Month 2: Physical Therapy for chronic Back & Neck Pain

So month 2 was challenging. We added more exercises and another set. So it was 2 sets of 10 reps for each exercise. I exercised 3x a week. It was challenging and painful but rest is always healing. I have had problems with my muscles and walking since my back injury progressed in Oct 2019.Continue reading “Month 2: Physical Therapy for chronic Back & Neck Pain”

Closure

After this crazy journey of getting out of the Air Force, into the Air National Guard, Back and neck injury, VA claims, Yoga teacher training, and fashion design; I have come to realize that I just need to STOP! Throughout 2020 and the beginning of 2021, I’ve had debilitating episode every other month. These flareContinue reading “Closure”

VA Claim

With all the pain I was feeling around summer 2019 (end of my Active Duty enlistment), I did not hesitate to put in a disability claim with the VA. During the separation briefings and out-processing, they quickly go over why and how to submit a claim and enroll in the VA health care system. SoContinue reading “VA Claim”

Never Give Up

So I got approved to Palace Chase! I got the exact notification on 17 May! Since then I have been out processing the base, submitted my terminal leave and have expedited my orders. I sent the expedite request on 21 May and got them 23 May. I am now facing the question if I canContinue reading “Never Give Up”

Good News Bad News

Finally!! I got a message from Air Force Headquarters regarding my Palace Chase package. They informed me on Wednesday May 9th requesting that I be approved (good news) if I change my Date Of Separation to 15 Aug (bad news). The message read that I either accept the date or if I decline my packageContinue reading “Good News Bad News”

My Palace Chase Process

I am hoping that sharing this information can help others find their way through the Palace Chase Process. First thing you want to do is Log into MyPers and read all the guidelines and AFI’s about Palace Chase this includes the links at the bottom. The Separations PSD guide is also helpful to read aboutContinue reading “My Palace Chase Process”

Hurry UP!

I am coming up on week 6 of my palace chase package sitting at AFPC (AF headquarters). I was tentatively approved on 17 April and it has been sitting at the last step (action/review) for 2 weeks. I have called every week anxiously waiting to out process, still nothing. Case Management System and vMPF hasContinue reading “Hurry UP!”

The Waiting Game

I have put my application to get in to the Air National Guard on March 22. This is the 3rd week that it has sat in the same office in headquarters. I am impatiently waiting but feel there is nothing I can do. While I wait I am applying to many jobs and have hadContinue reading “The Waiting Game”

Room for Improvement

Last week was a bit off. I got my “second” period due to the Nexplanon removal and my appetite, nausea, and cravings have been hit or miss. I caved a lot on meat. I felt very tired a lot and feel that I may be not hitting my caloric goal. I will set my mealContinue reading “Room for Improvement”

Just get me out of here!

So typical of the military to ruin plans. Last week was just awful. My husband tried to apply to the career skills program but our commander denied his 6 months and only offered 2 months of an internship before he can separate. He wants to be fair and offer everyone the same amount of time.Continue reading “Just get me out of here!”