so ill start with saying i am thirty years old on September the 5th, i have two beautiful daughters who are my entire world. our life has been anything but stress free and peaceful i would say ongoing for 6 or 7 years now.
my life growing up also wasn't so peachy, there was times when my family had no money but we also seemed to manage. we also had everything we needed. i also grew up around addiction, as a teenager i hung around with the wrong people and some bad things happened to me that no-one should have happen to them, but that didn't slow me down.
when i was 18 years old i got pregnant with my oldest daughter at the time i worked at a call center, after my daughter was born i started working at a Tim Horton but realizing that i was not making a sufficient amount of money to provide her with what she needs i decided to go back to school. i went to school 3 years full time while raising my daughter alone with support from my family.
3 years later i graduated with my nursing diploma, within my last year of nursing my grandmother who i was extremely close with had a stroke and came to live with us for that last year, she passed away at home with her family, a year after that my uncle whom i was also very close with passed away also, then within two years of that my godfather passed away again i was also very close to him they were like the staples to our huge family who are all distant and estranged now.
after my grandmother passed away i had a really hard time dealing with it and got sick one night they believe i had a seizure in my sleep and i also went into cardiac and respiratory distress, my heart stopped that night. somehow i found my way out of the dark hole, about about 6 months after that i found the love of my life, my best friend, my soulmate, and my rock about a year after i got pregnant for our youngest daughter Jaelynn who is now 4 years old.
my pregnancy and birth my my youngest daughter was somewhat troublesome i had some health problems and had to be induced 2 weeks early. but the real problems started after her birth i had really bad swelling and high blood pressure i had to go on medication and that prevented me from being able to nurse my daughter. one night my oldest daughter comes running to me with her foot full of blood she had stepped on her mirror and cut her foot. while waiting at the children's hospital for her to get stitches i felt weird and went to the bathroom this was 11 days after i had my daughter i was still 265 pounds of water weight so not feeling right i get my dad to stay with my oldest daughter while i go over to the maternity hospital which is attached, come to find out my blood pressure was 188/165 i had to have iv so i did not have a seizure, they had found out that the doctor who delivered my daughter had left 2 large grapefruit chunks of placenta inside of me and i almost hemorrhaged to death.
my work experience i spent most of my nursing career as a licensed practical nurse on a locked dementia unit in a long term care facility. the rest of my nursing career was spent in community care working from my vehicle and peoples homes. after a year of working with them i got into a car accident which is causing residual neck, back and migraines from concussion i had. i stopped working with them in march 2017 and have just been trying to deal with the symptoms,i had the honor of looking after a nice lady in her end stages of life. since then i decided to go back to university to get my masters in psychology so i can have a successful career that's not so physically demanding and something i love to do.
i am a very spiritual person since my 2 death experiences i have started meditation and tarot card readings and i must say i am shocked of how close i have become with the spiritual side of me and come to find out it runs in my Louisianian bloodline. i like to work with angel tarot cards because i believe i have angels who help me through every day.
recently august 3rd to be exact i got a message from my mother that my dad was acting weird and that night he tried to take her life and we come to find out hes suffering mental illness so with trying to keep my family somewhat sane and safe and going to university full time and raising 2 small children i am unable to work and i am hoping that if someone reads this and are able to and want to help sponsor
me through school or know someone who might please don't hesitate to share this as i am trying to make a better future for myself, my family, and my province as mental health is desperately needed here. i have some great ideas and know i can make a difference i just need a little help to get there.
thank you for listening to my story i am so grateful for your time and consideration.