VA Care and Activity

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

Post by haze » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:42 pm

still waiting red, haven"t heard a thing yet.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:09 am

Takes time bro. A year is a good guess. We still on for campin' and fishin' like May or so next year in TN.?
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by Bakaruda » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:59 pm

I have been in the VA system form February 1994. I want to first say the VA in Nashville TN took very good care of me. The VA in Dallas sucks!!!! I could not get any help while on active duty. My legs burn all the time. Anyway I got out and the started the VA route. I am currently 30% and going for more now. I will post more when I have more. I have lumps all over my body and have had over 50 surgeries to have them removed.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:07 am

Welcome to the forums Cary. Glad to see you jumping right in with multiple posts. Hope you stay around for awhile and share in the daily rigamaroow. Feel free to post any stories, memories, and pics you may have.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by Bakaruda » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:03 pm

I have been reading for a while just decided to start posting.
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D btry 2-61 ADA Camp Staton Korea 2/84-3/85
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HHC 2/72 Armor Camp Casey Korea 8/86-8/87
A Company 9th Cav. Fort Knox KY. 8/87-7/89
HHC 4/66 Armor 3rd ID Ready Kaserne Germany 8/89-5/92
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:45 pm

hoping to hear something soon,as far as i know and nuttin goes wrong between now and then we"re a go for camping & fishin. :mrgreen:
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by lmsnh » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:17 am

I have lumps all over my body and have had over 50 surgeries to have them removed.
I have been in the VA system form February 1994. I want to first say the VA in Nashville TN took very good care of me. The VA in Dallas sucks!!!! I could not get any help while on active duty. My legs burn all the time. Anyway I got out and the started the VA route. I am currently 30% and going for more now. I will post more when I have more. I have lumps all over my body and have had over 50 surgeries to have them removed.
What did they say the lumps were/are? I am curious because I have some lumps also but have not had any removed.
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Lowry AFB Denver, CO, 1981
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by Bakaruda » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:52 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphoma

Mine are nonmalignant, so in the grand skeem of things it is all good.
Sgt Cary W. Snyder
D 6th Training BN Fort Sill OK. 9/83-2/84
D btry 2-61 ADA Camp Staton Korea 2/84-3/85
C Company 2/47 Inf Fort Lewis WA. 3/85-8/86
HHC 2/72 Armor Camp Casey Korea 8/86-8/87
A Company 9th Cav. Fort Knox KY. 8/87-7/89
HHC 4/66 Armor 3rd ID Ready Kaserne Germany 8/89-5/92
D Company 4/66 Armor Desert Storm 12/90-5/91
A Company 2/187 INF Fort Campbell KY. 5/92-2/94
Once a Soldier Always a Soldier!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:51 am

got a letter from the va yesterday, it said that they had recieved my request. and would let me know something soon... back logged.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:08 pm

got my va packet today , taking it to my va rep this week.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:53 pm

Takes a long time bro but there is movement.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by lmsnh » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:31 pm

It is rather ironic when you think about it. When they mobilized us for the war everything was push through in seconds and they expected us to respond and go do our jobs in a heart beat. I wish the VA had the same initiative to do the same for us as we did for this country.
Little Sis,

SFC Lynn M. Santosuosso
U.S. Army
VFW Post 1772
Desert Shield/Storm 1990-1991,
400th MP BN, 800th MP Bde

Ft Dix, NJ BCT, 1980
Lowry AFB Denver, CO, 1981
Ft Benning, GA, 1983
Ft Devens, MA, 1985
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by Bakaruda » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:56 pm

Now we have to deal with the politics of the world. We just do not matter as much as oil.
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D btry 2-61 ADA Camp Staton Korea 2/84-3/85
C Company 2/47 Inf Fort Lewis WA. 3/85-8/86
HHC 2/72 Armor Camp Casey Korea 8/86-8/87
A Company 9th Cav. Fort Knox KY. 8/87-7/89
HHC 4/66 Armor 3rd ID Ready Kaserne Germany 8/89-5/92
D Company 4/66 Armor Desert Storm 12/90-5/91
A Company 2/187 INF Fort Campbell KY. 5/92-2/94
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haze
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:10 am

last wednesday i got my appt. for the neursurgeon for oct. 25, then thursday morin, around 7 a.m. the va called me, told me to be at the va monday morning, they"d moved my appt. up to then. i figgered that its because i put in a claim on my spinal stenosis.either way i"m glad that im finally getting it checked out. maybe get some answers.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by Bakaruda » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:07 pm

Good luck
Sgt Cary W. Snyder
D 6th Training BN Fort Sill OK. 9/83-2/84
D btry 2-61 ADA Camp Staton Korea 2/84-3/85
C Company 2/47 Inf Fort Lewis WA. 3/85-8/86
HHC 2/72 Armor Camp Casey Korea 8/86-8/87
A Company 9th Cav. Fort Knox KY. 8/87-7/89
HHC 4/66 Armor 3rd ID Ready Kaserne Germany 8/89-5/92
D Company 4/66 Armor Desert Storm 12/90-5/91
A Company 2/187 INF Fort Campbell KY. 5/92-2/94
Once a Soldier Always a Soldier!!!!!!!!!!
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