P.T.S.D. What I don’t understand this?
You have to be kidding
I saw this on the news this morning. There are a lot of things that I have learned to keep my mouth shut on, this one I have to say something. When I saw the report on TV I had to say P.T.S.D. What I Don’t Understand This.
I’m a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. I retired from the military 2 years before the 1st Gulf War. So I have to hand it to those who served in the wars for their bravery, leaving their family behind and to fight for our country.
Many lost their life, some lost limbs and have suffered P.T.S.D. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other wise known as battle fatigue for those in the military. Download a free PDF on the subject I think everyone knows what I’m talking about if not read on.
I think you may know where I’m going with this.
You may be saying what the hell is that? Well I’ll get to it, but first I would like to say this.
As a surviving father who has buried his daughter, not only that but has been through many years of counseling. It lead to a divorce 8 years later, to wanting not to spend another day on this earth looking down the barrel of a gun, but not to have bullets for the gun.
I have read many articular’s on grief and the emotional effects on those left behind. I know my story says a lot as I’m sure each of you reading this post would agree as you look at your story. We have all endured the feelings and emotions of not only what we have seen in life but what we may have had to do for our loved ones only to see their life end.
We had to plan their funeral to seeing them in the ground. The feeling that we have failed in our duties as a parent or a family member.
I know from years of reading and working with people, not to mention what some have told me that those that have worked to have the grieving process diagnosed as a P.T.S.D only to have many say that those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one, do not qualify as a P.T.S.D.
Then I saw this on the news and I had to say P.T.S.D. What I don’t understand this?
Here it is P.E.S.D.
You may be wondering what the hell is that.
Well let me tell you
It is Post Election Stress Disorder. You read that right. There are people, following the election that want to be diagnosed with this disorder because the stress of their candidate not winning, not to mention their loss that have suffered that they just can’t cope with the emotions and the day-to-day life.
Give me a freaking break.
Live one day in my shoes and tell me about loss.
Like I said I don’t vent or rant much but I had to say this. My stress and loss that I have to live with will be with me all my life. Just as the heroes in the world who may have seen others give the largest sacrifice of all.
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Originally published at www.afathersloss.com on February 21, 2017.