Veteran

Saint Albans, WV

#1 Feb 23, 2013
Is anybody else frustrated with the BS ? Veterans seeking help with PTSD are shuffled around to different people who ask the same hundred questions, mostly about how often do you get drunk and beat you wife. Oh, and if you are suicidal. listen, bitch, if I was suicidal I would have mentioned that up front, or more likely I wouldn't even be there, I'd be at home killing myself.
Steve

Charleston, WV

#2 Feb 23, 2013
Veteran wrote:
Is anybody else frustrated with the BS ? Veterans seeking help with PTSD are shuffled around to different people who ask the same hundred questions, mostly about how often do you get drunk and beat you wife. Oh, and if you are suicidal. listen, bitch, if I was suicidal I would have mentioned that up front, or more likely I wouldn't even be there, I'd be at home killing myself.
,,,, I was never in the military but had a lot of friends that were. I have took them to th va in Huntington and you are right it is a bunch of BS, I think it's like anything else that is run by the government , unemployment, welfare, VA DMV. And workers comp use to be, they think they ask enough stupid questions, or put you off long enough you just get tired of the BS and give up
B-A-A-A

Saint Albans, WV

#3 Feb 24, 2013
Good point, Steve. It's like they always do in washington, make a fuss and look busy, but not really fix anything. As if a fence will keep out illegals, or busting a pot dealer now and then will stop kids from doing drugs. I guess I'm just sick of being a sheep who is ankle deep in bullsh1t.
William Tell

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 24, 2013
Veteran wrote:
Is anybody else frustrated with the BS ? Veterans seeking help with PTSD are shuffled around to different people who ask the same hundred questions, mostly about how often do you get drunk and beat you wife. Oh, and if you are suicidal. listen, bitch, if I was suicidal I would have mentioned that up front, or more likely I wouldn't even be there, I'd be at home killing myself.
Calm down and talk with another veteran with similar experiences. They can't turn a switch on an make you better. I have been fighting it for 35 yrs. A talk with another veteran will help you more than anything the VA can do. Do you ride a motorcycle?? If you do try riding with RFTW to the WALL in May. That helped me more than all the visits to the VA. Most riding with RFTW are Combat Veterans. Just being with them for a few days helped me more than anything the VA has done. There is no Off Switch. Good Luck.
William Tell

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Feb 24, 2013
I disagree with you about the VA. They have taken good care of me since 1980. Perhaps if you changed your outlook it would help too.
William Tell

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 24, 2013
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>,,,, I was never in the military but had a lot of friends that were. I have took them to th va in Huntington and you are right it is a bunch of BS, I think it's like anything else that is run by the government , unemployment, welfare, VA DMV. And workers comp use to be, they think they ask enough stupid questions, or put you off long enough you just get tired of the BS and give up
Steve no sarcasm intended but if you have never been in the Military stay out of this conversation all you can add is hearsay.
veteran

Saint Albans, WV

#7 Feb 24, 2013
William Tell wrote:
I disagree with you about the VA. They have taken good care of me since 1980. Perhaps if you changed your outlook it would help too.
Thank you so much for your advice about my outlook. I am sorry you don't get much good from the V.A. even after 35 years, and had to find your own methods of coping. Let me suggest that you reflect on your outlook if you don't think enough of yourself to demand better than that. Too many people are like that.

Since: Feb 11

Peach Creek, WV

#8 Feb 27, 2013
Fellow Veteran, the trail for service connection for P.T.S.D. is a process. If you follow the process you will receive a positive decision if you meet the criteria. The bar has been lowered so low that anyone who claims PTSD due to a life threating or traumatic episode will receive an award thanks to President Obama. Go to your local VFW or Service organization and ask for assistance from a member that has been through the process. Once you have been versed on the process, then you file for service connection. Upon any appeal, contact the Disabled America Veterans (DAV) or any Service organization N.S.O. for assistance. Our DAV service N.S.O. is located at 640 4th Ave. Huntington, the Federal Building. Some trails you should not walk alone.
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William Tell

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Feb 28, 2013
veteran wrote:
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Thank you so much for your advice about my outlook. I am sorry you don't get much good from the V.A. even after 35 years, and had to find your own methods of coping. Let me suggest that you reflect on your outlook if you don't think enough of yourself to demand better than that. Too many people are like that.
I did fight it with the right attitude . Not only did I win but got all the back pay in 2 checks too. I get a monthly check now and can get treatment from a Civilian Doctor. I won! For your information my demands paid off but the VAs method of treatment didn't work and hasn't for thousands of Veterans. Most do find their own method of coping. My case was ultimately determined in the Supreme Court. I'm open for your suggestions. I would say hanging in there for 35 yrs. and winning shows I did think of myself. Hope you do the same instead of whinning on the net.
William Tell

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Feb 28, 2013
Jack_4ral wrote:
Fellow Veteran, the trail for service connection for P.T.S.D. is a process. If you follow the process you will receive a positive decision if you meet the criteria. The bar has been lowered so low that anyone who claims PTSD due to a life threating or traumatic episode will receive an award thanks to President Obama. Go to your local VFW or Service organization and ask for assistance from a member that has been through the process. Once you have been versed on the process, then you file for service connection. Upon any appeal, contact the Disabled America Veterans (DAV) or any Service organization N.S.O. for assistance. Our DAV service N.S.O. is located at 640 4th Ave. Huntington, the Federal Building. Some trails you should not walk alone.
Jack is right. My case stumbled for yrs. The DAV can really speed the process.
veteran

Saint Albans, WV

#12 Mar 7, 2013
I'm glad you got what you deserve, but it should not have taken 35 years. It is frustrating. I believe in standing up when I'm not being treated right. Kind of like the patriots who founded this country. Some would call them whiners, too, I guess.
Blas Rodriguez

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Mar 7, 2013
veteran wrote:
I'm glad you got what you deserve, but it should not have taken 35 years. It is frustrating. I believe in standing up when I'm not being treated right. Kind of like the patriots who founded this country. Some would call them whiners, too, I guess.
If you have a problem go to the DAV for help. Theey will handle your case and guide you in the right direction. Good luck!
veteran

Saint Albans, WV

#14 Mar 7, 2013
DSM wrote:
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You are a whiney brat looking for your free check. If you didn't want to get PTSD, why join the service anyway? Do us all a favor and shut the hell up.
You re a fool and a buffoon for sticking your nose in matters that you know nothing about, and that do not concern you.

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