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Tired And Venting

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I have had a miriad of health issues. The latest has been sleep. Went to the civilian doctor and was referred to a sleep study. I have both central and obstructive sleep apnea. I have at least one episode per minute all night long. Accordingly, I have been prescribed a c-pap. I am thankful for that. The last thing that I want is to have a heart attack. I have been increasingly tired even after the c-pap. The doctor has diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. I am dragging butt all of the time, even if I nap. Funny thing is that I can't fall asleep, stay asleep, and am always tired. It is negatively impacting my life in every area. I don't have the energy or inclination to do anything. I don't know what the answer is. I want to continue to work. I want to be a good husband and father. Unfortunately, I am failing. I do not want to go on total disability. I want to take care of my family and be the best I can be.

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Having a host of medical problems really depresses the veteran.

If untreated, sleep apnea can lead to right side heart failure, Pulmonary HTN.

You appear to be willing to take care of your family so here is a suggestion:

Go to an ENT surgeon and ask them what it would take to open your airway to breathe at night. Septoplasty really works, it did for me.

If a veteran is overweight they can lose weight by diet alone if they do it right. That means counting every calorie a person east in a day.

It is hard to do but not impossible.

The bottom line is a veteran can take care of his family but first the veteran must take care of themselves or they wont be around to take care of the family.

Hang in there and keep your mind off of this stuff or it will drive a dagger through your mind in the form of depression.


A Veteran is a person who served this country. Treat them with respect.

A Disabled Veteran is a person who served this country and bears the scars of that service regardless of when or where they served.

Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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