Sandra's Barriers

I need help

Anger helped me

Not a pill taker

Attitude Matters

Wussies weren't allowed

How my counselor helped

I'm more than a patient

Had to find it myself

How my counselor helped

My counselor was my life line. There are some things that you can't talk to your family about. For one thing you don't want to cause them the pain. Number two, they're not going to understand. Number three I felt I needed somebody who was kind of an outsider who could put perspective on things without being emotionally involved. I see nothing wrong with anybody who is in that position saying I need help. I have to cope, I'm not coping and I need help. I called somebody at the Comprehensive Breast Health Clinic and she recommended this person and what was so great about him, I called him, I said who I was. I said, I need help. He says I'll get you in. It made me think of something somebody told me once - when a student is ready, the teacher will come.

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