Joined May 3 2013
53 years old
I was raised a christian and became saved and baptized in 1985. I was going to a real spirit filled church. I later that year joined the U S Navy Reserves. I left for boot camp and my Navy Builders A school training. I was an active reservist until 1990 and was placed on active duty early that year. I joined up with NMCB 7 in Okinawa where I became a member in good standing of the. Typhoon of the week club since we had like 4 back to back in one week.
We were later sent to Desert Shield where we poured concrete and fed several thousand people a day. I burned easily so I was put in the Galley so I helped feed Army, Navy, Marine and Air force personnel as well as the Air force personnel of Bahrain. I injured my back twice while on active duty or so I thought. It turns out that I have degenerative joint disease and the injurys had agrevated this condition. So from Oct of 1990 until today my back has been almost always in constant pain. At first it was a burning sensation when I walked a long way or stood up for a long period of time. It has gotten to be shorter and shorter periods of time over the years. Now I am doing good to stand in one spot for over a minute. I can walk about a half a mile before having to set down. I can no longer trust my legs they tend to go limp now for no reaason. I now have to have crutches or cane or a walker depending on my circumstances.