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Recently Diagnosed After 2005 Car Accident

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by misscrys, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. misscrys

    misscrys New Member

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    I'm Crystal, 30, from England, but currently staying in eastern US. I was diagnosed with PTSD almost 4 months ago.

    Since I'm a bit new to this, I find it hard to write exactly what I should. I can either be extremely blunt, or overly informative, so I'll try my best to find a happy medium... Please bear with me!

    I was involved in a car accident in April of 2005. I was hit by a drunk, who passed away from his injuries shortly after. It's going to be 2 years now since this happened, and I suppose it's difficult to say that it's all in the past, because I'm presently dealing with physical as well as mental effects. I've had many surgeries on my legs and hip as well as internal damages, but am still disabled, and I suppose my current 'job' is going to physical therapy most days of the week. My job was the most enjoyable thing for me, and I'm not able to do that job anymore (considering it was physical).

    Things were getting a bit better until October or so... For some reason, my nightmares from the accident returned all at once, flashbacks were frequent, and I find that I'm tense constantly. I feel so terrified that what happened is going to happen again, to either one of my loved ones or myself. Personally, my most difficult part of living with PTSD is the nightmares that I experience. It's as if there is no escape, it's leaving me very restless, and I'd do anything to get them to stop!

    I've talked to different specialists, but it hasn't been helping so far, that I can tell. I do continue to go in hopes that something will be gradual, eventually, at least.

    Currently, I'm staying with my sister and her her family in the US. She's a nurse and has been a godsend through everything. I'd really like to be able to live happily again, and to simply move on from all of this. I'm willing to do whatever it is that helps me get to that point.

    Luckily I've found these forums where it's discussed openly, and knowing that I'm not alone is truly very comforting. I'd be happy to get to know you all!
     
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  3. wildcritter44

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    :hello: Hi Crystal,

    Welcome to the forum. Do worry about what you say here, no one judges.
    We are either spouses of sufferers or sufferers or other family members. So here we all try to learn about all we can.

    You aren't alone--- someone is almost always here from so many locations around our globe.

    PTSD from a MVA is a regular thing here on the forum along with so many other types of PTSD.

    Your family members can join as well, so that they can learn to help you.

    Hugs to you. :smile: I will say a prayer for you and hope you get better both physically & mentally.

    Take Care

    D (wildcritter)
     
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    welcome to the forum, crystal. i am sorry that you are having to go through so much.
    cathy
     
  5. permban0077

    permban0077 Policy Enforcement Banned

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    Welcome to the forum. Don't worry about being too blunt or informative. It is the fastest way to feel better.
     
  6. misscrys

    misscrys New Member

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    Thank you so much for your replies. And thank you, D, for your prayers and well wishes. I've been looking around the forums a bit and feel a bit more comfortable with posting already.
     
  7. kimdim

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    Welcome to the forum:hello:
     
  8. anthony

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    Welcome to the forum Crystal, and look forward to chatting more with you.
     
  9. Nam

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    Welcome Crystal. I look forward to getting to know you.
     
  10. misscrys

    misscrys New Member

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    Thank you Nam, Anthony and Kim. I'm also looking forward to getting to know you! Thank you for your welcomes.
     
  11. Marlene

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    Welcome to the forum, Crystal!
     
  12. juls

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    Welcome Crystal!!
     
  13. Terry

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    Comon in the door's always open.
     
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