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    Founder HadIt.com established 1997
  • Birthday 02/19/1957

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  1. @K Solo Pace yourself, it could still be awhile and your claim could go back to pending again. I'm not saying that will happen, but it might. If you have a service officer you can call him/her. Good luck - hang in there. We've been there.
  2. Alex, Jerrel and Basser will discuss claim mistakes and how to avoid them. View the full article
  3. Kekome - you should continue treatment it doesn't have to be that treatment, but for your well being keep working with someone. At 100% PTSD I imagine your symptoms would be difficult for anyone not getting help. My therapist and I went through trying different things till we found something that worked and I've been in therapy since 1991 at least once a month and in the early years twice a week or more, albeit I had no family or friend support system at that time. My doctor took me off work in 96 to 97 and it was very difficult for me accepting that reality, she was right I just could not compete in a normal workplace environment. Berta is right it depends on how you define work, you can work from home doing anything you love, write a blog, do photography work for joy not a paycheck. Don't confuse not being able to work with useless they are two different things. Take heart, have hope, stay strong and stay here.
  4. Bill Sheka shares his experiences with us from his time in service to his long battle with the VA. Join us. View the full article
  5. I would say this discussion goes beyond our focus on Veterans Affairs claims and would advise you to get legal advice so that you can protect yourself.
  6. I cannot answer individual claims questions. All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account. Some Tips from one of our members on posting on the forums. 1. Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’. Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on. 2. Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out. Leading to: 3. Post clear questions and then give background info on them. Example is: A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim? I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile? B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure? I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help? This gives members a starting point to ask clarifying questions like “Can you post the Reasons for Denial from your claim?” etc. Note: Your firsts posts on the board may be delayed before they show up, as they are reviewed, this process does not take long and the review requirement will be removed usually by the 6th post, though we reserve the right to keep anyone on moderator preview. This process allows us to remove spam and other junk posts before they hit the board. We want to keep the focus on VA Claims and this helps us do that.
  7. @wes1 Congratulations thanks for sharing with us! I'm glad we were able to help.
  8. lets keep things civil there's no need to call each other names or reply in a snarky way. you don't have to agree but be civil.
  9. We will discuss Exposure to chemicals and agents. View the full article
  10. You are not alone. Here is a quote from a male veteran I know who went to an in patient mst program "In our group, we have former drill sergeants, Rangers, special forces...you name it. " My therapist also told me that the mind remembers when it's ready, though you may not feel you are ready. Remember You are not alone in your journey You are not the only one You are not to blame Love yourself - you survived and you deserve the love.
  11. Asknod (Alex Graham) will be our guest speaker. His candor and ability to express his VA views are unmatched. Join us. View the full article
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