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Vet forced to go off DMII meds to prove he has it

Nurses have told us that DMII is a chronic condition; that once you have it, you always have it.  And to never go off the restricted diet or risk suffering terrible side effects.   When we lived in a senior … Continue reading

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JETGUNS–WE’RE ON A MISSION FROM GOD

Cupcake has graciously offered to drive me to San Francisco for the Gilead Sciences Conference. We’re taking Silvia’s jetguns (plural) to Foster City. I have been invited as fellow HCVet Randy Nesbitt’s guest. Finding air travel less than desirable in late … Continue reading

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VA–VA AGENT’S TEST FOR ACCREDITATION

Wowser. My fingers are getting laryngitis. One of the primary reasons for Cupcake’s and my expedition to the NOVA conference  was Alan Gumpenburger’s presentation on the VA Agent’s examination for accreditation as a non-attorney practitioner. While it might not seem … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–CHRISTMAS TIDINGS 2015

LZ Corkgram– Hot news from the Key Peninsula is Butch Long got his Big Brown Envelope from VA today. I’ll be going down to his place tomorrow morning for coffee and champagne. He asked me to come down and decipher … Continue reading

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AO DISEASES ADD ON–DON’T FORGET THE LEWY BODIES

Received this through the NOVA circuit yesterday. Those of you filing for AO presumptives on Parkinson’s Disease for yourselves or your loved ones should have Johnny Vet examined for Lewy bodies. These nasty little blobs of protein deposits develop and … Continue reading

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BVA–CHEESEHEAD FINALLY HITS PAYDIRT ON JETGUN

FROM THE BEER CAPITAL OF WISCONSIN VA denies. Let’s face it. You could have 7 out 8 salient factors pointing towards a cryptogenic liver ailment (read HCV) including elevated ALTs and fatigue and the VA rater is going to say  you … Continue reading

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VVA images: October is Agent Orange Awareness Month

This is a quick follow-up to Nod’s post with the terrible news about the Agent Orange Act of 1991 and the back-stabbing members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees.  From Stripes: “Two weeks ago, the House and Senate … Continue reading

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BVA 2014 REPORT–THE LAURA ESKINAZI SHOW

Several Veterans’ advocates whose names slip my mind, have theorized that head Chairman Laura ‘Rocket Docket’ Eskinazi, who also just happens to be the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals as well, must be pulling down both salaries. There doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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VBMS–THE NEW ELECTRONIC FRONTIER-PART I

As the title suggests, we’re Boldly Going Somewhere-finally. In fits and spurts, we are dragging, and being dragged, into the new claims frontier known as the Veterans Benefits Management System, or simply VBMS. It has a few other scatological analogies … Continue reading

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HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL–JETGUNS

Nurse Sylvia gave me the gun but Mark got it operational. It took us several hours of painstaking disassembly and  reassembly. Finally we did what all men never do. We read the instructions. Shazammm! A working jetgun. The more we … Continue reading

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