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    ReliaMed Latex Leg Bags (Needed)

    I have used ReliaMed leg bags (latex, 32 oz, 14.5 in. long) for as long as I can remember. I just learned that these leg bags have been discontinued by the manufacturer. This completely blew me away...
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    The never ending appeal...

    Since my last post I wrote a letter to the VISN (Veterans Integrated Service Network). In fact, before this there was more communication between me and the VA about this appeal. To the VISN my letter...
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    Game on!

    Over the weekend I received the "official" decision from the Chief of Staff, upholding the original decision to deny the equipment. In all honesty I really expected this to happen. One of the reasons...
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    Who's on first?

    Okay, I could write a few pages on what has transpired in the last few months but to the point. On December 11, I received a letter from the Director of the hospital denying the equipment. Yes, this...
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    Hey guys, Thanks for the info. I did not take...

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the info. I did not take the Bactrim and Monday I will be dropping off a urine culture at the hospital. Probably will have it taken out by Wednesday at the latest -- I pray....
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    Indwelling catheter question

    On December 2, I had surgery and an indwelling catheter was inserted. This is temporary, in fact it was supposed to be taken out a week later but I was not healed yet. The doctor said no problem wear...
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    Vitaglide Update

    I want to keep Veteran Adviser, KLD and anyone else interested updated on the Vitaglide situation that started earlier this summer. I contacted my PVA NSO and we started a little journey down the...
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    quadvet, There is definitely miles on these...

    quadvet,

    There is definitely miles on these wheels. I don't look for any battles or fights but when conflict does arrive, wrong person. This has nothing to do with getting the equipment the easy...
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    I would have responded sooner but first I needed...

    I would have responded sooner but first I needed to gather all the facts. I contacted my PVA NSO after reading these responses. Yesterday she saw the chief of PT and the chief of PM&R. The chief of...
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    KLD, First of all, thank you for all the...

    KLD,

    First of all, thank you for all the information. I went through my home VA or VA Healthcare System. Although, they may not be a SCI center, the physician is a neurologist and she's really...
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    Hey thanks for the info. But I'm not really for...

    Hey thanks for the info. But I'm not really for sure how Dr Sniger could help in this situation. But this is far from being over. Yeah, quadvet just a few more points -- that's a good one! A...
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    Veteran Adviser Vitaglide rejected

    Thought I would keep you informed on what's going on. On July 8, I saw my doctor, talked to her about the Vitaglide and she thought it would be very beneficial on many different levels for me. Saw...
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    Veteran Adviser, Thank you for the...

    Veteran Adviser,

    Thank you for the information. That is exactly what I was looking for -- VHA directive 1173.06 -- to deal with the VA personnel here. It is always best when dealing with the VA...
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    Veterans Adviser a prosthetics question.

    I thought you might know the answers to this question. I am 100% service-connected and would like to know if my VA doctor writes out an order/counsel for a Vitaglide is there the possibility of the...
  15. Don't waste your money! Another silver...

    Don't waste your money! Another silver bullet...lol
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    Poll: Okay I get my new body. Step off the bus in a new...

    Okay I get my new body. Step off the bus in a new country. The next thing that I know, I am laying on the ground, because (fill in the blank), and I can't move a damn thing. One thing that is not...
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    Poll: shak, I kind of like your answer...

    shak, I kind of like your answer...
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    Poll: No, I would not trade anything for the position...

    No, I would not trade anything for the position that I am in. I truly can understand why other people might want to, and I hope they get their wish. Or at least some part of it. The way I see it...
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    Point system, pointless!

    KLD,

    Let's see, how many points would it take to get a shower, so I do not get a breakdown on my backside. Honestly, how many points to be treated human, get the correct diagnosis, a wheelchair...
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    Skippy, nothing to be afraid of, as long as you...

    Skippy, nothing to be afraid of, as long as you are assertive when need be. The last thing I want to do is to make any veteran feel like that. I have no clue of how high your injury is or your...
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    KLD, I really appreciate your quick and detailed...

    KLD, I really appreciate your quick and detailed response. Last night I wrote a strong negative reaction about the VA healthcare system. I probably could have been more tactful. There are very good...
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    Best VA Hospital (SCC)

    In a few months I will have to go on a respite. I live outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan and I am 100% service-connected. First, I would like to know if I am eligible to go to any VA spinal cord center...
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