Monthly Archives: July 2014

CAVC–TRAORE V. GIBSON–GREENBERG THE MERCILESS

Once again, we delve into the intricacies of just what it takes to invoke the dreaded word “Reverse”- the ultimate bitchslap to a Veterans Law Judge (VLJ).  Equally embarrassing  is the fact that the Office of General Counsel (OGC 027) … Continue reading

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ILP–SUMMER PRODUCE

July has been berry berry good to us. Raspberries are over and the blackberries have begun. The zucchini is running amok and the string beans are all but done. The corn is over seven feet high. We have Paul and Leigh Burch … Continue reading

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HCV–TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NUMBER 12

My Sovaldi minder contacted me this afternoon and told me I was getting: 1) More Anemic 2) My creatinine levels were dropping precipitously so my kidneys are not happy campers. 3) My Anti-nuclear Antibodies test (ANA) indicated my autoimmune Hepatitis … Continue reading

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Sen. Sanders and Rep. Miller compromise on Veterans’ bill

After six weeks of negotiation, and four days before recess,  it appears as if we will be soon  be seeing details of the new veterans’ bill.  This provision as reported in the Washington Post,  gets a thumbs up from me: According … Continue reading

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VA: important lab tests for kidney function information

The VA tests veterans with, or without HCV, for creatinine levels:  The level of creatinine in your body is a marker of kidney function. Creatinine comes from the breakdown of creatine, a muscle protein. Properly functioning kidneys remove creatinine from the … Continue reading

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VAROS

Remember when I-never mind. I just want you to know I was wrong. I projected all fifty states would eventually be caught up in this deceptive business of screwing us Vets over. The POGO votes are not all counted yet … Continue reading

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HCV–WHEN DOES SVR ACTUALLY EQUAL “CURED”?

Today “almost” viral-free Randy from the mile-high stoner city of Denver sends us this important “Well, not exactly.” article that we are coming to associate with the VA medical community. Hepatologists from our favorite AO laboratory at the National Institutes of Health … Continue reading

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