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retiredat44 last won the day on September 6

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About retiredat44

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  • Birthday 04/01/1915

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    E-4 SGT
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    Not able to pursue many interests at this time. My health prevents me from doing much. I wish I could go back to hiking, photography, etc..

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    Air Force
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    Combat Flight Simulators. WWII, Modern, and Helos.

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  1. in my last c&p, after 3, then 2 repeats, the last c&p, the psyc got angry with me when I asked what info he had so I did not know where to start. I had already been through several failed c&p with doctors from India or Pakistan, could not understand a word... then I go back on a 2 hundred mile drive sick and malaise... the head doctor shot back with a $hitty mean attitude saying 'are you going to kill yourself !? as both an attack and a meanness. I know I failed that one. I was so angry..... I could barley speak... I don't need the abuse from them.. I see no point in complaining, the fox guards the henhouse... I wonder if they pull this shit with generals... and admirals... or lawyers... or ????? disgusting......
  2. the a-holes at the va threw this at me, demanding to know if I drove there, and my wife attended 2 out of 3 c&p exams, but then the VA made me repeat 2 exams. the way they demean a person if they can make it to an appointment is disgusting. Also have been treated badly when I walk some days on morphine a few feet without a cane. But when I was a quadriplegic, and in a wheel chair or bedridden, they overlook that. My daughter said this to me when we discussed her future when she was going to start college. I will not go into the military for the way I see they treated you. She is very young, mid 20's, working on 2 master at the same time, and is a senior analyst at a Fortune 500. The military will not get people to serve if they screw around their parents. We had little help from the VA as they fought me the whole way. She has a lot of loans to pay for schooling. meanwhile, I was unable to help her as I lay sick in bed most of her childhood. I did what I could, but was too sick to function properly. Not going off subject, just saying the VA takes advantage of vets and twists everything in their favor. Duty to assist == >> 'My Ass'.
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  4. Congratulations to you! Wish you the rest and long awaited relief from the war of the VA !
  5. congratulations! a success story! there is hope!
  6. going on 4 years here at bva (after bva hearing) (had 2 remands back to the R.O. as they refused to do what bva judge asked them to do)... it took 6 to get to the bva
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    VSO's...… been through a whole lot of experience with them.... There is a mix of experience from ok, to rotten... all it takes is one rotten one to lose everything.... the only problem is after a form is sent, it is not reversible. If it is a blatant screw up, the vet pays with their life. I have no clue what training they go through, but obviously, there are some very serious flaws in the screening. The whole system is stacked against the vet. You get what you pay for. In my experience, lawyers stopped taking any case that isn't a slam dunk win for them. No one gives a shit about whether you win or lose, it's the money. The VA will use every dirty trick and more to stop you. The VSO comes in with good intentions but can either help or cause problems that ruin the whole claim. We are screwed if we do, screwed if we don't. The only help we can get is from congress and they are so bad, well, we are back to where we started. You go for help and find you are number one million in line through the VSO for that year. A VSO helps you file, does not understand your case, and something isn't correct, or says, 'that is ok like that, the VA will correct it if need be...' and that wrong wording ends up ruining the case. The VSO is swamped and cannot devote any more time. You can't meet deadlines because your appointment cannot be sooner that six months away. The VSO doesn't understand your case and thinks it is not winnable, so they blow you off, telling you are wrong. Your VSO get transferred to another office and leaves you with nothing, and you have to find someone that cares. The list goes on forever. I could spend the next 100 years writing my experiences and would still miss too many.
  8. retiredat44

    Could a mod or other put up a POLL?

    I just thought with so many Vets coming here, and a POLL that was decent, but not digging into personal info, might enlighten us on a breakdown or snapshot of what makes the whole process go-round with injuries, illnesses, and the time it takes for the claims for different categories... it would have made the answering very easy and fast.. and a few of us still don't know percentages of the types of injuring people have to fight for the benefits, and the injuries that get through the process faster. Of course there are tons of facts to look up. It was only an idea. I would not have the info to write a decent poll. Yes, I have written polls. I guess I didn't explain what I had in mind. I just wanted it very carefully thought out.
  9. I was wondering if a mod or other person running these forums could post a poll and ask (no names or personal info, just answers) Questions regarding claims: 1-Time as active without decision (years: less than 3 more than 3, more than 8, etc...) 2-years at local R.O, at BVA, etc. (breakdown to similar above, less than years, more than years..) 3-type of claim, extremities, internal, etc. (no mental claim questions) Just would like a poll to get a general feel for what Vets are doing and how long... for claims. Others chime in and what questions to add in poll. Leave POll up for a good while.... so that many Vets can see it and not miss it... Thanx ! Steven
  10. I looked up my claim at the BVA , and it is currently in a stage at the BVA, after two remands, it now says it has been asked by the BVA for a medical opinion (it says I may disagree with the opinion they get)...… my guess is the BVA is getting an opinion to bolster their case... I looked up what this might be and found this: https://www.veteranslawblog.org/va-medical-opinion-letter/ Getting a VA Medical Opinion Letter to Hurt Veterans – Development to Deny. ========== I am not sure if they are trying to find reasons to deny my claims, or what.. I know about IMO's (I had one already for my side, and was included in my VA disability claims , ten years ago). Now it looks like they might either need it for help for them, I doubt it is help for me. Does anyone else know about this situation when the BVA seeks opinion ? Thanx... (the date on this BVA opinion seeking is around June 2018, in my online ebenefits claims search...). I was just curious to see if the ebenefits had any info on my claims when I found this latest status on my claims.
  11. I have been found to have the enlarged lymph nodes and calcium in my lungs. I had a cat scan recently for the lymph nodes. The pain can be unbearable. But I also have pancreatic disease. On active duty I had pneumonia, and while in the hospital I had growths in my lungs and liquid. But with to many problems and in bva appeals. I cannot start more claims. As it would really screw up my claims at the bva. I cannot find hardly any info on calcium in lungs. I wish I had something to add. Just to say, I will follow and let you know if I find out anything. Good luck. I hope others that have info chime in. Steven
  12. Thanx..... I do worry about others and I don't want to stop someone who hasn't been through al this,,, but I kind of put people in pain in 2 classes,,, just for this comment only.... one time... if it is possible that another method may help you, then try it, but if you know you are in deep shit and no amount of psycho babble is going to help, then there is no point in listening to b.s.…. thinking about a quiet place with a running stream is not going to kill the pain that is driving a person mad.... notice how the people who are not sick are giving advice to those that are very sick..... wtf....?
  13. I got a letter asking if I wanted to participate in pain control study at VA. I have done these clinics, meeting studies. I was so desperate I volunteered for them over many years at hospitals and the VA. Never helped, and if they are trying to try to get you off meds and you already tried everything and live in hell because of intractable unbearable pain, you cannot function and the last thing you need is talk talk, talk and more pain. I have been through so much! so much! I knew that when they sent me this another ph.d candidate is probably doing a study. The VA may also be trying to see how many people it can take meds away and see if they really need them. Now they offer money. But, it's not worth any amount to have someone seeing if they can take your meds. obviously we our on an open database or taking narcotics. And the VA would love to see who will negotiate pain relief. Pay you some money.. and have head doctors try to find out if you really need pain relief. Been through it all. Suffere din hell and have had people that could care less about other suffering talking meds away. With spinal disease necrotizing pancreatitis, liver disease, yet the pain doctor still try to change my pain meds, it took 20 years of trials to see what works and al it takes is one really bad doctor to make sure every day is even worse. And once they take meds away, only god can bring some back to you for relief. Only thing left is suffering or death. The do not reason with sick patients at the va. I would bet my life that if these pain doctors and the rest had what I had, lost everything and spent 1/2 life sick in bed they would have shove a gun in their mouth. yet they have the ordasity to take people's meds that need them to live. That study called me and I said no way good bye, been there done that, al it's got me was more suffering for helping studies. BTW, I remember a jerk who was in the program who went t the meetings. I had just spent 6 months in the hospitals on a feeding tube and in a wheel chair living in a hospital for 1/2 of one year, then nurses at my home. I had no muscles and could not walk, or eat al that time and live on dilauded for extreme pain. This jerk was at the pain clinic study because he was sad because he could golf as much any more. Boo-hoo. How about spending your life in bed with a dying pancreas and the first half or your life being told it's in your head and you are just a drug seeker, then the surgeons find out your pancreas is to far gone and they cannot fix it so you will die from it. The you sit with assholes like this who are bummed because of a bad should which messes up their golf game, and they look at you like you are the xxxxxxx. That is what a pain clinic is like. Everyone that have a problem tying shoes of not golfing so good think their problem is a prioity over those that are dying with horrific diseases. Good luck with attending these bogus clinics. let them take your meds and have to talk to head doctors so they can weed out everyone to them is faking it for drugs. (sarcasm)
  14. I can't answer until the bva makes a decision.... and I would be glad to... since I was hospitalized with pancreas disease and have been sick with it forever.. anything else I say means nothing unless the bva helps me...
  15. looks like my appeals went to the BVA judge, for the last time. after two remands that took two years... I sent in a bunch of new documents in to the judge (through my P.O.A.), I did not trust the R.O. to read them, or care about them. I feel better with the BVA judge than the whole R.O. that screwed it all up since day one. The BVA judge get's it back in his hands in April 2018. (it wasn't really new, but I know the R.O. never read my documents and these were a very long lists of details from the VA hospitalizations, in the form of summaries. They are about 50 pages. Yes, about 50 pages. And they are full of information, not just blank space. I knew it would have been a waste of time with the VARO, they never read anything they were given.) this was from a 6 month stretch as an inpatient after failed pancreas surgeries. Yes, they nexus to my active duty health issues.

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