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PTSD, Pretty Words and Reality.

I’m on Facebook. I see a lot of posts that advise us to live in the moment, to let the past go, to forgive ourselves and move on. Those are wonderful sentiments for some, I suppose. I guess there are … Continue reading

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VA Medical “Care”

Okay, this sucks. The vast VA medical care system, one of the largest in America, gives up very easily and can tell a vet, “We don’t know what is causing the problem but we won’t do any more tests to … Continue reading

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PTSD Rant

Something important dawned on me last night.  I don’t deserve PTSD from Vietnam.  The guy or woman down the street doesn’t deserve PTSD from wars.  The kids that are stupidly signing up right this very instant to go fight the … Continue reading

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PTSD – A Day In The Life

A friend sent a link to a YouTube video. Very strong. Obviously written and sung by someone that was there, that did those things.  His words and images, while from a vastly different war in a vastly different place, are … Continue reading

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PTSD Just Isn’t That Important

I won’t name anyone nor quote anyone exactly because I doubt that I would ever be given permission to do so. I know that when I write a PTSD article, the little notifications I send out goes to maybe 4000 … Continue reading

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PTSD and So Many Treatments

Saw my VA shrink again today and tried to keep working out my PTSD. Hard to get too serious about what I’m thinking because he has this habit of constantly yawning and stretching while I’m talking. Makes me feel like … Continue reading

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PTSD and Survivor’s Guilt

I learned a new PTSD phrase and a new idea today. It’s called “Survivor’s Guilt” and it apparently plays a huge role in PTSD for many of us. I won’t bother you with the textbook definition of that phrase I’ll … Continue reading

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PTSD – A Story Of Late Night Remorse

I wanted to sleep tonight. I felt that I’d written enough for one day. I came to bed, read a little of my trivia book, considered whether to masturbate or not and didn’t, made sure the air conditioning was on … Continue reading

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PTSD – A View From The Outside

I’ve touched a little on what it’s like to deal with PTSD and the VA and this miserable excuse for a government. I haven’t even tried to talk about how nearly every person with PTSD has, if not given treatment, … Continue reading

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PTSD Signs, Symptom and Help

One of the problems with PTSD is that, too often, the symptoms are either just chalked up to “depression” or to the belief that “they’ll get better when they get used to being home again.” The reality, of course, is … Continue reading

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