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PTSD Through the Eyes of a Child

February 9, 2011

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  Patricia Gaudette (on left) her sister Diane and her Father Phillip Gaudette Sr. Phillip served in Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam from 1970 tp 1971.  Phill suffered from PTSD and the effects of Agent Orange from the time he came back to the states until he […]

PTSD and Memories

October 15, 2010

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If you had read my story about Mission Number 3 when I first wrote it and then again in the last few day you will discover a different ending to the story. For over 40 years, I have believed that as the mission was winding down myself and Bob Fellin were hoisted off the jungle floor […]

Ecstasy and PTSD

August 5, 2010

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A new “study” is out that says Ecstasy may be the cure for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. At first I thought this was some bogus internet listing but after checking with my beloved shrink, I now know the study is real. I have several problems with this. First of all, if we only […]

Panic Attacks and Road Rage

July 28, 2010

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Panic attacks are very scary things. They happen when you least expect them to even if you tried to prepare yourself for them. Panic attacks can be so strong that they take your breath away and give you the feeling that death is just seconds away. As I have said before, I attended classes to learn […]

Why did I make it home and Bill Didn’t

July 28, 2010

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When I use the words him, his, men on this site I mean his/hers he/him/she and men/ women One of the effects of PTSD is the “Why did I make it home and not Bill”. Now Bill has over 58,000 different names. I just used Bill.  No one effect of PTSD is any worse than another. Each […]

VA Disability

July 18, 2010

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The Veteran’s Affair’s disability Rating system has been a joke for many years. The program is sound but the execution is pathetic. First example: I have two friends. One was driving a jeep in Hawaii when it overturned and busted up his arm. When he left the service he put in for VA disability because he […]

PTSD and the Family Members

May 7, 2010

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If after reading this Post, you want to add something about your own experiences with PTSD whether you are the Veteran or if you are a spouse or family member please do in the comments section. I will post your experiences but leave your name out of it. I will even delete your comment if you […]