Were any of your dads in Vietnam and exposed to Agent Orange?
Do you have any health problems that you can't explain why you have/had them?
I was at a schooling for work last week and talked to a girl who's dad died in february due to Agent Orange, she led me to this website that has illnesses that they believe are linked to their dads being exposed to AO.
My dad was diagnosed with Leukemia about 7 years ago, he is still working full time and living his life like he doesn't have the illness but his immune system has weakened so much. Before when he would get sick he would go to work and be fine, now when he gets sick he is in bed for a couple days not wanting to move. He is in pain all the time and exhausted by the end of the day no matter if he worked hard or had a relaxing day.
My problems started when I was 2. I had to have the lymph nodes removed from the ride side of my neck because I got Tuberculosis in them. When I have gone to the Dr. and had to write down surgeries and mention that one they always get curious about it, asking me if I had been out of the country. I hadn't. I lived in Omaha at the time and no one else in my family had it.
I also have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), my Dr tells me it's hereditary. There is no one else in my family that has it. Both my sisters have 3 kids each and had no problem getting pregnant. I got pregnant with my daughter after my second miscarriage and I was told i had a slim to none chance of getting pregnant again, which was fine with me. I honestly didn't want any more kids.
There are a ton more problems with me that are on this list of stuff that other kids with dads that were exposed to AO that might or might not be linked to it.
I honestly want to go to the dr and have him do a full work up on me to make sure i dont have cancer or something i am not seeing. But then that might be my anxiety getting me worked up lol
Here is the website and the page with the illnesses. The only illness the government is linking to AO exposure is Spina Bifida, that is the only one they are paying benefits for.