Monday, September 21, 2020

PTSD Patrol...do they know you'd help them if you could?

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 21, 2020

(Still sick)

Today I thought it would be a good day to help a family dealing with someone they love, who is hurting, but they do not know how to help them.

It is very difficult to go through it when you know they are suffering but they will not talk to you about it.

Most of the time they are afraid of how you will act or what you will think of them, so they just try to hide their pain.

Sometimes you have to #BreakTheSilence for them!



Open the door by sharing this song with them and let them know, you see what they think they are hiding and will move mountains to help them!

If I Could
Barbra Streisand

If I could
I'd protect you from the sadness in your eyes
Give you courage in a world of compromise
Yes, I would
If I could
I would teach you all the things I've never learned
And I'd help you cross the bridges that I've burned
Yes, I would
If I could
I would try to shield your innocence from time
But the part of life I gave you isn't mine
I've watched you grow
So I could let you go
If I could
I would help you make it through the hungry years
But I know that I can never cry your tears
But I would
If I could
If I live
In a time and place where you don't want to be
You don't have to walk along this road with me
My yesterday
Won't have to be your way
If I knew
I'd have tried to change the world I brought to you to
And there isn't very much that I can do
But I would
If I could
If I could
I would try to shield your innocence from time
But the part of life I gave you isn't mine
I've watched you grow
So I could let you go
If, if I could
I would help you make it through those hungry years
But I know that I can never cry your tears
But I would
If I could
Yes I would
Yes I would
If I could

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Ron Miller / Marti Sharron / Kenneth Hirsch
If I Could lyrics © Sony/atv Songs Llc

Gladys Knight performs in the nation's capitol for a Memorial Day concert. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

PTSD Patrol "But the fighter still remains"

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 20, 2020

(Still sick so no video from me today....but you probably need a break from seeing me.)

Simon and Garfunkel THE BOXER is an iconic song of survival! "In the clearing stands a boxer, And a fighter by his trade, And he carries the reminders, Of every glove that laid him down, Or cut him 'til he cried out, In his anger and his shame, 'I am leaving, I am leaving,' But the fighter still remains"
If you have PTSD, then you are a fighter too, not by "trade" or by choice, but by will to live. To not give into something because fighting it is hard. You fight a good match but sometimes you need a tag team to take this opponent on. The thing is, no one ever won anything by themselves. No wars were ever fought by one person. No discoveries were ever made by one person with no one to help them or support them. Inspirations never came from thin air. 

Having a team to help you does not mean they have to have all the answers or even know how to find them. It means they do the best they can to help you learn what you need to, find what you are searching for, and stand by you until the fighter that still remains is strong enough to take on this match too!

#BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from #PTSD

The Boxer
I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest
When I left my home and my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station
Running scared
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places
Only they would know
Lie la lie, lie la la la lie la lie, lie la lie
Lie la la la lie la lie, la la la la lie
Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores
On Seventh Avenue
I do declare
There were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
La la la la la la la
Lie la lie, lie la la la lie la lie, lie la lie
Lie la la la lie la lie, la la la la lie
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone
Going home
Where the New York City winters
Aren't bleeding me
Leading me
Going home
In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of every glove that laid him down
Or cut him 'til he cried out
In his anger and his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving"
But the fighter still remains
Lie la lie, lie la la la lie la lie, lie la lie....... 

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Simon
The Boxer lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

PTSD Patrol Want A New Drug?

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 19, 2020

Yesterday I did not post anything because I was dealing with emergency care for a sinus infection and bronchitis. Thankfully the staff at Wentworth Douglas were spot on because I am feeling better today. The meds are helping. That is why today, the featured video is Huey Lewis and The News "I Want A New Drug."

If the meds you are getting for #PTSD are not helping, talk to your doctors so they try something else to help you. Remember, that is why they are there..... Something may work for a buddy, but that does not mean it will work for you. Keep trying!




Oh
I want a new drug, one that won't make me sick
One that won't make me crash my car
Or make me feel feet, feet, feet thick
I want a new drug, one that won't hurt my head
One that won't make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red
One that won't make me nervous
Wonderin' what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
When I'm alone with you
I want a new drug, one that won't spill
One that don't cost too much
Or come in a pill
I want a new drug, one that won't go away
One that won't keep me up all night
One that won't make me sleep all day
One that won't make me nervous
Wonderin' what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
I'm alone with you
I'm alone with you, baby
I want a new drug, one that does what it should
One that won't make me feel too bad
One that won't make me feel too good
I want a new drug, one with no doubt
One that won't make me talk to much
Or make my face break out
One that won't make me nervous
Wonderin' what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when I'm with you
I'm alone with you
I'm alone with you, yeah, yeah

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Christopher John Hayes / Huey Lewis
I Want a New Drug lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

PTSD Patrol--allergy zone out

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 17, 2020

My allergies are taking over today, so no video. I am sure you don't want to hear me sniffling, coughing and sneezing!

Enjoy these clips from the old show Hee Haw because that is how I feel!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

PTSD Patrol Coming Out Of The Dark

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
September 16, 2020

Today's featured video is Gloria Estefan Coming Out of the Dark...which is exactly what healing #PTSD is like. You may be afraid of the changes you went through after surviving but healing does not have to something to be afraid of if you are not alone. Like the lyrics say, "Why be afraid if I'm not alone...life is never easy. The rest is unknown." #BreakTheSilence and #TakeBackYourLife from PTSD


Why be afraid if I'm not alone
Though life is never easy the rest is unknown
Up to now for me it's been hands against stone
Spent each and every moment
Searching for what to believe
Coming out of the dark, I finally see the light now
It's shining on me
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You're sharing with me
Starting again is part of the plan
And I'll be so much stronger holding your hand
Step by step I'll make it through I know I can
It may not make it easier but I have felt you
Near all the way
Coming out of the dark, I finally see the light now And it's shining on me (I see the light, I see the light)
See the light (I see the light)
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You're sharing with me
I stand on the rock of your love
(Forever and ever)
Can't nobody stop me from watching
(Forever, and ever) I stand on the rock of your love
Love is all it takes, no matter what we face
coming out of the dark
I see the light, I feel love shinning on me (shining, shining)
Shining on me
Coming out of the dark I know the love that saved me
You're sharing, you're sharing with me, sharing with me, sharing with me
Coming out of the dark
Making it into the light
Your love shining on me, shining on me, shining on me
Coming out of the dark
I see the light, I see the light (I see the light)
Shining, shining, shining on me
(Shining, shining)
Coming out of the dark
I see the light now
Yes I see the light (shining, shining)

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Gloria M. Estefan / Emilio Jr. Estefan / Jon Secada
Coming Out of the Dark lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Foreign Imported Productions & Publishing


I used this song back in 2006 when I started doing videos for veterans.
Why be afraid if you're not alone? Life is never easy, the rest is unknown. The song is by Gloria Estefan and the first time I heard it, all I could think about were the Vietnam veterans I spent so much time with including my husband. You are not alone fighting to heal PTSD just as you were not alone during combat.

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