• One word

    One word.All it took was just one word, I couldn't say it, I couldn't hear it and I couldn't have anything to do with this one word.I couldn't acknowledge this word because I knew just saying the word would bring me to my knees.Just a harmless word, eight letters and it destroyed the person that I used to be. 

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    PTSD
  • One word

    One word.All it took was just one word, I couldn't say it, I couldn't hear it and I couldn't have anything to do with this one word.I couldn't acknowledge this word because I knew just saying the word would bring me to my knees.Just a harmless word, eight letters and it destroyed the person that I used to be. 

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    PTSD
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  • Recovery

    You spend so long trying trying everyone’s patience – especially your own. Exhausted, you bite your tongue and grit your teeth get through the days fight against the nights. All that effort spent gripping tightly to life. But living means more than being here. And as the effort eases you succeed. You are here. What next?

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    Tags:
    anxiety,
    depression,
    recovery,
    PTSD
  • Surviving

    I thought I had it all under control. The less they knew, the less they would meddle, and the less questions would be asked and I forced to answer. Uncomfortable questions, questions I barely managed to ask myself. "How are you?" - Easily saved with a "I'm alright, what about you? How are you? What's going on in your life?", brushing off the real answer by asking them several back. Nodding and smiling as they ...

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    life,
    Depression,
    PTSD,
    symptoms
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  • Writing

    In 1990 my car was broadsided by a speeding city bus as I turned out of a parking lot - I was in a coma and had sustained a severe brain injury. I began to write when I was carrying my first child, less than two years after my accident. Writing, throughout the darkest part of my recovery, when everyone looked down on me and I had no one to talk to or relate with ...

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    Tags:
    writing,
    novella,
    PTSD