VA Care and Activity

Post your experiences dealing with the VA Disability Filing Process for GWS, issues with VA diagnoses, and so on.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:07 pm

I find myself very emotional these days. Got soft I guess. I tear up all the damn time!! Feel like a panzy sometimes
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by xrammyx » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:10 pm

yeah I feel the same way sometimes....
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by jmartinez » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:56 am

redfish wrote:I find myself very emotional these days. Got soft I guess. I tear up all the damn time!! Feel like a panzy sometimes

Its gotta be in the water I been feeling like that for the last three days. Guess we're all connected in some strange way.... Hang in there your not alone.... What helps me is looking at some of the pictures that I have of myself during D/S, don't know why... I guess because I left a part of me there.....
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:32 am

redfish wrote:I find myself very emotional these days. Got soft I guess. I tear up all the damn time!! Feel like a panzy sometimes
I know what you mean, I can be watching TV and something sincere will happen and its on with the waterworks. Hoo-Ah...lemme hold some tissue please.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:20 am

Plus anything military that's sincere especially. I used to cry everytime they sang the national anthem. Songs that sing about the military...etc
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:10 am

I think I posted this before but it gets me EVERY TIME.


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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:58 pm

I got it from here I think before. Its still good
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by kansasvet » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:55 pm

xrammyx wrote:I am the same way, the last time I have been to a funeral is when my Uncle passed 5 years ago...like you i say my condolensces

I know how it is, same way here.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by lmsnh » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:29 am

Face it guys, you're all going through menpause with me...Just kidding.

I am the same way, or was, not so mush now that I am on Prozac. It is the first med that has actually worked for me to control my emotions. I still get choked up when I see anything military or stand for the National Anthem. And boy don't I get pissed when I see someone not following protocol during the National Anthem.

I coach High School Swimming and Diving in the winter and we were at a Championship meet and the National Anthem was being played, my kids know how I feel about it but some other students, young girls were talking, gigling and eating during it. I turned just enough to give them the "stink eye" then I reamed them out afterwards with a long lecture about how I took their disrespect personally because I was a war vet. I bet they won't do that again....

Whatever happened to teaching that stuff in school? We used to start everyday with the Pledge of Allegience or the National Anthem or some other partiotic song.... What's happening to this country?
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:05 am

heading up to the va this morning, going for my 1st. shots in my neck, spine. hopefully this will ease up some of the pain in my back.
went the other day to physical therapy eval.... they just pissed me off, more or less called me a liar, when i told them on how much pain level i'd experienced with my back, neck. going to see about going to some place different, see if the va will let me, cause i just don't deal with people that don't believe me.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:31 am

Was the PT @ the VA?
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:00 am

nope, was a a private therapy. the va just paid for it. going to tell them today about it. if they want me to go to therapy, then they'll need to let me go someplace else, or i'm not going.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:36 am

Hate they treated you that way. What did the VA say about it? How'd the shots go?
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:55 pm

shots went ok, done the shot in my neck, i go back in april for the second. i can't tell that the first one helped though. they said it might help , might not.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by tricky89 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:22 pm

haze wrote:shots went ok, done the shot in my neck, i go back in april for the second. i can't tell that the first one helped though. they said it might help , might not.
Hope your doing ok,the VA is a phiasco, just try and not let it consume you, but i wish you well.
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