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P. Simmons, Military Lawyer
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Experience:  Retired Marine Corps lawyer and Veterans Services Officer (VSO) with 12+ yrs. of experience.
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I was a.c. during Vietnam,an ORTHOPEDIC NCOIC,did field

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I was a.c. during Vietnam,an ORTHOPEDIC NCOIC,did field support for airborne weekend warriors upkeep jump status,we got hurt,got up went on,nothing ever put in record.Ist assistant in surgery,three my own clinics,but pregnancy slapped me down,I knew I was sick physically,retired as mental pts.(6wks given to ship out four yr single tour,no baby for 4yrs. and abusive husband wanted abortion,of course I was concerned but I knew I was physically sick. Dr wouldn't believe physical issue just excuse. in 2011,fx left hip ,GRAVES d (same conversation had with childhood Dr who said trauma,stress brought on hyperthyroidism-same words from endocrinologist) I've been on morphine ,same dose,no overdose,all these yrs with quality of life. (psych issues stepfather sexually hurting me,not til I knew mom knew I got physical),endocrinologist said wasn't crazy,now M.D. terminated pain medication because either they don't believe me,don't care but I've had to fight for my life. live alone,no family,no help 100%t/p .I JUST CALLED PSYCHIATRIST ASKING IF I WAS CRAZY,HE SAID PAIN CHANGES BRAIN CHEMISTRY ,"get the pain under control,you'll get your life back" He told me to fight for my life,no one listens,they act concerned but no returns calls nothing.
with the bronchitis really being CHF,I confronted the n.practitioner,she commented,so,you're only a psych patient,what does that matter?
No one will even tell me how to proceed,scared of the VA,my director won't return phone calls he's promised.
the VA acts as though they want us to die. I DON'T WANT TO DIE! I just want freedom from pain and my quality of life back.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Military Law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
all I've e received from the VA I've had to fight for,every new doctor,rips away my pain regime put together by internal medicine and ORTHOPEDICS I've had to beg just to keep y medicine sometimes being terminated without warning,any med that's worth is terminated for what,I don't know.
typical answer it's my fault I didn't cooperate .my life is going down to nothing and I've begged for help. what else? after the fx hip,I've not seen a follow-up appointment with an orthodox.
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 2 years ago.
Hi, My name is Philip. I am an attorney with over 16 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.
I am sorry for this dilemma. But I do not understand your specific question.
Can you tell me what your question is? Would it help to chat on the phone?