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Thor sore

February 22, 2017 - 18:47 -- Admin

We were watching a movie where the Hulk pounded the Asgard out of Thor. theboy thought Thor dead and cried.I didn't leave the room but I did sit there on the cusp of fight flight because the sound of distress is a trigger when you have PTSD. He stopped crying—Thor is just sore—but that's what it is to live with a psychological injury; even your child's distress can distress you. 

PTSD flared? Baste in anthems

February 21, 2017 - 11:55 -- Admin

One of the techniques I use to battle the sads is with battle music; anthems that give both joy and a feeling of "to the barricades!"After recent unpleasantness I needed some epic basting to counter the dark menace of looming anxiety so I queued up song after song of epic power as a reminder that I did that and that I survived it.The "to the barricades!" mix:“I Love It” by Icona Pop“

A howling no from my body

February 20, 2017 - 13:02 -- Admin

My PTSD flared with anxiety, bad dreams, bad guts and body pain the result.My body gave a howling no but I gritted teeth and pushed forward to get some needed nasty work done.Now all I hope is that my body and brain knows it's over—stupid subconscious and its impact on the body prime.That's what it is to live with a psychological injury; normal seeming tasks come littered with psychological mines that can shred the psyche on detonation.

Showbags

February 19, 2017 - 19:45 -- Admin

Showbags are an Ozzer institution—I still remember my fucking awesome Batman™ showbag from the Royal Easter Show circa '80; and that's the Adam West version of BM and, like Roger Moore as Bond, the best actor to have done that gig.theboy wants to get an Assassins Creed™ showbag ...

Black cat thunder thigh

February 18, 2017 - 12:36 -- Admin

The black cat was on my lap when a bolt of lightning struck close by. I had a moment to register the flash before the thunder peal shocked through us.The cat was startled and fled and in the process dug in its claws for her thunder-stricken panic leap.

Wing manned

February 16, 2017 - 23:24 -- Admin

Going at out night is hard for me given anxiety and medication. But I'm lucky to have a friend willing to pick me up and take me to events of mutual interest. I used to go out weekly to organised activities like playing RPGs but after the injury that eventually ceased.But I managed to have an in the community adventure thanks to the wing man and interact with positive people.Hooray for getting back out at night!

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