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« Reply #420 on: October 11, 2020, 07:30:46 AM »
Ed, I wish you the very best during this latest journey and fight against Myeloma.  My Prayers are with you.
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« Reply #421 on: October 12, 2020, 07:27:12 AM »
Ed,

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« Reply #422 on: October 12, 2020, 09:03:23 AM »
We're all pulling for you Ed!

I've been arguing/fighting with the V.A. over the last 3-4 years and finally convinced them that even though I served in Thailand, I did receive my Viet Nam Service medal.

I had been reading that it is the general consensus that anyone who served in the Viet Nam theater of operations has been deemed to have been exposed to Agent Orange.

Two years ago the V.A. sent me a message for an appointment with a neutral doctor, they did practically everything at that appointment and determined that I had Ishimick Heart disease and limited range of motion in both shoulders and both knees and both hips, all caused by exposure to Agent Orange!

That raised my disability rating to 70%, now my left hip and knee are nearing replacement condition!

So, my suggestion to any Viet Nam Veteran is to stay in tight contact with the Veterans Administration!

All of this is the reason why I'm slowly getting away from sawmilling!
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« Reply #423 on: October 12, 2020, 10:04:05 AM »
 Thanks everyone, @Chuck White I always figured if we were good enough to haul 5k gallons water 3 time a day to 7200 refugee's we should have been included in the nam effort. I was in the dirt a lot at Utapao, one time I even shut down the whole flight line when I dug up their power cord 4160 v ;D.
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« Reply #424 on: October 12, 2020, 03:00:43 PM »
I was an Aircraft Mechanic at Nakhon Phanom (NKP) from Apr '69-'70, working on the A-26 planes which flew bombing missions over the Ho Chi Minh trail!
If you haven't been bugging the VA, I suggest you do so, it made a big difference in my finances, tax exempt!

Wishing you well, my friend.
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« Reply #425 on: October 12, 2020, 10:31:25 PM »
Chin up ed, keep fightin.  
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« Reply #426 on: October 13, 2020, 04:20:43 AM »
Hang in there Ed 👍

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« Reply #427 on: October 15, 2020, 09:15:59 AM »
 I went thru my 2nd treatment last Tue with no problems. So the rest will go much faster, laying on a bed or sitting up 8 hrs is a long day. After Nov 1st I'm going to try a different way of getting the treatment where they will give me a shot into my belly over 3 to 5 mins and watch for reactions for a half hour and I'm out the door. It's shorter time and also safer.

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« Reply #428 on: October 15, 2020, 09:57:00 AM »
Shorter and safer both sound good!

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« Reply #429 on: Yesterday at 01:05:31 AM »
Ed sorry to hear this you are a tough man.
You can do this.
Will keep you in my prayers Sir
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« Reply #430 on: Yesterday at 09:50:33 AM »
Ed hope all the new proceders go well for you i go down to va in saginaw tuesday to try a get some very painful mouth sores fixed have not been able to eat or drink for going on six weeks

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« Reply #431 on: Yesterday at 10:09:58 AM »
Ed
Still hoping for the best for you and those around you.
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« Reply #432 on: Today at 06:57:01 AM »
 Bricklayer51, That scares me, I signed up with the VA.and from friends who have to work with them it seems they really don't want to do much to help keep us healthy. I've been using dry mouthmouth wash at night to keep the sores away but we have a product Orajel that I haven't used yet that Rita found at Big Y. I also suck on hard peppermint candies during the day. 6 weeks  :o that's awful  :(, I hope the VA. helps.
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« Reply #433 on: Today at 07:26:08 AM »
The Va in white river jct. VT is very good they helped my Dad alot.
One of the best ones if you can go there
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« Reply #434 on: Today at 07:48:02 AM »
It was better than nothing but my experience was always pretty bad compared to private HC.  One issue is that the specialists are regional, if you want to see a different one because the nearest just wont listen to you, youre gonna be driving awful far. 
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