I am so happy that there is a site for veterans. I am a sole daily care giver to my husband that is a Nam Vet. He had many social and mental problems. We have been married 27 years and in 97 he had his first episode. He was fine when I went to work and two hours later he was in the intensive care four six days and the hospital for four weeks. My world turned upside down.At first they called it a chemical imballance, but he came home to be a different man. He believed he was back in Nam. He walked around not knowing what he was doing and forgetting what he was doing. He was affraid to go anywhere. I became the sole provider of the family. I tried to work. I was close enpough to come home and check on him at noon, but never knew how I would find him. One day he had left the burner on the gas stove on high. Another day he wandered to a neighbors house and she called me to come get him. I got there to find him crouched under a table. I found him like that at home many times. I finally got him to the VA to start more tests and disability for him. He has since had several strokes. They have him on so many meds. he has become calm but dosen't talk much just a walking vombie. During this stressfull time I started having problems and discovered I had M.S.. What a slap in the face. So here we are both disabled and me his care giver. No pity please just wanted to give you the low down on us.
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