Part of accepting PTSD is helping others to understand how I live. I am sharing a link here that would have helped me share a day with PTSD.
oppyposts shared an excellent web page.
This is Poppyposts link http://poppyposts-blog.net/2014/09/20/the-spoon-theory/
She shared a link to The Spoon Theory. I can’t post it here, which I respect.
Christine Miseradino generously shares a PDF file that you can download. Yes, I downloaded a copy for myself.
I remember when I was at my worst. I could be up only 20 minutes a day. A friend asked me what a good day was. I answered, “I got up.” She waited for me to continue. I shook my head, “That’s it, I got up. A fantastic day, I got up and got dressed.” I think the spoon theory would have helped to explain my daily routine of thinking about every move I made all day long. I am now in better health than I have ever been. I am still careful about keeping some in reserve. I am stressing at work because I am pushing so hard I collapse when I walk through the door at home. A dangerous game when I have to drive home for 30 minutes first. Counting every move, every task, every change of activity cost precious energy. I now can plan to do in a day what I used to plan to do in a week. I feel so blessed.
I appreciate anyone that had come up with an explanation of how you live to share with others.