Post # 1
BEES. I. AM. DYING.
I have posted in the past about my husband’s PTSD and how it has impacted our lives significantly over the last few years. We applied for disability through the VA for PTSD and TBI in September. We had our C & P exam last week and it was AMAZING. We had heard horror stories, and my husband personally had a horror story from when he first got out and had an exam…but the VA contracted us out to a veteran owned company that was helping with the backlog and bees, this man was AMAZING. Our PTSD appointment was almost 2 hours, he was understanding, truly listened to my husband and me (while I sobbed) and I ended up giving him a huge hug at the end. It was almost life changing, I have never seen my husband open up like that and it was so nice for someone to finally REALLY listen to us and believe how badly things have gotten. PTSD does not always mean the veteran is sad in bed or having nightmares. It presents in SO many ways and impacts our every day lives so significantly (self management, judgement, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, nightmares, inability to hold a consistent job). He told us he couldn’t say what the VA would do with his report, but he could see how bad hubby’s PTSD was and told us that he would make it difficult for the VA to not give him anything.
BEES. Our estimated window of a decision went to FEBRUARY, and we found out TODAY that they are giving him 100%!!!!!!!!!! This means my sweet husband, who literally cries about going to work because it messes with him so bad, can quit his job today. He can take care of himself. He can take the time he needs to heal. He can find a job he actually enjoys that won’t physically and mentally hurt him. The VA expedited his claim, I’m guessing potentially the doctor told them we really needed the help ASAP, and approved him for 100%. This will change our lives forever.
My heart is so full. I can’t believe someone finally helped us. The appointments (with private doctors) over the last year and a half have been horrible and draining. We were prepared to be let down again. I cannot believe this. I can’t wait to get home and hug my hubby.
Post # 2
Happy happy news! So glad your husband was heard.
Post # 3
This is sooooo amazing!!! I am so happy for you both 💗💗💗
Post # 4
That is awesome! I’m glad you guys got in sooner than later!
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2019 - Canada
This is AMAZING news bee, I’m so happy for your family! I hope your hubby is now able to take the time he needs to heal and figure out a new happy normal. Congratulations!!
Post # 6
This is so amazing! Ive been wondering how you have been doing since your last post and it makes me so happy to hear you guys already have such a jump in the right direction! HUGS!
Post # 7
A huge thank you to your husband for his service. And I teared up reading your post; I’m so glad he’s getting the help he needs. Congrats and best wishes to both of you.
Post # 8
This is WONDERFUL news! Congrats to you and especially to your husband. My mother used to work for a non-profit that helped veterans who were struggling with various issues and I would sometimes volunteer there. Getting full coverage so they could focus on healing and taking care of all the things that fall by the wayside when you’re in the midst of so much internal hardship makes a huge difference.
Wishing the best for your husband moving forward!
Post # 9
I’m so happy for you and you DH!!!! What wonderful news. I hope he is able to heal now that he can truly take TIME for himself! Hugs bee!
Post # 10
So happy for you!!! That’s awesome news!
Post # 13
god I’m so happy for you!! That’s amazing
Post # 14
Thank you so much, to both of you, for your service! I am happy to hear that you can move on to better things <3
Post # 15
That’s great news!
Since this doctor has such a good understanding about what your husband is going through and your husband was able to open up to him, would it be possible to continue seeing him as part of ongoing therapy? Or if that isn’t possible, could he recommend another doctor with similar experience? It sounds like he and other vets could really benefit from someone with that kind of experience and understanding.