Kathy Griffin Makes Heartbreaking Announcement: “You can laugh or whatever, but I’ve been diagnosed with complex PTSD, they call it an extreme case”
Hollywood star Kathy Griffin took to social media to tell her fans about a new health issue she is suffering from and seemed to know she would get mocked for it. Kathy said:
“This is going to sound, whatever, you can laugh or whatever, but I’ve been diagnosed with complex PTSD. They call it an extreme case. Never talked about this publicly. I have lots of tools.
“But it is extremely intense. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life. If you’re someone who also deals with this, I am sending you lots and lots of love.
“If any of you know my story, you’ll understand that this really started for me about five and a half years ago.
“You know, the cancer didn’t help.
“Today, I felt like one might be coming on.
“So, I’m on my walk now, and I’m outside and looking at the ocean, which is helpful.
“And I’m sort of almost like mid-anxiety attack right now. It feels good to be walking my way through it. I just keep telling myself it won’t last forever.”
In August 2021, Griffin said she had lung cancer. She had half of her left lung removed and said in December 2021 that she was cancer-free.
But she spent Easter this year getting an MRI.
According to Eonline:
She’s planning to get professional help by trying eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, she said in the comments.
Per the Cleveland Clinic, “This method involves moving your eyes a specific way while you process traumatic memories.
EMDR’s goal is to help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.”
But in the meantime, Griffin said one big remedy is her four dogs, telling one user, “They are my healers.”
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