He couldn’t doze off without being sprung back into consciousness.
He couldn’t sit shotgun in a car without scanning the horizon for explosive devices.
He couldn’t go out into crowded public places.
“I’m still unpacking some of the stuff and it’s been 10 years since deployment,” Keller, 32, a Baltimore transplant, said last weekend in his new township apartment that was also in the midst of being unpacked.
The former platoon commander who rode in Humvee armored vehicles all day long had all the symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
The current occupational therapist who recently took a job in Moorestown coped with anti-anxiety medication from the Veterans Administration, then at the gym and the bar, which “never really addressed the things that I needed to work out.”
“I was hitting rock bottom,” he said.
Then he found yoga.
And it was like “magic.” Continue reading >>