Military Brats Unite!

Update: 9/4/12:  Since most of this blog is about Dialysis, I started a new one where I’ll pine for the past and share my stories about being a military brat.  Eventually, I’ll move all the relevant posts to that side.  So, please take a look at “LegacyTales” and bookmark it for future visits. 

I’ve got 30 minutes to spare and figured I’d share this with you, my blogosphere friends.  I have a reader who shares my experience with being a military brat.  A military brat is a person who grew up with a parent/s in the military and therefore generally lived a transient life as they moved from base to base.  I speak in the past sense but there are still military brats who are experiencing this lifestyle now.

It’s a rare thing and has its own pluses and minuses.  You can read about one person’s experience here.  Her name is Rachael and she has some interesting tales to tell about growing up as an MBrat.

Also, there’s a blog here about the American Military Family Museum that is building a database of information and stories about the families that accompany and support those serving in the US Armed Services.

As to my own experience, I will blog more later in detail but suffice to say, I have many, many stories to tell that extend from the US to Asia to Europe and back.  I attended so many schools that I had to write out a list to remember them all.  It’s a long list.  I made and lost so many friends that it’s just as difficult to remember them all.  I often find myself wondering what happened to many of them.  I’ve been able to contact a few in particular but like smoke from a campfire, they are quickly lost in the winds of time.

Gotta go for the day.  My 30 minutes is up.  Blog ya later for more of this.  Have a great day.

© 2012 DevonTexas

About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee I want to advance knowledge about dialysis and transplant so that others can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them in All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. I also blog in LegacyTales in WordPress if you are interested in the ramblings of a Old Man. Give a peek and let me know what you think. Enjoy.
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2 Responses to Military Brats Unite!

  1. Rachael says:

    Thank you so much for connecting your readers with the Museum and my blog. I sincerely believe we can make a more comfortable little place in the world for us all!

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