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I just decided to send this
Thursday, May 22, 2014      3 comments

I went on the White House website and sent this email: I am the mother of a now 24 yr old Iraqi vet with a major disability. Long story - you need to hire more people to get their claims cranked out. My son like others cannot wait years. My ... Read more
DS is having spinal shot today
Thursday, March 27, 2014      6 comments

good Morning; I wish we both have known what treatment DS is getting. He is 75 miles away. His medical doctor sends him to pain management. DS did not know he was having spinal shots today. ... Read more
Some success with Army
Thursday, February 13, 2014      5 comments

Good evening. I have been trying to get my DS's medical records. I just got back from Fort hood. It has taken me six months to get them calling regularly. Had a long talk with DS. His Ex is causing problems again. She is mentally ill. DS ... Read more
Fabulous documentary on HBO
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      6 comments

Good Morning; I know this will come to DVD in the future. I just watched a documentary on HBO "Crisis Hotline". It is about the Vets that are in crisis and how the help line 1-800-273-8255 press 1 Veterans Crisis line tries very hard to he... Read more
DS got back some test results from VA
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      4 comments

Good Morning; DS called and told me VA is trying to track him who was in a certain area in Iraq due to chemicals that were used. His blood work is scary. He has all of these elevated levels of glucose, etc. His blood work is not normal for s... Read more
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

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