Oh and just so you understand: My diagnosis is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)... Sudden death of father at the age of 4.5., the depression and avoidance of the mother suddenly and shockingly widowed, the violence of the uncle when the boy was 4.5 and his mother wasn't available because she was with his father dying in the hospital, years of abuse by his older sister Sheri, heavy bullying in school and on the busstops from 2nd grade through 10th grade... Diagnoses of FAP/Gardners Syndrome at the age of 12 and major surgery at the age of 13, being a Jew in a world of anti-Semitic "WASPs", Irish, Italian, Polish and German Catholics... and having a physically and mentally abusive and neglectful mother... So, readers (aside from my mother and my sisters and my extended family), where in this list do you find a lack of information leading to PTSD? What did I write that is NOT a traumatic event for a child?
And just so you understand: I don't remember having been beaten by my Uncle Stan when my father was dying in the hospital. I was certain it was the 2-year-old Beth beaten by my uncle. But, one of the family members who holds me as pariah and would never attempt at understanding my position or my history had insisted at the Passover table that it was me that his father "beat the shit out of"...
So, tell me, what could be worse for a 4-year-old child losing his father to cancer? That same 4-year-old child repeatedly having the shit beat out of him by his father's brother when he was losing his father to cancer!
Was this not made sufficiently clear MOM?
You of all people should understand what is meant by "the formative years"... How did you, Uncle Stan, Sheri and dad help form me as a human being between the age of 4 and the age of 15?
Answer that question honestly por favor...
Or leave me the fuck alone! Did you understand my Spanish?