Welcome

So I have been convinced to commence a blog so whereto start….

I am in the process of being medically discharged from the Royal Air Force (RAF) after almost 20 years following a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I am currently sat in my lounge trying to watch TV and listening to sirens as blue lights rush past the window. That sound sends shivers down my spine now and takes me back to lying in my bunk at Camp Bastion listening to sirens rushing to Nightingale to await the incoming helicopter carrying the latest casualties of a very cruel war….

So this is a taste of the sort of information which I will cover in my blog. I will provide the background into my service life, operational tours overseas as a frontline paramedic, my diagnosis of PTSD and subsequent journey to reach the point of living with it rather than just existing with it. Posts, videos and photos to follow.

Why am I doing this? I would like to talk about my journey to raise awareness of my hidden injury of war and that it is ok to admit it. I would like my posts to encourage others to recognise things I say in themselves and hopefully I help people with opening up about my own struggle.

I look forward to sharing my journey with you….. xx

About mitsanuk

I left the RAF in 2015 following 20 years as a frontline paramedic. It has been an amazing career but then found myself suffering because of this. My blog exists as an outlet for me as well as a place for others to read and try to understand the mind of someone with PTSD. Please feel free to make comment on any post and lets raise some discussions on how we can help to end the stigma which surrounds mental illness. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please follow and share in the hope my experience will help others.
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