I've been officially diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the trauma this illness has put me through.
It was validating to hear that. My therapist mentioned that lots of people don't like the diagnosis of PTSD because they associate it with being in a war zone, to which I immediately retorted:
"I've BEEN in a war zone!!"
"Exactly!" was her reply.
I think we're going to get along swell.
In which I begin therapy
Blog entry posted by Dainty, Jun 3, 2014.
About the Author
Dainty became ill as a teenager and spent 7 years mostly bedridden from ME/CFS, life-threatening MCS reactions, extreme food allergies/sensitivities, cognitive impairment, fibromyalgia, episodes of temporary paralysis and various unexplained emergencies. The past couple years she has experienced profound improvement from various treatment approaches. With homelessness and PTSD presenting as significant obstacles, she continues to pursue healing full time and find incorrigible opportunities to enjoy life.