Monday, May 11, 2009

VA support

I thought I would share some information for military people who may have acromegaly. I had brain surgery in November using the endoscopic method. Everything came out fine and the VA paid for everything and did a great job with all the supporting tests before surgery. After surgery, great too as I am now on lanreotide (somatuline depot injections). Medically speaking everything is great and the system works just fine. On the other side of the fence however, my VA claim is encountering vast opposition so please ensure that when you're in you report every thing, even things you may think are meaningless at the time, and have them documented. Because once you're out they will attempt to do everything in their power to avoid fulfilling the contract this nation made with you when you joined. Sad, but true.


polarchip said...

What kinds of things do you need to report?

FYI if it makes you feel any better, I get the same kind of pushback from my health insurance which is supposed to be all great and fancy. I have to dig through old paperwork and submit all kinds of forms, get all kinds of pre authorizations, etc etc.

Sad to hear about the state of our VA system... and people wonder why recruitment levels have fallen!

Glad to hear that you are doing well medically!

Ken D. Webber said...

I have eyewitness statements from Marines I served with and I'm searching for an endocrinologist who can give a statement. I get that statement then I may have a pretty good case. Also found some photos from way back showing obvious acro symptoms. And yes, at least I have my life and it is recovering! :)

Starbucks Addict said...

I'm glad you're finally getting the help you need!