Four days of scratchy throat, three of which I could barely speak. let alone breath. I love mother nature, but sometimes she delivers a whammy. 🙂 I am sorry I was side tracked by her.
This reminded me of another battle people with PTSD face. Whenever you are sick, you feel vulnerable, and are at a higher risk of flashbacks and other symptoms. So you may not only have a cold, allergies, or the flu, but during this time, it can be hard to work through triggers and feelings. It’s like a stranger barging into a public restroom and you have no door and your pants are down. It’s hard to feel safe like that.
Luckily being sick can keep others at a safe distance. That helps, but I also keep reminders of grounding techniques, and a thankful list handy. It may not stop a trigger, but these can help to work through one.
So sick and bad days be gone! I’ll stick with being thankful for my breath. Thankful for a spouse who knows how to nurse a PTSD patient. Thankful for space to be me.