Charlene Dungan (Wife of an OIF/OEF Veteran)
John Dungan (OIF/OEF Veteran)
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Christine Tripp (Wife of OIF/OEF Veteran)
Chelsea Tripp (Daughter of an OIF/OEF Veteran)
Dillon Tripp (Son of an OIF/OEF Veteran)
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John just started smoking this past year. He went to the Milwaukee VA hospital for help and stayed there as an inpatient for about 9 weeks. The therapy was pretty intense, so he started smoking to release the pain.
John is having another cigarette break. Notice how he is by himself and thinking again.
Here John is just off by himself having a cigarette. Once again he is staring off into the distance.
John is having another cigarette by himself.
Sometimes John tries to forget by drinking. But as you can see, he still has that far away look in his eyes.
John usually orders an alcoholic beverage when we go someplace, regardless of what i say.
John trying to relax with another drink.
John spends a lot of time on his phone. He seems to zone the rest of the world out when he does this.
John is having a bad day. He is feeling overwhelmed with all his memories and anxiety.
When John is having a bad day, we try to stay away from him in case he goes off.
When the puppy came up to John, he grabbed him and just hugged him.
I have heard that dogs help people with PTSD. After seeing how John interacts with our new puppy, I tend to believe it.
I think I see a slight smile starting here on John's face.
This is a picture of the Milwaukee VA. John has a lot of appointments here if he is going for bigger tests.
Here is a full view of the Milwaukee VA.
John has appointments at the VA hospital in Milwaukee. Here he is walking down the hallway after his appointment.
John is filling out paperwork at the Milwaukee VA for travel pay.
John is at the milwaukee VA getting new medications.
Here John is sorting through his medication. He is currently on 22 different meds.
These are the pills that John takes in the morning. Anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure are some of the things he takes medicine for.
John is taking his night medicine. He currently takes 7 different pills at bedtime.
Here John is going to the Appleton VA for an appointment. He has quite a few appointments every month at different VA's.
Because he has no energy, John's pretty much lazy most of the time. He likes to watch a lot of FOX news.
There are a lot of times that John doesn't have energy. He often takes naps and would stay in bed all day if someone let him.
John is sleeping again. The bad thing about him sleeping is that he always has nightmares.
John volunteers at the Military Veterans Museum. I think that it helps him to reconnect to the military, but it also gives him something to do so he is not just sitting there thinking.
John is answering phones and answering questions about past military items and taking donations from the community.
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