12 Symptoms

People sometimes ask, “What is the difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD?”  Fast explanation, “It is the same difference between a simple broken leg and a compound fracture.”  Some people explain it has to do with age, duration, care taker vs stranger, and other external influences that complicate the person’s reaction.  I follow Lilly Hope…

Accepting doesn’t mean staying

This is a mini rant…..if you do not feel up to reading a rant today…tune in tomorrow when I hope to be in a better mood… Today I read a fellow PTSD group member accept where he was at right now.  Cool great.  Applause.  Then in my estimation, he totally blew it by exclaiming this…

Document, document, document

Many times I am told that I am over sensitive, imagining things, and at fault for feeling like bad things are happening.  People, sometimes bad things are happening.  Too often, the person telling you it is not bad is the one that is hurting you.  I read several times on a group for CPTSD that…

Contradictions in Religion

One of the most insidious and long reaching abuses is often completely ignored or denied.  That is religious abuse. My definition is taking the concept of Heavenly Father, God, and twist it to mean something so horrible that either a person fears God to the point of being unwilling to study the scriptures or pray,…

Wish people knew

Oops, I saved the topic but not the link then closed the window because I thought I saved the link…..heavy sigh.  Brain glitches are so annoying. Early Signs Wish people knew The article listed several symptoms of PTSD that they wished they knew were PTSD.  Instead they went through a time of confusion by their…

Reminded myself why

Waiting for our pizza to cook I bought a book to read from the thrift store.  Reminded myself why I am not allowed to read fiction books.  Yup, finished reading it in less than 48 hours.  I would rather read than eat, sleep, exercise, work, sew….reading is my addiction.  I keep to nonfiction I am…

Grieving

These past months heart break touched our family.  Our little granddaughter came to stay on Earth for less than an hour.  I sometimes wish that the old traditions of being allowed to mourn for a year was still in practice.  This is what I am learning.  Today’s culture of everyone must be happy is destroying…