Category Archives: Life with Scrubs

This is all about what Scubs does to help me with PTSD. Scrubs is my Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder service dog.

Texas State Line

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(Video) Does and Don’ts of a Service Dog.

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Try to Understand

I have yet to find, write, or read the perfect words that describe the feelings one experiences while dealing with any kind of PTSD, no matter what the cause – military service, domestic violence, sexual abuse, rape, a tragic accident … Continue reading

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My comfort zone

In other blog posts, I have mentioned that I was a commercial truck driver on our nation’s highways for well over a million miles.  Living in my semi, always on the move, was so very comfortable for me.  It allowed … Continue reading

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Who has a bad Friday?

I love Fridays. Just the word makes me happy. Mondays?  Not usually my favorite day. Last week kind of turned that around.  Monday was great and Friday was absolutely horrible. In my last blog post, I wrote that I was … Continue reading

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I had a hiccup today.

     Wow !  What a mood I have been in lately with all the exposure therapy I did on coffee day. My friend and I tried to get out and do some things.  I am trying to act as … Continue reading

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Coffee Day

I have spent the day at my local coffee shop, and what a day it has been. I do this because of my PTSD, agoraphobia, and high anxiety. This is what the doctors at the VA call exposure therapy. I … Continue reading

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On My Walkabout…

“PTSD and emotional avoidance go hand in hand.” Some friends, family members, my doctors, and things I have read have all talked about the kind of avoidance that’s been my way of being for the last 20 years. I’ve always … Continue reading

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PTSD keeps me away from most of my friends

  The last few days I have not been able to ride my bike. One day I was on a 400 mile drive, the next day it was raining, the next day it rained again, then it was over 100 … Continue reading

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How the bike ride all started

How it all started I have such a need to do something extreme, like go for a hike across the country. I  need to just get out of my safe place and walk and walk and walk. I need to get … Continue reading

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My life at 15 miles per hour

Two days ago I drove down to Torrey Pines State Park here in San Diego. When I arrived it was a bit on the chilly side.  I remember thinking, “I can’t wait to warm up.”  I was right. My ride … Continue reading

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PTSD attacks when I am not looking

PTSD attacks when I am not ready….. Yesterday, I had something happen that I was not prepared for and it hit me really hard. First, the minister who initially came out to help the family and me when I had my … Continue reading

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Hellos with No Goodbye

I have talked about the early warning signs of PTSD over the years. I have talked about my symptoms, and the more I talk the more I learn. One warning sign I just recognized on my way home from General Synod … Continue reading

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