Blackouts

One of the symptoms of PTSD is physical, emotional, mental, or time based blackouts.  Physical blackouts you find yourself on the floor wondering what the hell just happened.  You may have injured yourself on the way down.  They can come on slowly or as fast as turning off a light switch.  Trigger induced or just…

Known Trigger

I avoided writing about Mother’s day on this blog.  I spent several posts on my other blog working out how to get through the day.  Mother’s day is a known trigger for me.  It has more land mines than a war zone mine field.  I know it is a problem for me.  I prepared for…

Fun Fun Fun

I work at a high school.  The end of the school year is in 2 weeks.  At our school, we encourage learning through doing.  Projects, huge projects, our students put on a fashion show last night.  The Saturday before about 400 students showed up at school dressed in Interview-for-a-job type clothes giving presentations on the…

Gym or no Gym…..

Not an easy question.  I’ve done both.  After I had cancer, my DH bought me a gym membership.  Thanks to the nifty machine that I would not have access to at home, I have full motion of my arm on the side I had surgery.  However, my contracted personal trainer had a minor melt down…

Questions to consider

This is some information I found on Facebook.  Thanks to those that tirelessly share information. ~~ Factors Affecting Healing/Recovery From PTSD/Complex PTSD ~~ There are many factors that do impact the healing journey, the length of the journey, how much healing will be possible. Some survivors of PTSD who claim to be ‘healed’ forget these…

Physical Triad

Sleep – Nutrition – Exercise I hesitate writing this post because I am still struggling with this challenge.  It is an ongoing battle for me to take care of my physical body.  I was taught to be ashamed of my body.  I was taught I was selfish to have my most basics needs met, like…