After spending the last week out and about with the family for the holiday, today is a much needed down day. I woke up tired and am still exhausted. I just don't have the energy to do much on anything even if I wanted to. Even if PTSD wasn't an issue, finding a day to relax would still be important. It's just more important to me because PTSD is and always will be an issue I have to deal with.
Yesterday was July Fourth. Yes there were fireworks galore. There were big displays all over the area. I handled it OK yesterday but my nervous system is a little raw and I feel like my skin is being pricked by tiny little pins, head to toe.
So, today I take for me. Gotta take a little time to re-charge the batteries. I slept in a little this morning and I am looking forward to a day for me. See that cat in the picture? Yeah. Just like that. The weather here is still unbelievably hot so I will be drinking lots of water and trying not to burn to a crisp.
Before I go, I do have a shout out I would like to make to three young boys who are trying to make a difference for veterans. Their names are Owen, Sully, and Turner. These brothers befriended a veteran with PTSD and witnessed for themselves the healing power a dog can have. As a result, they have started a petition to force Congress to address the issues facing veterans with PTSD and the challenges involved with getting a service dog. Here is their information:
Their Facebook Page
Have a great day all!
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.