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    JENAE954   32,167
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Trying to get Back on Track

Monday, May 27, 2013

In March a car crashed into my kitchen nearly killing my Granddaughter.
My hasn't been the same since.
Had to move out of my home of 17 years for repairs to be made.
It will take 6 to 18 months.
I keep re-living the accident in my mind and it is causing me extreme distress!
Having trouble sleeping, making decisions and eating everything in site.
What I have is called PTSD.
Have come to a decision to seek treatment for it.
My life is out of control.
I am writing this as a declaration of taking the first step toward wellness.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life and am planning to make healthy changes as of right now.
I long for the wonderful feeling I had when my life was really working.
Thank you, SPers for taking the time to read about where I am and my plans for the future.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CRAFTSFAN1 6/1/2013 5:23PM

    I'm so sorry that you went through that much distress. I pray for your recovery of that ordeal.
Enjoy the most you can your trip, because that will steal time away from thinking about your worries and sorrows. Unfortunately, that happened to you. Fortunately, it didn't involve any fatality.
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DS9KIE 6/1/2013 8:43AM

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BIGPAWSUP 5/29/2013 7:55PM

    PTSD sucks - I'm so sorry.

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DDOORN 5/29/2013 8:22AM

    I am so pleased to hear that you are seeking help for your PTSD! I saw that you "needed support" on our Team Huddle!

Sometimes during a period of crisis such as what you are going through the very best thing that we can do is to focus on taking care of ourselves. I encourage clients to develop an Extreme Self Care Plan which includes taking care of basic needs such as air, water and quality food choices. By air I refer to noticing our breathing and to pause during our daily routine, take a deep, deep breath and slow our breathing down. This can be a powerful way to remind yourself that YOU are in control over how you choose to react to the world around you.

Other points: physical activity...our bodies are meant to MOVE! AND it's a great stress reliever when we follow through on this! Sleep hygiene: do what you can to promote restful sleep. Spirituality: connect with a higher power in whatever way works for you.

Turn to your support network, as you have to our SparkFamily! But also possible friends and family who are supportive too.

You CAN get through this and possibly learn some things about yourself and strategies of self care that will make you stronger than you ever dreamed!


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    You have been through a terrifying ordeal. Your home was destroyed and you and your family could have been killed. I think it's a great idea to get some help. emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 5/28/2013 1:10PM

    emoticon glad you are getting help that is a big step to getting well thanks for sharing keep us up to date on how you are doing. emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 5/28/2013 7:17AM

    here's hoping your life improves

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PATRICIAAK 5/28/2013 12:40AM

    one step backwards, two steps forward

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DIANAOR1 5/27/2013 9:09PM

    Hi, I agree with many spark posters here that therapy may help you. Unfortunately, we cannot change what has happened but to move forward. I wish you much relief from the stress you are feeling and I am sending good thoughts and prayers your way and to your granddaughter.


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KERRYG155 5/27/2013 4:05PM

    Hope you've enjoyed your trip. That gives you something good to think about I hope rather than the trauma of that crash. I would agree that some therapy would help but as they are working on repairs maybe you can start making notes of any changes you want to make to the home-just something else to concentrate on. emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 5/27/2013 3:03PM

    I hope your trip to Germany gave you a few days of relief.

Please continue to fight through this latest episode in your life. Remember:

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller

There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.
Craig Breedlove

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AZURELITE 5/27/2013 10:54AM

    EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) has been very successful in treating PTSD. You can learn the basics yourself (for free) or find a practitioner in your area. and youTube videos can show you the technique.

Wishing you a speedy recovery from this trauma.

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/27/2013 9:54AM

    Wishing you the best.

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NELLJONES 5/27/2013 9:19AM

    It isn't the first time a vehicle has crashed into a house causing extreme distress to the owners, and maybe your insurance company can put you in touch with someone else this has happened to. I can only imagine, but there are others who KNOW. You might find comfort and support from them.

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/27/2013 8:23AM

    My dearest SP friend,

I had severe PTSD due to a horrible event in my life and therapy DOES work, I promise. I hope your granddaughter goes too. The experience was very healing for me. I didn't feel well overnight but as time went on and I did my therapy, I started healing. emoticon There is hope. emoticon

God bless you and your granddaughter, and I pray for a speedy fixing of your beautiful home. Can't wait to see photos when it is all completed. Take good care.

Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 5/27/2013 8:19AM

    Sending love and hugs your way! You can't undo what has happened, but you CAN move forward from here. You can do it! Take care.

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SWEETNEEY 5/27/2013 8:09AM

    After an experience like that you wouldn't be human to have lingering effects and it's only 2 months. To top if off you have to go through construction, in my experience, that alone will create a great deal of stress (I've got to repair a second storey roof that was just fixed 10 months ago).

Do what you need to to feel better - You know You better than anyone. Life has changed for you - the therapy my bring out the entire plan.

Wishing you all the Best. emoticon emoticon

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