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If any of you need definitive evidence for VA claims concerning Hepatitis C and the possibility of infection via a jetgun, I received rather damning evidence useful to your claim submission. https://asknod.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/jetguns-dont-kill-people-but-just-in-case/ Happy Thanksgiving to you all and thank you for being so selfless as to be willing to serve your country. Many hear the call. Some listen. 3% sign the line and raise their hand. I salute you. Alex sends
Check it out. Squid finally wins his claim. We've been working on this since early 2008. VA said they "seemed to have misplaced the 1986 c-file" that used to be in San Diego when he filed in Sioux Falls in 2010. https://asknod.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/bva-squidleyone-joins-the-pt-club/ We went in loaded for bear and did it in one trip to the BVA with a remand to get it right. Sioux Falls VA tried the Rocks/paper/scissors game with Registered Nurse beats MD gastroenterologist . The VLJ didn't see it that way.
Hello everyone, I just got a letter in the mail and don't quite know what to make of it. Hopefully you guys can help. For the first time in my life I gave blood. I was always denied because I lived in Europe during the early 1990's, during the BSE/Mad Cow Disease time period. They recently relaxed that restriction to people living there for four or more years during a certain time period, but I lived there only 3.5 years during that time. The first time I gave blood was about three months ago and then again a couple of weeks ago. Today, I get a letter in the mail from the organization where I gave blood. This is what it says: Then they go on to say that I cannot donate any more blood for at least six months, and then I would have to also have to test negative to ChLIA too. I thought to myself about risk factors: - Never used drugs - No tattoos - No piercings - Mother and father are both negative to HCV - Married more than once - No STD history - Had several surgical procedures (one in the military), but never administered any blood - Was given only the first of three Hepatitis C vaccine shots. Did not need the other two because I was transferred and never deployed to combat - When taking cholesterol-reducing statins, like Lipitor, it jacked up my liver and I had to stop taking them - Never previously tested positive for HCV, but don't think I was ever tested for HCV antibodies Then I thought back to something I read on here a while back. What about the immunization auto-injectors when I joined the military? In 1990, I was processed in at the MEPS center at Maxwell AFB, AL, and went to Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC. I would have to dig through my records to be sure where, but I remember us walking down the assembly line and getting immunization after immunization with those air injector guns and having blood drooling down my arm just like everyone else ahead and behind me. Should I go to the doctor and get further testing? I'm already 100% P&T. If I do end up being confirmed positive, would there be any benefits of filing a claim for it? Thanks