Lumping it all together

One of the ongoing challenges I face every day is lumping a whole bunch of stuff together and labeling it PTSD.  Sometimes some of the symptoms are something else.  Sometimes I need to tackle one problem at a time.  A kitten plays with a yarn ball and turns it into a knotted mess.  If I…

Holiday triggers

I love holidays.  If I had my way, I would put up a Christmas tree in December and decorate for Christmas.  Then in January the tree would be covered with snow flakes.  February would be doused in hearts and cupids. (The minions played on the fact that cupid and stupid rhyme.) March would bedecked with…

When will I feel better?

Someone posted a note of encouragement on Facebook reminding us with time things will get better.  Two people asked, “When?”  I answered.  I learned that if you want to make PTSD worse….much, much worse…..do nothing.  That’s easy.  I remember the worst time of my life is when I gave up fighting this mysterious illness with…

Study and report

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. …

9 myths

I believe there are a lot more than 9 myths about PTSD.  If anything, it is a good start on listing them. The hardest thing for me was I had PTSD for 40 years not knowing what it was called.  I had symptoms.  I saw one doctor after another.  No answers.  Many medical tests.  Still…

What I learned from nature

I am reading several pages and post on Facebook about PTSD.  I am finding a discouraging trend towards hopelessness.  One of the myths is that once you have PTSD your life is over.  Some people believe it so completely, they commit suicide.  There are many articles and research that affirm that PTSD is treatable.  A…

Why not? (Part 2)

This was supposed to happen yesterday.  It didn’t.  I am paying for ignoring my body’s quiet plea to slow down a little.  I’m doing all sorts of good cool stuff but just a little too much (a lot too much.)  I keep trying to not allow PTSD to run my life but ignore it too…

What to say…

I’ve seen them on Facebook and blogs lists of things NOT to say to someone with PTSD.  One person commented that they would like a list of things to say…. My choices are things that someone said to me or I wish they would say to me.  Keep in mind that a person with PTSD…