The Day My Life Changed Forever Essay

778 Words Sep 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
September 11th, 2001 was the day my life changed forever. I was only 5, but I remember it like it was yesterday. That Tuesday morning, I lost one of the most important people in my life, my dad. I was little at the time so didn’t really understand the meaning of death, but I knew something bad had happened. I remember coming home from school that day to my grandparents and my mom watching the news. I remember seeing the towers burning on the TV. I knew my dad was worked in the building, at the very top. I remember asking my mom if he was in any of the hospitals and we didn’t know about it. That was the last thing I could remember. Fast forward 13 years and I am still affected by it to this day. A couple of years ago, I started showing signs of depression and anxiety. All of the doctors I went to said it was all caused by what had happened to my father. I was getting worse, until I was finally diagnosed with PTSD. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is very common in people who have gone through something terrible in their lives. I was very confused on why I was diagnosed with it, because I was only 5 years old at the time. But, I had it and I was very scared, but almost relieved at the same time. It almost felt like a breath of fresh air when I was diagnosed because I was finally able to get some advice now that I knew what was wrong with me. Ever since I was little, I would have these horrible dreams about me being in the towers as it happened, waking up in a sweat and not…

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