By Shelly Beach PTSDPerspectives , Copyright 2017 One glance into the waiting room told me we were in trouble. I’d accompanied a friend to a dental appointment at a new office. She hadn’t had her teeth worked on in years, and because this appointment had been scheduled quickly, we hadn’t done due diligence and checked […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Several months ago, I accompanied my good friend Wanda for an eye exam. During the procedure, the doctor shined very bright lights into her eyes. In one second, the adult Wanda “went away.” The lights triggered a trauma response rooted in an unknown event in her past. The trigger was one Wanda had never experienced […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Right now our household needs a little Valium, or somebody’s gonna die. That “somebody” would be our fourteen-year-old mini-dachsund Beanie. For the past three days, Beanie has been cowering beneath my feet as our neighbors detonate their “practice” 4th of July fireworks. I’m not sure what they’re shooting off over there, but it’s loud enough […]Continue Reading... No Comments.