I was injured in the Army in 2003. I had spinal fusion from T6-L1 Oct. of 2003 & medically discharged in 2004. I am now service connected w/ the VA at 80%. Today was my VERY 1st day of PT since my surgery in 2003. I am very upset that it has taken 6 yrs to get any REAL type of treatment. For the pass 6 yrs I’ve only received my oxy meds in the mail & each time I visit the VA I see a different Dr. instead of just 1 primary Dr. Ive been homebound every since & feel trapped in my body (which looks like one of a 20 yr old but functions more like a women in her late 70's). Today at PT I was asked to do VERY simple things like: lift my leg & hold it for 10 seconds & couldnt do it. I failed! I did what I could but NOT what I was asked to do. I’ve complaint MANY times w/ NO results. I’ve contacted DAV. I am thinking about writing my congressmen. What do you think? What would you do? Any Advice?
Answer by CorrinaWithrow at 12:01 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
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Answer by 2boimommy at 1:49 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Reality is, from one vet to another, the VA sucks. The hospitals couldnt be any crappier and the doctors are morons. I honestly suggest you go out of your way and visit a civilian doctor. and start all over. there has been multiple of times when vets have tried to do something about the crappy-ness we get, and we get no results. some doctors do their jobs for the hell of it, not because they enjoy helping others. as a matter of fact, my mom was seeing this one doc and she would tell him that she has diabetes, so without running tests, he would take her word, and prescribe diabetes meds, she would say she broke her arm, no tests to determine what it was, he would assume it was, and give her pain killers and out her arm in a sling. i hope you do get better. i know how much it sucks not getting back to simple tasks of pt. i cant run up the stairs anymore due to my knee. so i know what your going through :)
Answer by YObando at 10:34 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by beyondhopes at 12:00 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Contact JAG maybe they can better advice you.
Answer by musicmom08 at 12:03 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
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