Anyone else?

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Anyone else?
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Sun, 08-24-2008 - 10:11pm
Does anyone else have some level of post traumatic stress around 9/11? I have to avoid the news and really when people even talk about it around me I tear up. I did not know anyone who was killed directly - friends of friends and family of friends but no one I knew personally. I watched as it all went down on TV and just feel like on many levels I saw too much. I am a visual person and just seeing bits and pieces as we "honor" the day actually gives me physical reactions.

Courtney


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Registered: 01-05-2000
In reply to: court527
Sun, 08-24-2008 - 10:54pm

No, but then Sept 11th is Angela's birthday so we had good memories way before the bad ones. If that makes any sense?

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 10-17-2003
In reply to: court527
Mon, 08-25-2008 - 9:52am

I wouldn't call my feelings PTS, but it will always be a tender subject.

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Registered: 08-08-2006
In reply to: court527
Mon, 08-25-2008 - 10:23am

My husband lost his college roommate who had an office on the 102 floor of the North Tower. I had an employee I managed

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Registered: 05-14-2006
In reply to: court527
Mon, 08-25-2008 - 11:21am

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Registered: 07-17-2007
In reply to: court527
Mon, 08-25-2008 - 2:33pm

I had the same reaction. I thought the NYC sites were also a World target not just US. There were so many from all over that were affected. The Pentagon was a military target. I think if they had been successful and hit the Capitol, I would have been more shaken.

I wasn't shocked at the attempt. It wasn't the first and won't be the last. I was in awe of the fact that the buildings withstood such an impact and in the way they collapsed. Bravo to the architects and engineers.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
In reply to: court527
Mon, 08-25-2008 - 2:39pm
I think people were more shaken by the sheer number of people whose lives were lost in three different places that day. I don't know anyone personally who thinks that terrorist activity here in the US is somehow "worse" than it is anywhere else in the world.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2003
In reply to: court527
Mon, 08-25-2008 - 6:14pm

I agree.

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Registered: 05-14-2006
In reply to: court527
Mon, 08-25-2008 - 6:38pm
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: court527
Tue, 08-26-2008 - 11:13am
I'm sorry, did you lose people you knew in the attacks?

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