An unhelpful reminder that trauma never really goes away. Once your amygdala has marked that traumatic data stream and pattern-matches it to something you're currently experiencing, out it can come, with a vengeance.
But that doesn't mean it can't remain dormant most of the time, and when it does spring from its lair, it's unmanageable.
I've had a shit week. Trauma has reared its head again. Nightmares. No sleep. The usual. But here I am, 647 days sober, 19kg lighter and doing okay.
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