Tag Archives: PTSD

Along Came the PTSD Fairy


I feel like I’ve been in suspend mode since last week when my counselor dispelled some information I wasn’t at all prepared for.  It wasn’t anything from my past or really anything of major concern, it did, however shock the … Continue reading

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Day 3 (continued) and Day 4 with Dad


[Please note the actual events happened on the days and dates in parenthesis.  I really had great intentions of communicating this to you, dear readers, but like many thoughts lately, it’s there and then, poof, it’s gone!  I’m sorry for … Continue reading

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Traveled, Trauma-triggered, Tongue-tied, Tired, and now Talking


[For those in a tender place or who have gone through trauma a time or two before, you have the option to not read this post.  There are *not* gory details, but more, wound(s) needing ventilation.  I am also fully … Continue reading

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“Depression: Out of the Shadows” – Powerful PBS Documentary


[Although this was posted in my ‘Back to the Beginning’ posts, dated June 2010, I wanted to re-post it because I watched the video again online and there is so much great information, I HAVE to mention it again.  I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Brain Injury – The Solar Panel Analogy EXCELLENT (posted Aug. 11, 2010)


Richard came up with an excellent analogy of my Brain Injury, the important role home plays, and what happens when people stay in our house. This is how he explained it: Home is my solar panel where I plug in, … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Hot Day / Paperwork / My Dog Rudy / Animals (posted July 27, 2009)


Oh my gosh, it’s 90 degrees in this office so will get this done fast and retreat to the ‘cool’ main level of 84 degrees! The paperwork is done for the hospital, rested in between each of my mental gymnastics … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: No Good, Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day (posted July 20, 2009)


There are times when I get weary from the ongoing struggle and completely relate to why we turn to drugs, alcohol, TV, food, sex, whatever offers us momentary comfort. I really understand Pema Chodron’s talking about the wisdom of no … Continue reading

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