Posted by Bree
on April 10, 2000 at 09:25:52:
I just began researching GWS last night, as a light bulb clicked within me yesterday that most of my husband's problems over the last weeks (4 months) may be directly related to GWS.
He had major surgery (indicated below, under the 'Kidney' topic) back in 1994, as a direct result of the war. He is receiving disability from the army, for the rest of his life, as a result of this.
My husband has been suffering gravely from fatigue/exhaustion since the beginning of this year, with absolutely NO motivation to help around the house anymore. He does work a full-time job, and on his days off, he spendings mopeing (sp?) on the couch, constantly complaining of sore muscles and flu-like symptoms. This has been going on since the beginning of this year. His memory loss has gotten worse over time, and he is even displaying a negative personality change. All of this has taken a toll on our marriage, and I'm not sure where to go from here.
Does this all sound like GWS? Other family members are now becoming very concerned, as they are seeing (and living) the same things I am. I want to help him, but don't know where to begin.
He was headquartered in the tank division, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor, US Army.