Perceptions very different

LETTER

Re: Frustrated, not humiliated — Oct 31 letter.

To the anonymous letter writer of the above. I wrote to the paper because of complications arising, after the hernia repair was done. I accept all surgery carries with it an element of risk.

You completely missed my point in how I describe my feelings. My PTSD was triggered off by what happened. My perceptions are therefore totally different to yours and others.

If readers have had similar experiences to mine, speak up and seek answers to your dilemma.

On a positive note, I am receiving professional therapy for PTSD and await an urgent appointment for surgery five hours from home.

Fr Wally Te Ua, (Vietnam Veteran 1967-1968)

Re: Frustrated, not humiliated — Oct 31 letter.

To the anonymous letter writer of the above. I wrote to the paper because of complications arising, after the hernia repair was done. I accept all surgery carries with it an element of risk.

You completely missed my point in how I describe my feelings. My PTSD was triggered off by what happened. My perceptions are therefore totally different to yours and others.

If readers have had similar experiences to mine, speak up and seek answers to your dilemma.

On a positive note, I am receiving professional therapy for PTSD and await an urgent appointment for surgery five hours from home.

Fr Wally Te Ua, (Vietnam Veteran 1967-1968)

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Rae, Tamaki Makaurau - 15 days ago
All the very best Fr Wally Te Ua. I enjoy reading your opinions in this column.
Get well soon. Hope all goes well so you are feeling a lot better before Christmas.
Rae