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Everything posted by yelloownumber5

  1. what happened to my post yesterday...I saved the link but it isn't here now.
  2. I'm unsure of what the VSO's do as well, mine did give me the wrong date for an "appeal" it was my first claim and I really did not know much of anything, not that I know much of anything now but that was 9 years ago. He also told me "you will not win your claim", ironically after it came back approved he said "we did a really good job", yeah ok. About the only thing I would use a VSO now for is the mail your paperwork to the VA for you and everything else you can do on your own. As for how the VSO's are, well they all can get on here and say they are the best and do this and that
  3. Aggie, Thanks for the information, I did not know that. I guess I shall look at school again, I do not believe I can do it but I need to find out now. Maybe i can fit into an online school. Thanks, Y#5
  4. @rpowell01 Good luck with Pain Management. I had a GREAT doctor but his nurse was a butt. Neither Gaba nor Lyrica worked for me but they started me out with some other stuff. I would for sure tell them what you have been on and what does not work. On active duty I had the Celebrex, it CAN make your BP go up and heart issues, so be careful of that if you get it. If your pain is a ten, then tell them. If you are falling down that needs to be knows. My memory is shot but the best thing to do is make a simple log to write it down; date, time, pain scale, pain feels like, meds take
  5. I retired Dec 2003, I think we have 15 or 17 years to use the post 911 educational benefits. How do I get an extension for this, is there a standard time period they will extend them for? I have seen a neurophysi in the past but do you need some kind of medical documentation. I do not think I will be able to use them and would like to pass them on to our young daughter. Thanks, Y#5
  6. I retired Dec 2003, I think we have 15 or 17 years to use the post 911 educational benefits. How do I get an extension for this, is there a standard time period they will extend them from? I have seen a neurophysi in the past but do you need some kind of medical documentation. I do not think I will be able to use them and would like to pass them on to our young daughter. Thanks, Y#5
  7. I just received my CPAP last month. Ours you send them the CPAP card monthly and have a check form to request new supplies. I know new filters every week and the hoses and mask are every six months. The CPAP I received is a Phillips and it is awesomely quiet. Good luck my friend. Y#5
  8. One last question and one comment. 1. I've received my medical records from the "release of information" office before, but is there also "nurse notes" that you can receive from appointments and urgent care/emergency room visits at the VAMC? I wouild like the "nurse notes" if that is something they have. I never received them before as I wanted them from my Pain Clinic days. So has anyone received these and if so did you to note anything special/other than "all records". 2. The doctor here in the Urgent Care was actually a "Plastic Surgeon" on his "Fellowship". I just got tickled
  9. @john999, You know some of the best thieves are VA Employee's. Yes, many vets get labeld as "gamers" as one so called advocate would always say. It's sad someone being a "advocate" would have that view and by no means is it someone on hadit.com I do believe the bad people always outshine the good since there are many more but man you still need a fair chance and help. Like with sleep apnea bring it up to VSO and they are like "not another one", some have legit cases even after service.
  10. @71m10, I appreciate the insight. All I basically said I've been on flexerall and tramadol and NEVER had constipation. I have Hyptothroidism and it "can" cause it, maybe this was acting up. Yes, I admitted to the doctor I have severe leg weakness and cannot walk also for some reason been constipated for the 1 1/2 prior. A point is if we are in such fear of something that "can" do some damage despite the great upside to something then we would never get anywhere nor would America ever been founded. Ironically, they wanted to give me a shot of NSAIDS which I am Allergic to,
  11. And I guess with some of peoples ideas and the u/c doctor..........I should never get pain meds since I have hypothyroidism and that in it's self "may" cause constipation........ironically the constipation cleared on it's own after I took something else that "may" cause constipation, strange world huh. Ironically, the doctor didn't ask eating habits for fiber and other whole foods, right? never been constipated like this before and I assume nobody here knows of the above conditions that can actually cause the "symptom" of constipation, has anyone here actually been told constipation was the ca
  12. The doctor was on his "fellow" and going to be an ER doctor. I do need to get back into the pain clinic, however, the pain clinic did the same crap with giving me nsaids this is where it all started about 4 years ago and I had to see my GI doctor because they were messing my stomach up more, I have so much burning from bleeding it isn't even funny.
  13. yeah, enough fire ants in our lawn. they did start biting, it is kind of sad, because you do know "some" people are allergic to the ants but they were the small ones sugar or carpenter I'm not an ant expert. Dude looked at me like I was crazy asking to move rooms, maybe I should have told him there is a shark in my room and got some treatment then, lol.
  14. @stretch, my meds do not cause constipation as I am not on any narc's! Do you know anything about the spinal issues I posted aboutSaddle anesthesia or cauda equina syndrome ???!!!???
  15. Hello, 1. We just returned from the VAMC Urgent care and I have a few questions and maybe crazy or have high expectations. The first question. The room I was put in at urgent care had a lot of ants. I did not see them until the doctor told me but they were on the side of me as in not in the corner at the wall or under a deck. I was not in a r00m with a bed but in a chair and literally like 6 inches from my foot were a darn tribe of ants and then a line of ants toward the front of the chair. The person that put me in the room did not see them, I did not see them, the nurse did not
  16. If anyone is good with EKG/ECG's can you give me input, also is my blood test concerning bun and white blood cells. This is from 2010 and I've asked my doctor about this, this was acutually the email I sent them via secure messenger. My blood pressure has been high as in 170//115 but they don't seem worried on finding the problem. I was told basically this EKG was a "fluke" but without any further testing completed. "I would like to go over my VA CP EKG from 4 Nov 2010, Diagnosis A. Sinus Tachycardia B. Possible Left atrial enlargement C. Nonspecific T Wave abnormality
  17. john, I do get leaks often and curious as well. I can control the leaks for a time period but unaware of how long this might last. I use the nasal pillow mask which I love since it is pretty easy on me. My problem seems to be the hoses.........I set them in a position not leaking but during the tossing and turning they start to leak. I thought the CPAP used to work very well for a while but now I'm with hands in the air. I am 100% compliant with the CPAP and I have a fit with I have to sleep without it. Another thing that seems to help very much is getting the new supplies every s
  18. I have a question. If I submitted a claim right now and this claim more than likely will be denied and put to the DRO and BVA...........now in six months I have another claim I need to submit will this second claim "slow" down this first claim or will this second claim get put to the side. Thanks in advance.
  19. PR, My wife and I have Apria and American Home Patient and had problems with both which I now believe now every durable medical equipment provider does the same thing. Numerous billing issues..............then they Apria recharged us for full payments two years later. AHP made double accounts and wouldn't consoldate them and after going through our records with AHP after you carry a credit for 2 months they took the credit and put it to a ZERO balance. Needless to say we are still looking for someone to use for a DME. I would say it is a local office matter but with AHP I contacte
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