Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Podcast Update: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

I just met a Cambodian who survived the genocide of the Khmer Rouge. He told me how he knows he still has trauma. He said that, "War is never good. Never any winners..." He still has issues with trust and feeling so alone after all these years, and he knows it's because of the stress he experienced during the war. I gave him a recommendation because of my own experience with PTSD. Have a listen to the full podcast here. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

An Update

I saw this hippo at Disney's Animal Kingdom back in September. I'm now inspired to reincarnate as a hippo. :-)

This year, my ruptured appendix (thankfully) forced me to have a quiet and relaxing summer. Recovery took several months, and I'm told that one typically takes a year to fully recover from surgery. Every now and then, I understand that when I feel a weird pain in the area of my scar, or if I feel unusually tired. Most of the time, I'm feeling pretty happy and well. I've been going to the gym a lot, and taking better care of myself, more then ever before.  This is the year that I really got how invincible I'm not. That's ok, and I think it's a blessed reminder.  I needed that kick to really get a little more serious about my health.

I had a good 6 weeks of family time from August to September. My in-laws visited from India, and then we all (husband included) went to Disney World to meet up with my parents. It was a trip to visit Disney World as an adult. I now think of it as a PG 13 Burning Man, because it's all about many worlds that you can easily move between, and there's an overall theme of magic.