Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Girl with the War Tattoo

When I first sought out treatment for PTSD there were all kinds of emotions going through my mind. The most prominent was "I don't deserve treatment." I felt this way due to the fact that I wasn't exposed to as volatile situations as most infantrymen were exposed to. I sought out treatment anyway. I sought treatment because I knew that I wasn't the same; and even if I didn't experience … Continue reading

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Excellence Vs. Perfectionism

Have any of you felt that if you were a little more prepared for what was in store for you during your deployment, that you would be better of? That if you were aware of how the war would affect you that you would live a healthier life today?   I think about the "what ifs" a lot, although I understand that is not constructive. For instance, what if we … Continue reading

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My Little Furbaby

In August 2011, my partner and I fell in love all over again, with each other and with the new addition to our family. He could fit in my hand, was Black and Tan, with the cutest little button eyes. His name….Bosley. We went into a pet shop in Portugal, as I frequently liked to do, and was in there just to look. Once we got to the back of … Continue reading

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