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I'm an old Boomer guy (missile subs for you land lubbers) from the early 1970s. Found out 2 yrs ago that I have Hep C. Never did anything that could have given me this, except get immunizations through jet injectors at boot camp. Over the past 2 years have progressively gotten worse and worse physically. Now I just stay in a constant state of nausea, dizziness and fatigue. Filed for service connected in late October 2008. Amazingly was scheduled for C&P in Jan 2009.

Hope to hear from other HC vets. I've amassed a ton of info on this subject, including photos. I would love to hear from some corpsmen that did the innoculations to discuss procedures with the jet injectors. There are tens of thousands of us with this deadly disease and we need all the info we can get.

This site is great. Thank you all

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I'm an old Boomer guy (missile subs for you land lubbers) from the early 1970s. Found out 2 yrs ago that I have Hep C. Never did anything that could have given me this, except get immunizations through jet injectors at boot camp. Over the past 2 years have progressively gotten worse and worse physically. Now I just stay in a constant state of nausea, dizziness and fatigue. Filed for service connected in late October 2008. Amazingly was scheduled for C&P in Jan 2009.

Hope to hear from other HC vets. I've amassed a ton of info on this subject, including photos. I would love to hear from some corpsmen that did the innoculations to discuss procedures with the jet injectors. There are tens of thousands of us with this deadly disease and we need all the info we can get.

This site is great. Thank you all

dave

Welcome aboard. It is about time we had another Sub Sailor here. I worked on Fast Attacks, But I did get a chance to go onboard the George Washington after they converted her over.

We have a BT2 here named Alan who has posted heavily about the use of injectors in shots. I sure remember being lined up and being tagged as we walked by.

How is your SC coming along for the Hep?

J

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As to the SC, I guess it is just starting. Luckily, all of my lab stuff is from the VA. I do have a Nexus letter from a private physician that states "...probably or at least more likely than not that patient was infected due to MUNJI innoculations in boot camp".

I was surprised when I got the letter about the C&P exam (did it today). What was weird was that they gave me a 7 day notice, then did a computer call to tell me it was in some other city, where it wasn't. Luckily I called back and got it straightened out. The Dr. seemed to be pretty amazed at this because I have tons of documentation, from the FDA, CDC, NIH, the Air Force, AFED, and more linking hep C/B to jet injectors. This includes my boot camp graduation book (why I kept it I don't know) that has photos of us getting the shots.

I'm supposed to start the treatment in a few weeks, but the likelyhood of success isn't very good due to multiple factors. I know the treatment can be a real bear, but I am so sick now that anything is better. At least it is a chance.

This just really ticks me off, as the services knew about this back in the 1960's and ignored sterilization requirements. This continued until 1997, when in an Armed Forces Epidemiological Board report, the IG stopped in at Parris Island and watched them giving injections, with blood everywhere and little or no regard for even attempting to clean the guns between use.

I'm not counting on anything, but by God I can't work anymore as I am always dizzy, nauseated and just exhausted. This past Christmas I got my kids home from college and everyone together for the first time in 3 years. I was so sick I could do nothing with them.

Thanks for this site and I'll keep you all posted on how it is going. BTW, the VA doctor said I should have a determination within 90 days. Does that make sense? Is it normal to get the C&P exam in less than 60 days from initially filing a claim?

Thanks

dave

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Hi & Welcome to Hadit!!!

Oh........I remember those injectors!! I also have my basic training book showing us all lined up getting "shot".

As far as how long it normally takes to get a C&P exam and then a decision on your claim??? Lesson 1: There is nothing "normal" where the VA is concerned.

Take care,

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