Category Archives: AO

FORT FUMBLE SEATTLE–I HOPE YOU HAD THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Today marks the first time I’ve woken up to a yellowish, smoky overcast with no sun since Vietnam. It finally made an anemic showing this PM. The only thing missing was the oily petroleum-like aroma of burnt nape, CS and … Continue reading

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“New” Agent Orange Presumptives Amendment–next stop, House leadership, then President Trump

Around three years ago, VA Sec. Doctor David Shulkin, on the basis of scientific evidence, was on the verge of rule-making in favor of adding bladder cancer, Parkinson’s-like symptoms and hypothyroidism as service-connected presumptive AO diseases.  Shulkin was fired.  Since … Continue reading

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Hepatitis (HCV) extrahepatic manifestation: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Those paying attention to HCV infections know that the virus is a leading cause of  hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).  Less well known, is that HCV can cause another cancer:  B-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (Pubmed -Link) (Pubmed-vet study 2007). My old Marine … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, AO, Camp Lejeune poisoning, Food for thought, Future Veterans, Guest authors, HCV Epidemiology, HCV Health, HCV Risks (documented), Military Madness, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, non-va care, research, Uncategorized, Vietnam Disease Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

LIFE IN THE CORONA LANE

Golly doggies. I never thought I’d see the blame game rise to such a vociferous he said-she said level. I read this morning that an Arizona couple decided to self-medicate with chloroquine phosphate. He died and she’s sicker than a … Continue reading

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BVA–MAMA’S LITTLE BABY LOVES SHORTNIN’ BREAD

My daddy the Fighter Pilot used to sing me to sleep with that ditty in Albany Georgia back in the early fifties. We lived near Turner AFB at 1705 12th Ave. HEmlock 6-2613 just up the hill from Slappey Blvd. … Continue reading

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VA–BABY YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR

Nothing tickles me better than to get a mess of wins in one week. You folks who allow me to represent you have no idea how much pleasure I get when I slay the proverbial Goliath. It’s certainly not like … Continue reading

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AGENT ORANGE DISEASES PREFLIGHT CHECKLIST

Well, this isn’t exactly a  “remove before flight” checklist with the red ribbons of old so much as a “Rule Out” medical checklist. At our age, some of these disabilities can be attributed to other extraneous causes besides AO-but not … Continue reading

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VAROs–LOOKING FOR ‘LOSE’ IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Boy howdy do I love litigating. I read recently that VA litigators experience a lot of angst, depression and despondency. I guess I get some of that when your Vet is dying and you’re just hoping to get it done … Continue reading

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DAN MOSER–KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

This is a poignant day for all Vietnam Veterans. Imagine having to pick a day and imbue it with great pomp and circumstance. May 5th, 1975 represents the last (official) day of the Vietnam War. We Veterans of the conflict … Continue reading

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CAFC–PROCOPIO V. WILKIE–THUNDER ONLY HAPPENS WHEN IT’S RAINING

Well, now. Wash my mouth out with vodka. Ain’t that a breath of fresh air from the Fed Circus? Who wouldda thunk it? Well, not a hell of a lot of us logical, thinking-like-scientists types but that isn’t the problem. … Continue reading

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