I have been really stressed out lately. With my anger issues and stress at work and stress at home, I have been continually wearing my body down for weeks. It caught up with me today. I got part of the way through my shift at work and I had to go home. They say that stress breaks down your immune system: It has to be true because it is the only time that I EVER get sick. I got home and slept for four hours. I was a mess. It has really motivated me to get a handle on things. I am going to be looking into therapy sessions with a non-VA doctor so that I can get more consistent treatment. I know that the folks at the VA are really overwhelmed right now. I have insurance. Most guys don't. It just makes sense that I do what I can to help myself and other vets by using my insurance to get the help I need.
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.