from our week at the beach. It was very relaxing for me. Mostly I stayed around the resort and took it easy, but that is what I wanted. I want to post some very cute pictures, but will do that later.
Instead today I have to get something off my chest that is really bothering me.
I have a nephew who just returned from Iraq. I personally am a very strong supporter of what is happening, seeing that we have not been attacked since our President took a very pro-active stance with the terrorist. However, Thomas, having just returned and being discharged on the East coast made the decision to travel home very leisurely, crossing the States and going and enjoying whatever he desired. In New Mexico, his back went out on him. He went to the Veterans Hospital for treatment. They prescribed some potent drugs and tried to send him on his way. He was reluctant to take any drugs, because as a teen he had had some trouble with them. This week Veterans did surgery on his back, scraping out the disc between L4 & L5. (Being the wife of a Chiropractor, we will not go into what we think about that.) My beef? The day after surgery the hospital was set to release Thomas to a homeless shelter to recuperate!!! His mother was not available to go down to care for him so my sister is down there. She contacted one of our legislatures who contacted the hospital and made arrangements for them to keep him until she was able to fly down. They are now staying in a motel while she nurses him back to health. Is this truly how we treat our brave men and women who put their lives on the line for us? I hope it is the exception, but I am afraid it is not.
THANK YOU THOMAS GLEN HIGGINS for your service to our country.