Our expert says:
From the sound of it, you seem to be describing, rather well, what is called an Acute Stress Disorder. It's actually a very common and normal ( though obviously highly unpleasant) response to having experienced sudden and traumatic stress. It includes the features you describe and potentially many more. The good news is that in the great majority of occasions it resolves itself, within 30 days or less, and we recover our equilibrium. Occasionally it may progress into PTSD, in which case it would deserve more treatment, potentially with medication and skilled counselling.
From what you say, it appears you have made a normal sort of recovery, and may no longer be troubled by this. Remember that such a reaction is not in any way a sign of weakness but a normal reaction of a normal person, to an abnormal event. I'm delighted to hear that you're feeling better.
It's very wise to let your anger subside : maybe your neighbour has been negligent, uncaring, and insensitive. The anger usually causes more pain to you than to the annoying people. Maybe they were alarmed by the blood and high anxiety themselves, and were less helpful than they should have been
But one needs to be cautious about going a legal route. The costs are high, both in cash and time. Even setting to one side the routine faults in our legal system, such as ridiculous delays and repeated postponements ( as the lawyers get paid, anyway, when a matter is postponed, usually this delights them ), there's also the disadvantage of the fact that such cases often require you to spend loads of time thinking about what happened, and testifying about it, and being cross-examined about it, which would be unpleasant for you and would not promote your healing.
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