Desert Storm Vet

Hello, I am new here. Thanks for the invite. I intend to contribute in the days to follow. God willing. Everyone please stay safe.


Yes you too…

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I too am a Desert Storm Veteran and a Navy retiree. I ended up on C-Pap about 5 years after Desert Storm due to sleep apnea. It nearly got me discharged at 15 years, but I fought it and was able to retire in 2002 after 20+ years. I now suffer from chronic back pain, peripheral neuropathy, GERD, PTSD/DEPRESSION, obesity, Visceral Hypersensitivity, plantar fasciitis with Heel Spurs, bad knees with bone spurs, osteoarthritis, and occasionally migraines. I am fairly certain that I can attribute my neuropathy, Visceral Hypersensitivity, GERD, and sleep apnea to my time in Desert Storm. Do you have similar issues?


Hello, I would like to welcome you and thank you for your service.
Ever need to talk to someone or advice…
Someone here can help.


Thank you for your service. My families military service goes back to the Revolution. My mother had a DAR plaque which my daughter now has. Service has gone down to my son and includes my deceased mother and myself.


Yes, I stayed in for 13 yrs. I am 60% service connected. I am currently working to have that increased. I certainly suffer from sleep apnea and depression. I get migraines from time to time and on top of that I have transient Global Amnesia. I have extreme anger management issues along with constant sciatica in my left leg. I have been issued a service dog. The dog really helps. When I get upset and start going into a rage the dog senses that and will start to bark and try’s to deescalate my feelings. I’m pretty fucked up. But I am hanging on by the grace of God. So hang in there my friend. If you ever need to talk or vent. I am here. I live live in Los Angeles. Also, how are you doing amongst this COVID-19 stuff?


Thank you