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by delta197wife
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gulf War Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8045

Re: Gulf War Review

redfish, You mentioned extreme mood swings and my hubby also has lots of highs and lows. He has reactive hypoglycemia and when he was drinking heavily it was a major issue for him. When he takes in a huge carbohydrate load, his blood sugar spikes (sugar high) , insulin levels then spike to compensat...
by delta197wife
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Basrah Highway.
Replies: 57
Views: 31112

Re: Basrah Highway.

redfish,
Yes, my husband was in your area and talks about seeing the same stuff.
by delta197wife
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Basrah Highway.
Replies: 57
Views: 31112

Re: Basrah Highway.

haze, What you have said about sparing your family and friends the pain of war is very admirable, however, if those same people don't know the price that is paid by their loved ones, they can't help you heal, and the war is never over!! It was not until my husband shared a few bits and pieces and th...
by delta197wife
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gulf War Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8045

Re: Gulf War Review

I have heard many of you at some point or another mention that you saw VA early on and then grew frustrated and angry and never went back. I want tell you a story of an honorable young man who entered the army at 21 yrs of age because he was from a very poor farm family and the army offered 3 square...
by delta197wife
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: medications given prior to Desert Storm
Replies: 62
Views: 39724

Re: medications given prior to Desert Storm

To all of you, If you are not around to continue the fight, there are plenty of us who will carry the torch. My husband is a Desert Storm vet, his father is a Vietnam Vet, my father is a Korean War vet, both my husbands grandfathers also veterans as well as both of his uncles. I love my Veterans and...
by delta197wife
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Basrah Highway.
Replies: 57
Views: 31112

Re: Basrah Highway.

haze and redfish, Again I am gonna thank you guys for your honest dialogue re your experiences and your feelings. My hubby was near the same places and saw the same hellish scenes that you describe. And I do believe that when the human mind is faced with something so painful, we are forced to accept...
by delta197wife
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: re: va help
Replies: 65
Views: 32123

VA help

That was some really great advice re saving everything to your computer. And to go one step further in case of computer problems, saving to a flash drive and storing in lock box would be a nice safeguard. Although I am not the veteran in our household, we were married 6 months after he got home from...
by delta197wife
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Storm Bar and Grille
Replies: 3265
Views: 640961

Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

haze,

I think your wife will love to mow if she knows what men have known for many moons; when the power tools are on, you cant hear anyone yell at you!! Once I figured that one out, I race my honey to the lawn mower (still don't like the weedeater though)!!

Happy Mowing!!
delta197wife
by delta197wife
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Care and Activity
Replies: 263
Views: 79945

Re: VA Care and Activity

My sanity is held hostage right now by my teenagers. I just pray it is able to hold on a few more years.
by delta197wife
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Care and Activity
Replies: 263
Views: 79945

Re: VA Care and Activity

Thanks redfish, FA1SGret!! You guys have been an incredible source of info. and encouragement.

But, I have yet to find any info on where to find my sanity...
Please let me know if you see it; it has been missing for many years.

God Bless!
delta197wife
by delta197wife
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Care and Activity
Replies: 263
Views: 79945

Re: VA Care and Activity

Thank you haze, that means alot to me. I need the extra pat on the back now and then to remind me I'm doing the right thing.
by delta197wife
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Care and Activity
Replies: 263
Views: 79945

Re: VA Care and Activity

Top o' the mornin' to ya, all!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Yesterday was "our" first appt at the VA. All went really well: the doc was amazingly patient and thorough. She even suggested for hubby to apply for Comp & benefits just to get name on roll. She also is checking with Gulf Registry to see if ...
by delta197wife
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 19 years ago Feb 23-25 Desert Storm G-day began
Replies: 31
Views: 8864

Re: 19 years ago Feb 23-25 Desert Storm G-day began

I don't know why I am so shocked that, even then, they already knew you guys might be suffering. redfish, you said you were in the exposure zone, are you referring to the area where the chemical weapons were destroyed? Did you get a letter ? We have never received anything and wasn't sure if his uni...
by delta197wife
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Book & Film Reviews
Topic: Pacific
Replies: 12
Views: 8171

Re: Pacific

So how'd ya like the new show. I think we'll watch next week. Marines' hair is a little long though.
by delta197wife
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Your +/- VA Experiences
Topic: VA Care and Activity
Replies: 263
Views: 79945

Re: VA Care and Activity

I totally agree with you about it being workman's comp. I will show my husband these posts and maybe it will make him more comfortable. Keep up the good work on here. As far as I am concerned, you are being paid by the VA to advise, support, and encourage those of us who are just beginning this proc...