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Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:51 am
by delta197wife
Thank you haze, that means alot to me. I need the extra pat on the back now and then to remind me I'm doing the right thing.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:55 pm
by redfish
Glad it went well. Different atmosphere now compared to then.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:15 am
by FA1SGret
Glad it was a positive experience. Here are some links that you may find helpful:

Gulf War Registry Exam Protocol:
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GulfWarManual.DOC

Disability Examination Worksheets:
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Schedule for Rating Disabilities:
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

War Related Injury and Illness Study Center (WRIISC) Information:
http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/wri ... ferral.asp

I've used most of these more than once in attempting to understand what to expect from the VA in terms of compensation, ratings, procedures, and such. It is also very valuable information to keep tabs on happenings; as a sanity check more than anything.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:18 am
by delta197wife
Thanks redfish, FA1SGret!! You guys have been an incredible source of info. and encouragement.

But, I have yet to find any info on where to find my sanity...
Please let me know if you see it; it has been missing for many years.

God Bless!
delta197wife

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:51 am
by redfish
Having my own issues I may not be an authority. However, having my own issues, I may be an authority. This post has caused me great thought. Mostly because the insanity I have caused my wife. After starting back to the VA and learning to let her in, we have grown much closer. Here again are some thoughts and opinions not worth a cup of coffee but possibly thought provoking.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), (attributed)

You guys have recently started back to the VA so maybe you have broken the circle of repetition.

"This thing that I call living is just being satisfied knowing I've got no one left to blame"

-Gordon Lightfoot.

“Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation.”

Cherrie Moraga

Maybe the worm is getting ready to turn for you and yours.

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
- Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD), Epistles

We are only given a slight amount of insanity, you mustn't lose it.
-Robin Williams

I wish all of us peace. I hope others chime in on this. I think sanity or "life without negative harmful chaos" comes with inner peace, inner comfort and external understanding. How to obtain that is the journey. Some journeys are smoother than others.

"Don't worry be happy"
-Bobby McFerrin

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:14 am
by FA1SGret
But, I have yet to find any info on where to find my sanity...
Please let me know if you see it; it has been missing for many years.
And what would sanity look like again?

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:25 pm
by haze
sanity!!!
i think somebodies robbing us all a little bit at a time, there"s not much left for them to get here.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:29 am
by delta197wife
My sanity is held hostage right now by my teenagers. I just pray it is able to hold on a few more years.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:04 am
by FA1SGret
I hear yeah on that ... My wife and I have raised 4 kids ... of course she says she's raised 5.

It gets better ... but it seems to take forever.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:21 pm
by haze
i sure hope that i"ll have mine by the time they"ve left home. i got a 12 yr. old boy going on 17, 11 yr. old girl going on 15. :roll:

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:42 pm
by desertdocfwlr
I can say that VA in washington D.C. and Atlanta And San Antonio texas have been there for me during the ups and downs .....more downs...but it sure comes in handy.Now in Tx. they have a state vet organization that works for (us) they are trying to get me to ptsd claim...but I dont know. I think I was FUBAR before the Army :idea: (I,m from washington D.C.) .......(1....2...3...foorrrrr....U cant count to five/...1...2...3...foorrrr/cuz yo brain iz fried!....yo lefrite.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:22 pm
by redfish
I warmed some chairs in ATL, Waco TX, and Tuskeegee Alabama myself.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:07 am
by desertdocfwlr
Hey, sounds like we all get two things out of the war the inability to sleep sometimes and the need to travel the states for a while!! when I first stumbled onto the site I red some old post ......I really enjoyed some of the your post. My wife screamed at me about LOL when I read about you and "boots" I was with the scouts in 2/7 for the ground war I know "allen" and "lattimore" from "MI" tell me what forum to check you guys on and ill do so in fact I have a few "boots" stories hence I was a medic.

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:55 pm
by redfish
What forum you talking about bro?

Re: VA Care and Activity

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:18 am
by desertdocfwlr
I just meant what topic to talk under.......I am unsure if we talk only about the topic listed or not ie...va care and activity