Posted by Freda H. Babinski
on July 31, 2000 at 00:24:54:
In Reply to: Father with Gulf War Syndrome posted by Chelseyanna on July 30, 2000 at 18:50:07:
Well said Miss Chelseyanna and your father is very fortunate to have you in his life and in his corner (so to speak). Not many have the families that they use to have before the Gulf War. My husband has been sick for a very long time too and he will never be the same again but as you said, it's not their fault. This Country is very strong in some ways and about some things except the TRUTH. He hasn't gotten his disability yet but WE will keep fighting for as long as it takes. He's served in two Wars (Vietnam and the Gulf) and it's two Wars too many. Hang in there sweetie and never give up on each other. I'll keep you both in my prayers. If you ever need to talk, feel free to email me at Tndeer1@aol.com and God Bless both of you. Freda
: My father came back from the Gulf War in 1991, just as I was graduating high school. It wasn't so bad to hear that he had been diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome, but it was horrible to hear that no one wanted to believe or help these people. My father, always hard working and giving, now can only do half the things he used to be able to do. His diet is now limited, he has endless doctor's appointments, and it seems like he fought forever to get any kind of disability from the government(thank goodness that is taken care of.) Also, shortly after he returned home, my mother divorced him which didn't help. I am thankful to the Vet Center councelors who helped both my father and me through some tough issues.
: We must always remember that these people are still are strong caring family members and it is not their fault that they are sick.
: Thank you for listening.