This is YA's post from within "[DLMURL="http://www.ptsdforum.org/thread201/3.html#post1326"]how's your day[/DLMURL]" thread: Frustration ha? How about (emotions in bold): Helplessness that your physically fit to work, but not mentally? Possibly feeling hurt, rejected or sense of failure because of your mental health at age 22? Helplessness that you need someone else to help look after you? Possibly feel guilty that your not in control? Embarrassment of your physical looks? Possibly your self esteem is humiliated by your scars? Helplessness that you are waiting to have your further surgeries? Helplessness that you have PTSD, being something you cannot control? Others controlling each situation around you to not upset you, tip toe or walk on egg shells? Vunerable to show your true self in fear of more pain as a consequence? Vunerable to let others get close too you, and really share what your feeling in fear of breaking? Lack of understanding of the effects off PTSD, and loved ones support of your PTSD? I could go on, but will let you think about some of those, even if one or two hits a nerve as accurate, more so than just frustration. This just gives you something to think about I guess, as to the application of other underlying emotions to what you have outlined as only frustration YA. I hope something above has helped, and it may possibly make you angry, but you will find the truth in any of the above statements. I know I hated this when approached with it, and given alternatives to my one or two emotions I thought where the problem, when in fact many others actually contributed to my anger. I was primarily driven by anger, and now, only a little over what could be classed as normal, compared to near pure rage I expressed previously. Whilst some things I may mention could hurt, they are meant to help, and you will find those yourself. I would love to get more of what you believe is underlying, underpinning your anger YA. Its not about providing you answers, but just possible solutions to some of the issues that are creating your anger.