#221 Dealing with a PTSD kick off

It’s been a mighty tough few weeks for me from a PTSD point of view and it’s taking me a long while to get things back under control. Here’s how I’m doing, plus 2 tasks I have set myself that I want you to keep me accountable on!

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Living with PTSD – the bare truth

I think a few things need to be explained here. I am facing constant societal judgements and am being made to feel like I am either broken, or slightly crazy. So let’s get this out in the open shall we?

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PTSD: the invisible ghost [Poem]

It’s secretly there all the time
And quite often it can’t hide.
Springing up when least expected
Leaving us feeling ‘infected’.

The silent terror we can’t control
Comes under mental illness.. (eyes roll)
We aren’t refusing to let go,
It’s the one that’s refusing.

We learn ways to keep it at bay
This is a battle, day after day.
But all the time it’s there in hiding
Whatever we do, it’s not subsiding.

Imaging living with this demon
Year after year throughout the seasons.
All we can do it learn to restrain
And quietly carry on managing pain.

[poem by Melanie Ryding]