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Hello to all my brother and sister veterans. I am a 31-year veteran (Army/Army Reserves) and I must say that I am so grateful to have found HadIt. I am at 60%; however, I am currently waiting on some claims to be completed. I have just finished my PTSD C&P exam last month. Before I found HadIt, I felt like I was out there alone; however, I have found some wonderful information and guidance by reading the various posts. I cannot thank you so much. Suffering from PTSD, as I know a lot of us do, this group has been a lifesaver for me as I do not like to leave the house very much. God bless us all. MSG Harris (Ret.)

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Welcome to HADIT.

Now here is where it gets interesting. My son-in-law is going to retire at the end of this year and his name is, First SGT Harris. COOL! Terry

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Welcome, Top, and thank you for your service!

Have you considered group sessions or personal counseling for your PTSD? I went to group for a bit before hitting the road; it was a low-key atmosphere and they have some good information.

Good luck with your claims! :smile:

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Welcome!

Agree with others - group and individual therapy can help. You have to learn how to deal with then 'new you', and therapy may be the only way.

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You should apply for housebound SMC "S" if your PTSD keeps you in the house. I agree that you should get therapy especially group therapy.

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