Since I started this site I know that I have stated a lot of negative things about the Veterans Administration. My personal experience hasn’t been the best, mostly the transition from service to using the VA is my main concern, but what is more important is the future of the VA and how current and future Veterans will be treated. I believe Veterans should get the best care as soon as humanly possible no matter the situation or the injury, not just because we are Veterans, but because we stood up, whether we volunteered or was drafted, and answered the call to defend this country, whether we agreed with the war or not, we did are job and came home, we are the unlucky ones that made it through combat because we had to come home to a country that refuses to acknowledge there’s and issue with the VA.
So I do want to talk about some good from the VA. Yes, sometimes through all the VA crap there is good. Its hard to find and hard to come by, but I assure its there. I have been going to Physical Therapy for my back and my therapist at the PHX VA are amazing, once you get an appointment they are great. They give you every opportunity to get better and give you all the tools you need to get better. They don’t want you to come back, so they give you everything you need without any questions to make sure you have the information to conduct your own physical therapy at home. They are very informative and very clear on what their goals for you are. They follow up and they make sure your appointments are within the right amount of time. So that’s my good so far at the VA.
I’m still dealing with my other medical issues, no followups from my PCP, so I guess I have to do that on my own. Still have a differed condition in the Que which no one seems to be worried about and still no change in my medical outlook. I do have to say my appointments have seem to come faster, but still are far out.
As I have stated before the worst is yet to come and if you see the news more and more scandals keep coming out. My good friend Steve Cooper just officially started a lawsuit against the VA for malpractice with his Cancer. This man fought for this country and they misdiagnosed his cancer and then when they found out it was cancer they gave him a short amount of time to live and then proceeded to tell him that he couldn’t get an appointment for months which was almost the time line they gave him to live. I wish Steve an incredible amount of luck and pray for a good outcome. Its sad that our American men and women go and fight the wars this country decides are the wars we should be fighting, and those that survive are treated worst than the ones that never came home, at least they are at peace, while the Veterans continue to struggle, die, and face issues with there health. And I’ll say it, the worst is yet to come!!