PTSD

Before I turn many of you off thinking this is some bible-thumping tirade, far from it. Sure biblical scholars and theologians will point out that misquoting the bible is a devilish trick. The often repeated bible verse “money is the root of all evil” is rightfully corrected to “ the...

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  • October 3, 2022

Ok, this is Sunday and I try to stay away from political posts on Sunday.   Something happened yesterday and took me back 30 years and I smiled.  My car had just stopped and would not crank at the drive through at CVS.  I called my husband to come down and jump...

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  • March 14, 2021

On the eve of the Impeachment trial, it will be relived by  us.  The trial has to be done and we have to look at this insurrection.  ( All that are  emotionally or mentally able to).  We have to deal with the pain to get past the horror and hold  power...

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  • February 8, 2021

No one is really talking about it but we all or most of us all have mirrors.   This is a real thing.  First of all quit beating yourself up.  One day at a time.   Most of us gain weight during the holidays despite any unusual problems BUT if you add...

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  • December 30, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • December 5, 2020

It’s simple really. How did COVID-19 become a global epidemic in a few weeks? How do we stop it spreading? It’s really fucking simple. I have had to watch my partner suffer from exhaustion for months and what may develop into PTSD with time, how much longer does she have...

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  • December 3, 2020

Let me bury the lede for the moment to point out that Donald Trump almost certainly thinks he won last night’s debate. Why wouldn’t he? He was quintessentially Trump, and that always gives the ocher asshat a tingling sensation. So it was no surprise when the redoubtable Gabriel Sherman wrote the...

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  • September 30, 2020

I have to admit, I was one of those nervous Nellies fretting the past two days over the possibility of a Trump win in November. This Kos diary, a strong Biden speech, and some robust, consistently applied cannabis therapy helped me out of my funk, but man. The PTSD (and that’s...

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  • September 1, 2020

even though being moved to the point of tears is not uncommon for me nowadays. I first read John Hershey’s writing about Hiroshima while in high school, from which I graduated in June of 1963. By then I had read widely about the 2nd World War. As a result I...

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  • August 6, 2020

x Photos of Trump today – from @tru62. pic.twitter.com/dVVHvwUG9q — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 27, 2020 x In white polo shirt and red cap, Pres Trump returns to WH from his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/8hAWAvma8z — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2020 x The choice of messenger…. Irony and any...

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  • June 27, 2020

Deliberate attacks on journalists have cost at least one reporter an eye. And yet the COVID-19 pandemic remains. A number of efforts are underway to try to track the attacks on journalists, which are often first documented on Twitter. Bellingcat senior investigator Nick Watershad documented 100 incidents by 12:50 PM ET...

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  • June 1, 2020

Memorial Day is hard anytime.  A time of rememberance and for military and vet families, it is very hard along with many holidays.   This year is even more trying. We have more soldiers  in the healthcare industry who have died on the front lines of trying to save lives and...

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  • May 24, 2020

I write this from my experience this week.  My husband was doing some regular chores around the house Wednesday and nothing seemed wrong at all.   I had asked our daughter where he was when I didn’t see him outside where he had been.  She said, “ I think he laid...

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  • April 12, 2020

I was sitting outside on the patio tonight and boy did I have a huge reflection hit me.   I hear a lot of young folks complain about boomers.  This is not a pie fight, just a little reminder of what we have been through.   You young folks have some real...

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  • March 21, 2020

I got an email from a devoted Kossack yesterday.  She does so many IGTN diaries.   This is what she was so upset about and I understand.  Civilians get killed by Landmines.   More civilians than the people America is at war with.  Landmines kill and kill and kill over generations.  Not to...

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  • February 3, 2020

There is a lot to this story but it boils down to one thing,  disrespect and unpatriotic.    The legs were returned…unadjusted and unuseable. I know and many vets know there are hoops to jump through but many get tired of waiting for permission to do things like walk without...

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  • January 12, 2020

This to me may be the second most important diary I have written.  The first one was back in 2012 when my Vet had a PTSD break and was stranded in South Carolina.  Remember?    This is an emergency fundraising Diary ! The vet from Daily Kos dropped what he...

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  • September 23, 2019

My local news channel just reported that a church filled with people riding out the storm together has had storm surge up to the rafters. No word on casualties. Rumors abound that many people on Abaco are believed to have been swept out to sea. x Hurricane Dorian, one of...

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  • September 2, 2019

Received this e-mail today from former Columbus, GA Mayor Teresa Toomlison’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Did you know that states spend roughly $3.6 billion every year on marijuana enforcement and that 599,282 people were arrested for simple possession of marijuana in 2017? If you’re with the more than 50%...

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  • July 23, 2019

It may be a bit extreme to agree with the statement that Capitol Hill Democrats are suffering from some form of PTSD over Election 2016 (I think John Heleimann who said that), but I’m seeing things in the comments section here on Daily Kos that have me seriously concerned about...

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  • June 24, 2019

He has really crossed the line here.   I don’t have a curse word strong enough for this stupidity and he may have just caused more vets to commit suicide describing them all but weak.   He is a threat to so many people but it is unbelievable that he does this...

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  • June 12, 2019

This is just my opinion but for over 30 years, I have observed and attended many traditional holidays honoring our veterans and special occasions such as D Day. As the wife of a disabled PTSD vet and being around many veterans, I do not think it is healthy for most...

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  • June 9, 2019

This is a different kind of post honoring those who gave all.    First we need to understand that men and women who wear the uniform and march to battle are courageous folks and Memorial Day is not Veterans Day.   It is a day to honor those who have given...

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  • May 24, 2019

On the one hand, Pete Hegseth claims he never washes his hands and Brian Kilmeade gestated for nine months in a Folgers can full of bathtub gin*, so the stuff they say is bound to make little to no sense. On the other hand, they’re regulars on Fox & Friends, which...

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  • April 6, 2019

Big thanks to Andrew Feinberg correspondent for Breakfast Media for this account of Trump’s conversation with the troops today, some of which could be tacked onto the articles of impeachment. Jesus. This is the initial Tweet: x Oh my god @realDonaldTrump is currently on the phone with service members bragging...

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  • November 23, 2018

Cross posted from​ Eclectablog.com. At the Michigan Nurses Association conference taking place in Lansing this week, residents of Flint got up to talk about the ongoing catastrophe happening in their city – the so-called “Flint Water Crisis”. Calling this situation a “crisis” is, in fact, understating the problem. The women who...

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  • September 30, 2016