Lisa’s husband was deployed to Afghanistan about six years ago (approximation)
1. PTSD is forever. This hit me hard. I can’t imaging how it affected my son.
2. The Army over medicates. This wasn’t news. Lisa’s husband did a lot better after he began seeing his civilian doctor.
3. A quality life is possible. Understanding, treating, and counseling, is the path to a functional, quality life.
4. Most marriages do not make it. When Lisa asked how the other wives were dealing with PTSD, she was told there wasn’t any that her husband knew of.
5. Lisa gave me the title of a book that changed her life. It was written specifically for PTSD combat vets from Iraq & Afghanistan. The name and link is“Courage After Fire” (http://www.amazon.com/
I wish I had understood PTSD before allowing my son’s behavior to get to me so badly. Now, I will learn practical ways of living with PTSD, and helping someone with PTSD. These are our finest in many cases. In my son’s case it certainly was. More later. Thanks for being on the journey with me.
If you have questions about PTSD or a story of your own, I’d like to hear from you.