Fireworks & PTSD

Brian wrote a little about the Fourth; see how a soldier deals with the joyous Independence Day.

Again this week I'm going to deviate a little bit because this week is special and can be scary.

I, like so many Veterans, suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries, as you could imagine, do not get along well with fireworks. Until the last year or so, I was pretty much a hermit this time of year, keeping my music up loud to drown out the blasts of the fireworks.

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So, I'm keeping this short to allow you to reflect on the holiday that we all need to celebrate, albeit in our own ways.

Rejoice in the fact that you are free to celebrate it as you see fit and be courteous of guys and gals that may seem a little standoffish when it comes to fireworks celebrations.

I hope everyone had a joyous and happy Fourth of July.

time to make the donuts. Brian

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