Posted by ELVIN BURNETT
on April 19, 2000 at 15:41:43:
In Reply to: Does GWS get worse over time? - from anxious wife 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.