PTSD Spirituality: I Think I Can See the Saddle from Here

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since my three minor surgeries.  They tell me that the first two weeks of recovery are the most painful and I can attest to that so far.  One hopes that Week 3 will be much improved.  Be. Much. Improved. Hope. Hope. Did I mention “Hope”?

Two of the surgeries were in my throat and I am still on and off having a viable voice, but being able to breathe and swallow better has been a real improvement.

When I was a kid, if you got thrown off a horse, you had to get back in the saddle again.  In my present physical reality I suppose the same applies if you merely fall of the horse.

While I can’t say I am now ready to “saddle-up” and start writing with a purpose again, I can say:

I Think I Can See the Saddle from Here!

So, while I am still mostly under the weather (which beats being under the ground), I hope to be able to “get back in the saddle” again and start making a proper effort next week some time.

I apologize to those who have asked questions and I’ve not been able to respond.  With any luck, I’ll be back to my standard of having a couple of good hours a day in which I am useful.

Yippee Ki Yi Yay!

Semper Pax, Dr. Z


  1. Dustin and I pray for you. You have been there for us for many years. We pray for you and your family as you are a wonderful person who has given so much to so many. God bless you and assist you with a fast recovery and a less painful one for the remaining recovery. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Hi Debbie, I am grateful for both of your prayers. Do know that they are reciprocated. The first couple weeks are – mercifully – behind me and I am now breathing a lot better. Semper Pax, Dr. Z

  2. Rhea Clarke Seward says:

    My deepest and dearest thoughts and prayers are with you. Grace and blessings are with you.

  3. Patricia D. says:

    I will light a candle for you after Mass this evening. Prayers for complete recovery.

  4. Dr Z, I am so pleased you let us know you’re running on empty. I met with my physician yesterday, and I had to admit the PTSD ruled the afternoon. I was worn down.

    I want you to know you will get through this period.

    I may work in the yard to create what would be … and also to refuse the fact that PTSD is not going to kill me today.

    • Hi Harry, I hope you did get into the yard. Creativity and denying PTSD’s desire for death gives us each renewal and life. Semper Pax, Dr. Z

  5. May spring’s vitality surge through you as you make that next step!

  6. Know that there are many sending prayers and intentions for healing for you! thanks for letting us know how you are doing.

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