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My father is a Vietnam War veteran. I've moved closer to him so we can do more things together, and I've noticed his health isn't as good as it was. I thought he was getting the health care he needs, but now I'm not so sure. He smokes a lot, and I'm worried about heart disease.
My husband has been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome Type II (CRPS Type II). As a result of an explosion in Iraq, his lower left leg was amputated. His injuries are healed, but the pain doesn't stop. We've tried the treatments recommended by our Veterans Administration health center. Is there anything else we can try?
I’m so grateful to have my husband home from Iraq in one piece. But, since his return, he has had trouble sleeping and trouble remembering simple things. And, he seems down to me. These symptoms seem different from what I know about post-traumatic stress disorder. Of course, he doesn’t want to go to his doctor. What can I do to help?