My Turn For "Guess the PTS Ratings"

darby009

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TL, hope you are doing well. This will be remembered as the busiest time in my life.

The MH "condition" was found unfit and combat-related. That is one of 41 conditions being reviewed, the majority being combat-related. I am also one of many that will fly to DC annually to have my brain scanned as we continue to monitor the "damage". My results from the neuropsychologist where...eye-opening to say the least.

Yes there are several physical ailments as well (listing them is depressing). I have NOT been good to myself at all. A career of falling from planes didn't help entirely too much.

This thread is my first post. My username is fairly common I suppose. Thank you for all the reading material. I am saving a lot of links and soaking up what I can. My claim at the VA just moved to PDA yesterday. Seems to be flying through the process.

Darby
 

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Darby009- good to hear that at least someone is getting taken care of by the US DVA the way they should!!!!! I cannot remember but, hopefully with 41-additional conditions (Combat Related???), you will in fact be placed, without much adieu on the Permanent Disability Retirement List (PDRL) vs. Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) that is if you were not or have not yet been medically "separated" from your service!

If have been separated- already, from your service already- and wish to be placed on PDRL, etc... then might have yet another "Long And Winding Road" per the "Beatles" ahead of you.....

PDRL, etc.. would also give you, possibly CRSC/,etc... and if 100% Disabled, P&T and or I/U- fast track to Social Security Disability (SSDI) as well per Congressional Mandate.......

Also, with the US DVA, if rated 100% or I/U right out of gate, affords you a whole host of VA Benefit's, like Dental Care, Clothing Allowance (if skin conditions and resultant treatments or prosthetic devices like back brace wear your clothes out [must be service connected thought]); funds for home modification's, modifications automobile, etc.... Death Insurance, and whole host of other's as well for both you and your family- like "free" college your children, etc..... Also a DOD ID card to shop BX/Commissary.... And supposedly, go front of "line" for treatment in VA "catagory" System- which sadly is not enforced...

If PDRL or TDRL- get keep your TRICRE- which is a "huge" deal, (saved my life- literally- after long and costly drawn out fight get it back) but from looks and sound's of things US DVA is "taking" very "attentive" care of you, from the "get-go"......

Also, hoping/ wishing you "live" somewhere that is not per "The Beatles," once again, kind of like the "Yellow Submarine" song" nor "Strawberry Fields Forever"...... as if whatever you get Rated- highly "recommend" keep very "close-hold" or on a "need-to know," basis..... for as the song by (?) "Jealously(???)," etc....may come into play, perhaps??????

If you have questions on any of the above I would refer you to Super Moderator's such as GSFowler, etc......

Best of luck Darby009...... as many other's, sadly are not as fortunate as you appear to have been, from the very start- see attached "for fact's ONLY facing New Generation War Experienced Vets only".......
 

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Former MiTT Team Leader

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Darby009- just want caution, thought-

Also, with the US DVA, if rated 100% or I/U right out of gate, affords you a whole host of VA Benefit's, like Dental Care, Clothing Allowance (if skin conditions and resultant treatments or prosthetic devices like back brace wear your clothes out [must be service connected thought]); funds for home modification's, modifications automobile, etc.... Death Insurance, and whole host of other's as well for both you and your family- like "free" college your children, etc..... Also a DOD ID card to shop BX/Commissary.... And supposedly, go front of "line" for treatment in VA "catagory" System- which sadly is not enforced...
Most US Veterans/ and or "retirees" never attain the above level of "NIRVANA," it seems you are on the "clear" "fast-track" for..... most have to "slug" it out for years and decades to attain even some of the above..... kind of like band "Quiet Riot" song "Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" Courtesy YouTube at:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_1ruZWJigo



Which is a whole other topic, as to "state of affairs" in US of A Today.......

Once again best of luck Darby009.... but already seems' the "Tuatha De Danaan" have blessed you from the out-set....
 

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Darby009- thought I would post this (from PEBFourm- http://pebforum.com/threads/great-news-for-burn-put-victims-maybe.43127/ ) here as well since believ you were in fact "diagnosed" with 40(+/-) issues- which you did not list??????

If any due to environmental exposure then perhaps this might assist you as well as other's??????????? As said before, I "think" you are in fact quite lucky, as met "Vietnam(?)" vet other day at local clinic who was "highly-uset" as it supposedly took him 30-years or so get his ratings......

Alos since I have mention the "HUGE" numbers of "incarcerated" veterans as well as other things I would recommend to any possibly facing this or their families the following from Amazon.com: "Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons" -Paperback – January 22, 2017 by Christopher Zoukis (Author) at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Federal-Pris...3&sr=8-1&keywords=the+federal+prison+handbook

I can, since as stated "guest/hostage" of FEDERAL/STATE government myself, vouch everything in this book is more than vaild, and would greatly assit any either facing this "tradgey" or already "guest's or hostages!!!!!!"

Furthermore, in it on pages 228-229, the author, Mr. Zoukis, describes "Hobby Craft", and how "guest's/hostages," of this/these "wonderfuld" systems whom participated in "ART" etc.... "had higher chance of favorable outcomes over a two-year period compared to those who did not participate in any arts-related projects" .... "after relaese!"

Anyway Darby009- hope this assist's you as well as countless other's........????????

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Well- was hoping to have had a response from either a Super Moderator or perhaps, even, Chaplain Charlie by now???? That is, unfortunately, in keeping I guess on this whole topic of US Veteran "environmental" hazard exposure- going I guess all way back to Vietnam and "Agent Orange," etc... and probably farther back than that- perhaps World War I were "chemical" munitions were in fact utilized "against" all US troops, etc.....



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Sent another Secure Message on this topic: (see below- about 3rd Time and no answer- surprisingly-not!!!!)

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General: Dr. S (MOPC P-Care Only) FYI- Dr. (MOPC MH Only) FYI- (Biloxi VA OEF/OIF Rep Only) FYI-Dr.-VTC Today Not Working, [Mr. MHV Rep Biloxi VA] etc.....
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Dr. S, FYI- updated med list yet again that never gets update......see all below. Also, still have not heard back on anything can do [Local Bid Box Store] etc...with my "allergy" situation- as told Dr. ___ yesterday US DVA first "throw veteran under a bus" as quickly as possible to get them in all sorts of trouble slightest thing, but when a veteran asks US DVA Assist self-same organizations- turn veterans into for trouble that affects their entire lives- get no response and no help!!!!!!

What a wonderful system we US veterans in fact have...... guess US DVA, etc... has "its' cake and eats it too regardless of veteran concerns/ welfare, etc... as told Dr. Sera Cox yesterday her office.... Probably, same occurs US Indian Reservations you worked, where just about everything federal crime, etc... sadly...???

Thanks Dr. S hope to hear from you sometime soon ......

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Oddly, my US DVA primary care doctor, above, worked for US Bureau of Indian Affairs, and told me their "medical system" even worse than US DVA...... would like to say I am surprised, but can honestly say I am in fact not, as after all it is all US "socialized medicine" like US DVA - that I think most US veterans, etc... simply do not understand???????

Also, have never heard back on any "assistance" US DVA with my "allergy" issue and local "big-box" store, what so ever from US DVA at all- despite asking 3 x times now..... and US DVA working with every Federal, State and local agency out there on a minute by minute basis?????? Was just in said "big box" store again and "guess" utilized" outdoor "leaf blower" to spread dust around in the store, as left store with eyes watering, skin moderately burning, yet again.....

Also, discovered very "high" EMF-pollution this "big-box store" and my entire "local-area", which, among numerous other things, can cause medications that are not supposed to to "pass the blood-brain barrier" which oddly I have had occur as well to astonishment of US DVA medical personnel.......??????

Anyway-thought would post an update, and hopefully maybe someone will respond????

PS: Anyone else been chatised by US DVA for asking such questions as above per US DVA MHV Secure messaging.... with these issues????? (Also, every US VET either "wartime" service or "peacetime" has in fact most likely been exposed to "toxic" levels of EMF- Dirty Electricity, per the "various" systems utilzed by US Military/DOD- vehicle radios, "targeting systems" etc... or anything that utilizes mass amounts of electricity.... heck in HUMVEE, soldiers in rear sit right on top of "batteries" which, if to say the least hit by "ground implanted" IED cause all kinds of "secondary" to explosion injuries, but possibly "reproductive" issues, etc.....????!!!!! Has anyone ever "measured EMF coming off any of these system's or let alone batteries in HUMVEE's etc....?????)

[For further info on all this suggest: "Electromagnetic Radiation Survival Guide: Step by Step Solutions -Protect Yourself & Family NOW!" -Paperback – May 1, 2014 by Dr Jonathan Halpern (Author) at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Electromagne...TF8&qid=1520844733&sr=8-1&keywords=dr+halpern ; as well as "Radiation Nation: Fallout of Modern Technology - Your Complete Guide to EMF Protection & Safety: The Proven Health Risks of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) & What to Do Protect Yourself & Family" -Paperback by Daniel T. DeBaun (Author),‎Ryan DeBaun (Author),‎ Dave Asprey (Foreword) at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Radiation-Na...0844915&sr=1-2&keywords=radiation+nation+book ; etc....( countless other sources) for more info that might be helpful for any claim a US Veteran might want to possibly submit on this issue.......perhaps ?????? Chemical/ Environmental and EMF contamination actually go hand-in-hand....??????? ]
 

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Darby009- simply thought would post her for your and "other's" benefit, hopefully:

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Per above reference Darby009- and "Big Brother"- I just found out, via a US DVA representative, calling me on an EEO-Issue, I submitted well over a year ago to VA ORM-VA OIG- VA Hierarchy-etc.... that IAW: 18 USC Ch. 119: WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTION AND INTERCEPTION OF ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
From Title 18—CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDUREPART I—CRIMES at/from "http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/[email protected]/part1/chapter119&edition=prelim "

"CHAPTER 119—WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTION AND INTERCEPTION OF ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Sec.2510.Definitions.
2511.Interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited.
2512.Manufacture, distribution, possession, and advertising of wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepting devices prohibited.
2513.Confiscation of wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepting devices.
[2514.Repealed.]
2515.Prohibition of use as evidence of intercepted wire or oral communications.
2516.Authorization for interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.
2517.Authorization for disclosure and use of intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communications.
2518.Procedure for interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.
2519.Reports concerning intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communications.
2520.Recovery of civil damages authorized.
2521.Injunction against illegal interception.
2522.Enforcement of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act."
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The US DVA, is in fact supposedly not supposed to be recording phone calls, what so ever, with exceptions like the "Suicide Hotline"- as is presumably considered for patient "welfare!" Oddly, the Gulf Coast VA/VISN-16, as I informed this gentlemen, has in fact been doing this a very long time. I am not an attorney, but this is a very lengthy- Chapter of Title 18 USC and am sure covers everything, like improper utilization and/or dissemination of "electronic" health records and in the MHV System- MHV Secure Messaging,etc... either being discussed or transmitted outside "offical" VA channels by US DVA Personnel such as the "clerks", "nurses", other administrative staff, etc.. that screen and relay these messages?????? "Otherwise- per MHV- one's own medical record is one's own to do with as see fit!"

Perhaps some Super Moderator's- like GSFowler or Chaplain Charlie would add some clarity for All.....?????????

Thanks and hope this helps some folks.......

PS: Just an Update- It is funny and sad, just before the "Arts & Craft's Festival" I have mentioned in several posts, for perhaps an "opportunity" for some to possibly better themselves(?!?), the local Town hosting it, just had a bomb threat called into the "down-town" area today- as informed by several! It is funny, as I understand, numerous "concerned" citizens over last several years have "called-in" all kind of "illegal" activity, by "foreign" nationals, etc...- some of Islamic or Middle-Eastern descent, and very little to nothing done about by local, as well as State of Alabama Authorities, etc...- not saying any of these folks involved, in this current situation-but if so- then whom is, ultimately to blame?????!!!!! Hopefully, works out ok- and no US Citizen's or "tourists" to this area get hurt!
 

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Darby009- just thought in due fairness update last:

So- here is updated on above from: http://www.fox10tv.com/story/377131...ds-explosive-ordinance-disposal-unit-on-scene

Honestly, this has simply not been my personal, nor really anyone else's personal experience, that I know, with Law Enforcement in the Mobile Bay Area nor Alabama in general? A while back, in fact, Gulf Coast VA Personnel informed that, veterans were in fact being severely "mis-treated" via local law-enforcement in and around the Mobile Bay Area! Furthermore certain areas' of the Mobile Bay area are known as an "author's" paradise, and local legend has it "media" mogul's, etc... reside in this particular area as well..... So I would simply advise caution as best course of action here and really anything one reads in main stream media about this area...... Really, have to live it, or see it to believe it- kind of scenario....

Really was hoping some sort feed back on US DVA and below:

8 USC Ch. 119: WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS INTERCEPTION AND INTERCEPTION OF ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
From Title 18—CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE PART I—CRIMES at/from "http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/[email protected]/part1/chapter119&edition=prelim "

As personally think Perhaps would benefit a whole lot of veterans that in fact have issues/problems with US DVA contacting all sorts of "Federal/State?Local Agiencies....""""??????

Thanks and hope this helps.......
 

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Anyway hang in there, and I have found a lot of folks forget the most important thing to any Individual- "FREEDOM"- which the song "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker at YouTube
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvKyBcCDOB4
reminds me of. "If I Die In Raleigh at least I will Die Free..." (quote from song Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker, who is Africa American) as spent my "formative" years, among other places at Fort Bragg NC..... where among other things- believe it or not- played Ice Hockey and my coach was an US Army LTC Vietnam veteran who was detailed to the CIA during Vietnam. Actually one day he showed up wearing a "Gore-Tex" jacket and "was one of the very first" to be issued this as no one had seen it before until he wore it!!!!!!!
Darby009- thought might find interesting about knowing history of things such as the US DVA. Anyway while at SHARE in ATL GA one of the employee's from AL wanted know how knew about history AL and recommended the following: "Alabama: The Making of an American State-1st Edition" by Edwin C. Bridges (Author) at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Alabama-Amer...words=alabama+the+making+of+an+american+state as highly informative a whole host of issues from "slavery" to "space exploration" etc.... In HS we were required to learn about the history of the State I was in at the time- NC! In keeping with this, the area I live in is "rich" in a lot of things- such as "minerals" and rife with "history!" Heck supposedly IAW various media sources German U-Boats came right up Mobile Bay during WWII!!! Interesting as all 3- Confederate submarines during US Civil War were supposedly built in Mobile, AL. Those interested might want to check out: "Jackson, Alabama" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Alabama and "Boise Cascade" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boise_Cascade ! This is in keeping with all Speech Pathologist's recommendations for "memory" improvement- which in part I have issues with due to absurd US DVA "medication profile!" Cannot imagine what those vets, hooked no due fault own, on US DVA "over" issuance "potentiate" medications might have?????

Also, those who served in Iraq during "critical" juncture, but were too in weeds in own "sector" really know much else recommend "Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars" -Hardcover – November 11, 2014 by Daniel Bolger (Author) at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Lost-...&sr=1-1&keywords=why+we+lost+by+daniel+bolger as learned things never knew, during my time in this "convoluted" environment of COIN!

In my experience Darby009- reading, note taking, and journal-ing really help "memory" issues as like I had forgotten when TSB that some our subordinate unit's were from Bosie Idaho, like a person went through DLI (East) with, oddly.....

Well as ChaplainCharlie says...one shoe or "tire" does not fit all.... but perhaps may assist you as assuming-given all your "conditions"- memory may perhaps be one of them....Darby009????????

Hope this helps......????????

PS: Or perhaps it is all like "smoke siSignals" the US Signal Corps, others, utilized eons ago or "birds" chirping in the "Reed s" sitting on a Mc "Cord" of wood wearing a "h-Fezz"- who knows as we are all just "Greene" in the eyes of the US Army, etc.... and oddly kept asking me at Walter Reed if I worked "MI"... some strange reason...as never have nor been trained in "cryptology" "signals intelligence"..etc.... although I believe the RUSH song kind of sums that all up... in O'day or OK kind of way...perhaps????
 
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