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February 6th, 2004

ab234 @ 11:57 pm: who takes care of the caregiver? I know this is always a big thing because I have been my mother's CG through 22 years of her being my father's CG through his heart problems and lately cancer. I haven't seen any groups specifically for PTSD vets though. I am just one such vet, just finally got referred for a PTSD eval 9.5 years out, and looking for others who might be dealing with PTSD while having to bang their heads on the doors of that fine medical institution known as the VA. I am very glad that you have your own group having been a CG-to-CG myself for so many years non-military related. Do you know of any LJ groups specifically for PTSD vets ourselves?

October 21st, 2003

zoeyblue2003 @ 11:28 am: First Clinic Visit
Well today is the first day of Jim's new PTSD clinic at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque. He goes once a week to group for 6 months. He also will get one on one with a psychologist every week. This is much more in depth than the first clinic series. He is really afraid but wants to get through it. He wants so much to be like he was before: happy, no anger, motivated to do things & even more things. I'll write more after he gets home.

If I didn't mention it before, I'm 47 and he's 57. He did a good job of hiding Vietnam until about 4 years ago. Then it ALL CAME TUMBLING OUT!

Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Boogie SKUM (Copenhagen)

October 12th, 2003

mary_texas @ 02:44 pm: Hello...
My name is Mary and I am the wife of a Veteran of the Korean War who is suffering from PTSD and other symptoms and backlash from his time in service. It is good to find a group of people that I can talk to and share this with.

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September 27th, 2003

zoeyblue2003 @ 06:37 pm: OH MY GOSH
I can't believe it. My son is joining the Navy. His sister has been stationed at Whidbey Island Washington for the last two years and loves it. This is an absolute answer to many prayers. He is going to be an IT. That's a computer type person like a systems administrator. What a wonderful day. I've been so worry about his future and lack of direction.

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September 26th, 2003

zoeyblue2003 @ 08:31 am: Really good news from H today. His doctor at the VA Med Center put him on Wellbutrin for his depression. Says it seems to be working. When he gets angry its not at that "I gotta kill something" level. I pray that his med will keep him feeling like this. He's tried so many. At least he doesn't give up.

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Sonicflood

September 24th, 2003

zoeyblue2003 @ 09:58 pm: Welcome
I've looked all over the internet for a group of women who have veteran husbands with PTSD. Since there's lots of support for our men and none for us I thought I'd put it together myself.

My husband is a Vietnam Veteran who is disabled with PTSD. We love each other very much but It's not always enough. It's hard to communicate because he's afraid to get close. This leaves a big gap in our lives. He's living on the edge of losing it to anger all the time. I have to be careful with words and actions so he won't misinterpret what I mean. This is real trying at times. I know there's more women like me out there.

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