Many years have past, yet still I think
Associated thoughts do link
Death and pain, hopes and fears
Suffering, so many years
The Government, whose tape is red,
Lies to the Public, simply fed
Help is none, nothing giving
This site is about the dead, still living.
Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operation Granby, all led to one final conflict “The Gulf War”. Numerous books have been written, films produced, documentaries made, however none portray the suffering labeled as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after such a situation, as this account does. It describes in detail an individuals experience and life at and after a war situation. The horror, the humor all rolled into one graphic account, through the eyes and heart of a victim of a Government who wages war without accountability for its actions and consequences. A bitter reminder that from war we remember and honor the dead, yet we fail to remember or care about the “dead that are still living”.
PTSD is not a new psychological disorder by far. Similar symptoms have been documented in historical medical literature from as far back as the American Civil War, when it was then known as Da Costa’s Syndrome.
PTSD is a psychological condition where reliving painful memories against ones will is an every day occurrence in one degree or another. The feelings of isolation and the sense of losing control are just two of many factors under the label of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
PTSD also known as shell shock, aptly named because it was prominent with soldiers from the First World War, who were afflicted by memories of the horrors and experiences they encountered in the trenches.
PTSD is not only a problem for veterans, it is prevalent in all culture’s and walks of life and transpires in adults and children alike. Most people who are exposed to a traumatic, stressful event experience some of the symptoms of PTSD in the days, weeks and even years following exposure.