I’m not even sure where to start…
My partner is a soldier, he has done two tours of Afghanistan as royal engineers bomb disposal. He walked away from that unscathed…
Doing a training operation in Jordan he was in a car accident which at first seemed like a very minor accident. 3 years on he is unable to walk without the aid of 2 walking sticks, he can’t stand without pain in his left leg and lower back. He is on more tablets then I care to count a day.
He is signed off sick from the army and not been looked after by them. They are happy for him to take tablets and not give him a diagnosis as this would involve them taking responsibility for his disability…
We also have a 1 year old son who is absolutely brilliant, full of life and a right little character… And I’m 38 weeks pregnant with our second little surprise.
I guess I have come on here for a little moan at how things are for us as a couple and how long we have had to endure the army and no real health care.
He has no diagnosis but is told its nerve damage (no idea what nerve)
They have little to no interest in wanting to help him and until he is discharged from the army we are unable to take the situation into our own hands. So life is in limbo and just getting worse.
The first 12 months after his accident you’d not have thought much had happened to him other then the occasional pain, tingling and burning sensations he had in his left leg. As the 24 month mark rolled around his weight had doubled his pain had quadrupled and his mental health deteriorated.
Already a PTSD sufferer this added has esculated a lot of mental health issues.
We are now at the 36 month mark and just a 2 hour drive in the car has left him immobile, his body twitches uncontrollably and he is in so much pain that medication just doesn’t touch it.
For so many reasons I’m angry, upset, heart-broken, lonely and at my whits end.
If you got this far I thank you for taking time of your own to read my rambles. I’m not asking for comments I just wanted to release onto possible readers who might understand me
A woman who’s losing her mind slowly