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Hi, I am Linda - PTSD From Street Fight

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Linda, Feb 18, 2007.

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  1. Linda

    Linda Well-Known Member

    Hi, my name is Linda, I am 27 years old lady. I am originally from Russia, but live in the US for 8 years now (naturalized). I work in a biochemical laboratory, and also part-time in the animal hospital. Plus, I am about to complete a B.A. program (major in biology, minor in chemistry). Speak fluent English, however, sometimes make mistakes :wink:
    Yes, I have PTSD, and have it for very long time: my biggest traumatic event happened 13 years ago, when I was 14. A street fight. I do not feel comfortable talking in details in public, but maybe will later share my story.
    I have a husband, and, ironically, he has PTSD as well, after a war in some small country in Cenrtal America.
    I also have 2 big fat cats, an old dog, and a Guinea pig - none of which have PTSD :smile:
    Hope to get along with you.
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  3. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt! Premium Member

    Hi Linda, nice to have you!

    I have a dog who doesn't have PTSD either!:wink:

    You've already been making yourself at home, which is wonderful. See if you husband would consider joining too, as we have quite a few families on here.

    LOL, I wouldn't worry about making English mistakes, cause that's how we come up with new words!! LOL

  4. nov_silence

    nov_silence Well-Known Member

    Glad to have you Linda!

    I have three dogs. Once of which is a PTSD candidate... he is more jumpy than I am.
  5. anthony

    anthony Silently Watching Founder

    Welcome Linda, look forward to chatting with you. Well done on your efforts to continue your life with PTSD, excellent work.
  6. mac

    mac Active Member

    Hey Linda, (excuse the Ambien affect on my writing; everything is wavy to me at the moment: awesome!)
    What kind of lab work do you mainly do? I did Clinical Laboratory. When I was going to school, my major was Medical Technology... I have somewhere between 20-30 hours left to complete a B.S. undergraduate degree. If we're on similar paths I'd like to talk more on that topic because I am curious how you can do it... I never thought I'd say I would love to be able to get back into doing laboratory work for which I have 13 years of training and experience. Aside from doing art work (which I've given up), lab stuff is all I could do... since graduating highschool and joining the military. I need to get my confidence back, learn more self control around people (be more open and friendly), trust coworkers and bosses, control my temper, and not fall apart if someone is brought to the ER or ICU and they resemble a casualty from my past. Last but not least, I need to be able to focus and not get so sidetracked with past memories. Almost forgot, I need the energy on tap to get going. Welcome:hello:
  7. Scott_Fraser

    Scott_Fraser Well-Known Member

    Hi Linda, welcome to the forum, I speak a little Russian myself, I went to Moscow in 1994 to meet a young lady and stayed for 3 weeks, it was freezing. The people are really friendly which made up for the cold weather. I have a Collie X called Sparkie.
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    cookie I'm a VIP

    Hey linda. no pets now, daughter took her rabbit, and zacks hamster died after a long full, life. we have a family at school of 8 girls adopted from russia, from 7-16. they are lovely girls, speak pretty good english. what amazes me is, even though all of these girls have had a very hard life, they love to laugh, and are very affectionate. it is interesting to hear them speak, with a strange mix of russian and west virginian accents, lol.
    this is a good place to learn and heal.
  9. vcc123

    vcc123 Active Member

    Hi Linda

    Welcome to the forum Linda !! I dont have any pets.. just children !! :biggrin: I'm glad you found us and look forward to hearing from you again.
  10. Linda

    Linda Well-Known Member

    I'm from Moscow, too!
  11. Linda

    Linda Well-Known Member

    He has near-zero computer skills (45 years old, lived in a remote village for the most part of his life). Plus, does not realize the problem :dontknow:

    Guys, everybody, thanks for being so warm! I just did not extect so much welcome.
    See you again, and thanks!
  12. Scott_Fraser

    Scott_Fraser Well-Known Member

    Hi Linda, Pazalstah, Dobrye Deeya Linda, kak deela.
    I stayed in Mikaelovsky Prospect.
  13. Nam

    Nam I'm a VIP

    Welcome Linda. I'm glad you've found us. I hope you find some peace here.
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