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Another day in the life of a mom of a disable Iraq vet.

Friday, May 03, 2019

good Morning- had a fabulous day yesterday. I was given the time to relax. I watched the day of horses races that happens on the Thursday before Derby on Saturday. I am going to continue with watching more today. I have been doing this since childhood. I had a grandfather who was into horses. I do not gamble but I can detox from stress watching the horses. It is a luxury that I love but due to scheduling or not being access to the channel - I watch the Derby but none of the pre-show stuff. This year, we have HULU - streaming & I have the channel. I am relaxing my knee at the same time. emoticon But last night as I was relaxing watching a baseball game with DH. I got a text from my son. I think he had a PTSD episode. The text was not lucid. I did not confront him yet. I have decided to go back to the PTSD counselor I used when he first got home. Yesterday I got the feeling that he was triggered by his wife having issues with her mother. I have learned to not intervene or solve his problems and then I get caught into his web of things I do not understand or need to know. I just turned on a movie called "A Private War'- it is about a war correspondent and her PTSD issues. My biggest wish is that his PTSD issues get solved - he saw things in Iraq no 19 should. I have also learned that some day - I will lose him if he can't get a handle on his issues. He told me that he is in counseling but I never know if he will drop out again when it gets too tough. any ways for today- I am back focused on me to continue my program. Have a good day! emoticon
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  • IMLENA611
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    398 days ago
    HUGS HUGS HUGS So hard to deal with PTSD and be the parent of an adult child w/PTSD. I pray that he finds peace. Good you're going to go back to the counselor. HOPE that helps you. It's sad but as you say, you can't solve his problems for him, much as we as Mom want to!

    And your right . . . your son saw things NOBODY should see in Iraq and my son in Afghanistan.
    398 days ago
    PTSD is a tough one. Very hard for you as well. I hope you can find some help for him.
    398 days ago
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