Last night was another bad night for Rusty. We had gone to sleep and I heard it start raining, so I was going to get up and go check to see if the roof was leaking. When I went to get up he pushed me back down on the bed and told me to stay down. I lay ed their for a few moments and then tried again. Once again I was pushed back down on the bed and told to stay down.
This morning I asked Rusty how he slept and he said not to well. I told him that he had another episode last night. He just looked at me and asked what he did. When I told him he was relieved that he did not hurt me.
Dealing with P.T.S.D. can be stressful at times. Rusty only does things when he is sleeping. So far I have been punched, kicked and bit. One time I woke up and he was standing over me with his arm drawn back. This is just another obstacle in life that we will have to get through together.
This morning a friend called me and asked me if I could give her a ride to go do laundry. I told her no, but instead that I would pick her up, and that she could do her laundry here, as well as take a shower. She is homeless and doing the best that she can. I really like helping her because she is trying so hard to get her life together and she usually does not ask for help.
Yesterday Nikki and I went up to the store and we were only going to pick up a few items. The boy scouts were out front and they were handing out pieces of paper asking people to buy some of the items on the list and that they would give them away to needy families for Christmas. I went and got the items that we needed and I told Nikki " we only $6 left so lets see what we can find" We found pasta and sauce on sale. We found canned vegi's on sale. We were able to get a lot of stuff for six dollars!
On the way out we handed the bag to the boy scouts and as we walked away one of them said these people gave us a lot. We just smiled. Nikki asked me how come the lady behind us could only give a can of fruit, but she had a four dollar cup of coffee?
Rusty called me a little while later and asked if I knew anyone who could use a turkey. The vfw had some left from Thanksgiving. So we took some down to the boy scouts. It felt good to watch their faces light up.
Today I am not going to be doing much. I have to work tomorrow, but I do not have to start until 9:30 and I think the job is only for four hours. Well at least it is work and since I know people who are getting laid off I am not going to complain.