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  1. This was a big week at asknod. I just wish my neighbor John had gotten R2 out of the gate. It ain't over until Secretary Bob weighs in when he reads my email Monday morning. One of the Vets, Andrew, is a member here- or should I say- his wife is. She found me here and I'm honored to have helped her. https://asknod.org/2020/02/22/va-baby-you-can-drive-my-car/ When I came home from Vietnam, I never ever thought there would be a day when I'd say I was proud to have served my country. It was ugly in 1972. Now, I'm overjoyed at the ability to pay it forward. Thank you Lord for the Internet. It's a Godsend to so many who are clueless. Leave no one behind. I still wish I could have named my site What would a Veteran Do? (WWVD). That's what wives are for. a
  2. My brother served at Tyndall Airforce Base in the United States Airforce. He now has Young Onset Parkinsons Disease. We have no family history of this in our family. I started to research causes of his condition, this led me to finding out about environmental contaminates and Parkinsons. I came across disturbing information about Tyndall AFB and contaminates of concern noted by the EPA at this post. It is a Superfund site. I was sickened by what I found. Numerous contaminates, complete negligence and disregard by Tyndall AFB, etc. I am now helping my brother to file for service connection. I have compiled overwhelming evidence (pictures, test results, letters to Tyndall from EPA, news reports, scholarly articles, known medical opines on the matter, etc.) from reputable sources. I am continuing this effort by going on sites, such as this one, trying to get firsthand accounts and knowledge from anyone who has served at this instillation, and mainly, has acquired motor system disorders, due to environmental contaminates. But I am open to any knowledge about any disorder acquired from environmental contaminates at this instillation. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts about this topic as well. Thank you for your time and effort in regards to this matter.
  3. Initial claim approved @ 100% AO connected Ischemic Heart Disease, 15% tinnitus,0% hearing loss and 50% PTSD. Further physical degeneration since 2015: PD diagnosed and evolving thru body , diabetis diagnosed, in 2016 I had sudden hearing loss from 8th cranial nerve crack (TBI) -94 db on right (complete) and -33db on ledt ear. PD involves heavy Levadopa usage, shaking tremors, unintended articulation of limbs and gait modifying. I am being assisted and treated by VA already but is there any further compensation advantage to be gained by pursuing additional disabilities? Or just busy work to keep me active, sure could use allowing my wife to quit work....
  4. Hi, I'm just starting the agent orange application process for my father and have a lot of questions. Would love to get insight from anyone who has been through the process and/or who may have similar circumstances. First, he was on a blue water naval ship (USS Ranger), but he did set boots on ground as part of a work detail when his ship was docked in Vietnam. Has anyone had a similar situation, and if so, did you have to come up with evidence that you set boots on ground? If so, where/how did you find that? Second, he has lewy body dementia, which is believed by experts to be the same disease as parkinson's, the only difference is the timing and order in which symptoms appear. I have seen that very few LBD patients have made successful Agent Orange claims, and most seek a diagnosis of Parkinsons or PDD in order to qualify. If anyone has experience in how this works I'd love to hear about it and I have some specific questions.
  5. I managed to get a copy of a Veterans Evaluation Services C&P exam, It diagnosed me with Parkinson's & said it was not service connected. I am agent orange exposed, Isn't Parkinson's a presumed disease associated with Agent Orange exposier. Later I got a copy if my C File, It said the same thing. See attatched file.CUE pdf.pdf
  6. The Va and American Parkinson's Diesease Assoc Have joint clinics in about 6 major Va hospitals in the US. Not everyone in the Va system is either aware of this and some not willing to give referrals. However here is the main link to the clinic HQ, from there you can find the nearest clinic and get an appt set up. Yes they DO PAY Travel pay to those who get it anyway. This has been a god send to me the Houston clinic treats me as an individual and does help with treatment for the long term not just a lil patch and a pat on the back. I do recommend this Va joint clinic to any serve member who has or thinks they have Parkinson's. http://www.reno.va.g.../parkinsons.asp
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