I should have seen this coming. As you may recall, one of my former patients, who is a criminal, tried to kill me , and I’ve been having some symptoms of PTSD ever since. Human resources initially said, “Oh Mother Jones, we love you, and we want to help you feel better. We will pay for your acupuncture as a way of making it all better.” It was great until the bills started rolling into their office. Now they are saying, “You should be cured by now, so no more acupuncture for you!” A friend of mine, who is a psychiatric nurse practitioner, took care of patients who were at the Pentagon on 9/11. They told my friend that they, too, initially received an outpouring of support from friends and colleagues, but that support eventually waned shortly after the 9/11 attacks. I guess that people think that time heals all wounds, and they can’t understand why victims of violence just can’t “get over it.” Of course, in my employer’s case, it’s all about the money. Lip service is cheap. Liars.
It looks like I’m going to have to file a Workers Comp claim. I can’t take much more of this crap. In the the words of a good friend of mine, “Release the Scotch!”