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DS and DIL having a girl!
Thursday, March 02, 2017      2 comments

emoticon Good morning; What a nice surprise from my DS! He and his wife are having a girl. I know the MIL wante... Read more
DS told me about a soldier he knew
Monday, December 19, 2016      4 comments

Good evening; I hate when I hear stories of such loss. A soldier he knew got hurt in Afghanistan and lost his arm and leg. He called home to see how he would be treated going home. He said that a friend of his is coming home and needs a plac... Read more
Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 08, 2016      2 comments

Good Morning; I got flowers and a facetime from my grandkids this morning. My DH gave me a poem. I am going to the gym today. I will also take a lovely bubble bath later. I do not want to go out to dinner b/c I am doing so well on my progra... Read more
DS surfaced- disabled vet
Thursday, March 03, 2016      3 comments

Good evening; With my program, I have gotten stronger mentally and spiritually. Mothers are special breed. When I am in program the words just flow. My DS has a hard time accepting his disability. He remembers what he looked like. As he... Read more
Honor the Vets
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      2 comments

Good Morning; My DH took a photo of our son to work where they are honoring "your favorite" vet. We sent a photo to our son and he was pleased. Later that afternoon, DS and his soon to be bride got into a big fight. MIL gave the bride money f... Read more
watch debt of honor PBS tonight
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      5 comments

Good Morning; I am the mother of a disable vet from Iraq. If you ask my son, do you regret going to Iraq, he would say no. He would still be in the Army now if he was not disabled. ... Read more
New PTSD movie out
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      3 comments

Good Morning; I was watching MSNBC - good morning Joe. A group of people- made a documentary about PTSD. "That which I love destroys me". It is free from now and through weekend on takepart.com/vets or you can download it from itunes for $4.... Read more
women's heart disease
Saturday, February 21, 2015      5 comments

Good Morning; I was watching a video yesterday. Rosey O'Donnell had a heart attack some months ago. She is trying to get the word out for heart disease in women. She says the symptoms are different than men for heart attacks. She came up ... Read more
NEW GS 9 lbs+
Monday, September 08, 2014      2 comments

Update: I just got word that DD had a baby boy. Over 9 lbs - SIL says they are both resting. She can forget those newborn clothes sizes. It sure has got me feeling great. I have not been able to talk with DD. I will wait ... Read more
I got a response from my letter to the President
Friday, May 30, 2014      3 comments

Good Morning: I got a phone call yesterday - I was asked are you ... who wrote a letter to the president. I said yes I am. We talked for 45 minutes. He asked to talk with DS. We now have an appt for VA next week. I am not sure what will ... Read more
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

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