Its been awhile since I have written anything. I want to first apologize to those out there that actually read what I write. Sometimes you write about life and other times, life gets in the way from you writing about it.

So what have I been up too. Well the first thing is finishing my degree. I received a phone call from my college a few weeks ago informing me that I’m about to graduate. They were shocked that I was shocked to hear that I was about to graduate. Told them that I just take the classes they tell me to take and when its over it’s over, mail me my degree. So in October I will be completed with phase 2 of my education and then a break until the 1st of the year and then on to work on my masters in Business Communications. Its been an interesting ride since April when I decided to change my major to go the political route.

I’ve had to transform myself and my knowledge from Information Technology into Political knowledge. It hasn’t been hard, the new classes are mainly on ethics and because its a concentration on military science its been a lot of history classes, which I love. What it has done is bring out those old qualities that I learned in the Military and have helped reshape some of my views and strengthen many of them.

What else have I been doing? Well, building new relationships with other Veterans, taking care of personal stuff in my life that seemed to get pushed to the side as I have been fighting for Veterans issues, and just spending more time with my family and kids.

I’m still on the front lines with the VA, still fighting for what I believe is right and what I see as fair. As from previous post I did get my Disability increased to 80% because of the added PTSD which has somehow pushed the VA to treat me differently. I get many calls now, I also get appointments that either I didn’t know about or didn’t ask for, but you can’t complain when its the next day instead of 3 months out. I’m still fighting for an increase on my Post Thrombotic Syndrome, I feel that affects my life more than my PTSD and is one of the main reasons for my PTSD. Its hard to overcome PTSD when everyday is a constant reminder of why you have it in the first place. Still no answers to why I have the condition and still no answers for the future except take pills and hope for the best. I’m not shooting for 100% as I know I can still work in some capacity and I know I won’t get that for awhile. I know I can work, just would like to not be in constant pain while I do it and not have to fight through it each day.

As for Veterans, we are still fighting. The Accountability act made it through the House and soon I pray through the Senate. There have been stories saying Obama will Veto it and I am sure that’s not going to be the smartest thing to do. But we will still fight. The military didn’t train us to give up and they didn’t train us to not fight. The did train us to do what is right legally and morally and that’s what we are doing. We wouldn’t fight for a cause that wasn’t.

As for the CVA, they are pushing along and slowly growing into a larger organization and as no surprise, they are gaining more and more attention as a leader in the fight for Veterans rights. I’m proud to say I support them and have been along for the ride. I hope more Veterans stand up and hang on for the ride and support his organization, because they have our best interest at heart.

As for me, I’m moving forward and will continue to fight and will post again when I have more updates on my health, the VA, and anything else I feel my readers need to know.

Published by Brian J. Gibbs

I am a 9 year US ARMY Combat Disabled Veteran who loves this country and works hard to keep this country as great as I have seen it. I served this country to better myself and be apart of something greater than me. I have a greater purpose and it is to serve others and help those that other wise can't.

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