“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson
Mr. NOD – Buckwheat, Electrolux, Chieu Hoi boy. Iron arm and Grahamcracker
Inpatient at Seattle, WA VAMC from 4/25/2009 to 5/19/2010…
A 71 yr. old WM in NAD. Stage 4, Grade 3 HCV, Genotype 3A. Rated 100% P&T for HCV; 100% for PCT, 40% for cryoglobulinemia and fibromyalgia, 30% for PCT skin damage and 10% for Tinnitus. Dx: HBV, HCV, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Crohn’s disease, Cryoglobulinemia type 3, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (Nehmer), Fibromyalgia and RA. Short bowel syndrome following 4 VAMC bowel surgeries.
6 7 Ventral hernias in surgical cadaver skin (Alloderm). Reconstructed left forearm. Post ileostomy. Post MRSA infection; ℞ = 1 pint Phlebotomy every month. DDD-L5-S1. 2 VA medical misadventures . Septal Infarction 10/2009. VA assessment? Good to go, bro-only 290% disabled.
Hepatitis C in remission December 7th, 2014.
April 23rd, 2016–Congestive heart failure.
Received VA Accreditation # 39029 Nonattorney Practitioner on August 4th, 2016.
Defibrillator/ pacemaker installed May 7th, 2017.
Admitted to the Court of Appeals For Veterans Claims November 22nd, 2017. Sworn in by Judge Michael Allen February 08, 2018.
Finally. One man explained it in no uncertain terms. He was an
American, then a Veteran, and lastly, a President. Nevertheless, he
condensed the concept of a Veteran down into one concise phrase…
The man who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it. Chinese Proverb
And lastly, my favorite. Many ask me why I represent Veterans before the Department of Veterans Appeals and the Federal Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) . Well, boy howdy-it sure ain’t for the bucks. It’s simple. I might make a positive difference in the outcome between you and your battle with VA. I’ve been lucky to help over 1,500 of you in your pursuit of claims- in most cases TDIU or 100% schedular. In addition, I’ve also helped some of you attain the highest tiers of Special Monthly Compensation-R 1, R2 and T. My motto has always been “Win of Die” in this VA game. Being almost 71 and a pragmatist, I get that there are millions of you Veteran “Starfish” out there. I wish I could, but I can’t make a difference for all of you. What’s important to Cupcake and me is that we choose to make that effort for as many as we possibly can.
Col. Beckley (deceased) below summed up my mantra about war and litigation thusly…
My contact information is here:
G. Alexander Graham VA # 39029 POA Code E1P
14910 125th Street NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98329
VA accredited to practice at the VBA, BVA; Admitted to the CAVC Bar
P.S. FYI, the WWP’s lawsuit against me for slander in 2015 never resulted in any monetary settlement. It was dismissed without prejudice. It’s been insinuated otherwise on another Veterans’ help site by someone who goes by the nom de plume of ‘Berta’. And that’s all I have to say about that.