[LMB] Ekaterin

Debbie lioness at bellsouth.net
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 15:20:36 -0600

>There is one well known, rational and exceedingly appropriate reaction to
>emergency, which is to let all emotions shut down for the moment and just do
>exactly what needs to be done.  You can be scared/upset/whatever LATER.
>Like when a friend's parachute failed to open on her first jump.  She calmly
>released the backup chute, landed (a mite hard - her ankles needed medical
>attention), THEN got scared.  Frankly I consider this the proper survival
>reaction, and hope not too many people have lost it over the millenia.

I'm the calmest, sanest person around in a crisis.  24 hours AFTER the 
all-clear sounds I completely fall to pieces.  Unfortunately it's an effect 
that's been exaggerated by my Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.  Ekaterin's 
reaction appears similar.  I wonder what the treatment's like for PTSS on 
contemporary Barrayar?

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