Category Archives: PTSD

Fast And Furious , That’s How It Happens

PTSD and a pinch of OCD equals crazy-making. Today I woke up refreshed, which rarely is the case for me. I came downstairs to get my coffee and sat out back on the patio. The sky was grey and it … Continue reading

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Summer Update At The Duckworth’s

I have not blogged in weeks. I am just getting back in the saddle for real this time. Our backyard is looking much better. I love the lights the canopy and the pagoda. Many thanks to Rick and Jeremy for … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, family bliss, friendships, gift of love, happiness, Healing and Recovery, hope, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, new adventures, PTSD, surprise callers, therapy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

It’s Just A Funk !!

Sooooo… I have not checked my blog for 6 days.. That’s a first since I started my blog back in October. In fact it’s also been several day’s since I even checked my email account. I have been in a … Continue reading

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The Interviews Are Over

The last few weeks I have been MIA from blogging. The new set of lacerations that I added to my collection are healing nicely, even though they are still very prevalent. The latest chest x-ray confirmed that the pneumonia is … Continue reading

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Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones……

We all know the saying…. Yesterday, I received verbal attacks from the woman that birthed me and my step-father’s son Marc Meier. He sent over 10 messages to my blog and his words were filled with hate and anger. He … Continue reading

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The Narcissist Strikes Back

It didn’t take long for the narcissist to strike and he did so through his sister-in-law Krista. Miss Krista confronted me in an email about that I was not telling the truth in my post about the artwork and the … Continue reading

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“What Did I Do To Deserve This?”

Despite all the abuse from my Mother, I am still thankful I was raised in Illinois. A very close friend of mine in Oregon was raised in Wisconsin. When my friend and I get together we laugh about growing up … Continue reading

Posted in Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Colloquialisms, Growing up in midwest, PTSD, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Pardon Me For Killing You

Quite a few years ago and after I was stabbed, I servedĀ  on a Board Of Director’s as the Chair Person Of Fundraising for a Domestic Violence Resource Center. I also worked tirelessly on a campaign for a friend and … Continue reading

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Working Through the Fear and Guilt of PTSD

Please welcome my very dear friend Lori as my guest blogger: Becki Duckworth and I have been friends for over 12 years now, and we have some very unusual things in common. We met when our kids were in school … Continue reading

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It’s Time

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday. I have been down sick for the last 4 days. Poor Ronnie is catching the crud now too and my nephew. I will catch up on emails , texts , and blog messages … Continue reading

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