Category Archives: My Life with PTSD

I continually write about my life and post photographs and video as a part of my own PTSD therapy. I hope this information can others understand the signs, symptoms and effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

My National PTSD Awareness Day 2014

National PTSD Awareness Day 2014 I have been in a battle with The San Diego VA hospital for a long time trying to get treatment for my service related PTSD. UNFORTUNATELY I have not had much luck. The doctors always … Continue reading

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San Diego VA Health Care System

With the recent monstrosities of what I’m hearing on the news the last few months about the treatment our veterans are getting at the VA Hospital; the news did not surprise me, it actually made me happy. Let me explain. … Continue reading

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San Diego PTSD Service dog Presentation.

  On Wednesday I will be speaking at an event in San Diego. I will be giving demonstrations of what scrubs dose to help with PTSD.  Hope to see you.   2013 Behavioral Health Panel: Psychological Trauma and Its AftermathPsychological … Continue reading

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With A Little Help From My Friend

Today was probably one of the hardest days in my recovery with PTSD. I have not been riding my bicycle.  I have not been leaving the house.  Maybe three or four times in the last month.  My avoidance has gotten … Continue reading

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Veteran, VA, and PTSD

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I Had a Bad Sunday.

  I feel I need to let you in on a few things that have been going on with me lately. This is always hard to do.  PTSD is hard enough to live with, but this is the blog where … Continue reading

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The Road to Recovery

It’s been a while since I have written in my blog or even my journal. The past two weeks have been very busy. I had a great conversation with the folks at The National Center for PTSD in Vermont. The … Continue reading

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My Veterans Day 2011

Memorial Day, 2011 I am battling with PTSD with no relief or hope of any kind in sight. The symptoms of PTSD definitely have the upper hand, putting myself and everyone around me in a living hell.  Nothing will ever … Continue reading

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You can run but you can’t hide

In my last blog, “Recovery ‘Aha!’ Moment,” I talk about the healing I am experiencing and the progress I am making with PTSD.  I read it again and I can remember the hope and the sense of accomplishment in how … Continue reading

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Recovery “aha!” moment

  As I sit here thinking about the last year, I feel so thankful for all of my friends — the ones who have listened to me for hours and the ones who have just followed me on Facebook and … 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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I have something to tell you

I have something to tell you.   I have no idea what to say or how to say it, but something happened today — something God had a hand in.   I have been thinking about this all day long. … Continue reading

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Stuck in Paradise..

I was looking through some old journals and I found this one. This is me hiding in plain sight 4 years ago. 500 miles south of San Diego in a small fishing community in  Baja California, Mexico. Bahia de Los … 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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