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Just thought I would update and give story a conclusion. I wasn't feeling up to going to clinic and talking directly to patient advocate so I sent a secure message this morning and am happy with the results. She was very appreciative of my message and detail provided and she was able to piece everything together. She just called me and explained everything and said they will be taking steps to prevent this from happening in future and staff in general will get additional training. I also suggested that when VA employees say something can't be done to offer alternative solutions and help problem solve using their knowledge of the VA system. 

So I'm happy, VA is happy and hopefully this helps prevent issues for other veterans in the future. Couldn't ask for better outcome.

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My mistake, people can't read my mind and if I don't make it clear can take it the wrong way. I'm happy all is well, in fact things worked out better for me mostly and I'm completely happy about

Broncovet said  So, even tho I dont like what happened, I have decided to help out others.  My mother taught me that if you work to make yourself happy you will never succeed.  But, if you work t

Backpay,  I understood your problem, and yes, you keep knocking on more doors until the right one opens.  I have learned, not to expect much help here either....but you can learn about other

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Sounds like a pretty good ending. Hope they do what she told you they would do. If so, it will benefit everyone.

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I understood your problem, and yes, you keep knocking on more doors until the right one opens. 

I have learned, not to expect much help here either....but you can learn about others moms good advice and how long they walked barefoot in snow without any help.....so why should you expect any......

Geez....I am going to have to reexamine my head to see why I subscribed here......

I read a handful of posts and the its the same group who belittled me when I got on board......doing the same thing over and over.....this board could be something great......if you guys actually tried to understand what someone WHO is trying to do what you did previously Could actually use some help.....because WE ALL KNOW we ain't getting it nowhere else.....

VA, VSO's private doc's all have agendas......and it sure ain't to help a fellow vet......I suggest a new sub board......VETS actually helping VETS......I will play on that one......I have about 90 VA encounters in the last six months.....I was so close to tying up some loose ends......I drove 3 hours and spent a night in a hotel to make an appt with a hot shot 'troubleshooter' VSO about 4 months ago......(VSO has not returned a single coorespondence......not an email nor a phone call........NoT a single acknowledgement.......VA docs keep finding more and more images and diagnosies that line up with my SMR's......but will not even list any on my active problem list.......it is a fight everywhere.......

yes......I will do it on my own......if I live that long.......why does it  need to be that way on this board? 

Backpay, you don't owe any apologies for asking for help, its the other way around.

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ToxicSgt73 said:

"I have learned, not to expect much help here either"

You also said others belittled you here- I am searching all of your posts to see if that occurred.

I can assure you that this reply I made-was made due to my over 30 years experience with veterans fighting the VA. 


Have you ever scanned and attached here ( redacted C file #, name) any denials you got from the VARO?

Your disparaging comments today are far from the VAST amount of Success stories Vets have gained here, since 1997  with our help. They were quite willing to heed our advice.








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