Ruined My Childhood

I was hit by a drunk driver when I was riding my bike when I was 12. Broke a vertabre in my back and I am lucky to be alive. I still have post tramatic strees almost 10 years later.
opethdamna opethdamna 19-21, M 3 Responses Nov 19, 2006

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My childhood was ruined too, at nine years old I became totally deaf because of a drunk driver.

I think he meant post traumatic stress, I hate drink drivers also & I hope people realise before they learn from a fatal accident

What do you mean "post tramatic streets?" Certain times on certain streets you get a kind of flash back or scary feeling?

It sounds difficult to handle.

Our bodies go all out to encourage us to fight or run, and after a trama like yours, your body has forgotten the to push the "shut down to normal button."

When you have repeated alarms going off in your system it depletes certan chemicals that would be there to give you a feeling of well being. Sometimes a medication that replaces the depleted chemical will help. It will act like a bridge so that you can cross over from scared all the time to a place where you keep normal vigilance.

Ask you M.D. about it.

Good luck,