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About ToxicSgt73

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    Lowry, Tyndall, RAF Alconbury
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    Staying alive, enjoying the outdoors. Ham radio, building and breaking stuff, figuring out how it works, then break it again. Interested here in finding the way this stuff works.

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  1. What happened in my experience from a documented prior civilian diagnosis, that I gave to my primary care doctor (1st one, before I had him replaced) I gave him this info as history, mostly because, yes it is out there, but, it has also been backed off by the original diagnosing doctor at Mayo Clinic in writing in a letter to the VA. All that said....VA primary care doc 1, notes false diagnosis in my record.....it took me getting primary care doctor replaced, and six months of being mislead through patient advocate, a telephone visit with VAMC admin, back to patient advocate, then being t
  2. I haven't seen a letter, nor will I. Not part of this. But, I did watch the court on youtube....VA was spanked repeatedly.
  3. Backpay, I understood your problem, and yes, you keep knocking on more doors until the right one opens. I have learned, not to expect much help here either....but you can learn about others moms good advice and how long they walked barefoot in snow without any help.....so why should you expect any...... Geez....I am going to have to reexamine my head to see why I subscribed here...... I read a handful of posts and the its the same group who belittled me when I got on board......doing the same thing over and over.....this board could be something great......if you guys actuall
  4. Ms. Berta, I noticed at the VAMC I am going to My Blue Button Notes are showing the following: "Xxxxx Xxxxxxxxx Contract Nurse Practitioner Signed: xx/xx/xx 00:00" and "Receipt Acknowledged By: xx/xx/xx 00:00 /es/ Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx STAFF PHYSICIAN" This matches up to Staff listing you posted. That link is also under 'Providers' at each VAMC individual website. I am new to using VA medical so not familiar how it used to be. It appears VA is listing whether or not Contract or Staff at this facility. Then I have a Specialist that
  5. I been wanting an excuse to drive over to the next valley. Leaves are turning. Will have to stop in on them. Congrats to all.
  6. flow1972, I read your whole thread, I am new to all this also, I am 0% SC today, and I just enrolled in VA medical care about a month and a half ago. I will try to share a couple of things that I have learned. I was in the AF. I had an experimental flu shot at TECH school (the Air Force has been the guinea pig for flu shots for all branches since the 1940's) (when you have a reaction, you go to sick call, not that they will tell you that, but google will) (google lowry, university of colorada, flu shots, and 1972, or 1976 for real killer) that made me extremely ill....so much s
  7. Vync, Thanks, I did get the back end report and the CD 'today', I told them the truth, I was going to civilian doc, if some doctor didn't get with me and I needed 'my' records. Then I went and talked to patient advocate, I had waited the required time, and I had options, I just needed to know what the VA was going to do, so I could decide. I have to say, most of my experience so far with the VA has been positive. I have my gastro consult moved up to tomorrow, and my skin lesson has been moved up. I still don't have a PC doc, but, I did request a staff MD, with EARS (at least
  8. Prominent facet arthrosis of lower lumbar spine, Mild spondylosis of lumbar spine, opens new door. I thought my claim was overwhelming before this. I had a catscan for abdominal issues: The above (plus other things) is on the Lab Report Radiologist report, but the Blue Button Notes, omit the part about the spine? I have waited 7 days plus since catscan and no followup from PC, although, the notes are flagged: Significant Abnormarlity: Atten Needed and the notes go into detail about handoff to PC doc, and his signature is there, taking the handoff, but no contact. I hav
  9. I am constantly adding relevant to me material to my blog on this site. About my Toxic Journey. The particular post I am working on is a list of Toxins, and links that are related: https://community.hadit.com/blogs/entry/150-toxic-exposure-misc/ This link below, is the " WRIISC " War Related Illness and Injury Study Center : https://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/education/factsheets/military-and-aircraft-vehicle-exhaust.pdf It is about JPx and Diesel Exhaust, and how about its REALLY BAD FOR YOU.....and if you think you were exposed to some and you have problems, just tell
  10. vetquest, ouch...I misspelled the thing, its MOHS.... probably not much chance of it being available out here in the woods, I did a search, locally and not many civilians have this equipment and setup either. It looks like only a handful of VAMC's have it. I am thinking as long as it gets gone, I will hopefully be in better shape in the long run. Hope it worked out for you.
  11. Vync, I know just a definition, no more than that. It is a surgery process, where a lesion is removed one skin layer at a time, you sit there until they remove and do the pathology while you wait. Supposively its the best thing going. The idea is that ONE and DONE. The surgeon keeps removing layers until they are satisfied its all gone. Looks like at minimum....and that is BIG minimum.....I will be leaving with at least a hole in both arms. Some VAMC have this in place, some don't.
  12. In 30 days, from enrollment, I have had my initial appointment, a disappointment, then after some research and a few phone calls, I think I found the answer. See a social worker before your appointment if possible, or at a minimum ask to see the social worker ASAP. Ask a lot of questions, get a lot of answers. Have a list of what you want FROM the doctor, don't wait for him to offer anything, you will run out of time. When my questions were interpreted as a complaint, I got to talk to a social worker and I was set up for the 9 referrals that I wanted to start off with. Two of
  13. NoZZZ's, The more I try to simplify my conditions, the more complex they become. Almost two months non stop pouring through my medical records (the bits and pieces I can find and locate). I believe I understand the rating criteria as written, finally, after reading it many times and looking at your explanations and the cases, listed here and elsewhere. It looks like for ratings purposes, the only polyps that mentioned would be in the nose (not in the sinus cavities). I think I understand the concept. The disabling factor is blocking the airway. This is for rhinitus. Po
  14. I am interested in this also, I will post my question soon. I had a MRI in 92 that showed a maxillary sinus polyp/ and further MRI's that showed complete impaction of maxillary sinus, whatever it was popped when I started neti pots about 6 years ago, now MRI's show mucousal thickening (nih.gov says one way is chemical agents). Civilian Docs wanted to do a nose job and drill against the skull....I will post mine elsewhere, but, I am interested in what happens. My issues started in service and documented, chronic. Over 90 skin tests, over 20 interdermal tests, 3 vials of serum, aller
  15. GBArmy, My blog, here, which I started to save those from having to read trememdous amounts of stuff to get to the meat...started out being about my journey through what I thought was a maze that I could surely figure out... But, I can see now that it is not a maze....it is more like dodge ball....and has been since I first raised my right hand...and now I understand what the Marines mean when they say once....always.... when we gave up our Constitutional Rights....we gave them up....forever.....but, then that is only one part of this as I see it. The above blog post migh
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