Personal Narrative: A Disease Suffered By A Family

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A Disease Suffered by a Family

After getting my spanking, I sat in my bedroom on a cold, rainy, dark night and pondered why do people get sick? Why do some diseases have a cause, but no cure? I lived with a family member that suffered from a very depressing, harmful, and excruciating disease. One of the hardest challenges I have ever had to do in my live, is watch someone so close to my heart, slowly lose the person they once were. It changed the person I knew by attacking him, as well as the family members caring for him.

Although my family was your “typical” family, the problems started at home. My mom was a homemaker and my step-dad, Jimmy, was in the Army. On the outside of the house, all smiles and giggles came from my family.
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PTSD was a commonly diagnosed at this time, but doctors didn’t have any proven medicine to help soldiers live with it on a daily basis. Since there were no medicines, the only way soldiers with PTSD knew how to cope with it, was to take it out on someone else. That person became my mom and I. The flashbacks, dreams, and nightmares over took his mind. One night I was sleep walking and went straight into my mom and Jimmy’s bedroom. I tapped on Jimmy’s shoulder to wake him up so I could get in the bed with them, but he didn’t. Instead he was in a nightmare were he thought I was an enemy in the war and started choking me with both of his hands. He picked me up and threw me on the bed while still choking me. The sudden thump in the bed is what awoken my mom. My mom tried to get Jimmy from me by pushing him off the bed. As she pushed him off the bed, he punched her in the nose in the process. Once Jimmy fell off the bed, it woke him up. He stood up in embarrassment and angry because he knew what happened. He tried to wake me up, but I passed out from the choking. The next morning when I awoke, my mom told me what happened. I had purple, black bruises around my throat while my mom suffered from broken

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