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clw4514

Frustrated!

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my anxiety must be sky high today....i got into a fight, yes a fight, in the parking lot of the VA this morning cuz some stupid bitch thought she was entitled to whatever parking she wanted. never mind that i had been waiting 10 min for that particular spot and she just drove around to it! never mind that i am the vet and not her! fu(#ing heifer was in a yukon and i was in a minivan. she won the spot after hitting me with the vehicle and i jumped out after her ass. before i knew it, i had grabbed her and almost punched her in the face. someone caught my arm but i completely lost it.i find another spot and when i get out of the vehicle i notice that the man who just pulled out decided to piss in the parking spot. i only realize this after i step in it....i go in and have a session with a new intern. shes pissy cuz im late. im still shaking cuz of the bitch in the parking lot. so the session ends and i head down to c&p to see if i have to sched the appt or they sched and inform me. the lady there was apparently the head of the welcome commitee cuz, well, she was rude as all get out! i told her it was an expedited claim. she informed me that she didnt care if the head of the va himself was handling it, it doesnt matter, it will still be several months out. i bite my tongue and walk away. 2 hours go by before my next appt for ptsd group. i get to the group room only to be told it was cancelled this week and nobody told me. i leave pissing and moaning. so,, on the way home i decide to call the school bookstore to see why they gave me the wrong book for class. we hand them our schedule and they get the books. stupid me trusted them! im told i need my sched and my rcpt to get an exchange. sched is no problem but i do not have my rcpt. they told me tough shit, buy another book at full price. sell book back as used. ummmm - NO!!!!

im ready to explode! i just dont think i can take any more at this point! and i even took my meds today. today just feels impossible.....

if u have requested and been granted an expedited claim, can they really schedule the c&p exam out several months? isnt that kinda stupid and defeating the purpose of expedited?

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my anxiety must be sky high today...

if u have requested and been granted an expedited claim, can they really schedule the c&p exam out several months? isnt that kinda stupid and defeating the purpose of expedited?

clw,

Probably alot of stress coming out of working on your recent ceremony.

In my opinion "expedited" just puts us in a different line.

jmho,

carlie

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clw,

Probably alot of stress coming out of working on your recent ceremony.

In my opinion "expedited" just puts us in a different line.

jmho,

carlie

good point, carlie! im starting to think the expedited line is the "what a dumb ass" line...

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I know the VA is frustrating but you must use your head. The way to beat these guys is clear thinking. If you lose your wits you will lose your claim. You are dealing with idiots and people who don't care if you live or die. Play the game according to the rules and then shove it up their ^^%$.

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clw,

Believe me - you also don't want the VA cops to

jump in on something in the parking lot.

They just thrive on the chance of cuffing someone.

jmho,

carlie

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clw4514,

Try to take it one step at a time. Do make sure you do take all of your meds as directed.

In my opinion the claims process is designed to wear you down.

They want you cave in and give up.

Once upon a time, I thought the system was to help me.

I sure got a rude awakening.

My last battle was a long almost 7 years from the R.O and then sent to another R.O

off to the BVA and remanded to the AMC and denied and back to the BVA Judge

who awarded me Service connection.

That was a long time for me.

It was the worst years of my life, for I was always having to watch out for pot holes set out

for me by the VA.

Had it not been for the members of the board, I would never be able to type to you

as a service connected veteran.

Always,

Betty

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