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  •  Iam on disability- (0+ / 0-)

    I shattered my left arm while in the Army and although I am eligible and receive my health care via the VA health care system I did not get any pension at all. I was put in the service connected category but no pension...not a penny.   I left after almost 10 years and then spent decades as an RN.
    In 1992 and again in 2002 I fractured my pelvis and both hips...no surgery is available for these injuries at all and I have to wait till I am old enough for a hip replacement. Am only 60 and VA says that is too young.
    I am maintained on very high doses of Morphine and Oxycodone daily..enough to kill some people. It doesnt completely take the pain away anymore.
    I was awarded SS Disability on my first try since it was so severe.   And it pisses the hell out of me when people ask me why I am not working. Why am I so lazy to not go find any kind of job.
    I can't hike, I can't fish, I can't walk more than 3 feet without a walker or cane. I can't walk my dog anymore. I can't sit for more than 15 minutes at a time...or sit in a car more than 20 minutes. Can't sit in a bathtub or get a pedicure. Can't climb in or out of a pool.
    And this son of a bitch is wanting to stop people from getting care and disability. Well to quote all the good Kossacks here...FUCK YOU Zarelli.

    "..if you keep the hope alive, then change is still possible." Van Jones

    by shanti2 on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 09:50:45 AM PDT

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