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what a turn around!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Good Morning; sometimes when I quiet down and center myself and I can think. With the DS situation and now grand baby coming, I have not been able to just quiet down and think. Yesterday I knew I had to do something. I have been forgetting things.
I called my PTSD counselor= I had canceled the appt b/c DS wanted to go and get medical records which we did not do. I called at 8 am in the morning and I got the appt back. What she told me is that I am getting anxious and that is why I am forgetting things. We talked about what was happening with DS. She gave me tips and techniques. I called my medical doctor and asked her if she knew of a counselor outside of VA to work with DS. VA process is so slow. But the key is to work with his insurance, she found one. We got an appt and DS called foul. He got upset. I did not understand why. For these guys you can't do things fast, so I worked with him and got an appt next week. But after really talking with DS, I found out what the real problem was. He had a buddy in Afghanistan that got hurt bad. He was being shipped out. another Buddy was calling him from Afghanistan to give him an update and he wanted to wait for the call. Why he could not tell me this- I would have understood, but all this nasty talk came out first. He found a wheelchair on Craiglist; he talked about us throwing up to him about the money. I told him flat out if you are worried about that - pay for it yourself and then it is your money. I talked to my counselor about this also. She says he needs to pay for all his needs like his is independent b/c it helps him greatly. she was right! We are Very complimentary about him spending his money well and making a good decision. We got the chair- it is a sports chair- used. It was a very reasonable priced. He got in it last night and went around the block. He was exhausted but felt so good about it. I was surprised that he would even take it out of the garage, but it folds up and very light. It just helped his morale. I do believe in miracles. I am going to the gym today. I have been eating well. Love you all!! emoticon
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    sounds like you did the right thing. You might need to spend a few minutes every morning and meditate to center yourself.

    1551 days ago
    sounds like things may turn around again Praise the Lord, I know how worried you are and have been, and it is not good to be so anxious with the grand baby coming, you want to feel your best, and I know you will. Hugs
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  • DR1939
    Glad things are better.
    1551 days ago
    That's fantastic for you AND DS. I am soooo very sorry to hear about his buddy in AFG. **SIGH** Makes me so sad . . . prayers for him.

    I am so pleased that DS took the wheelchair out and he felt good about it! HUGS and prayers for continued success.

    1551 days ago
    Well you've gotten over one hurdle..................time to take care of yourself!
    1551 days ago
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