Jump to content
  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims

    questions-001@3x.png

    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
     
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   

    tinnitus-005.pngptsd-005.pnglumbosacral-005.pngscars-005.pnglimitation-flexion-knee-005.pngdiabetes-005.pnglimitation-motion-ankle-005.pngparalysis-005.pngdegenerative-arthitis-spine-005.pngtbi-traumatic-brain-injury-005.png

  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!

Recommended Posts

Well I spent about 6 hrs at the VA Urgent Care/ER today. That was no fun. I got there and was in extreme pain...I thought they would see me in the ER. Nope. They sent me to Urgent Care to wait! OMG. I saw a doc in Urgent Care and he ordered blood tests and a CT scan. I couldn't walk. So they call for a wheelchair. Go do the lab thing, no problem. Go to CT. Here's where the fun begins. I get handed a large cup of clear liquid and am told to drink it all, then after drinking that they have to wait 2 hrs to do the scan. What?? I'm doubled over in pain. Oh and this "liquid"....is some nasty crap.

So I finish the liquid. Thinking I'm done. Oh hell no. I get handed a 2nd cup...this one they flavored...it's a little better; but not much. Then the CT tech decides to try to start the IV because it's a contrast test. I warn her I have bad veins. She tries but cannot get it. So she takes me to Radiology where they put in a PIC line (for those who don't know, that is painful as hell). Finally got the CT scan done. Then Urgent Care is closed of course, so I'm taken to the ER where I just wait (but at least I get to lay down).

Final verdict? They say my appendix is fine; say it's diverticulitis. Sent me home with a boatload of new meds.

Then I look up my med interactions.....my newest med of last week (Prozac) has a Major Warning with one I'm already on (Trazodone) and some of the complications? All of the symptoms I'm having now........

I so hate the VA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ad

Purple,

Glad it wasn't your appendix. Stay away from tomatoes and other stuff with seeds with the diverticulitis. Hope you feel better in the morning.

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Likewise Purple,,,

So glad you went to get checked out. I got really scarred and nervous for a bit.

Tayo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

purple,

Stay away from nut of all kinds, (except people that are nutty, lol).

carlie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks.....

Of course after the docs tell me this is what I have, they dont' tell me anything about it...no printouts or anything. They didn't even give me handouts with the 3 new meds they put me on. So I'll be spending lots of time on-line.

RN person (my former tdoc-type) saw me there yesterday and waited in CT scan for me (she was worried). She had to leave before they took me back to the ER because she had to be at work at 0500. But I e-mailed her and she said she used to have the same thing...so I'm going to try to pick her brain as well.

The treatment (or lack thereof) in the ER was horrid. They took me there after my CT scan; put me in a room with a male pt (nothing new for the VA) and that was it. They never took vital signs and it was about an hour before a nurse even checked on me. I only saw the doc when I was being discharged and she never examined me. I overheard them say there was only one doc on duty...and this was early in the evening! When the nurse checked on me, I told her my pain level was at an 8...but she said I couldn't have anything for pain.

I so hate the VA. Now I'm off to do their job for them...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask
      Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask. Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog 

      <br style="color:#000000; text-align:start">How to Hire an Attorney For Your VA Claim or Appeal Free Guidebook available on the Veterans Law Blog

      I got an email the other day from a Veteran.  It had 2 or 3 sentences about his claim, and then closed at the end: “Please call me. So-and-so told me you were the best and I want your help.”

      While I appreciate the compliments, I shudder a little at emails like this.  For 2 reasons.

      First, I get a lot of emails like this.  And while I diligently represent my clients – I often tell them we will pursue their claim until we have no more appeals or until we win – I am most assuredly not the best.

      There are a LOT of damn good VA Disability attorneys out there.  (Most, if not all, of the best are members of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates…read about one of them, here)

      Second, I don’t want Veterans to choose their attorney based on who their friend thought was the best.  I want Veterans to choose the VA Disability attorney who is BEST for their case.

      In some situations, that may be the Attig Law Firm.

      But it may also be be Hill and Ponton, or Chisholm-Kilpatrick, or Bergman Moore.  Or any one of the dozens of other attorneys who have made the representation of Veterans their professional life’s work.

      There are hundreds of attorneys that are out there representing Veterans, and I’m here to tell you that who is best for your friend’s case may not be the best for your case.

      How do you Find the Best VA Disability Attorney for your Claim?

      First, you have to answer the question: do you NEED an attorney?

      Some of you don’t...
      • 1 reply
    • VA Emergency Medical Care
      VA Emergency Medical Care
      • 3 replies
    • Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      • 0 replies
    • Thanks Berta for your help. I did receive my 100% today for my IU claim on 6/20/2018. It only took 64 days to complete and it is p&t. Thanks for your words of wisdom. 
    • Thank you Buck for your help. I did receive my 100% for my IU claim today June 20, 2018 and it is p&t. The claim only took 64 days. Thank you so much for your help. 
×

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines