To my friends and family; I am not my PTSD
I don’t mean to get angry,
I don’t mean to take it out on you,
I’m sorry I don’t always want a hug, sometimes I can’t deal with physical contact
I don’t mean to withdraw
I’m sorry I won’t go to certain places, or watch certain films.
I’m sorry if I’m indecisive, or cancel plans at the last minute
I don’t mean to shut you out, it just happens when my brain is in overdrive
Sometimes I need to be alone, it’s not personal
Sometimes it might seem like I’m over it, then you’re shocked when I get angry for seemingly no reason or spend all day in bed because I don’t see a reason to get up.
Please be patient with me
I really appreciate you, and I’m sorry if it doesn’t seem like I do
I am not my PTSD, it is just a part of me.