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Well turn already motherf@#$er! Oh now you want to speed up, now that I’m passing you! Get the hell out of the way! Road rage. We all deal with it, but for me these are things that come out of my mouth on a daily basis. I get so mad sometimes, I don’t even know why I’m mad. Inanimate objects get the worst of my wrath. Yeah, I know it … Continue reading
Snap, Crackle, Pop! That’s how I felt after going to the chiropractor for the first time today, but in a good way. I have been suffering from lower back problems for quite some time now. In fact I began having physical limitations shortly before exiting the military, which began in my knee. I opted for the surgical route in an effort to fix it permanently and quickly; that did not … Continue reading
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During my past few visits to the chiropractor, I had a little light bulb go off within my head. I now have a new perspective about going to the chiropractor, what it takes to become healthy again, and how to become healthy. I also learned, believe it or not, how to manage my PTSD more effectively. As I mentioned before I left the Army with quite a few physical limitations. … Continue reading
What a day to start a first post for a blog. Last night till this morning I spent holding my wife, as she recounted some of the most horrific events from her deployment, things I did not know, and things that made my own memories flashback in my brain all morning. Moving on let now please introduce myself and explain why you should spend some time with me reading and … Continue reading
I have visited your website site in the past, but your Easter Egg Hunt from facebook really had me exploring it! I love what you are doing! My husband served in Iraq, and like many of his brothers, suffers from PTSD. I am writing to you because I feel like I have nowhere else to turn to. He was getting counseling at the Vet Center but had to stop when … Continue reading
130 degrees!!! Seriously! That’s what the thermometer read as I gazed up at it while smoking a cigarette outside of my chu (consolidated housing unit) while stationed in Iraq. It was 130 degrees outside and my power just went out in my chu. Considering I worked night shift during our deployment, it usually went out during the day. Needless to say, I had a lot of days like this, where the … Continue reading
In my experience with PTSD, I have always tried to think about what could have made that experience easier. With that ideology I have found that if I would have known about the etiology of PTSD, that would have allowed me to understand the disorder a little bit better and know what to expect. Having such an understanding could have allowed me to notice the symptoms more readily, and or … Continue reading
As I have mentioned before there are numerous ways in which PTSD can be treated, and what works for one person may not work for another. Before I get into, and ask for feedback on clinical treatment methods, I would first like to point out effective coping skills I have found useful in my battle with PTSD. Regardless of if you are being treated with prolonged exposure (PE) therapy or … Continue reading