So very true. My brother and sister-in-law are in a terribly toxic situation.
They need to split and go there separate ways - that is obvious to family.
They don't see what everyone in the family sees. Their lives are miserable and have been for years.
But, not all wounds are visible - so very right, JoeProBono.
I was given Fentynil (sic) patches after a surgical procedure. I felt better, didn't put a new patch on and was afraid to go to sleep and afraid to be awake. I had horrible nightmares. Its been a couple of years and sometimes the nightmares get triggered all over again.
It was so odd. Mr. h called 911 for ambulance. I was out of my mind. I kept smelling a horrible odor. Only no one else smelled it. NO.ONE!
That didn't keep me from grabbing everyone's arm and pleading with them to tell me they smelled it, too.
From the ambulance to the ER, I kept asking doctors, nurses and ANY PATIENTS IN ER - 'DON'T YOU SMELL THAT SMELL?!' It took a while to go away.
I imagine if I take my experience and magnify it many times over, PTSD must be horrifying - PTSD pulls on all the demons. You are not yourself and I started detoxing from the Fentynil (sic) after the second day. It was a very dark time in my life.
I'm not saying this guy has or has not PTSD - just agreeing that "Not all wounds are visible."