The Trauma of Being Alive ~ "Trauma is not just the result of major disasters. It does not happen to only some people. An undercurrent of #trauma runs through ordinary life, shot through as it is with the poignancy of impermanence. I like to say that if we are not suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, we are suffering from pre-traumatic stress disorder." (via NYTimes.com)
Yes! This was my past 7 years with that jerk in a nutshell. Crazy torture for anyone to endure, recovery is the hardest thing Ive ever endured, am still enduring. There were times I swear death wouldve been the easy less painful way out!!!!
Indeed, we have been through a lot of stressful times, but then I reflect & I realise I actually went it thru it alone! Despite this awareness, recalling these events pulls me into cognitive dissidence at times & thoughts I'm being unfair creep in!
Lucas is a tough boy who needs your help. Lucas was picked up by BARC as a stray showing signs of severe trauma and repeated long-time abuse. We immediately got him to the vet to be checked out and have x-rays. As evidenced by the old and new wounds and scars, he’s endured a lot over a long period of time – it’s heartbreaking! When the vet called us to let us know what they found, it was hard to hear. Lucas has a broken leg that has mostly healed; imbedded collars that left multiple scars…