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  1. Thank You for this site and anyone that can help me. Also Thank You all for your service !!!! 1. I need to see into how I can get the (Star Marked and commented in Red on the picture Attached below) Staph (MRSA) added to my claim as service connected. It started in Iraq and I had many removed. The Doctor thought it was gone when I took mid-tour leave I had another infection this time in my arm (Every time I got a new one it was in a new location on my body...joy). I couldn't get on the plane to return to Iraq because my arm was swollen after the flight from near my home to Atlanta. We still were wearing DCU's so swollen and cant move my sleeve over my arm really is swollen. 2. I was told I was being rated for PTSD and it shows me having Major Depression with Anxiety Disorder (See Picture Below). I am at 50% for that. 3. I have had these ratings and no one has tried to get me to get new MRI's etc the whole time. Does this mean they don't plan on ever reducing them or will I just be randomly supposed when I am pulled off of this? 4. I am somehow not rated as permanently and totally disabled by the VA. The doctors said other wise but when I look at the documents section on eBenefits it says I am not. Personally after the Sleep Apnea was a complete failure and I went from waking up around 30 time an hour to 135 times an hour pre and post sleep apnea study evidence. This makes it so hard to keep a normal sleep schedule because the stupid machine wakes me up more then choking to death...I feel like a zombie and have only held a part time job (10-15 hours a week) for just over 2 months of the whole time since I have been out of service Jan 30 2009. The sleep apnea isn't the only issue either. I am in constant pain from my lower back and I cant stand for too long because of my back and ankles. Also most people are put off by the way I act because I am a bit jumpy and I have variable mood issues thanks to my sleep issues and my issues from things that happened to me. I know that I am not the worst off of injured veterans, but there has to be a line where you get to it and your taken care of and not expected to work etc anymore. It is depressing and I totally understand why old people that don't have enough money to vacation a lot just sit around and die...I'm only 34... Oh and off topic.... My wife and child haven't been added to my VA Rewards and I have had a claim and its been over a year and they haven't touched it yet.... I have another son on the way soon as well.
  2. This has probably been posted before, but I was thinking about starting a thread on businesses that are pro-military and veteran friendly. I have run into a couple of them so far, and will try to post when I find others. Ok, here we go: 10% - Lowe's (hardware, lumber, plants, outdoors, appliances, etc.) Awesome service, and very friendly. They provide a 10% military or veteran discount when presented a VA ID card. The location I was at had one of their attendants run out and load my truck for me, and then he thanked me for my service. (I've tried Lowe's about 3 times so far, and they always grant the 10% discount with pleasure.) A+ 10% - Raising Cane's restaurant chain. Quick service, and gave a 10% veteran discount immediately when presented with my VA ID Card at the drive-thru window. A+ Ok, hope this helps, and looking forward to hearing from anybody else who has had good experiences with military or veteran friendly establishments. Have a great week! Mark
  3. Anyone who has documentation of permanent disability (civilian or veteran) can obtain free access to national parks at www.nps.gov