Journey with Epilepsy Pt. 3
Meeting the Demons No longer under sedation and left to my own devices, I found myself confined to foreign military base, in a Country I had never been to and where I don’t speak the native language. I managed to …
Hello Demons, My Old Friends
Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) Since returning from Afghanistan in Nov 2010 I have been on Anti-seizure drugs to control whatever caused my seizure in theater. The downside with these is that they are also Mood Stabilizing/Altering. After 8 years of …
The New Agent Orange
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.
I Want to go Back
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.
Journey with Epilepsy Part 2
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
I have been called weak Yet I have l marched all day weighing 100lbs more than my morning showerI have been called a coward Yet I have stared death in face and lived to walk away I have been laughed …
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
The Darkness Surrounds me,The Light is all gone now
A Loud Bang is Heard as a door is slammed shut
The feelings of loss and despair engulf as the opportunity for
redemption slips away.
Popping the Bubble
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.
They Call Me
I have been called weak Yet I have l marched all day weighing 100lbs more than my morning shower I have been called a coward Yet I have stared death in face and lived to walk away I have been …