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post #401 of 555
Jax, it is there and I don't want to repeat it in a garbled way as I'm not a doctor but basically, through occupational therapy. They sit with them and do brain exercises so that the brain cells can reattach. It's not 100% curable but I definitely remember them saying, the sooner you catch it, the better, because therapy is more effective.
post #402 of 555
Interesting. Someone should inform the Air Force.
post #403 of 555
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Interesting. Someone should inform the Air Force.
Part two of the NPR article addresses the difficulties military members can have in getting treatment for TBI.
post #404 of 555
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Part two of the NPR article addresses the difficulties military members can have in getting treatment for TBI.
Yes, it is VERY hard because they do not keep records of what they consider to be "minor" incidents. But it is covered.
post #405 of 555
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Did you read the NPR article? It talks a lot about that... the slowness, the inability of formerly very bright, quick thinkers to problem solve. If you didn't, consider it.
Yes, I did read the article. Thank you for posting that. I think I must've read or heard about that before because that's exactly what I was talking about with my dh. I did read how it's treatable, too.
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DH is HOME!!!

Here's a pic!

I did wear the dress! Thanks for all the feedback!
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DH is HOME!!!

Here's a pic!

I did wear the dress! Thanks for all the feedback!
YAY AND AWWWW and that dress looks fab on you

AND

I just looooooooove seeing homecoming pics!

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DH is HOME!!!

Here's a pic!

I did wear the dress! Thanks for all the feedback!
Yay!!! Enjoy your reunion!
post #409 of 555
Thread Starter 
You look fabulous! Enjoy your homecoming!
post #410 of 555
You look wondeful, and so happy! Have a terrific homecoming, and thanks to you and your DH for your sacrifices .
post #411 of 555
awww that pic is beautiful you have a beautiful family!!
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MovingMomma I bet he was so proud having such a fab looking mama waiting there just for him!

That dress is definitely not too sexy or fancy... just the right amount for seeing your man after so long apart.

That said, Imma go throw on some clean clothes, do my makeup and toss my hair up. Hubbys on the other side of the base now! All he has to do is drop off the rental car and head home! I am SO EXCITED I COULD PEE MYSELF. well no, that's just being so pregnant... lol...
post #413 of 555
Mae, what a time you've had! Hoping you have some peace before the LO arrives.

Soul-o, you too. Lots of coming your way.

MM, horay for reunions! Yay!

MK, I know I'm late but congrats on your little girl. She is perfect.

Does anyone else's spouse invoke the "security clearance excuse" when you mention medical treatment or counseling? Years ago when Huz came back from his last middle east deployment he was having a lot of flashbacks and trouble sleeping, and I suggested he see someone about it. He refused because he said they would yank his security clearnace. After DD was born, I suggested we get marriage counseling, and again he told me that he would do it, but that he wouldn't be allowed to carry a gun (meaning not able to do his job) and could have his security clearance yanked. Is any of this true? I mean, I don't think he's lying about it, necessarily, I think he just doesn't know what he's talking about. Anyone have any experience with this?
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Does anyone else's spouse invoke the "security clearance excuse" when you mention medical treatment or counseling? Years ago when Huz came back from his last middle east deployment he was having a lot of flashbacks and trouble sleeping, and I suggested he see someone about it. He refused because he said they would yank his security clearnace. After DD was born, I suggested we get marriage counseling, and again he told me that he would do it, but that he wouldn't be allowed to carry a gun (meaning not able to do his job) and could have his security clearance yanked. Is any of this true? I mean, I don't think he's lying about it, necessarily, I think he just doesn't know what he's talking about. Anyone have any experience with this?
I have NEVER heard of this (which isn't to say its untrue) so I'm going to have to ask DH when he gets home.

It may be job specific, perhaps? But I know that he has had a few of his men do marriage counseling and they were still allowed to use a gun...
post #415 of 555
I can't see the pic but CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
post #416 of 555
Since DH changed his MOS, he has to go through AIT again ... at Ft. Gordon. I have the option to move down there (or should because his AIT is 7 months long) I am so torn as to whether or not moving there would be a good idea or not. Thoughts?
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Oh, and Mae? You made it!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!
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Oh, Momma Kitten, that is hard. Where are you now? Is your son in pre-school? Are you with family now or alone?
post #419 of 555
Hey everyone

Shannon ~ The dress looked beautiful and that's such a heart warming picture.

JusteKate ~ I don't know about the security clearance and medical treatment for PTSD. I can see how that might happen, at least temporarily. I don't see the connection between that and marriage counseling. But, like Mae, I don't know. I do know that I go to counseling regularly and my dh comes when he can and it's never been an issue. No one at his work even knows unless he tells them. He does not have to report it to anyone. It's not through the Chaplain, though. The Marine Corps even has special marriage counseling type retreats that everyone raves about. It's considered good to go on one of those.

Mae ~ Glad baby stayed put until your dh made it home.

Kourtney ~ Since we just went through a similar situation I can tell you my experience. My dh was sent to OK for 7 months for a Captain's Course. It was considered a PCS move so we were expected to move. We didn't because his plan was to come right back where we are for another 3 years. We bought our home and we have LOs so it seemed ridiculous to move them for 7 months just to move right back again and we had no idea what we would do with the house in this market. So, we stayed and he went. It was very difficult financially because we had to pay for all of his living expenses there. He did not get any per diem or anything like he would if it were a TAD or whatever you call it. If we weren't planning to stay here, we all would have gone, probably (although I'm not a big fan of Lawton, OK).

By the way, since he just did a DiTY move I can tell you all what he has to turn in. He said he needs all his gas receipts and the weight of his vehicle with and without all his stuff in it. That's all for the Marine Corps but he said the other branches might require more.

I asked him about being close to any explosions that could have injured him and he said he never was. He saw and heard explosions. Was close enough that dirty rained down on him. But not close enough for it to cause a brain injury. And now he's upset with me for suggesting that he has a brain injury.
post #420 of 555
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Is your son in pre-school?
I forgot about that part. My kids are homeschooled so that doesn't affect our decision as far as when/where/how often to move. If they were in school, I probably would not move them for that short period of time even if we were headed somewhere else afterward.
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