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About saddletramp

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    Sp-4
  • Location
    Song Mao Vietnam

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  • Service Connected Disability
    60%
  • Branch of Service
    Army
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    Harley

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  1. I had a C&P last week and talked to the examiner about DMII in relationship to my cateracts, in Fayetteville Arkansas. The examiner explained , Cataracts are not contributed to by DMII?? The National Institute of health states on their website (National Eye Institute) That it is secondary to Diabetes. The examiner asked me if I smoked, and I told her I started in my Late teens (Mliitary Vietnam) and quit in my early thirties. So she didn't even mention it in her report. She informed me that smoking causes Cataracts, and age. This dawned on me today, The Military gave me cigarettes and approved of us smoking! In every pack of Both C and Lrrp Rations were Government Issued Cigarettes, as a matter of fact, that is when I started smoking, along with some other people. So in essence, weren't we encouraged to Smoke??? Cigarette brands issued included Camel, Chelsea, Chesterfield, Craven "A"-Brand, Lucky Strike, Old Gold, Philip Morris, Player's, Raleigh, and Wings. So , when I was 17 in basic, we had C Rations occasionally, and in Vietnam Both Kinds of rations (With Smokes) Saddletramp
  2. Thanks Buck!! I will, keep you all posted. I started having symptoms in the mid 70's. Records for this is scarce though. I have an ER visit in 99 that the C&P examiner mentioned in her statement of anxiety caused heart problems. I appreciate the concern!!! JImmy
  3. Tyr Thanks for asking, I had put in a claim for Ischemia in 2010, they denied and we put in for a appeal? I had afib at the time (Still do) , so they kicked out my current claim and stated I had to wait on the appeal and then it would go through, with new evidence, but until then , not connected. I am sorry it took me this long to reply, but I had to wait on the answer. I spoke with an appeal clerk at the VA and she told me how to interpret what they were saying, in the denial letter. IT wasn't very clear to me, but I am not an attorney, and really shouldn't have to be. Thanks again Jimmy
  4. Tyr Thanks for asking, I had put in a claim for Ischemia in 2010, they denied and we put in for a appeal? I had afib at the time (Still do) , so they kicked out my current claim and stated I had to wait on the appeal and then it would go through, with new evidence, but until then , not connected. I am sorry it took me this long to reply, but I had to wait on the answer. I spoke with an appeal clerk at the VA and she told me how to interpret what they were saying, in the denial letter. IT wasn't very clear to me, but I am not an attorney, and really shouldn't have to be. Thanks again Jimmy
  5. Berta, Just last week, they made the decision and I haven't got the packet back. I really just posted this to show How they can screw with us. But when I called the 800 number the man said wait on the letter and I can appeal, their decision.
  6. Berta Thanks, Like I said I am waiting for the packet. I will know more then. This is the Saint Louis VA, My Hospital is in Fayetteville Arkansas. When I actually receive the packet I will send you the letter!
  7. Berta, I just posted this to show, what they can do, to mess with you. I must of done something to P--- Them off? HA! They haven't responded yet, just , No service connection, I will see when the packet actually comes. I spoke with the 800 number and they didn't see a reason. I guess we will see what they say soon. Thanks.
  8. Thanks Buck, My attorney is in the process, I just wanted to show how the VA can just mess with you. I have had Hypertension since my 20's and Blood sugar problems. I have talked to a lot of my Brothers and it seems to me, we all have one thing in common, Our health issues. My C&P exam clearly shows Ischemia CAD. I had a Private Doc, do the Heart Cath with 4 blockages and it was spelled out very clearly. But it just amazes me , How they can violate the law, and there is no accountability.
  9. I have Boots on the Ground in a Combat Unit in Vietnam, and all of the credentials. My C&P exam shows I have ischemic heart disease and they aren't connecting my VN service as service connected? I am a little confused. I hired an attorney.
  10. Thanks for the advice, I already emailed Bergman tonight! I am very aware of the stalling tactic. When I was in Country, it was Thanksgiving 1969 and the cadre ( Generals and some politicians and a preist) Brought out a turkey dinner fit for a king, and thats who got to eat it. We in the lowly ranks waited on them in power to eat, and then they packed up the groceries and got on their slicks and flew off, leaving us some funny colored hot dogs and some stale buns to eat. That was in Song Mao Vietnam, and that actually happened!! So I am used to the old stall!!! I really appreciate the input!
  11. Carlie You tell them, I studder!!! But I never receive the benefit of the doubt! MY luck is not good! Thanks for your help!!!!
  12. I am going to get an attorney, this is a little too complicated for me. They will probably send me to the right doc's. Thanks for the help.
  13. To Whom It May Concern Jim W He is a patient in my care. He has been recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2. He had previously been diagnosed with atrophic fibrillation. It is very likely that those are interrelated and the atrial fibrillation likely may be a cardiac complication of his diabetes. <br style="page-break-before:always;mso-break-type:section-break" clear="all"> RicfTW Williams, MD <br clear="ALL"> If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
  14. Yes I have a Doctors letter stating that my AFIB and other cardiac complications are caused by my DMII. I never thought of the effective date! thanks. I will send it in tomorrow!
  15. Thanks for the response, I do not have IHD, I went and had a C&P for that. My Afib is caused by my DMII. I didn't find out until may, that the AFIB was caused by the DMII. As far as the TBI, I was being medevaced for heat stroke, and got hit in the head by debris from the dustoff chopper. I filed for all of my records over a year ago, and haven't received any, they sent me a letter and said the records were loaned out to the VA and they didn't have them. I was medevaced twice out of Vietnam for Psychiatric reasons, and was on Thorazine. For several weeks , once to the 249th army hospital Camp Drake japan, and the second time stateside. I can't remember any people except my CO. He was General Abrams Son , at the time Capt John Abrams, retired general Abrams.( I don't think he would remember any of my stuff) I got my C&P exam for PTSD and the Psych changed my inservice diagnosis from Schiziphrenia and a lifelong personality disorder to PTSD from 1969. I am a little hesitant to fill out the form for Unemployability, because my afib isn't service connected yet. I am on BP meds, Heart rythm meds, thyroid and blood thinners, and am very tired a lot! Thanks
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