I just watched a movie called Home Of The Brave that was showing on TV. It is about a group of veterans who return home from the war in Iraq, scarred physically and emotionally.
I feel so much for these people–on TV or in real life. But it is hard to explain what I feel. I understand the need and what it means to serve your country. I believe in the comradery felt by all soldiers. Hooah! Though I served for only a short time and had not experienced being in a combat situation, I can relate to those who have and relive the violence in their minds every day.
PTSD has shattered my life as I had known it. Personal relationships suffer. Emotions can be difficult to manage. My habits have regressed, though my wishes for them remain intact. Perhaps sometimes I feel that things are more primitive?? I guess it mostly depends on a mood. Don’t get me wrong. Things aren’t always bad. And things aren’t always good. But always I care and can relate to others who have experienced PTSD symptoms. God bless you all.
*** This post dedicated to all who have served in a military and / or experienced trauma of any kind.