Collapse

I push my body and push my body until I collapse.  I put up with this since I was 15 years old.  I am going a long, then bam my entire system shuts down.  Happened in the car today and yes I was driving.  Thank my overworked guardian angel, I didn’t hit anything or anyone. …

Beyond Pain

One of the difficult things with PTSD is people ask, “How bad was it?” Like there has to be some scale to measure pain before it is “OK” to have PTSD.  What is bad or the worst thing to one person may be a piece of cake to someone else.  Too often a person with…

PTSD and Grief

  PTSD and grief are similar that you need to go through these steps.  Try another route if you must but you still come through these 4 steps.  Thanks to my friend in Australia for sharing this. I’m glad I just found this :© EPEC Project,1999 Module 12: Last Hours of Living, Part 3 Page…

It’s all in your head

Because your brain is there. Research shows how the brain functions with memories and emotions.  I learned terms like amygdala hijacking, limbic system, and other parts of the brain.  I learned that smell cuts right to the center of the brain so produces the most powerful PTSD response.  Yes, there are times I look up…

Almost 3

My reminder popped up to remind me that I need to pay again for the use of my domain.  Please understand, the ads you see on the posts do not benefit me directly.  Word Press is the beneficiary making it possible for me to afford my domain.  I am one person sharing what I learned…

But what about a Whale?

Pavelka’s Toolbox includes the question “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer of course is cut it up. With PTSD, I was overwhelmed by a massive blue whale….. Weight:  up to 330,000 pounds or 150,000 kg  Length 110 feet or 33 m An Elephant is a measly….. Weight: up to 15,000 pounds or 7000kg …

Limit time

One of the interesting things I learned from my counselor was to limit the time I work each day on improving my life with PTSD.  He stressed the importance of setting aside only one hour a day to focus on past, journal writing, studying and other activities focused on healing.  He explained that I needed…