Tag

CSA

Ambiguity of CSA terminology

July 10, 2015 LC 1

There is enormous ambiguity in the terminology surrounding child sexual abuse (CSA). Understandably, you could argue, given the sensitive nature of the subject.  It would be an understatement to say this really bothers me. It really, really bothers me. It makes me so furiou …

Emotional irritation: agent of action

February 20, 2015 LC 0

DEFCON Code Red = my current emotional irritation level. The Dr says this is healthy and good. Huh? Feeling irritated at everything in varying degrees, general low-level grumpiness, an over-riding feeling of being uber fed-up – all feels really ick – how can that be a …

Insights from therapy

February 3, 2015 LC 0

On this long road to managing my PTSD and healing the old, but deep, wounds from CSA I’ve spent a lot of time with my Dr. After every session I spend some time going through my session notebook trying to ensure the lessons, understanding and insights stick in my head. S …

Learning patience

November 17, 2014 LC 0

Learning to have patience with the PTSD recovery process has been (and still is) a hard lesson. In the beginning, I really struggled to accept that it would take time to heal and to manage the PTSD. I worried that people would think I was pathetic, wallowing in self-pity. It …

What’s an episode?

November 10, 2014 LC 2

What’s an episode like, what happens? PTSD is by nature a very individual tormentor. I don’t believe it’s possible to write a complete generic example of an episode, so this is just my experience. This description was written for my family to try and explain: I …

The illness that got in the way

November 10, 2014 LC 9

On re-starting this blog, I mentioned briefly in ‘About me’ about my recovery from the acute Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that crashed into my life nearly a year ago and a good 25 years after the actual source trauma, chronic long-term childhood sexual abuse (CSA …

What’s My 101?

October 22, 2014 LC 0

My 101 refers to my own personal Room 101 as in George Orwell’s 1984 – in my case it’s PTSD and CSA that reside in that particular room. So this area of my blog is where I plan to skewer them!! It’s where I’ll put anything PTSD, CSA or recovery s …