White Coat Anxiety

White Coat Anxiety

My hands are sweating.  I’m as jittery as a lion ready to strike yet I can’t help it! My heart is beating fast, and I can’t slow it down. What is happening to me? I normally feel fine.  Blood pressure, good; heartbeat, good; cholesterol, okay. This is different. I...
Agent Orange and Effects of Exposure

Agent Orange and Effects of Exposure

Agent Orange Agent Orange is a type of herbicide. It was used throughout Vietnam during the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1971. The herbicide was used to kill vegetation that the enemy forces used for cover. After many military service people returned from the war,...
Information on PTSD

Information on PTSD

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) PTSD definition: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid...
US Navy Ships and Agent Orange Exposure

US Navy Ships and Agent Orange Exposure

ALPHABETIZED SHIPS LISTED BY THE VA AS HAVING EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE The list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange has moved to the Veterans Benefits Administration compensation website....
The Forgotten Links

The Forgotten Links

Forgotten Links? Recently several of you asked me this question:   “Is Jenna really you?”   Now that’s a great question. You see every author puts some part of themselves into their characters when they write. However, the answer to your question is...
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  Do any of you think you suffer from PTSD? Do any of you think you are living with someone who has PTSD? Now, that’s the key to the entire syndrome.  How do I know If I am suffering from PTSD? How does my partner know if I am suffering from PTSD? PTSD were...
Chapter 2 – The Rise of the Red Tide

Chapter 2 – The Rise of the Red Tide

The Rise of the Red TideChapter 2“Капитан, отпустите командование этим кораблем. Мы вооружены и готовы умереть за наше дело.” English translation, Captain, release command of this ship. We are armed and are willing to die for our cause.Fifteen sailors were assigned to...
Chapter 3 – Fire Away

Chapter 3 – Fire Away

Chapter Three FIRE AWAY   He followed orders and none too soon as the Captain appeared with his cup of coffee in hand and a stern look on his face. “Are we locked in position, chief?” “Yes, Sir” he uttered. The chief checked the coordinates put into RUR-5 ASROC...

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