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It’s a very sunny… COLD… day…

Snow in Tennessee where my cousin lives… Go figure!…

I’ve straightened up the house… Cleaning my kitchen / living room floors was my biggest ambition today…

A day by ourselves…

Son visiting for the next few days after going out to have pizza with my little family

Love it when they initiate a get together

Bobby doing well with his 3rd new Chemo treatment…

A rash which was expected…(side-effect)…

but, he is a trooper…

I have to relate here…

that we are not perfect…

we have our days that sink us to the bottom of the well…

We stay afloat most of the time…

treading the water with each other as God’s hands act like life jackets for us…

We put on a smile…

laugh when appropriate…

say, “all is well”…

Bobby has severe neuropathy from diabetes and chemo meds…

Explained to us…

that with him having diabetes they hesitated to give certain chemo meds… because of theses side-effects…

but, DID!… a chance to live longer…

since they said this about his diabetes being the culprit

and he having this service connected

we applied for further compensation for the neuropathy…

after 6 months of waiting

Even having Senator Rand Paul’s VA representative helping us…

He was denied!…

stating chemo drug caused itNOT service connected…

This is how the VA works…

what’s related in their eyes…

not what the Veteran is dealing with…

I sometimes feel they think we are quite stupid…

and can treat the Veteran any which way they want… and do…

Mainly the “waiting game”…

If they had seen him and diagnosed him early… which they could have!… we would not be dealing with this …

Took 4 visits to Emergency Room at VA hospital… numerous phone calls to VA Clinic he was going to…

and then a mild heart attack got their attention!…

and although heart has been related to service connected disease already on his record… they say, “since you are better… no compensation for that either!”…

I see and hear others being given 100% disability compensation for little or nothing… and then my husband and others who have definite issuesbeing turned down

He sometimes wishes he had been an alcoholic… drug addicted… mentally impaired… and then maybe he would be heard…

Of course we are not like that!…

we do what is legal and right

and so “the good guy… is tossed by the wayside”…

His colon cancer is not covered either…

although prostrate and other cancer are…

They even say, “that they believe it will be covered later”…

as we see so many of the VETS at the hospital with this problem…

There are many stories of this kind we have heard…

and yet, no action can be taken…

no one REALLY listens…

Hopefully with new administration policies concerning the VA Department and treatment of Veterans will succeed in making changes…

but, we know… “our time is up!”…

they have the expression…”Veterans”…

“‘Delay, Deny and Hope that I Die,'”

So true!

Veterans Denied Millions in Benefits by VA

http://www.military.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments on: "Veteran : Delay, Deny and Die" (7)

  1. So sorry this has been your and Bobby’s experience.

  2. Decisions made by faceless bureaucrats can be so heartless. Where is their humanity? Really sorry that you and Bobby have this to contend with on top of everything else. I send you love and hugs across the ocean. xx

  3. I believe that changes are coming with your new administration. Your last President did little to help. Prayers for you.

  4. You’re a wonderful, gifted writer. Have you thought about writing President Trump directly? You never know. He might see it..or someone might pass it on. Take that chance.

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