovery is possible.

You have friends at the website. Ever since I joined, I've felt a little less alone. I can discuss anything I'm going through, and almost always someone can relate.

I wish you the best.


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#250989 - 09/24/08 11:02 PM Re: Hello. [Re: Liri]
WalkingSouth Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16264
Hi, FT. I don't believe you were babbling but if it helps, you're forgiven \:\)

It's not your fault what happened to you. There is no guilt for which you can ever bear the blame. As you've probably discovered, you're not alone. Like Paul said, it seems to happen for many of us in our forties. I was forty-six when the fecal matter hit the fan. You're in good company, Friend. A lot of great guys here to help you through the tough moments so come on in and pull up a chair.

Lots of love,

John

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“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

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#250991 - 09/24/08 11:17 PM Re: Hello. [Re: WalkingSouth]
Ken Followell Offline
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Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 989
Loc: Bradenton, FL
FT,

Welcome. Babbling is allowed and often encouraged. Thanks for making yourself known.

_________________________
Ken Followell

Everything works out right in the end. If things are not working right, it isn't the end yet. Don't let it bother you, relax and keep on goin
- Michael C. Muhammad

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
� Rabbi Hillel

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#251002 - 09/25/08 03:20 AM Re: Hello. [Re: Ken Followell]
frost Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/15/07
Posts: 1377
Loc: Eh?
Fissy Tsickens,

The others who've replied to this thread have basically already said I planned to say, save for this:

You don't sound much like a Fishy Chicken monster to me!

Wishing you all the best with your journey ahead. It'll have good days and utterly horrendous days and with any luck in the end you'll be able to say it was all worth it.

~Bri

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