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Old 02-04-2014, 17:49   #31
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Justin, sad to hear you have to wait. VA? Had to search on the net and I guess it is the Veterans Health Administration, because you said you have served in the army. You already seem to have experienced a lot in your life and from your previous posts I can see that this has made you mature - mindful ideas.

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Speaking of VA, I sometimes take my father over to his VA doctor in Fort Dix. I'll say this for the place: the waiting room was unlike any doctor's medical office I've been to, a bunch of former military guys exchanging stories in groups. All they needed was a beer tap and it would be a club! King of an enjoyable place to be, while I was waiting for my father to get his medical tests.

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Yeah it's great if you can stand to remember war. The old vets of wwii and Vietnam like to listen to my stories and I theirs but we are affected by remembering it you know?

Unless it was a funny story.

But it always ends up in us remembering a brother or sister listed as mia or kia...I can remember one who sacrificed her life to save mine...man it bugs me even to this day...

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Yeah it's great if you can stand to remember war. The old vets of wwii and Vietnam like to listen to my stories and I theirs but we are affected by remembering it you know?

Unless it was a funny story.

But it always ends up in us remembering a brother or sister listed as mia or kia...I can remember one who sacrificed her life to save mine...man it bugs me even to this day...
Yeah, I can see that. It was a mixture. Funny stories and not-so-funny. But the camaraderie was unmistakable, even though they didn't apparently know each other before then.

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Some of these old fellas have an endless reserve of war stories, even without touching on the ones they'd rather leave buried. Even after sixty years of listening to Dad's, there were occasions when he'd pull up one we hadn't heard before, and then we daughters lock gazes, smile and nod . . . like the old boy's still got it! 'Course he did two tours with the USMC during WWII/Pacific Theatre, and that's a lotta stories.




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Yeah there were days that even the old vets of vietnam and wwII asked me questions about my wartime experiences and I told them a story that was funny as hell for the most part...but inevitably there was that one time in the story where everyone got quiet as the grave.

You can probably wager an educated guess as to why.

When it is just vets talking to each other...we talk about EVERYTHING. Not just what civilians hear but what they could never understand as well...

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We're making plans to attend a reunion of OWC's unit this fall in Branson . . . he's looking forward to it, but with mixed feelings. Hasn't seen some of those guys since 1968.




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Geesh - following this thread's reminding me of my dad. He came home from serving in the special forces in Vietnam and then died a few years later due to complications from Vietnam 'happenings.' Miss him. It has been nice to hear everyone's stories about military stories. Makes me think of him and how strong he was.

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That appointment was to get the referral to neurology at a later date...they still don't know what's going on with me.

Don't know what else it could be other than proximal neuropathy. All the symptoms fit perfectly. I don't feel unwell and my last blood test showed no elevation that I'm not used to seeing in my wbc (been elevated for 10 years straight now on all types of immunity cells...it explains why I'm never physically sick with anything other than diabetes complications) so i'm not sick with anything I can feel. My lipid profile is outstanding. Spinal tap showed no conclusive evidence that I had CIDP, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, or any infection of the spinal fluid. Though proteins were just mildly on the high side of normal it wasn't relevant.

Why must my body be so challenging lol. Dr. House would love my case haha
Thank you for your service my fellow vet. It is the pits I gotta tell you. I was on Gaba and it wiped me flat out, I slept a lot was like a zombie. I will just say this for me I take alpha lopoic acid something Dr. Bernstein suggest and has been used for centuries in Europe for neuropathy. It might not help you but it sure does me, I use to wake up thinking someone threw fire on my legs, have not had that in over 5 yrs you might try it.

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Wow our second home town, when is this we are going to be there a few times this summer.

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