August 25, 2005

Long days

Yesterday I was out at the range all day, HOT as all get out. Thankfully my only job consisted of being on hand in case of injury, and as I am just that darned good, I did nothing but sit around all day long reading my history and writing my story:-D I was never so glad to get home though cause I was HOT, sweaty and stinky. That shower felt SOOOOO good.
Today was very very full, busy most of the morning catching up, then I got a call this afternoon from the medical board section, it came back from San Antonio. I won't go into specifics, but I am officially unfit for duty, and will be out within two-three months. A very intense feeling right now. Everything I am, my identity has been so wrapped around being in the Army, being SGT L. that I am uncertain now. I have been looking online, and have done my resume, but it is still a very unsettling thing to think about. Thankfully I have the support of my family and my wonderful sweetheart, I know that this will come out ok. I do enjoy challenges, so this is a new one to face. Life on the outside, here I come, better watch out!

10 comments:

Consul-At-Arms said...

Can you appeal the board or do you even want to?

Anonymous said...

Lizzie-go on line and check for Vet Admin, or whatever they are calling them this week, benefits. You will see possible financial help for tuition and disability benefits.
Sgt. Dave

Garrison Steelle said...

Hmmm ... Civilian Lizzie ... definitely a different ring to it.

Anonymous said...

Just get out. Too simple. I retired after 20yrs, and haven't had a problem finding a job.

The Kenosha Kid said...
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Zelte said...

Pass this period and if you quite htose thoughts, you bearly common due! Find a tree...he may comfort these speeches.

AirborneVet said...

Hey Liz. First, I suggest you go to college. Second, I suggest you send me your resume with a timeline of your ETS.
Take care!

Retired guy said...

Use your GI bill and VA benefits and enjoy civilian life

Steve Koczela said...

Some of the best soldiers I knew got med boarded out for manageable injuries while others who should have been tossed stuck around and dragged us down. Enjoy civilian life.

Anonymous said...

a) you can appeal the med board
b) if you like the military there are plenty of "civilian" options, and being a wounded vet puts you near first in line for many government jobs - check out all the options!
c) get a degree or two off your GI bill as soon as you know what you want to do long term