I’m a 14 year veteran who is married and has a child on the way. As well as having a service dog named Loki. In the military I was part of the Army as an infantry soldier. I have been deployed twice to Iraq in 2003 and 2006. I used to drink all the time as my coping to get through each day, although now that I take so much medicine I can’t drink any more so I have lost my way to cope.
My therapist told me to start writing my thoughts in to try to battle my issue so I decided if I’m going to do it I’m not going to go half way. I just want to be known as a Broken Soldier just so someone that knows me will not know that it’s me because I have trust issue. I don’t want my wife to know about this post so she doesn’t know what I have to go through every single day.
I am going to say that I am not a writer by any means what so ever. So there will be all kinds of mistakes in how I write. I just want to write my thoughts, feelings, fears, and joy. If you can bear with that then thank you.
I am also writing this to also hear back from other people that suffer the same thing as me because it sometimes feels like I’m along in this battle and that kinda sucks.