“We’ve offered advice and you ignore it. You’re using your trauma as an excuse to abandon us.” My friend’s words stung, but they didn’t surprise me. For several years I’d been trying to sort out my PTS symptoms–fear, psychological/emotional paralysis, numbness, triggers, and the confusion that had overtaken my life– and explain my struggles to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A study of South-East Asian patients recently published in Cancer demonstrates that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be persistent or even worsen in cancer patients up to four years after their diagnosis. “Our data underscore the risk of developing persistent PTSD even years after cancer diagnosis and treatment,” wrote Caryn Mei Hsien Chan, PhD, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Cici gave birth to twin daughters prematurely in her 34th week of pregnancy. Both were placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). At the time they were born, Cici and her husband also had a five year-old daughter and a three year-old son at home. Cici remained in the hospital with the babies for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.