“Love Our Vets” by Welby O’Brien – Book Review and Giveaway Offer
When I’m faced with a new challenge, I automatically turn to books with the desire to educate myself. And prepare myself. But when my paramedic husband was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder five years ago, the idea of reading about the condition made me surprisingly anxious.
Our world had been turned upside-down by PTSD and in a flash everything was different. I told myself that I simply didn’t have the time or energy for reading, but on some level I had to admit that I was deliberately avoiding the topic. I didn’t want to read about the life that was in store for us because I desperately wanted to believe the bad dream would just go away. I was told time and again that PTSD cannot be cured, but I secretly felt that it was going to be my husband that would prove this theory wrong. I didn’t need books about this, because this would be dealt with and then we’d move on with our lives.
But as it turns out, PTSD doesn’t just go away. We had to learn how to manage it. We had to learn how to live with it. And then, almost five years into the journey, when I made the pivotal decision to not only begin reading about PTSD, but also writing about it, I was contacted by Continue reading