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Of All the Stupid Things

I know about PTSD my ex has it. I thought I was just having anxiety attacks until last Sunday. On the way home from visiting a family member (a 2 hr trip one-way in a very old car) my car radio started with a warning of a tornado in the area I was driving. On a major highway it starts raining really hard then ice and strong winds. This is nothing new for the Florida state it rains so hard you can't see the car in front. We all put our flashers on continued driving went into the eye then back into the outer bands of the tornado it was terrifying. I was shaking so when I got home I went straight to bed. I hate driving in the rain before this. It seems when I was a child I was in two car accidents with my parents and it was raining. I wasn't driving but I experienced it. Then when I moved to Florida I was in a very bad accident. I was helping in a pre-existing accident during a rainstorm. Car number one had thought she had pulled off of the highway when she was actually in the right lane The car behind her which was the car in front of me....all of a sudden the car in front of me the lights were gone in like a flick of a switch. I immediately yanked my wheel to the left just missed her by milliseconds went into the medin. Everything was in slow motion wheels car parts rolling around steam coming up from car engines people screaming. I ran to the first car the woman had no idea what was going on I told her to shut her car off and put her flashers on asked if she was okay she said yes. I went to the car that hit her which was the car in front of me and it was too young girls. They were both hurt. I was tending to the one in the driver's seat A young man came over I asked if he had a belt on and we put a tourniquet on the driver's leg. I didn't see her passenger right away she kept asking where is so and so. I remember going to that side of the car looking for the girl and then realizing that the young girl was face planted into the dashboard. By this time people had stopped. A woman tapped me on the shoulder and said I'll take care of this girl You go help the driver and I looked at her and she said I'm a nurse We just left the hospital my husband is over there he's calling for the ambulances. I remember walking around the front of the car and that's the last thing I remember except seeing bright lights and somebody yelling run run she's not going to stop. There was a car coming over the hill the woman was drunk and she wound up hitting the girls in the car again and me. I was told I went 20 ft into the air I landed in a ditch. I woke up I didn't have my shoes on or my socks I didn't I know where I was but I couldn't get up I kept trying I was terrified I was going to get eaten by an alligator. Would you believe I didn't have one broken bone I was covered in road rash though. So while I survived that and the home that I currently live in now has flooded every year. I never realized the connection between heavy rain and wind and PTSD with me until I drove through a tornado. It was an EF0 It did tear up mobile homes but it explains so much why I panic every time it starts raining hard. Most of my meditation tapes have water in them most of them I can't listen to. Like I say of all the stupid things to have PTSD too heavy rain. And I just found this out this week. #ADHD #Anxiety
# angioedema hives idiopathic# hiatal hernia #Pleurisy #raynaud syndrome #Shingles left eye #Shoulder bilateral impingement system #unstable lumbar spine #Bastrop syndrome #bone spurs #Cataracts #COPD #Costochondritis
# Fibromyalgia #Osteopenia #Osteoarthritis #Peripheral neuropathy #kyphosis # gerd# ptsd

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Shoulder pain relief?

I have intense pain between my left shoulder blade and my spine. Like there’s a block of wood shoved in there. Can’t take painkillers for another hour and 15mins. Can’t do stretches properly that normally help as I’ve had a hand op (best way to describe it) two weeks ago and can’t touch that hand without it hurting the injury. Can’t have a bath due to this either. Tried foam roller, cbd oil, massage, heat cream, hot water bottle, ibuprofen. Can’t tolerate ice. Any ideas or advice anyone? Partner needs to sleep due to work (in the nhs so extra guilt) and I’m keeping him up which I feel awful for. Will try anything. #Pain #Sleep #Painsomnia #HypermobileTypeEDS #HEDS #Hypermobility #Shoulder #help #Advice #PainKillers


Rare and Mighty is what I strive for. #

I will be bionic after I get my other knee replaced and my other shoulder replaced. I will tend to my garden and life will be better.
My true super power is educating people about my illnesses. So many have responded with "My cousin/friend/etc had Lupus, I thought she just had to stay out of the sun." It's so great to see the light bulb go off above their head as they realize what life is like for someone they care for. It's a flash of empathy that I hope stays with them.
#RareAndMighty #HEDS #Lupus #tietze Syndrome #stage 3 Kidney Disease #Shoulder Replacement Surgeries #knee Replacement Surgeries #svt #a -fib #chronic Pain


Work Injury #PsoriaticArthritis #Shoulder

So, I work as a CNA and have suffered a shoulder injury due to a resident’s knees buckling and him yanking on my shoulder. I have received the worst retaliation at work even though I have worker’s comp. They obviously don’t understand how an injury is intensified by chronic illness. Possible legal action?

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Erbs Palsy Hope #ErbsPalsy #BrachialPlexusInjuries

Tomorrow I’m going to have an evaluation for this myomo brace for my Erbs Palsy (brachial plexus injury). I’m so excited and nervous. When it comes to my arm and shoulder I have never received good news besides “it hasn’t gotten worse” and this time it looks promising. I’m just not sure if I can get someone to watch my dad so I can go. I seriously never qualify for any help with my shoulder and it really gets to me and I finally do! I need to stop getting excited though. I might not be approved. I know I haven’t shared much about my Erbs Palsy on here yet, but I promise I will. Please ask me any and all questions! #question #ErbsPalsy #BrachialPlexusInjuries #Myopro #Myomo #Brace #OrthopedicBraces #Shoulder #Disability #Advocacy #Hope