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david walker

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I have a friend who is on active duty, she will soon ETS. She had a hysterectomy immediately after the delivery of her second child (5 years ago). She planning on filing for SC. Can she do this, she's fine. I find it hard to believe she can get 50% for this and someone with real suffering can't get but 20%. I'm just a litte Peeved.

7617 Uterus and both ovaries, removal of, complete:

For three months after removal............................. \1\ 100

Thereafter................................................. \1\ 50

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It always amazes me how some men jump at the chance to stick their foot in their mouth as if they like doing it. I'ver found that when a person has had a life altering event, they try to down play it by trying to make it look like it was something good or they wanted it in the first place.

I am the youngest of five children and I remember my mother saying that had she not had her uterus removed after I was born, she would be raising kids till my father retired and she wasn't to sure about that either. She always tried to make it sound humorous, but somehow, I think she wished she was able to have at least a couple of more kids.

Later in life, you could see the toll that balancing her hormones had on her, and how you could almost compare her with someone diagnosed as being bi-polar. Then taking care of her when she went through bladder cancer with radiation and chemo therepy, after having a softball size tumor removed from the wall of her bladder.

No, I don't care what your friend said to you, their will come a time, if it hasn't arleady come, that she will be wishing she would have had another choice.

It's kind of something like when you have forgotten their birthday or Valentines day, they will be hurt but they will tell you if didn't really matter. You know when they say it doesn't matter, your in the dog house for sure. So if you hear them say it doesn't matter or their glad about it, don't take it to mean that it is etched in stone. It usually isn't.

One wise person told me once. Listen to what women say and then take it to mean the oposite, when it comes to something as important as their body is conserned. More time than not, you will have a better understanding on what they are actully saying. If this is making any since, Then you are one step out of a million closer in understanding the female psychie.

Oh! Without knowing the time table of her surgery, when she left her husband or started having relations with her new bow, I cannot comment on the psychological ramification her surgery may have played on this part of her life.

As a man speeking about women, I apologize if I have offended any of the ladys here. To the men, i'm less inclined to care. Just take it as a word to the wise and a grain of salt if you want.

Jim S. :P

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I have a friend who is on active duty, she will soon ETS. She had a hysterectomy immediately after the delivery of her second child (5 years ago). She planning on filing for SC. Can she do this, she's fine. I find it hard to believe she can get 50% for this and someone with real suffering can't get but 20%. I'm just a litte Peeved.

7617 Uterus and both ovaries, removal of, complete:

For three months after removal............................. \1\ 100

Thereafter................................................. \1\ 50

You might get a little more peeved knowing she will get extra compensation for loss of a vital organ..

Do you think woman can just ask for this surgery? Something had to be be wrong in order to get this operation. You should be concerned for your friend not peeved. I had a hysterectomy on active duty . I am 20 years past the fact and still having problems. A hysterectomy messes up your whole body system for life. You should read up on what can/will happen. It is no picnic. You do not know how someone feels or what is going on inside their body. Please do not be so judgemental unless you are informed . What you see or do not see of a disability is not always the full story. The military doctors did the surgery for a reason and not just because she wanted the surgery. Be a good friend and help her out when she is having a bad day. She may not even know the full consequences of this surgery.

Liz in Hudson Florida

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I wish that's all I had to worry about, when I was 22 yrs old, I had cervical cancer removed, when I was 23 I was diagnosed with alopecia, when I was 28 I had to have emergency surgery to have my gallbladder removed, when I was 27 I had breast reduction surgery due to back problems, and neck problems, not to mention the migraines caused by the weight of my breasts pulling on my neck, when I was 21 I was diagnosed with OCD, and depression, when I was 27-29, I was diagnosed with hypertension, hyperthyroid associated with Graves disease, oh and did I mention the heart and kidney meds that I have to take as well as anti-depressants...that don't work anymore because I have been on them so long, thyroid pills, and sleeping pills...oh and hyperhydrosis...(excessive sweating) and blood pressure meds.

I'll be lucky to see 50-60% disability! Oh..and I am active duty air force, have been for almost 11 years, and am being discharged because the Air Force can't handle all of my medical problems, lucky me they are sending me to see a neurologist before I seperate so they can "officialy"diagnose my migraines!!! And...I get to see a Dr. next week to have my arthritis and carpal tunnel checked out!!!

And let me add to the list that I am married, and I am currently serving on a timy little Island in the middle of the Atlantic called the Azores Island, Portugal, and I am here without my husband, and without my 7 yr old little boy and 22 month old baby girl...oh...and she doesn't even know who I am because I left when she was too young! So...just when you think you have problems...there is always someone else out there that has it worse! BUT YES...SHE SHOULD GET DISABILITY!!!!

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I'm sorry if I upset anyone. My friend had her surgery due to uterine prolapse during the birth of her 2nd child. She had alternatives, but surgery is what she wanted. She says not having a period or worrying about getting pregnant is great. I know there a women who do not have an alternatve and forgive me if I hurt anyones feelings.

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Oh my goodness...I hope you don't think I am upset! Not at all not in the least!

I had my tubes tied last year, when I was 28, I have medical problems, and almost wasn't able to have my 2nd child, and being pregnant with her, was a risk in itself! But I just had to have a baby girl...and I was truly bllessed ! She and I almost didn't make it. It was suggested by several Dr's that i do not have any more children, and the chances of being able to carry a baby to term was slim, so I opted to have my tubes tied. Yes...it was the best decision...but knowing that I could never have any more children...sad.

I don't think it's appropriate that people make comments about your "manhood"...thats not fair.

No worries David! It happens, and there is nothing you can do about it!

Cheers! :P

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