Tag Archives: Veterans

THE WHEELS ON MY CAR GO ROUND AND ROUND

Self-Care/Medical 2017/Caregiving I know I’m not alone in this business of caregiving but it can be a lonely life. I fight to stay out of that hole of despair. It’s not good to look back on ‘what might have been.’ … Continue reading

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CONGRESS HAS A HARD TIME

Older Female Veterans/Continuing Resolution/ Woman’s Opinion   By – Sheri de Grom   Congress has had a hard time doing its job for decades. From time to time they pass legislative funding that covers only a short period. Are they … Continue reading

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VETERANS WITH BAD PAPER

Veterans/Veterans’ Benefits/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   My opinion about Veterans with ‘bad paper’ has changed over the years. Having worked in The Office of The Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) for many years [all during times of … Continue reading

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THE VETERANS AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATION AND RESPONSIBLE DATA

VA/Veterans/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom The most recent Inspector General (IG) report reveals egregious problems with enrollment data within The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The report identified so many complications it was impossible to determine how … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS ALONE WITH AN UNINVITED GUEST – BIPOLAR DISORDER

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Journal Notes by: Sheri de Grom NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – MONTEREY, CA CHRISTMAS EVE – 1991 I departed Tom’s hospital room at 10:30 p.m. after his last medication dose for the day. I kissed him goodnight as … Continue reading

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THERE’S NO PLACE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental Health/Journal Notes/Slice of Life by:  Sheri de Grom Notes From My Journal – Monterey, California Late 1990s My office on Fort Ord was quieter than usual: no laughter, chatter or copy machines running. Usually the investigators bantered with each … Continue reading

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THE ELDERLY AND PTSD

Mental Health/PTSD by: Sheri de Grom Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a difficult mental health condition to treat and terrorizing to live with daily. I’ve written hundreds of pages in my journals, over the years, detailing my own difficulties with … Continue reading

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MEDICARE – RELIC OF A BYGONE ERA

Medicare/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom Medicare was created by Congress in 1965 under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance for people aged 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history. Before Medicare, … Continue reading

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ALARMING VETERAN STATISTICS

One Woman’s Opinion/Veterans by – Sheri de Grom The American soldier offers his/her life that we may continue to live in freedom. I find the following numbers not only shocking but appalling. It’s no wonder that less than 1% of … Continue reading

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OUR VETERANS NEED YOU

Veterans – 2015 by – Sheri de Grom A veteran, possibly in your community, needs your help. Veteran Affairs coordinates volunteers in their No Veteran Dies Alone (NVDA) program. Their mission is that no veteran will die alone. We promise … Continue reading

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