At about 18 months, I realized that seeing stuff on my phone and on my computer was doing me no good. I had gleaned whatever information I could from it and now it was like picking at a scab. I took it all and downloaded it onto a thumb drive that I put away. It kept me from having to decide whether to delete it all together and from ruining perfectly good days. I think in the two years since then, I've taken it out and looked at it maybe... three times? Two of which were early on and one after a particularly nasty trigger. And in those cases - it wasn't a wildly healthy thing to do. It didn't help me feel better, but it did meet a need to remind myself of the reason for my pain.
I get that it is hard to get rid of it altogether. It was one of the most life-changing things most of us have experienced. But I think that having ready access - or keeping it somewhere that you see often - is a bad idea, It is yet another subconscious reminder of your pain and struggle. I don't think any of us need MORE of those.
BS - Female
Married 27 years, one adult child DD May 2016 “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” - V Frankl