Tag Archives: Thomas Skinner

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention

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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

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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

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Avoiding Compassion Burnout

 How PTSD Affects the Family I follow Love Our Vets on Facebook one of many, dealing with PTSD. I read an article today on their Page and just had to contact them. Less than an hour and Welby O’Brien gave me permission to … Continue reading

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Bicycle Travel with Tom and Scrubs

Tom Skinner and his PTSD Service dog Scrubs are at it again. Starting in November 2013 we will set out on our bicycle from California heading to Texas and then we will travel all the way up to Alaska. Tom … Continue reading

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Hobie Kayak gearing up for the Mississippi River

This Hobie will be our home for most of the summer, 2552 miles down the mississippi River. Testing and training in San Diego. Follow us on Face book to get regular updates on Tom, Scrubs and the rest of our … Continue reading

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