i've never read up on PTSD so i can't answer that. i've never gone to counseling so i've never been diagnosed. i suspect a few things but it doesn't really matter, i've survived this far not knowing.
thank you for recognizing that i'm a survivor. i do know that and you have no idea what it means to me to hear you say that. i know not all men are pigs :) though it did take me a while to figure that out.
i don't mean to put these out there to have people feel sorry for me or judge me. i just find that writing gets it out of my head and that is a good thing. you're right... it can and does re-surface and i hate it.
thank you a thousand times for your words. i feel good just to know you're out there