posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:41 PM
As far as I am concerned, the VA is "oh so broke." I'm not talking fiscally here either.
When I retired, I had a VA counsler (supposedly a former Marine) try to convince me that I had PTSD AND TBI. Maybe I do have TBI as I have banged my
head numerous times in the military, but truthfully, I feel fine.
But I ended up telling the counsler in a loud voice, "I don't have PTSD, I give it!" That ended THAT conversation.
PTSD I know I do not have. I'll smell things that remind me of Iraq, Panama, etc, but those smells do not take me back except in memory. Just like
when I pass a farm, it reminds me of my childhood. They do not cause anxiety or flashbacks.
My old 1st Sergeant used to say that he was going to suffer from PTSD after my last tour. "Putting up with TDawgs [Snip] Daily"
Yep, my sense of humor was that bad. But so was my temper when I saw something going on that shouldn't be.
Like I have said, I know both current and former service members who are scamming the system, but I have also seen those who do need help, and they
just are not recieving it due to the system being swamped.
Some of those who do need help are still serving when, as far as I am concerned, they shouldn't be. They are a bomb just waiting to go off.