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About Okemos_Veteran74

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    E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class
  • Birthday 09/21/1974

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  • Service Connected Disability
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    US Army Reserve

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  1. Okemos_Veteran74

    VA Dental versus Private Dental

    thank you all for the responses.
  2. Does anyone have an opinion one way or another on which is better VA or private dental service? I'm not talkin about root canals or any expensive surgery or anything like that. I mainly go for X-rays and having my teeth cleaned every 6 months. What I notice any difference between a private dentist office and the VA?
  3. Background:I am rated at 70% for TBI. The doctor performing my C&P stated that he did not expect my TBI to improve because of the interrelated PTSD symptoms (which are permanent and total). I went to the traumatic brain injury clinic at the Ann Arbor VA. The doctor there told me that he did not believe that I was having any symptoms related from a traumatic brain injury that occurred over 20 years ago. He stated it was not just his opinion but it was the Medical Science Community behind him. I went to a VA social worker and asked to go to a different VA because I said I wanted to be seen by a VA doctor that believed they could treat me. Or I said I wanted to use veterans choice to be seen at a local brain injury Clinic in my area (which is also a private facility). Both requests were denied. I guess I'm a little bit of a loss because if I'm rated at 70% for a brain injury by the VA how can a VA doctor disagree and say that I am no longer experiencing symptoms from the TBI. What am I missing here? Another social worker tried to explain it to me by saying that he believed the VA doctor was saying that my conditions were being caused by mental health concerns not necessarily by traumatic brain injury symptoms.
  4. Hi Okemos_Veteran74, Thank you for your donation! We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks Tbird/Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Benefits Forums - HadIt.com Veterans
  5. Okemos_Veteran74

    Hadit Members In Michigan

    Hello Persistent, nice to meet you.
  6. Okemos_Veteran74

    New Donation Okemos_Veteran74

    Your welcome, and more is coming.
  7. Hi Okemos_Veteran74, Thank you for your donation of $25.00. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Benefits Forums - HadIt.com Veterans
  8. Can a chiropractor fill out a DBQ, and can a claim be filled out for a condition that you receive chiropractic care for?
  9. Thank you. I'm going to go and price the trikes.
  10. Last night's podcast was really good. I had always assumed that Voc Rehab was only designed to get someone back to work. I never thought that I could use any of the benefits of the program to help for the betterment of my quality of life. In a previous post I talked about I am having vertigo and balance issues. I would like to see if I could get Voc Rehab to purchase me an adult three-wheeled bicycle. It's called a tadpole trike Could I have some suggestions on how to organize a strategy of how I should go about making the case, and what information I should provide?
  11. Okemos_Veteran74

    Hadit Members In Michigan

    Hello, I would like to meet other Hadit members who live in Michigan. We have at least two major VA Hospitals (Battle Creek, Ann Arbor). Or maybe you go to the the John Dingell in Detroit. I like Ann Arbor. I like the fact that most of the doctors there are also at the UM Hospital. I don't like how uickly they seem to turn over though.
  12. Yes. I am unemployable, TDIU and SSDI.
  13. I also noticed that there were 19 users in the East Lansing area. I am in the Okemos area which is 1-2 miles from East Lansing so I imagine it includes East Lansing also. I wish there was a way to make contact with more users who lived in my area. Is there any way to start a sub forum based on locality?
  14. I'm really surprised that there weren't any users that showed up in the Augusta Georgia area. Fort Gordon Georgia is a happening place now.
  15. Thanks for bringing those points up. The report gives me the impression that the doctor is saying both things. To me it seems like he's saying he's capable of doing these things, but at times he has problems with vertigo and falls. I am glad he mentioned that I am not driving. I am under doctor's orders not to drive because of headaches dizziness and double vision. Which are all service connected.

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