I haven't been on here in years...or many, many months...had just gotten my computer copy of "Armageddon Okies" and got to reading it and then was directed to this forum by another article and so many memories came back of how much this forum helped me as we left the JW's over 10 years ago.
The most significant thing to happen to me was when I had a second back surgery just this past April. My blood count was extremely low because of the blood loss during my 6 hours of surgery and they suggested that I should have a blood transfusion. I didn't even have to think about it...yes...bring it on...hang that little bag of blood up there so I can watch it drip into my veins. Oh the thrill of it all!! I felt better that evening...don't know if it was actually from the blood or the euphoria of doing something so "wicked" as judged by JW's.
It signified to me that at last I was totally free from the hold that the organization had on me for over 4 decades and even after we left.
As I mentioned above, I don't come here very much because it just dredges up so many bad memories of my JW days. I do miss some of the people I met on here and wish them all well...if they happen to remember me.
Well...gotta go...I think there's a rerun of "True Blood" on...hahahahaha!
Wishing you all love and a hug...mumsy/HadEnuf/Cathy Laszewski