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Maurice

Problems After Prostate Surgery From The Vamc

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All my problems after Prostate Surgery from the VAMC since Dec2007. I have been wearing Depends since Dec.2007 10 Pads per day due to IC. I get all me medical treatment at the VA. The Baltimore MD VARO have my claim Jan2009. I call the 800 which was in The Midwest and don't know what Baltimore VARO done with my claim. After 10 minutes, VA states that they my VA medical records from the VAMC in Washington,DC which is 50 miles from Baltimore VAMC never arrived to the Baltimore,MD VARO. This what holding up my claim. I could had pick up my records from DC to Baltimore in least than one hour. Can't the VARO do better than this? Congress please Help our Veterans with Claims

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Sorry that you are having that problem. Wish you the best.

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I wonder if they formally requested the records from DC.

I dealt with a VA REPS man 2 weeks ago and had to fax him something.I know he got the fax but I even doubled checked.

He was surprised that I doubled checked with him on the other stuff I had already sent to him too-

It just comes from years of dealing with VA.

Are you close enough to view your C File in person? They would need to set up an appointment for that- but I wonder if they actually did request these records.

I have stuff that dates back to the 1990s -letters from VA-that actually were bold faced lies as to whereabouts of records etc.

Have you applied for SSA recently- could the SSA perhaps have gotten these records from DC?

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I will start on my SSDI papers today. I get all my treatment at the VAMC. The VARO is just holding up the claim. Thanks you. I been dealing with the VARO since 1979. They take their time doing claims.

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Thanks you Pete 53

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I had radical prostectomy at VAMC on February 14 of this year. After four days in the hospital I was discharged with a decather and no antibiotics. I had excrutiating pain, but was told it was part of the healing process. After 11 days the staples and decather was removed and mind you was another terrible ordeal for me. Then again was not prescribed any antibiotics. After 6 or 7 more days and very heavy IC I couldn't stand the pain anymore and went to the ER where it was found that I had a urinary tract infection and somehow caused me to have a bad case of hemorroids. I was given antibiotics and pain medication and sent home. After taking this medication at home and finishing it up my burning sensation and pain would not stop and my IC was just getting worse. I never could get urology on the line and decided to go to my primary care at the south clinic of VA and was sent to the lab for a urinalysis. After 11 days, I was called by one of the nurses to inform me that I still had a urinary tract infection and was sending medicine to me by mail. I would think that i should have been notified immediately of this infection considering my past which I was hospitalized last Nov for URI which lead to another biopsy when my cancer was diagnosed. Further, I would think I should have been given antibiotics and discharge considering how long i had to wear the decather.. Can i get some more thoughts and/or inputs on this matter

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