Renaissanceislandjud is creating Stories about BPD/EUPD, the Military and Life
Giving an honest look at living with Borderline Personality Disorder/Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, plus memories of deploying on ops with 1 PWRR.
I’m the dude with the long antenna sticking up from my set of both dy armour in the photos below. I found that the antenna would give perfect reception at full length but also made me an instant target if we were engaged by insurgents or smugglers (not likely but always a possibility).
In the Real; The Apocalypse? I hesitate to use the word love, so often misused and quoted, and if I’m honest with you, that would be a far lesser description to use for how I felt about my experiential reality now.
I kinda cringe to be honest, when I look at that first photo. It was taken in Germany, on a huge training area where we were going through the build up of live fire drills.
The Tank Park
The Tank Park, The Contingency Operating Base (COB), Southern Iraq, 2009, Telic 13 2 Pl, A Coy, 1 PWRR, 5 Rifles Battlegroup
It was suggested that I had borderline personality disorder/emotionally unstable personality disorder at age 38, following a mental breakdown which itself followed a breakdown of parts of my body.
It was suggested that I had borderline personality disorder/emotionally unstable personality disorders at age 38, following a mental breakdown which itself followed a breakdown of parts of my body. In hindsight, all the signs were there, but I thought at the time that I just had to keep going, to clear our debts and to start earning some real money, so my family and I would be secure, happy etc. etc.
I’d like to tell you about the things I’ve been doing the last week or so, and about all the soldiers I’ve rang up and talked to this week, some for the first time since I left Paderborn, bound for Chilwell and demobilisation 12 years ago.
Being new to this, I figure you’d better know something about me if I want you to read my musings. As of May 2021, I’m 40 years old and have what’s called either borderline personality disorder, or emotionally unstable personality disorder.