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While most of society recognizes the effects #PTSD can have on veterans, many people don’t realize that the same disorder can affect rape survivors and hurricane victims.
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As I lay here I can’t help but be wide awake and extremely exhausted Friday m waking up every 5 or less hours to take my pain medication for 7 weeks that it’s finally overrated, tiring and I’m just done with it. Also I am so terrified, scared, verge of crying, stressed, and worried about what’s going to happen when will be picked up at 11:45am by medical transport to be taken to the main hospital for the 12:45pm arrival check in for my major back surgery (more of nvasive than the last two combined) which is the s art part because I have no idea what to expect when I wake up and I am afraid of how much pain I will be in. I know it won’t be the same pain I am n right now but there will be pain I know that from the 2 prior back surgeries and the last just 6.5 months ago is still fresh not to mention the fresh scar tissue from n the same disc area that I have read will cause pain. My mind is just running in circles on repeat of scared and pain, knowing what it’s been like before praying it’s less but from experience it’s different not less just moved. I also hope that I don’t lose any sensation like I did in October I lost the feeling in my right leg (have had no feeling, despite needle pricks, pinched, bleeding can’t feel any. They thought I was faking until two things first they sent electrical@pulses that the leg didn’t move which proved it and two when they hit the knee for the reflex check that can’t be faked either the left leg moved but my right leg did not. Despite myself feeling all of this & knowing it when I saw the knee being hit & not moving I fully broke down crying because there’s no way to know when it will regenerate back to feel. It’s studied evidence that it will refrozen 1”-6” a year depending on who you are and circumstances and many factors, so it could be a couple years or a decade but I am grateful for muscle memory because that amazing medical fact has been so helpful and a blessing to get me around with the right leg) The left leg has been all over with the entire spinal column blocked off there’s loss of feeling, heating up, surges of extreme pain, loss of all feeling, numbness, loss of blood flow & circulation, tingling, & others.
CW: mental health, implies suicidal ideation
The other week someone called me a burden repeatedly. I think it's something a lot of us feel with mental health problems so it sent my mental health spiralling a bit. I know deep down it was just a nasty comment made by someone who doesn't even want to try to understand (I blocked the person/people responsible) but logic goes out the window in those moments. It was a sudden rush of thinking I needed to unburden people, stop existing, stop talking, just stop. I got through the difficult few days and I saw this quote the other day. I like it... it reminded me that I am not the problem... I am carrying a lot, and I need people to unburden myself to get better so pushing people away in the hopes to unburden them isn't solving anything. I don't know... also the picture reminded me of my octopus soft toy so enjoy my selfie recreation 😂 (Art by @meandmyed.art )
So I used to have nightmares all the time from my C-PTSD. But the past few days I’ve used meditation music to fall asleep with on YouTube. I have the 8 or 9 hour ones and I kid you not, the nightmares stopped. I used to have multiple nightmares every night and now I don’t. In fact it’s 5am and I just woke up from a dream where I was laughing in my sleep. This is astonishing. Thank you @mentalityoftidalwaves !! 😭👍🏽💙 #cptsd#ptsd#recovery#positive#positivity#mentalhealth
Im telling you-YOU are the greatest love you will ever have so you better start to treat yourself as such. Clap for yourself, be your biggest fan and squeeze your own butt!
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Kemi Olunloyo says she will soon die, and we ants to be remembered for the fact that she always spoke the truth. .
The vocal media personality says she is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Watch clip for more details.
As someone who has gone through depression myself, someone asking how I'm feeling is completely different to the usual "how are you?". "How are you?" Allows someone who is facing a personal battle to give you a vague "I'm ok/good", "I'm ite", "I'm cool". Ask someone "how are you feeling?" And although there is still a slim chance that you'll get such generic answers, there's a greater chance of them informing you about HOW THEY FEEL. E.g "I'm feeling a bit down today"... "I'm not feeling myself today but I'll be okay".. you may get a slight sense of something not being okay with them. These things are never clearcut but what I'm trying to say is try to find out how a loved one is really FEELING about things. We all need to get into the habit of trying to have conversations about our emotions & our current state of mind.