- Producer23/03/2017Things to Consider Before Leaving the MilitaryAt various points in my military career I would think about my ETS date (End Term of Service—or the end of my contract—for the non-military readers). But, every time my ETS drew near I found a reason to stay. I enjoyed the military. I trained, led,...
Comments23/03/2017 #1 Brian McKenzieSix - your Clearance - if you have one - is only 'valid' for six months after ETS. You should be looking for civilian work with that clearance well before your ETS date. Once you cross that line - you can nearly forget that you ever had one - because the companies that will re-certify a clearance are few and far between.
- Producer16/02/2017Remembrance Artist Of 'The War Poppy CollectionJacqueline’s powerfully evocative and poignant War Poppy Collection is her tribute to Our Heroes in the Armed Forces and a remembrance to all those fallen and seriously injured in past campaigns. She paints t...o evoke emotion, reflection and...
- Producer02/02/2017Project Cirrus World Record attempt for SSAFASixteen years ago, Fraser Corsan was one of only 15 wingsuit pilots globally. Add all 1,300 of his wingsuit jumps together and he’s flown the distance from New York to Mumbai. He’s experienced over two days of continuous freefall. He’s fallen a...
- 14/12/2016merry Christmas from Military-Civilian
- 11/11/2016@David B. Grinberg My boys today. Gabriel who is 9 attended Remembrance Day services at the Oakville Cenotaph with his classmates and they recited In Flanders Fields. I am proud of the boys' recognition of their Grandfather Kerr (Lieutenant, RCN; Great Grandfather Bridger (RCAF); and Great Grandfather Sanders (US Army).
- Producer11/11/2016Salute to a Special Friend on Veteran's Day Today is recognized in the United States as Veteran's Day, observed annually on Nov. 11. It honors military veterans and coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries, that mark the end of World War I....
Comments26/11/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 Lovin' the walk through time, culture, language, explosions, risk, cello and nostalia. My father served in the Korean war and my uncle was shot down in Vietnam, held as a POW for 9 mo before President Nixon brought him back. I am enamored that 👷🏽Babbit liked to be where the action was, even though he was a 'bleeder.' Hat's off and Salute. Lovin' what you do on Veterans: To Honor.11/11/2016 #5 John Valledor#3David, in honor of your father's faithful service to a proud and grateful nation, I would like to say, "Climb to Glory!"
By the way, that is the motto of the 10th Mountain Division. Dates back to service in WWII in the Italian campaign and their train up for war in the Colorado mountain ranges.
Today, if you were to travel to Fort Drum, NY (home of the 10th Mountain Division) you will often see and hear Soldiers saluting their officers saying, "Climb to Glory Sir!" To which officers quickly return the salute and reply with, "To the Top!"
10th Mountain Division Combat Veteran
Last shared insight. The WWII 10th Mountain Division veterans came back from that war and returned to their beloved Colorado ski ranges and established the current ski resorts that dot their picturesque ridge lines e.g., Aspen, Vail and so on. In fact, in honor of their contributions to Colorado's ski industry the state offers vehicle license plates with the 10th Mountain logo and the words, "Ski Troops!"11/11/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergThank you, Randy, for an excellent read on Veterans Day. I admire and salute your friend, as well as all U.S. veterans today and every day. My late father served in the Army, 10th Mountain Division as a 1st Lt. in the special explosives unit. The skills and experience he learned in the military were instrumental in shaping his career in the private sector as president and CEO of a textile manufacturing corporation in NYC. He was always so proud of his military experience and serving out great nation. I'll always remember the Taps salute and American flag placed over his coffin at the funeral. That flag is encased today in my home next to a photo of him as a young officer.
God Bless America and all who served -- not only today, but every day of the year.11/11/2016 #1 Pascal DerrienIts armistice day in France, my great grand father on my grand mother's side died in the Somme, we owe big time to the likes of Gary and wwhile I don't subscribe to any war or system leading to it, it would be unfair and not right not to recognize the heroism of individuals that got swallowed in those turbulent times... say hi to Gary for me :-)
- Producer08/08/2016Military Hot Wheels, Munchausen, and Malingering / by Dr Margaret Aranda / As a doctor on a military base, "Oh! The stories I could tell!" But I first have to mention what a privilege it was to be exposed to both the personnel and the race car hot wheels, now built to withstand roadside bombings...
Comments08/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 #2 Thank you both. Sometimes my brain injury gets in the way as I shift from jeeps to Invisible Illnesses to Malingering...but as an ER doc, I was always so afraid I would "miss" something. You know, you don't get follow-up so you never really know. I tried to do my best, and I was fresh out of med school with a stack of medical books and just jumped into that ER with only my new medical license! Learned so much...wouldn't trade it for the world. And yes, there is a long, long list of Invisible Illnesses, the 2 most common being heart disease and diabetes. Killers, both. ALL about it in my book ~ 500+pages. I focus on Immunonutrition. Perhaps I'll start posting some of those chapters in brief here.....:-).08/08/2016 #1 Jeet SarkarThank you Madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for this informative and intriguing post. I din't know much about that disease, but Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis Depression and Mental illness all are invisible illness. In this illness, people externally seems normal but internal problems are massive, specially in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer. The cost of medical treatment in this disease is very expensive, i am not sure but I heard it! However, Great post Madam. Thank you for sharing it!
- 30/07/2016Seeking Java Developer for Fort Detrick MD
Analyzing designs and building component-based applications in a Web/internetJava Developer Fort Detrick MD - Military-Civilianwww.military-civilian.com Java Developer Fort Detrick MD Planned Systems International Maryland U.S. Citizen Information Technology IT Jobs for Veterans...
- Producer28/07/2016We Know You Didn't 'Go Gentle'/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Dedicated to Dr Allen Brown who knows what I mean all the time. Our young troops, kids yet shaving their soft beards and whiskers, went into the night with sounds all around. They did not have time to think or blink, to...
Comments11/11/2016 #4 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS@Leckey Harrison and @Dr. Allen Brown did not come up in my earlier comment.
Note, Dr. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD also created many hives for vets:
🔆Veterans: To Serve; 🔆Veterans: To Honor, 🔆Veterans: Homeless, 🔆Veterans: Mental Health; 🔆Veterans: To Believe.
- 20/07/2016Seeking Physical Therapist for Kandahar Afghanistan under contract bidPhysical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan - Military-Civilianwww.military-civilian.com Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan CHSi under contract bid send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org Must have a current state...
Comments22/07/2016 #1 Lucy JensenPhysical Therapist – Afghanistan
Tracking Code: 6097-120
Job Description for Physical Therapist Kandahar Afghanistan
The Physical Therapist will have the credentials of a Doctor of Physical Therapy with the ability to care U. S. and coalition forces to evaluate, diagnosis, treat and develop plans for the recovery for musculoskeletal injuries and complaints. Location of services will be in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This is a notional position and will be contingent upon contract award.
- Producer15/07/2016U.S. First Division Musuem at Cantigny: Part IIMy favorite exhibit at the Museum at Cantigny is Tank Park, which surrounds the museum and features tanks from WWI to the present. I'm drawn to it because my father served in the tank corp. during WWII, following Gen. George Patton through Belgium...
- Producer14/07/2016U.S. First Division Museum at Cantigny: Part IThe Museum at Cantigny is a permanent display focused on the U.S First Division, known as "The Big Red One."Located in Wheaton, Illinois, the 500-acre section of land, located 30 miles west of Chicago, was acquired by Joseph Medill for a country...
- 12/07/2016I felt so overwhelmed when I saw this picture. Never saw it before although the picture went viral a couple years ago. This is Kelly Cottle who carries her husband in places that are not suitable for his prosthetic legs. Jesse, who lost both legs in Afghanistan, met his wife during his recovery period and the pair married a year ago. This is a love story that will leave no one indifferent.
- Producer06/07/2016I Can't Wait to Get Back Homeby Dr Margaret ArandaVideo 1. "Silkies Ruck." With 22 Veterans committing suicide per day, event planners of the 4th of July, 2016 "Silkies Ruck" march in military "silkies" boxers marched down the streets of Anchorage, Alaska to gain awareness...
Comments24/07/2016 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#15 Margaret, you can go into your hive Health: Alcoholism and reclassify the post to another hive or remove the post. On the right hand side of the post you will see 3 dots. Click on the 3 dots and you will see the options. Your best option is to reclassify the post to where it is intended. Send me a message if you need help. 🌸23/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDOopsies. Man. I shared this by accident to my Hive: "Health: Alcoholism" by mistake. Apologies throughout, as that was not my intent. I shall see if it can be changed, but I am assuming this is a rather monumental task.....will endeavor. No disrespect intended. The Title was close to the letter "A" and this is just part of my brain injury. So please be forgiving and accept my apologies. Thank you. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Juan Imaz, @John White, MBA, @Javier 🐝 beBee asking for help.06/07/2016 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanEvery vet should be treated with respect. I have never understood why they are treated cruelly. I had friends that never came back from the VietNam war and some of those that did had severe problems. Thank you for sharing your information @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View moreEvery vet should be treated with respect. I have never understood why they are treated cruelly. I had friends that never came back from the VietNam war and some of those that did had severe problems. Thank you for sharing your information @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Close06/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 🌾 🌺 🌻 Hey, we need you for the Cause! Don't run because you're in on it! We'll just look for more Beez and pollinate more trees and blossoms...🌾 🌺 🌻 ...and do what we can do, one person & one problem at a time. Remember our conversation on the song, "What if God was one of us?" We have to treat everyone as if they were the most special person for that instant in time. Let's make the world a better place, hon... we are doing it!06/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 Well, my mind always goes from the Problems to the Solutions....guess I've just seen too much human suffering, too much pain, too many problems. That can be overwhelming in itself. So what we are doing here is a great thing, as we increase awareness ~ ! And thank you, special @Paul Walters for confirming that we have a good cause here, YES! We all need to know about this.....it will affect everyone in due time. I know it will. So, I'm LIVE On the Air in 1 hr. Gotta Bzzzz! 🌾 🌺 🌻06/07/2016 #6 Dale Masters@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I was surrounded by military personnel growing up...so much so that I thought it was mandatory that everyone serve in the military after completing High School. Imagine my surprise...and shock...when I found out the truth! I attempted to get into the military seven times. The first time, I would have gotten in...except for the fact that I needed my blood pressure taken 3 times a day for a week to show that my blood pressure was normal. My grandmother, who had custody of me, refused to sign the paperwork for me to get tested, otherwise I'd now be a Navy Vet. One day in the early '80's, I watched while the car in front of me threw rotten fruit at a man in uniform. I was so shocked, repulsed, and ashamed, that I stopped...and told him I'd take him to his ultimate destination, no matter where it was. He thanked me, but had me stop at a truck stop about two hours away. As Americans, we have a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AS CITIZENS to see that our vets get the treatment---and honour---they deserve. The above statistics just add to the disgrace the US has become. I'd considered moving to the UK...but I stay where I'm "stationed"...and THESE COLOURS DON'T RUN.06/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Hey, I was never in the military, but was the civilian ER doc at Ft. Irwin, the National Training Center (NTC) for the Army. I worked with these youth, seeing upwards of 100 patients on a 24-hour shift. I saw war wounds, and more. That's another Buzz. So I know this world from the perspective of someone who longs to heal, and this will be a home base for me always. Thanks for being here with me. It is good not to be alone. ☮06/07/2016 #2 Randy KehoThanks for your service @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD It ticks me off to see the not-so-public service spots on television for abused animals and starving kids in foreign countries every day of the week. You don't see non-profit, volunteer veteran's assistance programs air until Memorial Day, Veteran's Day or the Fourth of July.06/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDSpecial thanks to @Dr. Allen Brown for allowing me to Volunteer to help Our Homeless Veterans and abandoned FosterTeens locked 'out of the system' when they turn 18 years of age and the Foster "Parents" kick them out of 'their home' because they no longer get a government paycheck. Fully 1/3 of all Foster Children end up Homeless, and our hopes and dreams for all those without a voice? To find not only a voice, but to save their lives as well. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, and more.
- Producer05/07/2016Remembering the Marines by Dr Margaret Aranda Marine Cpt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre was affectionately characterized by family friend Patricia Gould as, "...the kind of kid you want your daughter to marry, you want your son to be." Video 1. Sung by Christian band NF, Breaking...
Comments05/07/2016 #1 Randy KehoOO-RAH! @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I am very familiar with Illinois Wesleyan University. My cousin and a friend from the neighborhood attended that school. I occasionally visited them while I was attending Western Illinois University. Cpt.Beaupre received a first-rate education before teaching others about service to their country.
- Producer04/07/2016Veterans in Crisis: Don't Let Them Give Up the FightToday's the Fourth of July, 2016. It's a beautiful day in northern Illinois. It's quiet, except for the birds who sing their morning song. I feel an air of peace embrace me. I pray for this feeling to last, knowing full well it will not.I've just...
Comments08/07/2016 #7 Brian McKenzie#6 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD i am writing about it in my Kyrzbekistan novella with as much ire, disdain and disgust that I can muster. It matters not, the beating drums still call. I am not so old that I cant still get in the fight, I am past young enough to give a shit about the happy ending.
- Producer04/07/2016LZ Orange: Honoring the Hidden Casualties of WarLZ Orange is a memorial to the dozen Vietnam veterans from my hometown, and the surrounding communities, who suffered and died from the effects of Agent Orange.Agent Orange was a powerful defoliant sprayed to reduce the thick vegetation that...
Comments16/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDYour hometown seems very well-entrenched in military history. It is so honorable for the history to live on. Agent Orange was a prolific blow to many civilian doctors, who reassured ourselves that it was a good choice to Not join the Reserves at the time. I'm so sorry for all the lives lost, and so grateful they remain honored. You are just amazing.
- Producer03/07/2016Down on the Corner: Veterans - a Star - and OatmealA funny thing happened on my way to the store to buy some oatmeal. I came across a pair of Vietnam veterans. God, I love my hometown.The flags immediately drew my attention as I drove by, so I had to investigate. I found out they were members of the...
Comments03/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Randy Keho: The reason for the whole thing....those last few lines, "I am part of our American flag that has flown in the U.S.A I can no longer fly since the sun and wind have caused me to become tattered and worn. Please carry me as a reminder of the privilege that is yours to live in the great nation which I was privileged to fly over." ... they remind me once again that we need to keep honoring and serving Those Who Gave for their Countries. It's a bond, a clear and foggy belt that holds two souls together with the team and the comrades, the wind and the sky. Let us never forget. Thank you, Randy. A great tribute. 👍03/07/2016 #2 Charlene BurkeWhat a grand experience. I don't have a hometown and love reading the experiences of those who do. You know the history of the butcher shop, the Meat and Eat Raffle (what a hoot) and more. While I may not have a hometown, I do know Small Town, USA and I do love my country - the USA - and would be honored to have received a star from a previously flying flag. What a great exchange for a single $1. Oh, and I hope you win the raffle!03/07/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht@Randy Keho bingo (and the pun really was unintended)! That is so cool! It's funny how some of the most important moments in life seem to just happen, when you go fill up the tank, or pick stuff up from the store --probably because that's where life is happening...good 'un!
- 02/07/20161st July dawn vigil at my school to commemorate 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Comments02/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDHow honorable and picturesque...perhaps it is just my glasses, but I see tattered windows turned to their sides, some trying to see, and some crying to hide. The straight-backed soldiers with hats on their head reminds us of all those eyes filled with dread. But the glory outshines the story as all stand and wait for the silence to remember the ending, life's fate.
- Producer29/06/2016Dad's Wild Ride: To Hellcat and BackI built this 1/35-scale diorama about 15 years ago in honor of my father for his service during World War II. His tank destroyer battalion was attached to U. S. Gen. George S. Patton as he raced from Normandy to Germany. Before I required bifocals,...
Comments27/07/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI used to love helping my brothers put together models! I could never convince my Mom to get me one, not ladylike. Ugh! I would know how to build what my military father worked with, he was a ground to air missile specialist. Where he was stationed overseas we weren't allowed to go, too remote. The missiles he worked with were still classified top secret so he never talked about them. He did get to support missile programs at Vandenberg and in Montana but most of his time in the 50s and 60s was spent in southeast Asia.16/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 @Randy Keho, my father died of Alzheimer's the same year of the car accident with my daughter. With dementia, Reminiscence could very well trigger some well-established paths in your grandfather's brain. I gently recommend you catch the look in his eye at first glance, and even if you don't see a reaction, "he" is still inside there...and his brain will respond. Don't listen to the doctors on this one. Wishing you love, and sending Grandpa a huge smack on the cheek!16/07/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 I come back here every so often, just to see this scene and all the details...it belongs in a museum, I think. Yes. A museum behind glass, where no kid can sneeze on it! My favorite image it the navigator with the opened book of maps on his 'tank' desktop. Just precious...and thinking of how many young kids were also sitting in his chair....wow. I'm just filled with respect and admiration, all over again.01/07/2016 #6 Randy Keho#5 Yes. @Lisa 🐝 GallagherMy father , who's still kicking, but suffers from dementia while living in a nursing home, has seen all of my dioramas. He used to ask me what I was working on every time we got together. He used to build models for me when I was a youngster. I got into the hobby after I was laid off from my job
in the 1990s. My son and I would work on models together, but the bug never hit him like it did me.29/06/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Absolutely so, @Rod Loader! And it's just the begining, as @Randy Keho is now Official Co-Admin on this Hive with me! We hope to keep putting forward positive, historic and enrapturing stories that do true justice and honor to all Veterans! ........And we're off!!! 🏇 @Ali Anani, @Dr. Allen Brown, @NO one, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @Jim 🐝 Cody, @Juan Imaz.
- 27/06/2016For all Female and Male Warriors: Dedicating one Buzz a week to Hives: (1) "Veterans: To Honor," and/or (2) "Veterans: To Serve." We don't need a separate holiday to Honor, Serve, or Remember those who have Given their All. I'm breaking all the rules. Again. Inviting all international countries to "break the rules" with us. Rant, rave, tell us stories, dedications, or talk about guns. Pray, relieve your mental writings on us. It's all fair and just. @Randy Keho, @Randy Smith, @Sara Jacobovici, @Ali Anani, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @debasish majumder, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @Brian McKenzie, @Lisa Gallagher, @Adriana Bevacqua García, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Ken Boddie, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Donald Grandy, @Emilia M. Ludovino, @Elizabeth Harris, @Michele Williams, @Pamela L. Williams, @Louise Smith, @Leckey Harrison, @Rod Loader, @Liesbeth Leysen, @Miguel López de la Oliva, and all. All Welcomed. All. 👷 (Photo Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org and does not constitute an endorsement.)
- 27/06/2016This is a rather long blog about Veterans and PTSD, divided into the realization that two profiles can be made (1) The "Patient" and (2) The "First Responder." Buzz coming.Perseverance: YOU Be that One in a Million!: To Honor: PTSD in Veterans and First Respondersdrmargaretaranda.blogspot.com.tr
- Producer25/06/2016LZ Peace Memorial: Gone, But Not Forgotten In 1969, a pair of soldiers from my hometown of Rockford, Illinois, met on a hilltop in Plekiu, South Vietnam. They vowed to meet for dinner if and when they ever made it back home. They held true to their vow. In 1982, they created the charter...
Comments02/07/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Randy Keho: Thank you so much for being Co-Administrator with me on Hive ~ "Veterans: To Honor." Every time you talk, I listen. Just love who you are and how you are helping others, especially our Veterans. You confirm that this position was made for you, and had your name written all over it. I look forward to all that is ahead, and do have great hopes that you are making a great difference! @Dr. Allen Brown, @Gerald Hecht, @Brian McKenzie, @Neal Rauhauser, @Anees Zaidi, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Dale Masters.29/06/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#17 @Leckey Harrison: Really looking forward to understanding the concepts, especially of mind:body and how the mind can be separated from the bodily responses, that can be diminished in intensity over time. God Bless the Vets you work with day in and day out....and for those you have helped so much! Let's' keep that ball rolling, and get more Vets to know what you have! So many have exhausted all other options and are still hurting. I know that you and I are all about stopping the pain. So much value your time and input. Looking forward to all! This ball is never going to stop rollin'! 🎳 !28/06/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 @Leckey Harrison: Amazing and awesome that you dedicated your life to helping others with PTSD and mental health issues that have carried stigma for too long. Please write us a short story....so we can pass it along as a Buzzzzz on its own! It's too important. It's just too important, and we need to know what you have done, in your own novel way. From your own experience. Please spoon-feed us...28/06/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 Oh, do I ever have goosebumps again! That is worthy of sharing with all! Such love, dedication, tolerance, patience, perseverance....we just don't have enough of that today, do we @Randy Keho, @Randy Smith, @Sara Jacobovici, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and @Ali Anani.....and that is why I just love this beBee spot so much! Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful memories of a beautiful woman and her Veteran husband. So poignant.28/06/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#8 It was an awakening of USA University students protesting, especially beginning with UCBerkeley. I was too young, but I've worked with Vets all my professional life, and listened to many a story. I've also watched their tears as they long for acceptance and validation that to us, they are all heroes.28/06/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery powerful story @Randy Keho. Excellent photo's that tell a story too. I can't imagine what it had to be like to be a POW, I just can't imagine! My husband has a VET employed with his company; great employee with a good heart & smart as hell. I've heard stories from him and other VETS that break my heart and melt my heart. So much respect. Thanks for sharing this.28/06/2016 #4 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsThe most respect I ever had for a friend was a woman who I met while living in Florida. Her husband was alive when we met but was suffering from the effects of agent orange and was terminal. She lost him within months of our meeting. We grew close out of our love for Christmas decorations. I turned a dining room in the Airmen's dining hall into a Santa's village/winter wonderland. It was her idea to hang 2000 cotton balls from the ceiling. (Yep we did!). We were best buddies from that point on. She began to share her husbands story. She saw him crossing the street one day and turned to her twin sister and said: Look at him! I'm going to marry that man (they had never met before this day). Three weeks later they were married. Another few weeks later he left for Vietnam. He was injured by a mine while serving and the next 20+ years of their marriage was platonic due to the injury. They adopted a baby and until the day he died he was her best friend. When she shared this story with me I was in awe. She was a young woman, could have remarried, had the large family she had always dreamed of but in her words; "It never entered my mind that I wouldn't spend the rest of my life with him". It took five years after his death before she could even consider dating but thankfully she met a man who (once I berated her into telling him about the injury) stood by her and courted her like she was a princess. We lost touch due to other circumstances and I learned last year she had passed. I saw her one time after leaving Florida and had the chance to tell her how much our friendship meant to me and how much I admired her as a woman, wife, and mother. Her beau was still with her when she went to join her first love.
- 24/06/2016PTSD Awareness Month continues. This is why I call it a disorder. This is what PTSD does to the brain: it re-prders, and not beneficially, how the brain functions. This is the result of traumatizing stress, chronic or event based.
Comments06/07/2016 #41 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#40 You're right. Lots of my chronically ill friends/followers seem to get costochondritis, confirmed by pressing on the rib and reproducing the pain. Bet that has to do with the intercostal muscles between the ribs ~ that are not being properly used. Great insight here! Thank you.06/07/2016 #39 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#27 @Leckey Harrison: It may sound perfectly silly, but when we sing (I used to be in choir), we were taught how to expand the diaphragm and use "abdominal breathing" to project the voice. I only just got the epiphany that although I do spend much time bed-ridden, I wake up singing. So I'm just hoping that this should help prevent the lung from atelectasis and resulting pneumonia. The most common causes of death from dysautonomia are pneumonia, sudden cardiopulmonary failure, and respiratory arrest. So I think I'll do more singing, yes... 💙 Thank you for bringing up this point. 💙06/07/2016 #38 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#35 @Ali Anani: Whatever your hands touch, prospers. So whatever you can know about this disease, dysautonomia...it will come to you in portions, as I live with it. Bed-ridden for 10 years now, I've done all I can to increase awareness....and that's the name of this 'game' of life. 💙 ( The "Invisible Illness," dysautonomia, is represented by the color blue. 💙06/07/2016 #37 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#32 @Leckey Harrison: Absolutely; all the dysautonomias and their classifications continue to confuse physicians and patients alike. A good, short review is here: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dysautonomia/dysautonomia.htm and there are Resources for adults and youth.27/06/2016 #35 Ali Anani#34 This is a crucial issue. I am afraid that my role would be to spread awareness about it. I don't want to contribute much on an issue that I am not qualified to discuss. Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View more#34 This is a crucial issue. I am afraid that my role would be to spread awareness about it. I don't want to contribute much on an issue that I am not qualified to discuss. Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for giving me the opportunity to at least comment and hopefully raise attention even by 0.00001% Close27/06/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#27 @Leckey Harrison, @Dale Masters, @Randy Keho, @Ali Anani: The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is dysfunctional with a traumatic brain or neck injuries. Sometimes, the brainstem can also suffer "mini-strokes" or "transient ischemic attack" (TIA), causing "Dysautonomia." Dysautonomia is my primary diagnosis affecting the entire ANS....and when I stand up, I faint. So do millions of others. Here's a short Eyewitness TV-Los Angeles video on 'Dysautonomia: https://youtu.be/-Blshb2RVMk24/06/2016 #27 Leckey Harrison#26 I just trained someone, and I noticed their incapability to take a deep breathe that extended beyond the diaphragm. It's incredibly important in my eyes because that level of constriction is a sign of chronic traumatic stress. The system is so accustomed to short, shallow breathing, that when physical fitness is added, it still stays in the chest. It's the only autonomic function we have control over.24/06/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#18 Love your thoughts on the breath and width of the stress response, and the integration of the major "organs" or systems that are involved in resolving that stress. I really like your positivity, and your way of getting straight to the matter to actually Solve the problem. I'm all about Solutions, too. We'll see where we are, and I am looking forward to it all124/06/2016 #24 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#15 There are bound to be situational differences that would change the response of a little, fragile woman vs. a huge-muscled male in hearing/seeing a big bear running toward her/him. Male vs female has to be another factor. Within that, we could say that the menstrual cycle and/or postmenopausal and/or hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) are all going to make a difference in a woman vs. a man. More on that from me, later.24/06/2016 #23 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#10 Your 'non-response' to "create" conscious fear may be (1) related to a syndrome of repeated threats that you are 'immune' to now; (2) you may have no fear of death; (3) you may have more faith in God than fear of anything else; (4) your autonomic nervous system (ANS) may be 'less' responsive; (5) the realization of the depth of the potential for danger may not be active; (6) your adrenal glands may not secrete epinephrine and all the other stress responses; (7) you may have been on chronic steroid therapy before, affecting cortisol stress hormone response; (8) your sleep:wake circadian rhythm may be stressed due to loss of day and night cycles; ...and the list goes on...so it depends on the individual, and I think @Leckey Harrison would add more insight, too. Great scenario for thoughts and ideas.