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September 21, 2014
Latest Entry: Family court system is no good
I have been through the same situation- except @ 2 times more. Only 79 court filings(??)- you would have to at LEAST double that in my case. I have a 17 year-old, (that ex withheld from me starting at age 5), and a 7 year-old,(with my husband now). Amazingly, my ex-husband is even more of a fucktard than this guy. After 12+ years of court, I decided not to be the one who "split the baby in 1/2". I had to quit fighting- the courts refused to help me and the constant battle only harmed my first son. I can only hope he will want to know the truth and seek me out someday soon. I wish the courts would have done SOMETHING to protect my child.
September 21, 2014
Latest Entry: me and my to boys
On mine and my husbands wedding day
September 20, 2014
Latest Entry: Wegeners Granulomatosi with Polyangiitis (In pituitary)
I was diagnosed around 2010 I belive. Normally patients with this disease are affected in their kidneys and lungs, but for some unkown reason, my WG affects me in my pituitary. No one actually knows what causes this disease, and I've believe it is genetic. I went blind in my left eye within hours after months of trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Before they said it was a tumor in my brain that was bleeding and gave me emergency surgery to remove the mass, I was having symptoms of terrible migraines, that were constant and would never go away, I couldn't sleep barley ever I was lucky to get an hour a day, and I was always vomitting and couldn't hold anything down except water and fruit if I was lucky. I was in ICU at Vanderbilt, for two weeks, until they told me the tumor was caused by too much spinal fluid in my head, so I had another surgery at that point where they put a VP shunt in my brain draining the spinal fluids to my stomach. I was in ICU again, but this surgery was much worse when it came to recovery, I was way too week to even move out of my bed and I was vomitting everything I tried to eat up. I was in a lot of pain, and had a huge scar across the side of my head, and straight down my stomach. Not to mention they shaved my hair off, so that knocked me down a few notches within my self esteem. They had me on prednisone for a while which made me feel so much better, as the steroid keeps my WG at bay. Unfortunately there is no cure for this terrible disease and it is extremely rare. The prednisone stopped working and so they put me on Dexamethazone (Decadron), they eventually had me on the highest doage they could which was 16mg. TheDexamethazone, caused me to have the same symptoms you would have if you had Cushings Disease. I gained over 200 lbs. within about a year, and it caused me to have abnormal stretch marks all over my body. I was on this steroid for about 3 yeras trying to ween down, but very slowly. This drug also caused me to develop type 2 diabetes, and Avascular Necrosis in my right hip, if you don't know what that is then please look it up, it is very painful and very dibilitating especially if you're 400 lbs. I am on disablity because of the Avascular Necrosis, and the WG. I was put on about 12 different medications on and off. I see about 5 doctors spread throughout the year. Eventually they tried two mild forms of chemotherapy called Cytoxan, and Rituximab, and an immune suppresant which I'm still on now. The chemo treatments seemed to help getting me into a very slow remission. I will always be on a low dosage of dexamethazone for the rest of my life. I am doing a lot better. I am weary that not enough people know about this disease as it is hard to diagnose. I wish to bring more awareness to more people so that they won't have to be permanently blind like I am now, or worse even die and never have known about this disease. There are more people out there that have this disease, but it goes undiagnosed. please look this disease up if you have any suspicions. If you feel you do make sure you see a doctor immediatley, and if you feel that they have mis diagnosed you, continue to go and ask for an MRI. Thank you for reading and please stay strong.
September 20, 2014
Latest Entry: Sept. 19, 2014
I've been a long-time fan of your show, Dr. Phil, so please do not take my entry as a total negative. On nearly all occasions I find your advice to be spot on and informative. I'm a teacher of students with disabilities and there are times your advice speaks volumes to me, and there are times I use your advice when working with my students.

On Sept. 19, 2014 I was watching the show about the 13 year old and her violent relationship with her mother. You spoke to her dad on the phone as well. Anyway, when the young girl was describing what her mom did to her and what her mom said to her, at one point you said, "You don't really believe that, do you?" or something like that. I may have misinterpreted what you said but for the first time I gasped out loud over something you said. (I'm used to gasping over some things some guests say.) And here's why:

I'm an adult survivor of child abuse. I live in a torturous home, both physically and psychologically. I lied to teachers when they asked me where I got my mysterious cuts and scars until one year I opened up to my Home Ec. teacher in middle school. I told her how I felt my mother could care less about me and she replied, "You don't really believe that, do you?" I shut up. I was flabbergasted that someone I finally opened up to dismissed not just my feelings and the truth, but me.

I'm, of course, very open to hearing your point of view, which I'm sure is very valid - It would just be good for me to hear what you meant and why you said that.

Thank you,

a steadfast fan - Linda
September 19, 2014
When I was sent to ER from my ex breaking my leg the Dr. Called a shelter. He handed me the phone the lady on the line spoke to me for a few minutes. She asked me some questions. When I stated my ex was a cop and in the waititng room. She informed me do to him being an officer I would have to find another place to go. Shelet me know Iin few words I was not welcome. If I came I would be putting the other women Iin danger. I explained I was from California not from there. I also let her know he made it where I was no longer welcomed to my familly because of my husband at the time. She wished me luck a d ended conversation. I went home with my ex with the cover story he gave the Dr. I fell down the stairs. The punch marks you could read his highschool ring on my skin from the punches I covered them with bandages. TThereis so much training that needs to be done for all people. When I got out of my situation I changed who I was. Hair color, name, job, everything. Took me 8 monthes to get out. Im married to a wonderful, caring, non-violent man for over 22 years. I still have nightmares this many years later. I feel for women who are still in this situation. I hear Dr. Phil saying train the boys. We need to train all children. I didn't even see it coming until I was knee deep in the muck of abuse. I remember hering it will never happen again,  if you didn't make me so mad, your the reason I do it, if you would learn to be a better wife.  He would beat me for not havinv dinner done and warm when he got home. If I wore the wrong thing. If I said anything he thought was not appropriate. If I asked anything abaout work, family, friends. If my makeup was on to thick. If laundry not folded right.  If the lables were not right in food. He would lock me up, cuff, hide phone or take with him. There were a lot of do not do. It is just one of the things I never thought would happen to me. There was No dad in home so never saw what a relationship was supposed to be. I believe no fathers in most home are a HUGE part of the problem. The neighborhood I grew up in (Del Paso Heights Sacramento Ca.) You fought to stay alive. Training is important with knowledge comes power. My prayers go out each and every night for the women who are still in it. Dr. Phil and Robin thank you for all you do. You really are making a difference. You are a wonder woman Robin and Dr. Phil is blessed to have you standing beside him. Women you can get out but, be safe about it. When you do go somewhere he knows nothing about. A place before him, an old friend from school, or a family member noone knows. There is a place you only know..... then stay away from people your abuser knows. Try to put cash back. If you us credit you are easy to find. Be patient change adds up... I and middle of three daughters and all of us have been in abusive relationships. I believe no father in home set us up for abusers.
September 19, 2014
Latest Entry: Abuser and abusee..
Change is possible.
September 18, 2014
Latest Entry: about me
hi i am new here , i am a student and i am 18 years old.. i don't know what else should i say , i came here seeking some sort of support .. Any way , later on i will post more about myself
September 18, 2014
Latest Entry: New
hi I am Tara and I am new here I am a women who hates to see violence in the media these days not oly in the NFL but everywhere we turn there it is not just abuse it from guns suicide and everything that comes with it thats why I likw dr phil he is making a differece and after wathing this I akm takig a stand agaist this madess 

September 18, 2014
Latest Entry: my nightmares
They have found ways to terrorize me in my sleep. I need Dr.Phl's help to get to get rid of these people n bring lawsuits against them in CA n USA n elsewhere. Maybe I will start writing daily blog here.
September 17, 2014
Latest Entry: A letter to Jani Schofield's mom because I need help and don't know who else to turn to;
Hi Mrs. Schofield. My name is Mary and I am 23 years old. I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder with acute exacerbation (what does exacerbation mean??) and became unable to work in February 2014 due to my mental illness. I had a psychotic breakdown - was seeing disfigured people and hearing voices telling me to cut my hands off. I realized I couldn't work at the time and probably will have to become disabled because I hallucinate all the time and have delusions every day that are very real to me. I see people, dead and alive, and they come from movies or tv shows that I've seen. My last psychologist with a Psy.D I believe said she was leaning towards Dissociative Identity Disorder but would not put her hat on it. She only saw me twice and on my last visit, she said my problems were too severe and couldn't help me. I have been hospitalized off and on since I was 13 and started taking medication since January 2013. I have seen different psychologists and psychiatrists and I just feel like I have no one to turn to. Living feels like a prison. I'm constantly torn between living in my world and your world (reality). I feel split all the time, like there are more parts to me than I or those around me realize and they have their own identities and backgrounds too. I am writing to you because I need help and I don't know where to go for help anymore. Hospitals don't work for me, my meds are barely working and i don't have a strong support system from family and friends. In fact, I don't have a social life because my mental illness is so bad. I can see how sick I am and I wish someone else could see that too but my parents think I'm faking it. I get it that no parent wants to be the parent of a sick child, whether mental or physical, but... I don't know. I don't know what to do anymore. I talk about suicide all the time. I want to go home to my home planet which is in Outer Space but the only way to go home is if I give up my life here,which would mean suicide. I have scratched and pinched my fiance several times to the point he had marks all over his body. And he has pinched my breast so hard that he left a huge bruise there. His "purpose" in doing that was to fight back to protect himself, my stepmom says who is a counselor at the women's center and used to teach psychology. I think she still does.. The voices or spirits I call them tell me to hurt myself and I feel obligated to do what they say. I too scratch and pinch myself till I bleed. I regress a lot to where I feel like a child trapped in a young adult's body. I'm currently on Latuda 80mg 1xD and Loxapine as needed 25mg up to 2xD. If I don't have enough food in my stomach when taking the Latuda, I throw up. That's happened once so far. The Loxapine actually helps calm me down during psychotic episodes or breakdowns when I'm regressing and/or punching myself. The more I take, the sleepier I get. I just feel like I need something stronger. Anyway, if you could at your convenience please respond to my message. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to read my message. Sincerely, Mary.
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