I am highly amused by some of the spam that drops into the spam folder….never to be viewed if I ignore it completely. One of the ones I encounter is an opportunity for someone else to write content for me. I don’t want just any content. I research, study, and analyze the information I post. I give my perspective. I lived with PTSD for 40 years before I had a name for it. I lived with it for more than 10 years since it had a name. I know a lot about my PTSD. That is important to note. I know a lot about mine. PTSD affects people differently. I have nightmares but not everyone does. I have flashbacks but not everyone does. I have anxiety but not everyone does. Just as symptoms vary, so do the causes. I changed counselors almost 5 years ago. He asked me what type of abuse did I experience, I replied all of them. I didn’t miss any. Bummer. I survived because of PTSD. Some people are trying to have the D dropped from the name. Emphasizing it is a response not a disorder. I am not for that because I consider nightmares, flashbacks and insomnia disorderly conduct. I won’t those symptoms gone. Still working on it but hopeful. I am blessed with a husband that stuck with me through all of this. PTSD is tough. I am not going to lie. However, tough is not impossible. I like to think that hope is what turns impossible into I’m possible. I am studying several articles right now. As I complete them I will reporting what I learned. Sometimes I debunk what I think is a less than acceptable opinion. I do believe much of the information available is varying opinions. Plenty of room for a variety of perspectives. I share what works for me. I invite others to do the same. If you find something that works for you, please share in comments. If possible I’ll turn comments into posts. Learning more about PTSD did more to help me become healthier than almost anything else. As I learned more, I changed my behavior to healthier choices.