Hermits and trust

I threatened my counselor that I would become a hermit.  It was easier in my mind than dealing with all the scary people around me all the time.  Wanting to be a hermit was tied to my not trusting people.  What to do? What to do? 6. “I’m basically a hermit. My home is my…

One Done One to go

These last 6 weeks have this constant energy drain of unknowns with my body.  I had emergency surgery with biopsies the first part of December.  I had to wait until today to hear the results.  This morning I accepted in my mind the possibility I have cancer, again.  I felt atremendous relief when the biopsies…

I believe you

My world stopped then started unwinding when my counselor told me these words.  I was told I was lying from the time I was very small until I thought it was true.  However, my counselor changed all that.  He believed me.  He listened to me.  He reminded me I was worth rescuing.  I’m thankful I…

Counseling

Counseling, fortunately, is becoming more acceptable.  Unfortunately, media portrays every PTSD survivor as a threat or a liar.  Great…(Read this word dripping in sarcasm, anyone willing to create a sarcasm font?)  I don’t need the media making my life any harder than it already is.  Determination is needed to start counseling.  Courage required to keep…