Author Archives: Tom

Alaska VA, Outstanding Veteran Treatment

Three full weeks in Alaska, and several interactions and appointments at the VA Clinic here in Juneau, and I could not come up with one complaint. My physical and orientation went well. I attended a VA town hall meeting and … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs | Tagged , , , , , , |

North on the Inside Passage

Greetings my friends, from Juneau Alaska. We have made it safely to our destination. Remember back on Feb 13, 2015,  I was telling you about VA Secretary Robert McDonald and the phone calls I made to his office, and I … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Small House Movement, A look with Tom and Scrubs.

On our way to Bellingham WA where we will catch the Alaska Marine Ferry to Juneau. we stopped to check out two 700 sq foot tiny homes. Way bigger than I want to live in, but never the less pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized |

The Adventure Begins.

Today is move out day. I am Moving out of my Geodesic dome. Managed to load my Hobie Adventure Island Kayak, My two bicycles by Surly, the big dummy, and my long haul trucker. We are heading out first thing … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Scrubs had to go to the doctor

Checking things off the list. Today was the trip to the veterinarian so Scrubs my service dog can get her health certificates to travel into Canada and Alaska from the lower 48. I really want to start packing up the … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Moving to Alaska (Trailer) with Tom and Scrubs

I Cant explain how excited I am about heading to Juneau Alaska in a few days. But I guess I need to try, seeing how this is a blog about my life and living with PTSD. first of all the … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Alaska Home Part 2

We have made it safely back to the dome in Washington. I almost didn’t recognize the place. it is bright and sunny not a cloud in the sky. its good to be back for a short stay. Just a few … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs | Tagged , , , , , |

Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs.

I am happy to say, today is my last full day in San diego Ca. Tomorrow morning. I start my drive north, back to Washington State. I am heading back to my geodesic dome that I built this past winter. … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Home with Tom and Scrubs, My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , , , |

Building My Geodesic Dome House.

  I have started to build my Home. it is going to be 18 feet wide and 9 feet tall. My tiny geodesic home will also be portable and completely Off the grid. with solar, and a water collection system. … Continue reading

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , , , |

My PTSD, Photography, now Robert McDonald is Involved

My wildlife photography has been my escape from my PTSD and the anxiety attacks that accompany my dreams nightly. I still wake up at night thinking I just heard a gun shot. I wake up in the middle of the … Continue reading

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , , , , |

President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , |

Secretary Bob McDonald Cell Phone

Va Secretary Bob McDonald gave out his Cell Phone Number. “I did that on purpose,” McDonald said with a smile at the Student Veterans of America National Conference. “I did because I want to demonstrate to the employees at VA … Continue reading

Posted in My Life with PTSD, Uncategorized |

PTSD Stigma, A Tool for Accusations.

  “Do me a favor. I took these two pictures today tell me witch one you prefer,” is what I posted on Facebook. I am now up to 39 comments. Most all pick B. I know I need to fill … Continue reading

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , , |

My National PTSD Awareness Day 2014

National PTSD Awareness Day 2014 I have been in a battle with The San Diego VA hospital for a long time trying to get treatment for my service related PTSD. UNFORTUNATELY I have not had much luck. The doctors always … Continue reading

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , |

San Diego VA Health Care System

With the recent monstrosities of what I’m hearing on the news the last few months about the treatment our veterans are getting at the VA Hospital; the news did not surprise me, it actually made me happy. Let me explain. … Continue reading

Posted in My Life with PTSD | Tagged , , , , |