From state of pure despair to PTSD healing

Veterans Connection

In a drunken stupor at the age of 18, I punched through a window. I have several scars on my arm from that incident almost 30 years ago. Part of the arm is still numb. Because some nerves were damaged it is a wound that never healed.

But does it bother me in my day-to-day life? Not at all. I’m not even aware of it.

I thought of this when I had completed a previous column about medical findings indicating that more veterans today report PTSD related to noncombat situations than ever bef...

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