Hi. Some of you may have read in some of my other posts about my father. My father is 60 years old and and end-stage alcoholic. We have had him in 30 day programs and de-tox for 5 days, at least 2-3 times. He will improve and then slowly slip back into it. Now it seems he's addicted to ativan instead of the ETOH - same thing, same result.
What's bothering me and having me near tears is that my sister called me just a few minutes ago - and she told me that she went to a psychic who told her that our dad will die in a car accident r/t to his ETOH abuse before Christmas 2002. I tried to pass her off but as I'm sitting here trying to finish my paper that is due on Thursday, my mind keeps wandering back to this and I can't help but feel panicky inside. I don't want him to die, and naturally not from a car accident!! I love him soooo much I just wish he would get well - but it's beyond my control. I've done all I can for him - the rest is up to him.
The thing is, I can't concentrate on my schoolwork. I mean, should I listen to this psychic or not? I'm a wreck..please...what are your thoughts????
Mar 12, '02
Grouchy and Tim-
Thanks for your words. I am a big skeptic myself, yet, oddly enough, when it's about something as real and sensitive as my dad, all common sense blows out the window. Then part of me gets angry. I mean, I wasn't there at this psychic reading, so I have no idea what my sister said or did not say, but where do these people get off on saying such horrible things? Geez, it just about ruined my night. My mind still trails off about it now and then, but I try to bury into studies which is what I've always done (my sister too). We both put ourselves through undergrad and now we are both going to grad school too. It's a nice distraction I must say. Gives us something else to focus on.
Tim - your post made me smile - about Miss Cleo. Thanks a million.
And grouchy, the comment about the studies about the accuracy of psychics was very comforting indeed. I enjoy factual information like that to bring me back to reality. Thanks again.
Back to that damn paper on Educational Psych.......
Jenny and Nightengale - had to say thanks as well. We've talked about Al-Anon before but you know how that goes - you never really go because you get tied up with this or that. But it's something I think that we should put at the forefront.
Last edit by Susy K on Mar 12, '02