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PTSD Destroys Souls

There is a special kind of loneliness and separation from the world that PTSD forces upon you.  I may be surrounded by people but I connect on a human level with none of them.  I listen to their vapid, meaningless … Continue reading

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Little Dead Vietnamese Girls

It started on a fairly sunny, warm day.  I had come in-country just a couple weeks earlier.  26 weeks of boot camp and combat infantry training had already shown me that being a Marine was a bad decision but there … Continue reading

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Buddha – The Long Way Around

I was asked recently why I suddenly decided to study Buddha and the precepts of Buddha after all these years of proclaiming myself an atheist or, at best, an agnostic. The short answer is that I’m still leaning towards Atheism … 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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Another PTSD Stupidty Rant

Every now and then I wonder if my distaste for talking to people is purely a result of my PTSD or if it’s a mixture of PTSD and a complete hatred of stupid people.  While for the last couple of … 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 Resources For Information and Help

I’ve got my son registered in the two classes he really wanted, fees are paid and now it’s just lots of city bus rides for the boy back and forth.  I doubt if my PTSD would ever allow me to … Continue reading

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PTSD & Enrolling My Learning Disabled Son – Part II

Between my severe PTSD and my son’s smiling, happy learning disabilities, I was stunned that I didn’t outright smack somebody today.  My PTSD makes my head start throbbing as soon as I wake up because I know, the instant my … 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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