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Just imagine this kind of stress for someone with PTSD
Wednesday, September 25, 2013      8 comments

Good Morning; Yesterday was such a stressful day for DS and me. The evening before DS was at his apt trying to pack what he could for the move. Fort was having artillery training- firing for most of the evening. DS was getting very anxious s... Read more
VA Appointment today
Thursday, August 29, 2013      5 comments

Good Morning; DS is having a CAT Scan for his back- last week he had an Xray. We told the doctor that he needs a Cat scan b/c you need a more comprehension view of the surgery. they do not listen so we are back again today. DS is worried ab... Read more
experience with VA
Friday, August 16, 2013      6 comments

Good afternoon: Our goal was the following: 1) get DS into VA system 2) get Rx for wheel chair 3) get disability parking sticker for Greg's car 4) get his meds refilled Well the only things that got accomplished is that DS got ... Read more
Having to learn by the seat of my pants
Thursday, August 15, 2013      5 comments

Good Morning; I have been seeing a PTSD counselor so as to help understand my DS. She told me that DS needs to own his therapy and recovery. i told her about his schedule this week for the appointments. she said that this will be really dif... Read more
Working with a vet with PTSD
Saturday, July 27, 2013      8 comments

Good Morning; yesterday was a good day by current standards. DS has a hard time with paperwork. He had to talk with car insurance to get GF off his car insurance. What my role is to list things that needs to be done. He gets upset b/c he ... Read more
waiting for the post man
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      6 comments

Good Morning; Yesterday the postman left a notice for a letter from DOD. the letter has to be signed for. it is supposed to be redelivered today. I am waiting for the letter to come. I am in my gym clothes so when the letter comes, I am hea... Read more
what a surprise!!!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      8 comments

Good Day!! DS called me in tears. Good tears. This afternoon his brigade gave him a ceremony which he did not know. They gave him a flag, a huge award and the entire brigade saluted him. They retired him today. After how he had been treate... Read more
So far so good
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      2 comments

Good Morning; DS called in he is clearing today. He is anxious. He was given a medication from a civilian ER which was helping him greatly. But to refill it, he went through Army channels and they decided to change his meds. Then all these ... Read more
this should be my DS last week in the Army
Monday, April 29, 2013      4 comments

Good Morning; I am praying that this week goes smoothly with my son and the Army. This past week, he came out of his depression and realized he has a future. It came from support from a Navy veteran he was told to contact for support. the N... Read more
Update on DS
Sunday, October 21, 2012      7 comments

Good afternoon: While we were on vacation, I received a text from my DD about Greg. He was in a car accident at Fort Hood. An Airman was driving too fast and texting at the same time- did not see Greg driving. Airman lost control and ran int... Read more
What Not to Say to a Wounded Warrior
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      10 comments

If you are a part of the military community or close to many who are, you probably will come in contact with someone who has been injured or the family of an injured servicemember. Let me give you some advice on what shouldn’t and examples of wh... Read more
Canadian Pharmacies - if you get your medicine in Canada please read
Thursday, August 23, 2012      5 comments

Have you heard about the new FDA Safety and Innovation Act recently passed by Congress? There is a provision in this new Act that allows government agents to seize and destroy medicines that are being imported for personal use. Many people be... Read more
DS got a new profile
Thursday, August 02, 2012      7 comments

Good Morning; DS's surgeon wrote him a new profile- signed by a Lt Col. Now you would think that this would be obeyed. In the profile, it states that DS can not stand in formation. So he was told to stand behind formation- 1st Sqt was am... Read more
Update on son
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      8 comments

Good Morning: I was proud of my son yesterday. Yesterday my son was given the wrath of his first sgt that a young soldier who served his country with courage and honor in Iraq should never have to go through. His Sgt close to him his platoon a... Read more
Prayers and letting go
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      8 comments

Good Morning; Talked with son yesterday. I wish I understood the Army better. Son is having problems with taking too much medicine with tylenol. the people administering the meds do not seem to understand that tylenol can destroy a liver. the... Read more

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