I was diagnosed with polycethemia about 3 1/2 months ago. This is a type of blood cancer where your bone marrow produces to many red cells and they may be immature and causes them not to carry oxygen, and causes clots. Since my first major hospitalization 5 weeks in V.A. P.T.S.D. unit and them saying I had a mini stroke, not being able to slow my heart rate below 105 a minute. This was 3 years ago. I have had three deep vein thrombosis, a massive seizure that caused me to fall a full story in my apartment braking my back at the T7, shattering my left arm which is now titanium, shattering my right frontal lobe giving me a TBI, also braking my maxillary and mandible of my jaw. Then add in the two polminary embolisms. The last embolism was double lung and they had to put screens in my main return veins by my kidneys. This was 2 months ago a good relax in the ICU. The moral I guess is that I just want veterans to know that the V.A. only focused on my P.T.S.D. which I have but the lack of oxygen to the brain and thick blood was increasing the difficulty in dealing with the P.T.S.D. . The V.A. just kept pushing pills at my P.T.S.D. and by luck a hemo/ oncology Dr. seen the polycethemia. So now I get to deal with a TBI, a really bad back with P.T.S.D. while having a blood disease. I hope that veterans learn from this not to just be pill experiments. I did and tried lots of different combos for P.T.S.D. since 1996 and it turned out that I never had a chance at really dealing with it because of something that was an antagonist. Just a bit of a whine about a bad last three years. Good luck to all of you in dealing with your P.T.S.D. . Always ask lots of questions don't let yourself fall through the cracks like I did.