It was just like any other morning, that is until Christy Tucker Sims’s boyfriend called her into the bathroom of her Georgia home. Christy said she noticed the floor was wet and her boyfriend was holding a bowl of clear liquid. She soon found out that it was drain cleaner after he allegedly doused Christy on her face and arms. As Christy lay on the floor in agonizing pain, he dialed 911 and when the operator told him to get Christy IMMEDIATELY into the shower, his instructions to her were much different:
How have you been since the incident?
I have had mixed feelings. There are some days that I cry myself to sleep at night. Some days I’m hopeful because so many people are pulling for me. Some days I’m empowered. It changes from day to day.
Your ex is still walking the streets, why?
This case is three months old. When it first happened I was in ICU under sedation for 2 months. I just got out of the hospital. The police questioned him and they took his word for it. I wasn’t able to speak up for myself. Time has passed though and it’s not longer a priority for police. That’s why I’m speaking out now. He made it look like an accident but it wasn’t. They couldn’t question me. It’s still an open case.
You have incurred a lot of medical expenses, talk about how that has affected your family…
The problem that I’m having right now is that I have to have reconstruction surgery. My employer tried to hold my job and I have insurance up until the end of August. After that, it’s on me which is why we’re trying raise money right now.
What advice would you give to a young woman who may be in a similar situation?
The reason why this happened to me is that I was backing up out of the relationship. He was a very needy person. I am a counselor, I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling. I saw the warning signs; he got aggressive the more I succeeded, he was jealous of my co-workers, plus he was codependent and wanted to dominate my time. Those are the things that were starting to happen at the end and he couldn’t handle it. What I would say is that a woman should be mindful of a man who tries to occupy all of her time.
How do you encourage yourself on a daily basis as you continue to heal?
I pray a lot. I focus on my children who are 14 and 10. I cannot sink into depression because I have children. I read the bible a lot. I don’t isolate myself. I constantly allow people in my life. I truly believe that God is going to get me through this. This is only temporary. This bad and horrible, but it’s only temporary.
Any parting thoughts?
As women, we need to be mindful of the people we let into our space. We are queens, we don’t have to settle…for anything. We need to keep our eyes open.
Since that tragic day, Christy has been working hard to rebuild her life but she’s faced with mounting medical bills. Click here to donate.
The Witches are pulling for you Christy and glad we could play a part in getting your story out to the masses.
Christy’s interview with V-103′s Ryan Cameron:
*Christy’s former boyfriend has not yet been charged in the case and is considered innocent until proven guilty. Witches’ Brew, LLC is not responsible for any inaccuracies in this story*