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 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:31 pm

thanks tricky, lots of b.s. when dealing with va.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:29 am

The VA wants me to start a new med called lamictal. Side effect? A rash that may cause death.......
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by tricky89 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:36 pm

redfish wrote:The VA wants me to start a new med called lamictal. Side effect? A rash that may cause death.......
Im all but done with the VA, iv decided to move on, the treatment is just about non excistint, and seems to have broken down over the past couple of years. It's a running joke in our house to even mention the VA. I finnally got a primary care provider after two years, seen him the other week,, he suggested i could buy my own medicine for my IBS,lol so far all of my medications are expired, i have no test strips left (DIABETIC) and been waiting for my CAPAP machine for over a year now after beeing aproved. But good luck Redfish, but be carfull with new medication. Im going to start using the walk in clinics, at least ill know where my medical records are.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:05 pm

just got back from the va hospital, had my 2nd. shot in my neck today, next & final shot is july 1st.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by tricky89 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:47 pm

Hope all's well Haze, the VA is a comlpicated system, it's a long road to haul, God be with you. I can't deal with the system anymore. Im wore out from the red tape.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:23 pm

thanks trick, good to hear from ya :!:
ya going down to benning on the 26th.?? me & the family is heading down on the 25th. redfish is coming also.
i understand all about the va, an red tape, its a headache to mess with.............
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by tricky89 » Sun May 01, 2011 2:20 pm

haze wrote:thanks trick, good to hear from ya :!:
ya going down to benning on the 26th.?? me & the family is heading down on the 25th. redfish is coming also.
i understand all about the va, an red tape, its a headache to mess with.............
No, i dont think i could go, i have way to many isues about that War, and i,,, just wouldnt put myself through it. Anyway i do a job that i feed the war Machine every week and ,,, well need i say more? But i wish we could have had this reunion years ago in better times,, nice to hear from you and Adam though,, God be with you.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by redfish » Sun May 01, 2011 6:01 pm

tricky89 wrote:
haze wrote:thanks trick, good to hear from ya :!:
ya going down to benning on the 26th.?? me & the family is heading down on the 25th. redfish is coming also.
i understand all about the va, an red tape, its a headache to mess with.............
No, i dont think i could go, i have way to many isues about that War, and i,,, just wouldnt put myself through it. Anyway i do a job that i feed the war Machine every week and ,,, well need i say more? But i wish we could have had this reunion years ago in better times,, nice to hear from you and Adam though,, God be with you.

Ah, hell Tricky, I wish you could go but I understand. I don't think I'll ever come to terms with the war. It all came back on me two years ago. I've been hiding from it with alcohol and then work. Now I'm learning to cope. I completely understand. Some day I'd like to get together though. You know I'm always hoping the best for you. I'll call ya soon bro.
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Re: VA Care and Activity

Post by haze » Sun May 01, 2011 10:23 pm

trick, i understand you not coming, i'm getting a little nervous, but i'm following through with it. wife is planning on taking pics, filming it. dagger said that we could post everything on here. plus if you want i could send a copy to ya , if ya want. redfish is right, we all should get together sometime.
that war, will never be over for most of us, dealing with it day by day, at times is rough.as the old soldiers say" part of you will always be back there, when you come home from a war, part of you stays.
i'll be thinking of ya, and everybody else that could"nt make it.
always glad to hear from you. you take care of yourself, ya hear.
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