Category: Veteran Stories Bring Experiences to Life

COVID-19 FEAR: chapter 5

To start or not to start One stakeholder on President Trump’s White House Pandemic Team is Dr. Anthony Fauci. He has been interviewed many times and has remained consistent. Dr. Fauci’s position has repeatedly been “reopening their economies ‘ [meaning each state] can’t just leap over things’ that would potentially the coronavirus to rebound.” One

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COVID-19 Fear: chapter 4

The chicken-and-egg theory “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” When we were kids, many of us heard this question as a story, or kids made up jokes about the poor chicken. In fact, the “chicken and Egg” dilemma has been around since the 1st century. Historically, the “chicken and the egg” problem has

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COVID-19 Fear: chapter 2

Who We Can Trust is Difficult During COVID-19, deciding who we can trust is difficult. When looking for information, I believe one source is not adequate. Additionally, in the opinion of learned researchers multiple resources must be reviewed. Personally, I start with the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Department of Veterans

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COVID-19 Fear: chapter 1

The beginning of COVID-19 Fear Maybe it was just the thought of the COVID-19, but I had no energy to get out of bed. I had a runny nose, shortness of breath (more than usual), dry cough, and my hands were shaking uncontrollably. I called the VA COVID-19 hotline, and they told me to go

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Homeless with PTSD

Like a rat in a hole I recently met a gentleman at the Lake Baldwin VA Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. He was disheveled and appeared annoyed.  The man was muttering to himself a little too loud. I sat down beside him and asked if I could help. “Why do you want to talk to

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