helping loved ones heal.
I was injured just over 2yrs ago. I was sitting on the front of a boat. It was maxed out plus turning. I flew off the side and went under the boat getting run over. My boyfriend was the driver. It was just before our 5yr anniversary. I was 19yrs old. I can still see the look on my face. I was brought to a dock. Ambulanced to the closest hospital and later air lifted to another. Where I had a long surgery and a 6 day stay. I almost had my right arm amputated. For a couple months I carried my right arm with my left one. Had long nights and no sleep. I wouldn’t have made it without my mom who was the only one I showed my pissed off what did I.do to deserve this attitude with. I liked talking about it. I mentally deattached my arm from me. It was mine but it was separate from me. Talking about it made it more a reality helping me accept what happened. In front of all I was brave which helped me be that way. Daytime I could help others feel better about their bad because I was soo much worse physically. Only at night was I a mess. Now I have PTSD but only in certain situations. My boyfriend however still has nightmares frequently and won’t talk about it with anyone. How do I help him?