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How are the other VA Medical Centers? Mine is San Diego VAMC. I plan to move when my claim get through this miserable claims/appeal process of HELL

Since I have only been using San Diego, and plan on moving to a small town somewhere to get the hell out of the big city B.S. I am wondering how the VAMC's are in othe rplaces..

Oregon?

Washington?

Idaho

Nevada?

I prefer a cooler climate and would like to go North, preferably west coast, maybe near mountains too...

I suffer from fevers... and hate hot temperatures.. especially during fevers... plus I can't enjoy small walks in heat... and miss rain,, doesn't rain here much..

I would love open roads, places to go out and spend the day where there is open country...

queitness, away from the crazy cities and lunatics..

but suffering with pancreas disease, degernative disc disease, long hikes are not probable.. and I must be within an hour of a VAMC for treatment...

but, I don't at all want to be in the big cities,, only to travel to a VAMC. Also, some clinics specialize in certain disease,, not sure where the places I mentioned specialize in or don't specialize in...

cost of living must be less than here,,,

I went to some towns / places on the internet and the cities usually have little calculators on the websites showing a cost of living comparrison..

most show a much lower cost of living..

San Diego VAMC has excellent care.. but living around the area sucks,, not as bad as Los Angeles (sorry, no offence.. as my family was from there..) but let's face it, it's not the best place..

especially if one like me has a terminal disease, lives on moprhine from pain, and want's to try to enjoy whatever time I have left..

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How are the other VA Medical Centers? Mine is San Diego VAMC. I plan to move when my claim get through this miserable claims/appeal process of HELL

Since I have only been using San Diego, and plan on moving to a small town somewhere to get the hell out of the big city B.S. I am wondering how the VAMC's are in othe rplaces..

Oregon?

Washington?

Idaho

Nevada?

I prefer a cooler climate and would like to go North, preferably west coast, maybe near mountains too...

I suffer from fevers... and hate hot temperatures.. especially during fevers... plus I can't enjoy small walks in heat... and miss rain,, doesn't rain here much..

I would love open roads, places to go out and spend the day where there is open country...

queitness, away from the crazy cities and lunatics..

but suffering with pancreas disease, degernative disc disease, long hikes are not probable.. and I must be within an hour of a VAMC for treatment...

but, I don't at all want to be in the big cities,, only to travel to a VAMC. Also, some clinics specialize in certain disease,, not sure where the places I mentioned specialize in or don't specialize in...

cost of living must be less than here,,,

I went to some towns / places on the internet and the cities usually have little calculators on the websites showing a cost of living comparrison..

most show a much lower cost of living..

San Diego VAMC has excellent care.. but living around the area sucks,, not as bad as Los Angeles (sorry, no offence.. as my family was from there..) but let's face it, it's not the best place..

especially if one like me has a terminal disease, lives on moprhine from pain, and want's to try to enjoy whatever time I have left..

I am sure that the San Diego Medical Center is quite good and can't compare it to the local one but you might take a look at the VAMC in Roseburg, Oregon.

The area here most likely will give you all the peace that you need and it is a nice place to live. I am from San Diego originally and have no desire to go back.

Roseburg is close to the mountains (outside town), ocean (about 60 miles), lots of trails, lakes, rivers and cool (sometimes a bit soggy) weather. And no where near the population your in now!

Good Luck

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I am sure that the San Diego Medical Center is quite good and can't compare it to the local one but you might take a look at the VAMC in Roseburg, Oregon.

The area here most likely will give you all the peace that you need and it is a nice place to live. I am from San Diego originally and have no desire to go back.

Roseburg is close to the mountains (outside town), ocean (about 60 miles), lots of trails, lakes, rivers and cool (sometimes a bit soggy) weather. And no where near the population your in now!

Good Luck

handler

My grandparents had a home outside of Eugene Oregon, and I have/had relatives (Uncles/Aunts, cousins there in several cities... I used to go there are a kid every year..

I know how it felt then, but that was a long time ago...

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The Tampa VAMC is poor. The place looks dirty to me. I worry about lice when I sit in the seats waiting for blood work etc. I have received pretty poor care. Of course, I have received poor care in civilian world as well. Our medical system in the U.S. is chaotic.

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ret44,

I understand your sentiments; I left L.A. in '78 & won't be living in Cali again.

You don't need to be in a major city if the local clinic is good.

Portland, Oregon VA is pretty good but a sonofagun for parking sometimes.

Fortunately, they have CBOC's like in Hillsboro.

West Portland (Beaverton, Hillsboro etc) might be a consideration for you.

It's cooler there, not far from beach, mountains and rural areas yet has more and newer stores than Portland.

Cost of living is reasonable. Public transportation better than average.

Plenty going on in the area - lots of greenies but diversity with many California transplants.

Hope you get good news on your claim soon! :wink:

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