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#36995 - 05/28/02 12:31 AM New comer to the group
survivorcarlos22 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 4
Loc: Orlando
Hey everyone,

I just joined this group yesterday and I would like to say that is it a ray of sunshine and brought also comfort as well into my life. 5 years ago I was raped by five guys one of them being a so called friend and co-worker. Ever since that time I have been having constant nightmares and on and off relationship with guys. I am a 22 y/o puerto rican and I live in Orlando and I wish I can leave the past behind me, but it seems like no matter what I do It will be there to haunt me day in and day out.
But I am glad that I found this group and hope that you guys will be able to help me go through what I am going through at the moment.

Thank You,


#36996 - 05/28/02 12:34 AM Re: New comer to the group
Ron_dup1 Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 87
Loc: Arkansas
Hi Carlos
Glad to see you posted on the discussion board.
I know you will find this place to be one of great understanding, insight and support.
I'm glad you are here!

#36997 - 06/28/02 10:55 PM Re: New comer to the group
Lloydy Offline
Administrator Emeritus
Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Check your messages , go through "my profile"
and click on your message.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

#36998 - 06/29/02 07:11 PM Re: New comer to the group

Bien Venidos Carlos!

My name is rafael and my Spanish is not fluent. I am so sorry for what was done to you. I too am a survivor as are many who visit and post to this site. Keep coming back. It does help to communicate with other male survivors even in this limited way.

I suggest you look into getting help to heal the wounds from your ordeal. Professional therapy, support groups, reading materials (i.e. the book "Victims no Longer"), etc. Keep a smile on your face amigo. And, may our gods strengthen and bless us all. Sincerely,

rafael \:\)

#36999 - 06/30/02 05:28 AM Re: New comer to the group
Ken Followell Offline
Past President

Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 992
Loc: Bradenton, FL

Welcome fron another Floridian. I am in Bradenton. sorry about what you have gone through but this is the place to help yourself recover.


Ken Followell

Everything works out right in the end. If things are not working right, it isn't the end yet. Don't let it bother you, relax and keep on goin
- Michael C. Muhammad

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."
� Rabbi Hillel

#37000 - 06/30/02 03:53 PM Re: New comer to the group
embersglow Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/18/02
Posts: 19
Loc: Minn
Welcome Carlos. I am new here too and am really glad I found it and can read and write and connect!

It is so good to know others are working to restore the peace in their lives, and our stories give each other hope!

we face the truth
the children lost
abused beyond belief
and in each other eyes and arms
we sometimes find relief

but seeking more
an answer true
just once to know its real

elusive hope
till long sought love
allows the wounds to heal...



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