Just wanted to start a blog about Veterans and our particular problems that the VA try's to take care of with a "One Cure Fits All" type of attitude. I'm not saying that others do not understand at all, it's just that the VA seems to have a special type of abuse that you really have to experience to believe.
To start with, I may as well been in the military all my life. My dad was a SgtMajor in the Army. Yup, I was a military brat !
I spent 20 years in military service in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman with the Marines. Dad hated that, he wanted me to join the Army. My little sister did that. Loved the Marine duty but was a hard way to make a living. I had to do everything the Marines did including Marine PFT's and shooting (actually that was one of the fun things!). Enjoyed the comradeship with the Marines and took the title of "Doc" seriously. My guys would trust anything I said, including most of the officers.
I am currently in the process of getting comp exams for all the stuff that I have from the service. It is hard to even get seen at the VA unless you have service related. That is not fair. We put up with a lot and deserve better treatment than that.
I am staying off the weed now as I have exams coming up. I use cannabis for anxiety and depression. The medicines that they gave me made my depression worse. Stopped them and cannabis works SO much better. I am taking the pills now in case they check my urine and will stop after the appts.
Wish they would take the ban off cannabis. Looking for others like me to join in and share. Jerry