Hi all. I'm not new to PTSD, having had my diagnosis for some 9 years now (has it been that long already? Scary.) But I'm in the middle of what I'm tentatively labelling a 'relapse' (but what the psych is swearing was simply PTSD all along) and have discovered this forum after researching a bit more into the disorder. I'm from Perth, Western Australia. I love it here, was born here, and go bushwalking often. My partner Glen has been with me for 3 1/2 years, a big achievement for him since we've also shared many surgeries (on my behalf, sadly) and other hiccups in the relationship together. PTSD is a pretty big hiccup! I hope that he can come and find support here too. Um, otherwise... hmm... I love chocolate, a lot of music, friends that can put up with me piking on them for six months straight, wildflower identification (I sound like a right dork but hey, I'm young...I've got the rest of my life to try and find out what not being a dork is like), researching things, writing - for pleasure and profit, and many other things. Erm. That's it I think for now!