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  1. Hi Kanewnut 1) I never got an honest answer from the V.A. rep- had troubles sometimes with D.A.V. whom I ALWAYS DEALT WITH IN PERSON. An imperfect solution- but 100-to-1 better than the V.A. rep. Rationale.. You do not go to the mechanic that f-ed up your car expecting an honest answer to "How did you f-ck up my car (my claim). Better still, do not take your claim to that dealership at all- they are invested in making their mechanic look infallible. It is possible to foul up a claim and make it un-foul-up-able. However, if you ultimately win a TDIU claim you can (and
  2. Hiya Kanewnut! Yeah, the one thing I can do is type like mad- laying down for a period of time. Here is what helped me (choosing brevity over precision) get benefits. 1) Snuck into civilian hospital as illegal alien to get CT and honest diagnosis- shove in V.A. face. 2) Have brother start yelling so they teach me lesson by sending to SCI-D V.A. 3) Keep written notebook of phone log, what people say to you. 4) Witness at each and every appointment- take notes for you. Checked your reflexes through boots? Hm! 5) Bug your own phone- older telephone answering ma
  3. Hiya Kanewnut! I can only relate with certainty my experiences to help others (and this is actually an appeal for legal help) since anything else does more harm than good. I tell the truth no matter how embarassing. 1) I feel good from taking low dose oxycodone (5mg) start of the day. I never sleep well, wake feeling worse than before bed. I do not get enough excercise- it is painful and for long afterwards, causes nerve injury (more spasms, numbness, sometimes permanent). The low dose can be exploited like a surfer rides an ocean wave- instead of working up to doing someth
  4. Hello veterans! A quick little tip that pays off well and a true story afterwards. The V.A. is made up of people that vary in their willingness to do their job- some are way good and some between and others are unspeakably, willfully, negligent. One thing I noticed that worked to get V.A. to do its duty is HAVE A WITNESS when you are seen- even in the exam room. This is better than wearing a wire. It forces the human working for V.A. to stop pretending their interests come first. (Sound familiar?) A family member usually can be trusted to either be mute, speak up, and wa
  5. Hello fellow veterans. I had an experience over years- each Spring, feel a lot better after the much worse Winter. A chronic, physical, neurological, pain condition means the normal forces of life get multiplied or muted. This year, worst Winter, but Spring brought a good day- so I went out, Motrin augmented, and used tractor to fix dirt road that was like a moonscape of potholes. People came out along the stretch. Some angered, some wondering, some wanting to talk, and one person offered 600 for gravel in front of their place. While placing the gravel (showing where to du
  6. I have to respect your report- was very afraid of addiction for decades before any opioid use- so I kept the dosage low. Most of the years was taking oxycodone, 5mg, the optimal number was 4-6 a day. A little relief at the start of every day could be leveraged into a day of increased activity. More than that, was taking opioids to treat taking opioids- just like taking Motrin for the (kidney harmed) pain in my mid back Motrin was causing. Thanks for the plain talk, kanewnut, I do wonder if higher doses are actually addicting (as opposed to tapering off in two weeks). Spidey
  7. This reminds me of the intel I have held since about 1993-4. There was a time a vet could go to the V.A. and be seen that same day for service connected disability. Vets began (with the Internet starting then) to organize in the waiting area they sat the day out (roughly) to see a doctor. This was AMAZING and great because one could get a second opinion in a second day. There was a MASSIVE built in checks-and-balances system, old docs with expert experience, new docs with new advances, able to advise the veteran the same day they visit. Now, we have the PCP program- a single doctor is
  8. Hi there Oceanbound! Not fully sure of your whole post- but you clearly realize and relate the V.A. is anything but reliable when it comes to injuries they cause, or they THINK they caused. In my case, indeed, they played games with a) MRI type and denying a known spinal cord problem by citing a newer (no contrast) MRI b) Delay and obfuscate getting any paper, provable, results, c) rely on vet to merely TRUST digital records- that often disappear or are in a time warp of delay d) use the telephone and generalities to frustrate and impede (Yah, ya got a lil problem in your back there)
  9. Hello Vetquest! I can only report (with confidence) what takes decades to learn... 1) Going without pain med with severe nerve pain pulls one down, away from normal life, almost invisibly. (1981-1996) 2) Getting prescribed opioids (I did NOT ask for it- was PRESCRIBED) was what I put off for roughly 15 years. When I did, my life began to MOVE OUT, figuratively and literally. 3) Refining other medications for chronic nerve pain (some antidepressants ACTUALLY take some of the sting (literally) out of nerve pain) helped a bit more atop opioids as did INFREQUENT use of NSAIDS
  10. Hello! Have spinal cord disease called Chemically Induced Adhesive Arachnoiditis of spinal cord- for forty years I am still with you. A defective Metrizamide radiopaque altered my cerebrospinal fluid for life. It took about 14 years for VA to grant benefits, treatment, owing to a Spinal Cord Injury Service unit doing the tests instead of discriminating. I got 100percent. They prescribed a rather high amount of pain meds- had already taken (in 1997) gallons of NSAIDS. Had tried all the other things. It is inoperable. For 18 more years, learned to refine (lower) medications and
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