Sunday, January 22, 2017

Protect Yourself

How many days now? It's Day 2 of Trump World, and you don't have a choice. Everything that Trump says is a lie. The tiniest thing that makes him look less than 100% perfect at all times must in his view be instantly crushed. Anything he says is the truth. No matter how bizarre.

This is one of many signs of a dictator. I know for a long time we tried to keep this blog only about healing from trauma. But now that's expanded. We don't have a choice.

Our suggestions? The days of blindly trusting everything you see on TV or read in the paper are long gone. Do your homework and question everything.

Symptoms are still there. Also, lately painful flashbacks. But I know we're doing the right things to protect ourselves. You can't just sit back and do nothing.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Painful Days

Did you survive Trump's Inauguration Day okay? At the critical moment, I turned away from the TV. Now, it's protect yourself as best you can.

Also, fighting symptoms as well. You can't just sit back and do nothing. If others choose to be horrible in what they say and do, they deal with the consequences.

Protect yourself.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Loans, the ACA and More

Two days to go till the end? That's how many are seeing it. Aside from actually seeing Trump in the White House, just saying or the thought of he's ACTUALLY there is scary.

One key part of this? Despite all of the starting talk of I want health care for everyone, actually, Trump doesn't. As President, he will have 24/7 access to the BEST HEALTH CARE in the world. As for the public? You're not allowed to have that. We can't have "socialism". In 2017, that's a silly, boring and stupid attempt at an insult. For all of our intl. audience. The U.S. is the ONLY civilized (maybe that's debateable) country IN THE WORLD  with NO national health care. When you see this, how do you react? Are you sad? Are you angry? Are you laughing hysterically? Are  you saying thank God I don't have to take out extra health coverage if I go to the States?

None of these "geniuses" debating this issue seem to understand a basic point. The mere fact that you know that you don't have (or aren't "qualified"/allowed) to have health coverage is extremely stressful. Which in turn will make you sick, or possibly kill you. But that doesn't matter. There is no national health emergency. All that matters is corporate money and power. Corporations use it to control politicians and the media. Everybody makes millions. Outside the US, how many countries have TV networks where 98% of the ads are for drugs? The US drug industry is a TRILLION dollar a year industry. How many doctors are afraid to piss off drug company salespeople and possibly get fired? I see them all the time.

Had another dental appointment today. Had an exam and will need a lot of expensive treatment. Only a tiny part of it is covered by my health coverage. Which meant negotiating for 2 hours with the office manager to have them help me apply for a small loan to help pay for it. Basically, the deal is flexible and I got the most protection I could to do this. So I will be able to get all the treatment I need. Note: many people in the U.S. have to pay for dental treatment on installment plans. Because it's so expensive.

Do you have to do that where you live?

Monday, January 16, 2017

More Pain

No sleep at all last night. Then, more cramps. Are they just muscle cramps, or blood clots? Then, chest pain.  Thank God tomorrow doctors offices and my health group will be open.

You just want to feel safe.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lots of Pain

Lots of pain today. Dental pain. Body memory. You think you have some sense of being grounded. But then it feels like everything that feels normal is gone. You HAVE to fight back to regain that grounding.

You just want to feel safe.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Pain and Some Grounding

A rough start today as you're bombarded with pain. You scream and try to get the pain and anger out without blacking out. You don't have a choice. You have to get it out. Then, you try to go thru your day without blacking out.

Later, you start to have more of a sense of being grounded. The symptoms are still there. Body memory and other pain is still there. But you know you're doing the right things. Just taking more meds will only be a band aid. It won't get to the source of the problems. Same thing with acupuncture and reiki. Both can be helpful. But they're band aids.

You just want to feel safe. But you have to fight to not fall apart.

Protect yourself.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ACA and More

Fighting symptoms and body memory. You don't do or eat something that would cause an allergic reaction. Yet rashes and bruises happen. Everything is connected.

The battle to destroy Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security continues. Ideally, that's what the Republicans want. Destroying the Affordable Care Act would literally kill 10 percent of the population (roughly 30 million people). From Trump on down, they literally don't care. The US Senate will be up all night, voting on literally hundreds of items connected to the ACA. So far, nothing's being passed. All blocked along party lines.

It really is a battle for money and power.