Opportunity is knocking…

I do case management (volunteer) for a national non profit. My husband has the opportunity to get HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment) through said non profit for his TBI. Some research says HBOT can also help PTSD. Last month he refused to consider this treatment. I was very irritated by this because I know so many … Continue reading Opportunity is knocking…

Better…

So, he started his new meds and he slept a lot at first but he's actually staying awake and being productive (the retired version of productive...) during the day. And he's been helpful. I've actually gotten to cross some things off my to do list that were sitting there because I needed some muscle. And … Continue reading Better…

That one day that I can’t find a reason…

Tonight is my four year wedding anniversary. My husband slept until 4pm at which time he announce that he didn't want our usual snacks of cheese and crackers or the anniversary cake we have every year. Nor did he want to watch movies or anything else that we normally do on December 31st. So, I've … Continue reading That one day that I can’t find a reason…

Because he values me as a Veteran and a spouse.

"Aren't military spouses Veterans, too?" That is what the headline reads. This made my hair stand on end, considering the fact that I AM a Veteran AND a Veteran's spouse. To answer the author's question, no, no you are not a Veteran also. Unless, like me (and several other spouses that I know.) you actually … Continue reading Because he values me as a Veteran and a spouse.

I stay for the few precious minutes/hours/days/months of “good” that we get each year.

Yes. I mean that. We never know how much "good" we will have each year and so I treasure it. The last three days have been "GOOD"! In fact, they could be categorized as "GREAT"! We both needed a break in the bad. It was wearing us so thin that we weren't able to see … Continue reading I stay for the few precious minutes/hours/days/months of “good” that we get each year.