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PTSD

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 …

A.F.G.O!!!

December 2, 2014 LC 0

Unlike FOMO, YOLO and a hundred other text-y type acronyms I only heard AFGO for the first time last week. It apparently stands for: Another f***ing growth opportunity! A description that couldn’t have been more achingly apt after the horrible few days I’d just been throu …

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 …