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Hello From Kentucky



Hello fellow vets, I am a SC vet from Kentucky originally who served in the U.S. Army from 1988-1991 in both the Panama and Desert Storm. I was then a government contractor for 19 years. I am now disabled and going through the process that everyone else one here is. I never wanted to go back to the VA and have only been there for surgery in 97 since I was discharged. I did my best to work all these years and deal with my pain from feet reconstruction but now these injuries have caused my hips and lower back to be completely destroyed due to my size and abnormal gate all these years(walking on my heals to aleviate pain and discomfort! My feet do not bend. This has cause traumatic injuries to my hips and lower back over time and now my lower back is in such bad shape that they will not even operate on it. I was truly hoping for some type of surgery to give me relief when I starting going after all these years but for me there is none. I have to take heavy pain killers after all these years of taking nothing and get nerve burns in my 5 lower spine joints(both sides) every six months. I never thought that all my years of dealing with my disability on my own would result in me being totally disabled now and fighting for my compensation with the VA. I am currenty 40 % Sc for feet and hips and have just recieved on increase to 60 %. I have not gotten any result as of yet on my examination for lower spine secondary to my initial SC condition. I also have Barretts Esophagus from taking Motrin all these years but have not applied for any SC on that. I wear leg braces and walk with a cane. This forum and all my brothers on it are my guiding light and my social saviour as I have lost my career and everything else because of this. I have been unemployed and going to the VA for almost 2 years now sometimes twice a week for appointments. It saddens my how we are sometimes treated and the process we have to endure under financial and physical conditions to get what we deserve while our government hands out money right and left to 3rd world countries and to Welfare programs that people lean on when in most situations they do not deserve. We are Veterans, We are why this country is Free and we deserve better than what we have to go through! I seek your advice and will do my best to help others. Thank you for everything Hadit and all of my brothers in arms that are on here!

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you are home here - welcome.

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Welcome to Hadit and thank you for your service.

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Welcome lonewolf. What VA do you go to?


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Welcome lonewolf. What VA do you go to?


VAMC, Lexington, KY. I chose to come back to Kentucky (My home state) as I heard that the Lexington VA was connected to UK hospital so it is supposed to have great care and so far I have. Except for your cliche female ortho resident who treats everyone like an animal and totally lied on my C and P exam. She should be fired!

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Welcome to our site and thank you for your service!!

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Welcome Lonewolf, we veterans are honestly here for one another, thats the good news.

Thank you for your service, I am sorry that you have endured needlessly for so many years but are finally getting some of the care you so deserve.

Keep posting your status OR any question so we can see how best to help out. Remember, we've been there or we wouldn't be here! In fact don't know where I'd be without my powerful Hadit family covering my back'side. My kiddos and husband know that too.

Best to ya,


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Welcome fellow Kentuckian. This is a great site.


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I am moving this topic to the Claims/Benefits Research Forum.


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