Meeting the Demons No longer under sedation and left to my own devices, I found…
Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) Since returning from Afghanistan in Nov 2010 I have been on…
During the Vietnam war a defoliant call Agent Orange was sprayed all over the country via the US AirForce. Below them were US troops along with thousands of other soldiers from South Vietnam and other allies who had joined the fight.
The babies are down for a nap, the older ones gone to school, my spouse is gone to work to earn the money I cannot. On the television YouTube is playing a random play list based on Five Finger Death Punch. Images of Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan flash by.
I awaken to the loud drone of the C-17 Globemaster Cargo Plane. Only a few inches from my face is the black meshy bottom of another NATO stretcher. It is not dark, but he lights are dim. The loud hum of the engines echo through my ears and body a steady drone.
I have been called weak Yet I have l marched all day weighing 100lbs more…
I have been a Failure
I have been a Failure at being a Man
I have been a Failure at being a Friend
I have been a Failure at being a Spouse
Us Veterans and Military Personal can sometimes live in our own little bubble. We are indoctrinated to honor and be loyal to our brothers and sisters no matter what, even above ourselves and families. Sometimes we can even come across as self entitled.