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Tue Oct 4, 2016, 06:14 PM

HRC press conference BLASTS DT for suggesting strong do not suffer PTSD

Exactly the right look, exactly the right tone. She gave a press conference with a very targeted statement ripping him a new one over his disparagement of veterans. This was a great move today ahead of the VP debates for so many reasons.

* Trump has been hiding from the press, she has now become the accessible one. This continues that trend.
* HRC was seen today looking every bit the President. Meanwhile Donnie has announced today that he will be on the toilet with his Android, Tweeting.
* HRC holding a press conference today on Trump's belittlement of veterans assures it remains a topic of discussion a little longer.
* Holding this press conference gets her in his head, just ahead of his scheduled plan to shower the world with his "Twisdom." She was serious and sincere when she called his statement "ignorant." I'm betting he can't let that go.

Love our girl!

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Maru Kitteh Oct 2016 OP
brer cat Oct 2016 #1
Maru Kitteh Oct 2016 #3
toddwv Oct 2016 #2
Maru Kitteh Oct 2016 #4

Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 07:48 PM

1. I think you nailed it all here, Maru Kitteh.

It was a great move by Hillary and I think she will be getting the reaction she wants. Tweet away, Donald!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 08:14 PM

3. Tweet away. Tweet for the fences.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 08:08 PM

2. My personal experience with PTSD

About 10 years ago, my heart functioning dropped to about 5-10% as measured by ejection fraction.

I learned to live with it until about 8 years ago when I rapidly went downhill and required an LVAD to be placed.

As a result of open-heart surgery to place the LVAD, I experienced PTSD for a while exacerbated by my defibrillator going off the very day after I was released from rehab. PTSD is common after surgery of this nature.

It was a difficult time. You don't realize that you have it and don't fully understand what is going on; at least I didn't initially. I was afraid to leave my chair; Afraid to use the bathroom; Terrified do anything that moved me out of my safe space (my chair). In all honesty, I was more comfortable in the hospital where I received 24/7 monitoring which I found as comforting.

Here I am a bit over 1 3/4 of a year later, and I go walking, lift weights, play golf (lightly), and perform my day-to-day tasks with little trouble. Sure, I still worry about my heart finishing the job or the device failing as I wait for a transplant; but I got over it. I think that it's not necessarily a measure of strength but a matter of time and the result of supportive family and friends after the realization that you don't have to be afraid all the time.

Naturally, I'm sure that it's different than combat-induced PTSD but I'm pretty sure that the fear, trepidation, and paranoia is likely very similar.

So, to finish up: Donald Trump can kiss my ass.

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Response to toddwv (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 08:28 PM

4. Stories like yours get lost in the discussions of PTS. Indigenous peoples and black Americans

also suffer disproportionately high incidences of PTS.

As a nurse, I value your story on so many levels. Thank you for sharing it with others. I am honored to learn from you.

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