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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:53 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
I use my county administration vet rep. She's done well. I have just tried to keep up with my own files.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:41 am 
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redfish wrote:
I use my county administration vet rep. She's done well. I have just tried to keep up with my own files.


Now work to get tot he WRIISC. Get your doctor to send you there. you can Google it to find the information to give your doctor.
I went and have a big write up on my problems from the nerve gas.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
I asked and my doc said they could do all the testing at my VA. I wonder......

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:16 am 
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redfish wrote:
I asked and my doc said they could do all the testing at my VA. I wonder......


The WRIISC will tell them what test to do. If your doctor will not send you, call the center your self and tell them you want to come but your doctor will not send you.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Will do it. Been thinkin on it any way.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
i got this big whiter packet thursday from va.... thought it was about the findings on my c&p....well half right...it was the same packet that they sent me when i put in for my c&ps 8O !!!!
i'm thinking that they're wanting more information , but kinda tore on sending more, cause my service rep, once told me , (i think) that it could slow down the process, by adding more stuff. to wait till they send me a rating, then appea lthat, and add the stuff that i"ve found, remember, etc.
kinda makes me think that they"ve lost my shit though.......
not helping that this week or so is probably going to be real bad.........

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:00 pm 
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Take it to your rep. It may be nothin'

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:28 am 
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You do not need to send in any thing you once did; but if you have something new or something that the RO should have for your case send it in now. It will not slow down the case unless your case is at the board or court of appeals. At the RO they are working it to make a rating and want all that will help. You are better off sending in everything for your rating now then to trying with a NOD.

NEVER send in anything that might harm your case.


haze wrote:
i got this big whiter packet thursday from va.... thought it was about the findings on my c&p....well half right...it was the same packet that they sent me when i put in for my c&ps 8O !!!!
i'm thinking that they're wanting more information , but kinda tore on sending more, cause my service rep, once told me , (i think) that it could slow down the process, by adding more stuff. to wait till they send me a rating, then appea lthat, and add the stuff that i"ve found, remember, etc.
kinda makes me think that they"ve lost my shit though.......
not helping that this week or so is probably going to be real bad.........

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:20 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
wife said tonite that she wanted to write a letter, dunno how i feel about that yet.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:19 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
I'd love to read it, my wife has absolutely no idea what to write or how to write it.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:43 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
My wife wrote one and boy did I feel bad. I'm worse than I thought. I think it'll help your claim tho

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:05 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th ID detached from 20th eng brigade, 362nd eng co (cse)
My wife just thinks i shouldn't drink... I wish i knew how. Going back to the VA in Manila march 11. I'll see about getting a VA shrink and some anti depressants...

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:27 am 
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Alcohol can be your worst enemy. It has the capacity to make your underlying hidden issues surface without judgement. It can make me crazy, angry, sad and or suicidal. Drink with moderation if you can. I enjoy a cold brew but man I gotta be careful. Even on meds.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:13 pm 
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IF I drink, its 1 beer if that. I don't dick around with the hard stuff, I did that way too much for 4-5 years after I got out and I am not going back there again. My father, may he RIP, was an alcoholic and he never went through the stuff we went through and I am not going to let that turn me into one so I just take the alcohol out of the equation altogether. I smoked a lot of weed when I got out as well, it helped me go to sleep at night as well as keep my mind off the crap my mind was remembering, I've given that up as well. No more self medicating, I let the VA head meds do that now and it seems to be working.

I've been avoiding the group meetings at the VA the last 5-6 months because it seems like the same guy talks every time about the same crap like his band and so on. They are all DS vets, most were senior NCOs, and retired now. In all there's only like 6-7 of us in the group and that stinks cuz I know there are a lot of other DS vets around here.

.....I think my ramble is done ...for now. Peace my friends and I hope your next 6-7 days go good for you all. Don't do anything stupid and keep your attitudes to yourself, the idiots around us just have no idea and its not really their fault because they did not go through what we did.

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(12/87 - 3/88) Basic Training Fort Jackson, SC

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:52 pm 
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Location: Mindanao, Philippines
Your Gulf War Unit: 24th ID detached from 20th eng brigade, 362nd eng co (cse)
Ive lost 50 pounds in the last year and came to a hotter climate. The two seem to have affected how alcohol affects me. I'm fine happy go lucky till my wife nags/scolds me for something. Then i get very angry. Mostly if i drink i just need to not be around my wife .. for not .. till i can get some meds... I dont even drink that much only a couple 40 oz ers. Its strange. My wife and I get along great when im sober.

Mike

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