I'm grateful to have learned about this site from a friend. I'm at 18 years in the Navy with 4 combat tours in Iraq starting with the initial push in 2003. Since then I realized I've developed many medical problems and I'm concerned with my health and future. PTSD, hypertension, sleep apnea are some of the issues I'm dealing with and I feel like I'm a used rag doll about to be tossed out with the trash. I just need a place to vent now. I'm too overwhelmed today to include my questions about the VA process. I just feel like they expect me to retire from the Navy as a combat Corpsman and walk right into the same world as everyone else. I feel hopeless right now!! I don't want to sound like a wimp, but I'm a broken soul and need help.