And not in the good way, either. Last Monday I needed to get a prescription refilled at of all places, my local Veteran's Hospital. I had spent Friday night, all day Saturday and part of Sunday, stuck in the Emergency Room because I was out of a critical medication I need to stay alive. The ER does not stock it so I had to wait around for the danger to pass. Monday I was to report to my doctor's office and get the Rx refilled and picked up. I got to the doctor's office, no secretary on duty, no nurse on duty and the doctor did not answer when I knocked on the door. I was told she had a patient and could I wait. Sure, I have only been hanging around like a bat all weekend. I made the horror of all mistakes, I copied the doctor's phone extension from the empty secretaries desk and called from my cell phone to leave a message. The doctor reported to the hospital police that I stole private government property, her phone number, and left a message, not. I hung up after I got voice mail. I am now wanted, if I set foot on VA property, I will be arrested and I will lose all of my hard earned benefits. Hows them apples? I can see why people do not join the armed forces these days. If i had known now what I did not know back in the day, I would never have risked my life for anyone or anything.
Am I just nuts or is the VA correct and wanting me arrested for stealing information? It was on a piece of letterhead stuck on the back of the secretaries chair which is in an open hallway? Anyone could have taken the information. Anyone.
I just got off the phone with the Chief of Staff of the local VA hospital regarding the past incidence's of bad behavior and threats of Felony charges. Also, why the HELL was the FBI called in, and why did the FBI interrupt a dental appointment, in the middle of a root canal? It turns out there are NO CHARGES pending or planned against me. The dip wad of a secretary who posted 'private' phone numbers in a very public place has been fired. The FBI agent who interrupted the dentist was only on the job for two weeks, and did not understand 'protocol'. She also has been 'reassinged' and the doctor has been updated that I am a normal and safe person to have in his clinic. It was my dentist whom I have known for many years and he was embarrassed for me and about me. The COS has explained there is nothing he needs to fear from me. I have received a written apology regarding the use of my service dog from the head of the VA police office. Any dog, service or otherwise, will not be asked to leave unless the animal is unsafe. My files reflect I have a service dog, and I will never be questioned again when I bring him with me, for any type of appointment, emergency or not.
I also got a letter of apology from my Congressman, who I called to complain to as well as the Atlanta VA Office which is over the entire Southeastern US. They are more upset than I ever was.
I have a new doctor at the VA, I will no longer see the doctor who flagged my files, cancelled my medications, etc. All of my medications will be available to pick up tomorrow morning. No questions asked. They have been reinstated and all refills are back as they were.
Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. I feel less a loon than I did just yesterday. I am still picking up pieces of my life that got shattered in one weekend, shattered and my progress and treatments for all of my conditions have been set back and I will have to relearn quite a few things. Simple things that most people take for granted, walking, bathing, eating, driving, shopping. Normal everyday activities that my phobias, PTSD, MST and other physical ailments, head trauma, Parkinson's Disease and the worst offender, diabetes. My fear of leaving my home has started back again and I feel as fragile as a thin piece of glass. The least loud noise, doorbell, phone, etc, sets me off into tears and panic.