Category Archives: PTSD

Protected: It Hit Me Hard

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A Battle I May Lose

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Remembering

Recently a former classmate of mine posted our kindergarten class photo on facebook. The only photo’s I have of my childhood are a few that my Aunt sent me. Immediately upon seeing the kindergarten class photo I tried to identify … Continue reading

Posted in abused by mother, Child Abuse, childhood friends, Domestic Violence, Family Secrets, identify problem children, PTSD | Tagged , , , , , | 36 Comments

The Rape Story

Warning : This post may be a trigger for anyone who has been raped. Sperm DonorĀ (SD) and I decided to move into a small apartment with his Great Aunt in the early spring of 1984. I was employed at a … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Family Secrets, PTSD, rape, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Violent attacks | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments

For The Hundredth Time !

Generally when the phrase, ” For The Hundredth Time” is used a negative comment follows. Have you heard this phrase? I also am guilty of using it negatively. Today’s post is the big.. ONE, ZERO, ZERO for me. Yep, for … Continue reading

Posted in abused by mother, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family Secrets, Healing and Recovery, holiday season, PTSD | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

2 In, 2 Out

Two-in There should always be (at least) two firefighters together when they enter a location that is considered a hazard area that is considered “Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health” (IDLH), i.e., the interior of the structure fire. Firefighters operating … Continue reading

Posted in Dysfunctional Family Relationships, family bliss, friendships, gift of love, happiness, leaving the past behind, new beginnings, PTSD, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Get Ready

First of all, I am extremely humbled for all of you that have followed my blog for the past 11 months. All I have to share with you is myself. I am not a writer. I just have a story … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, beaten by mother, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, estranged fathers, Guest writer, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, identify problem children, Mental Health, narcissist, new beginnings, Open adoption, PTSD, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

A Picture Is Worth More Than A Thousand Words

Posted in Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Murder attack, party, PTSD, Stabbed, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Moving Day

Ok, so you have heard this before. Since 2004 Ronnie and I have tried to get the heck out of Dodge. Now we have a date and a plan. In so many ways Oregon has been a blessing but at … Continue reading

Posted in drug addiction, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friendships, happiness, hope, leaving the past behind, Life's Blessings and Joys, new adventures, PTSD, sunshine, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Relentlessly Brainwashed

Therapy has been very productive lately. I am connecting with my new therapist Carol and she is very well versed with PTSD patients. My therapy sessions are weekly, and I feel Carol now has a good sense of who I … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, Growing up in midwest, Healing and Recovery, identify problem children, Mental Health, mental illiness, PTSD, teachers, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments