December 14, 2004


I went in to sick call for what is hopefully the final time today, and had the stitches in my legs and lips removed so little by little I am getting there. I am currently hobbling around without crutches, by doctors approval I assure you. I have to head over later and get a cane, but other then that all better.
I was talking to my team leader last night after his return from out west, and he made the statement that it was good of me to return. I was thinking about that later, and I have to admit that my reasons for returning were actually rather selfish. Sure, I could have gone home, but the first thing I probably would have done would to be get drunk. No I don't have a problem there, but I would have been very morose with no one around who really understands the pain. Here, at least when I return, I will STILL grab a bottle of alcohol and get tipsy, but it will be a joyous happy thing. That and here, I have my other family, the ones that drive me ever living insane 99% of the time, but also the ones I needed to lean on, the ones who would best understand what I was dealing with, as they have been out here.
On a happy note, I leave with just one word, that only one person will understand: MORE
(sorry I just had to get that in there ROFL:-D)


Lucys5Cents said...

So what's so great
about Kuwait
that you can't get back
to your Georgia sack?

Glad to hear you're doing so much better. The countdown continues and now we have these wee 'mysterioso' messages like 'more' too -- hee hee hee. . .some of us oldies were young once too you know! You just carry on Sgt. Lizzie and do us proud your final days there and keep on keeping the toothy head down! I fear the Waffle House will be a'rockin' when you all land! Lucy in sunny California p.s. Give your 'families' the best from all of us -- the old one as well as the newer one.

Garrison Steelle said...

Substituting crutches for a cane? Not bad, not bad!

I'm waiting. Once I know ya'll are out of there, I'm having one in your honor.


thegrayelm said...

I've become a regular reader of your Blog; unfortunately I only discovered it after your incident. I'm glad to hear that you are getting better, and I hope that it will be your last trip to sick call as well.

I must also say that you are both smart and brave in returning. You know yourself well enough to know what is best for you.

Hang in there and stay safe. I gather you're going to Kuwait. I thought Kuwait was the most god-forsaken place I've ever been; so if Iraq is Hell what does that make Kuwait?

Anyways, I wish you the best on your return!

Rosemary said...

Just stop by to throw you a heya! I sure am glad you are feeling better. You just make sure your heart and head are the same, okay? I know I can't understand, but I can care like all git-out. It won't be but a few days now! You have a good and strong spirit, and I thank God for you, and all the many ohters like you. Thank you, Sarge. You have a very Merry ChristMass.

Papa Ray said...

Hey, Pretty, snaggle tooth Lady..

Just be glad you made it back to your unit, I woke up in the med shed in Japan. I didn't even get to say goodbye or shit to my buddies. It was hard.

Be sure and get a list of address, phone numbers of your buddies, its hard to get them later. It took me years to trakc down some of them.

I want you to know that I understand and I want you to know that things will come together, sooner for you, I hope than it took me 36 years ago.

Hang tough, little lady..

All my admiration for you and your buds over there.

This is my post

Papa Ray
West Texas

lost soul said...

Yes, I truly believe that 1 person reading your blogs will understand. I am very glad that you were able to return to your unit. I am sure that just the sight of you has made the life of someone just that much better.