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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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I also have not see all these other alternative doctors.  Are they hiding in the farthest parts of the hospital where no one can find them?  Maybe the basement?!?!

I will say I talked to my doctor about taking a drug that has no habit forming relationship to it.  The problem is it takes 3-4 weeks to take effect, so your body has to get loaded with enough of this to block the pain receptors in my body.  Other problem is I can't just stop taking it now and It would take that amount of weeks to tapper off.  She did offer me controlled doses of opioids to get past the bad days.  I save those for surgery days.  

Anyways all I see is doctors guessing at how to fix these issues with soldiers and they are throwing pasta at the wall to see what sticks.

Also what is up with the new person at the hospital greeting everyone???  I assume this is their answer to help curb suicide?  She would make sure to make contact and really ask you how you are doing and how she could help.  Just strange as had never see a person there like this in 6 years.

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'Also what is up with the new person at the hospital greeting everyone???  I assume this is their answer to help curb suicide?  She would make sure to make contact and really ask you how you are doing and how she could help.  Just strange as had never see a person there like this in 6 years'

There's an old 96 year old War War II  Veteran that meets you at my VAMC EVERY MORNING FROM 5:00AM to 10:00A.M. he is in his old WAR WAR II UNIFORM with his medals pin on.

 he has been greeting Veterans there as long as I been going there  from 1999..he is a pleasure to talk with  he can tell some  fantastic WWII Stories  he is very hearing Impaired. but he sure gets his stories across... he sets in his mobilized wheel chair every Morning 5 days a week   rain or shine   freezing weather at the main entrance to the Hospital  he is there.

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That is so cool.  It probably keeps him alive and other veterans alive too.

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