Did I Scare You?
It came to my attention that some people reading my posts are quite concerned about the effects of PTSD on me.
First, let me assure you that my ability to drive was never impaired. It was getting to where I wanted or needed to go.
Yes, my mind felt like it was stuck, my body got numb and I shook. It is also true the fear started before I left the house and sat in the car unable to figure out how to get to where I was going tough I drove it a thousand times.
PTSD demands that you relive the trauma. You don’t know how to fix it. But life can go on – it takes longer to figure things out.
Remember that I was not in a war zone and it was a year and a half ago, so things have gotten much better. Once I drive somewhere, I can now remember how to do it again.
My concern in writing this was a sort of warning to others to be careful on the road. Mine was an incident concerning only me and the car. For others, it can be much worse. Be wary. An accident can mean a long time recovery from the trauma.
BE AWARE AND TAKE CARE