PTSD Awareness

June is declared by someone to be PTSD awareness month.  For those living with it, we are aware 24/7, if you unfamiliar with this number combination it means, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  No time off for good behavior.  I sometimes get fairly smug thinking it is gone from my life…

Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the leading and aggravating symptoms of PTSD.  My daughter-in-law posted a link to an awesome article on anxiety.  Not everyone with PTSD experiences anxiety.  Not everyone with anxiety has PTSD.  However, I believe this article can help people understand what she experiences with anxiety.  She did label it with trigger warnings. …

Storms

I learned over 15 years ago that I lived with PTSD since I was 5 years old.  No one recognized the symptoms.  I always acted that way.  The diagnosis gave me a word to research.  Parameters for finding more answers.  Also a community of others that shared an experience almost impossible to describe to someone…

Feeling Stupid

One of the more unpleasant emotions is feeling stupid.  Ever thought of that as an emotion?  It has to do with how you feel and it often motivates a person to quit, give up, hide, or feel inferior.  PTSD arranges many opportunities to feel stupid.  One of the ‘glitches’ of PTSD is a gap in…

Sample Plan

I woke up this morning thinking about sharing a sample plan and some inside thoughts on how I made my decisions.  I don’t want PTSD to rule my life, but pretending it doesn’t affect my life sets me up for failure. Basic questions when creating a Plan for an event. When is the event happening?…

Describe in 3 words

Recently one of the PTSD pages on Facebook offered the opportunity to write 3 words to describe yourself.  Please, keep in mind that I live with PTSD.  I first showed symptoms at age 5.  I battled depression, cancer, and PTSD.  Someone stated that they didn’t think it was fair that they were still battling PTSD…