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For the present time my health is stable. This is the first time in a long time I am able to sleep for 4 to 5 hours at a time. I am walk in our house, and able to do small things about the house. I now drive to my bi weekly mag. infusions. My cancer is reaming in the prostrate for the present. God is so good to me.

 

Thank you all for your prayers!  Our Joy in Jesus Christ has been with me and my wife though all this, it is so wonderful for a time of refreshing and renewal.

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I’m so glad to hear that, Mike! Thank God for His goodness and kindness in your life. It’s my prayer that He will continue to uphold you and take care of everything that concerns you. Stay strong and be blessed!

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On ‎9‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 1:07 PM, Just Mike said:

For the present time my health is stable. This is the first time in a long time I am able to sleep for 4 to 5 hours at a time. I am walk in our house, and able to do small things about the house. I now drive to my bi weekly mag. infusions. My cancer is reaming in the prostrate for the present. God is so good to me.

 

Thank you all for your prayers!  Our Joy in Jesus Christ has been with me and my wife though all this, it is so wonderful for a time of refreshing and renewal.

You are well deserving of our prayers. I can't imagine what it must be like to have that awful condition . The name , prostrate scares the life out of me . I have a swollen one because of my aging. But thanks to God and the VA hospital that has been solved with medication. God bless , Mike .

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52 minutes ago, Matthew Duvall said:

You are well deserving of our prayers. I can't imagine what it must be like to have that awful condition . The name , prostrate scares the life out of me . I have a swollen one because of my aging. But thanks to God and the VA hospital that has been solved with medication. God bless , Mike .

I am using the VA Choice program to go to the Urologist. I have better personal care than at the VA I go to. I like my Primary Care Doctor, He is a Christian and we are open with my faith, I am sure he is encouraged with my visit, as I share what Christ is doing and how blessed I am. Funny how God works all these things out.

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2 hours ago, Just Mike said:

I am using the VA Choice program to go to the Urologist. I have better personal care than at the VA I go to. I like my Primary Care Doctor, He is a Christian and we are open with my faith, I am sure he is encouraged with my visit, as I share what Christ is doing and how blessed I am. Funny how God works all these things out.

Actually when I hear that someone is not satisfied with VA Hospital care I have to wonder where they are located . I think that has a lot to do with any dissatisfactions . I go to the new VA Medical Center in New Orleans . Great facility with good caring staff members. And being Service Connected helps a lot too . I remember once they sent me to the VA Hospital in Houston . What an experience !! More patients than doctors to take care of them . And yes, God is in the mist of it all. I cannot thank Him enough for all that He has done for me since I was forced into retirement due to an accident thirteen years ago. Take care,and God bless .     M

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13 hours ago, Matthew Duvall said:

Actually when I hear that someone is not satisfied with VA Hospital care I have to wonder where they are located . I think that has a lot to do with any dissatisfactions . I go to the new VA Medical Center in New Orleans . Great facility with good caring staff members. And being Service Connected helps a lot too . I remember once they sent me to the VA Hospital in Houston . What an experience !! More patients than doctors to take care of them . And yes, God is in the mist of it all. I cannot thank Him enough for all that He has done for me since I was forced into retirement due to an accident thirteen years ago. Take care,and God bless .     M

The Kansas City and Saint Louis VA's are noteworthy for vets dissatisfaction. A person must take caution in going to the PATIENT ADVOCATE, as they are paid directly by the local VA and seldom side with the vet. Doctors get angry when contacted by the patient Advocate, and if the vet is named so the Doctor knows who made the complaint, that generally means you are pushed aside, and your care gets neglected.

 

Many Vets travel to the Columbia VA to avoid the Saint Louis VA, as that VA has a had bad reputation, so they say. Basically I like my Primary Care Doctor,  my Kidney Dr, and hearing Dr. I go outside the VA for three other specialists under the Choice 40 Program which is very helpful for me. 

 

As a 100% Service Connected Disabled vet and home bound, I am blessed in many ways. I have had a hard time in getting some Doctors to understand what "home bound" means. They expect me to travel up to four times a week for appointments, which I simply can not do. The VA is about 100 miles from my home and it takes 2 hours if traffic is good. That means 3 hours at the VA and 4 hours riding with my wife driving, 7 hours minimum, and by the time I get home I am in pain and utterly exhausted.  I keep wondering just what does "home bound" mean?  The VA Choice 40 Program means less travel, and better service for me.

 

Have you heard of the Choice 40 program? Its worth looking into. God bless.

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9 hours ago, Just Mike said:

The Kansas City and Saint Louis VA's are noteworthy for vets dissatisfaction. A person must take caution in going to the PATIENT ADVOCATE, as they are paid directly by the local VA and seldom side with the vet. Doctors get angry when contacted by the patient Advocate, and if the vet is named so the Doctor knows who made the complaint, that generally means you are pushed aside, and your care gets neglected.

 

Many Vets travel to the Columbia VA to avoid the Saint Louis VA, as that VA has a had bad reputation, so they say. Basically I like my Primary Care Doctor,  my Kidney Dr, and hearing Dr. I go outside the VA for three other specialists under the Choice 40 Program which is very helpful for me. 

 

As a 100% Service Connected Disabled vet and home bound, I am blessed in many ways. I have had a hard time in getting some Doctors to understand what "home bound" means. They expect me to travel up to four times a week for appointments, which I simply can not do. The VA is about 100 miles from my home and it takes 2 hours if traffic is good. That means 3 hours at the VA and 4 hours riding with my wife driving, 7 hours minimum, and by the time I get home I am in pain and utterly exhausted.  I keep wondering just what does "home bound" mean?  The VA Choice 40 Program means less travel, and better service for me.

 

Have you heard of the Choice 40 program? Its worth looking into. God bless.

No, I haven't heard of a program under that name . Actually I've never heard of what " Home bound means."

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17 hours ago, Matthew Duvall said:

No, I haven't heard of a program under that name . Actually I've never heard of what " Home bound means."

If you live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA hospital you are able to get at that VA a card where you can go to Doctors out side of the VA. Home bound means Vet has serious enough health issues where they are limited in going places, and basically stuck at home.  Not many Vets are considered home bound. The Compensation Board is the one that determines this after interviewing the Vet over several years. For me I use a the motorized carts in stores, or wait in the truck when my wife shops, I try to go to church, and go to Doctor appointments, that's about all of my going outside our home. At times it has been worse and my wife has had our daughter in law stay as she shopped, that was a long time ago. I thank God when we can go to church , the last time was July 22.

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10 hours ago, Just Mike said:

If you live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA hospital you are able to get at that VA a card where you can go to Doctors out side of the VA. Home bound means Vet has serious enough health issues where they are limited in going places, and basically stuck at home.  Not many Vets are considered home bound. The Compensation Board is the one that determines this after interviewing the Vet over several years. For me I use a the motorized carts in stores, or wait in the truck when my wife shops, I try to go to church, and go to Doctor appointments, that's about all of my going outside our home. At times it has been worse and my wife has had our daughter in law stay as she shopped, that was a long time ago. I thank God when we can go to church , the last time was July 22.

I did have a VA nurse come to my home a while back . I don't know just exactly how that happened , but it wasn't a good idea because it wasn't like seeing a regular doctor who you could talk to and tell of your problems and eventually have them prescribe subsequent medication or treatment for what ever ailed me. So I requested to end that program and eventually was assigned a regular doctor that I could schedule appointments with and get prescription refills without having to make special appointments to have a doctor order refills .

Actually the trip to the VA only takes a half hour or so, so that eliminates any confinement to my home. And my health condition is not at all serious . Hope you're feeling better . God bless, my friend .

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14 hours ago, Matthew Duvall said:

I did have a VA nurse come to my home a while back . I don't know just exactly how that happened , but it wasn't a good idea because it wasn't like seeing a regular doctor who you could talk to and tell of your problems and eventually have them prescribe subsequent medication or treatment for what ever ailed me. So I requested to end that program and eventually was assigned a regular doctor that I could schedule appointments with and get prescription refills without having to make special appointments to have a doctor order refills .

Actually the trip to the VA only takes a half hour or so, so that eliminates any confinement to my home. And my health condition is not at all serious . Hope you're feeling better . God bless, my friend .

Matthew what Service branch were you in, and for how long. I think if you are pleased with your Primary care Dr. as I am, you are blessed.

There are a number of Vets on this forum and that says a lot of Christians in the service. God bless you.

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