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Been working on DS medical records

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Good morning; What a surprise when one seems such a volume of medical records.
It shows how the first surgeon found nothing wrong with my son's back the first time even though he went back with concerns. After he escalated, the second surgeon noted he was missing major parts that he included in the second surgery. It also states that the second revision is usually a more risky surgery with limited success but their was a failure - where the screws were loosening because the first surgeon did not use the correct size. This was said in very medical terms. We are putting together a time line for when this injury occurred.
emoticon emoticon emoticonIt is much work and we will continue today. DS meets with VA on Monday. He is more confident so he will be prepared the best we know how to do with very little information on what the meeting will expect. I am doing good food wise and exercise. Hope all of you are doing well. DS wrote a lovely long letter to my DH for Father's Day. I read it and I had tears. Have a good weekend. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/16/2012 10:37PM

    Awww, best of luck with your son's med records. You're a great Mom!

Got a letter yesterday from DS and he also wrote such nice things to DH. I was a blubbering fool too!!

Got a call too today. Seems he got his orders, but couldn't talk about it over the phone. So . . . we have to wait for the letter he said he wrote yesterday. Dang . . . sure doesn't sound like ft. hood to me. But we'll see.


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MERRYMARY42 6/16/2012 1:38PM

    I am so glad you fare there for your DS, tosay is my DH's birthday, Fathers Day tomorrow, our 51st wedding anniversary Monday, and today also is a graduation/birthday/barbeque, so it is going to be crazy for a few days, plus Tuesday both my SH and I have physicals, so we have to watch the cholesterol, all weekend. emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 6/16/2012 1:30PM

    Blessings to you & your family's health.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Good Morning:
My life is transformed as my mind is renewed.
My mind is a powerful tool. The thoughts I think and the memories I recall shape my life experience. When I choose life-affirming thoughts, I have life-affirming experiences. A transformation occurs. My physical appearance changes as I smile more often, walk more confidently, and let my inner light radiate outward. As I develop greater peace and awareness, my spiritual essence shines more brightly. My inner transformation positively affects my life and the lives of those around me.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonHave a wonderful day! I have been exercising regularly. emoticonI hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

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MERRYMARY42 6/14/2012 5:10PM

    very nice, now if I could start living it

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1CRAZYDOG 6/14/2012 1:40PM

    Exceleent blog.

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HELP! Any one have any information about dealing with VA

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Good afternoon- just got a call from DS. He is starting the process of med boarding out of the Army. He was given all his medical records yesterday to go through. There are severe errors or lack of entry information in his medical records. VA is rushing him up to meet with them with his medical records. He has been assigned a person to help but he can not seem to contact him today. He feels that they are stream rolling over him. Rushing him. He thought he would have a week to look through his records. It is very important that this process go smooth. This is his future with benefits.
Any thoughts. emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 6/13/2012 7:47PM

    I am not help at all, just lots of support in my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Hugs

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1CRAZYDOG 6/13/2012 3:02PM

    Wish I could help you. **SIGH** Hope all goes as smoothly as can be expected when the govt. is involved.

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DIANNEMT 6/13/2012 2:56PM

    No advice but do NOT let him be rushed! Check with the VFW? Maybe someone there can guide you?

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RONNIEHUEY 6/13/2012 12:50PM

    So far I can't help.will be going through it myself soon.My daughter was injured in Afghanistan.They are discharging her due to the injuries.She wants to stay in the army but they are saying no.She was injured 3 weeks ago and she is still there.So if she was that badly injured why is she still there?I have lots of questions.Good luck! emoticon

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Robin Roberts - love goes to her

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Robin Roberts Grateful for All the Love

Tuesday June 12, 2012 07:40 AM EDT

Robin Roberts
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FacebookTweetChipper, energetic and visibly grateful, Robin Roberts returned to Good Morning America Tuesday, a day after revealing she is battling MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare disease of the blood and bone marrow – and that she will have a bone-marrow transplant, with her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, as a donor.

"I slept like a baby for the first time since my diagnosis," Roberts, 51, said at the top of the show Tuesday. She also expressed her thanks for the outpouring of "comfort and support" she's received from viewers, along with all the advice that has been dispensed and that she's been finding helpful, she said.

In addition, she also heard from First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney, the wife of the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.

"Barack and I have you in our prayers. We believe in you and thank you for bringing awareness and hope to others. –mo," Mrs. Obama Tweeted.

Roberts said that she and Mrs. Romney, "who has had her own health challenges … had a lovely conversation" Monday. (Romney has battled multiple sclerosis.) Roberts expressed her gratitude to both women.

On Tuesday, with ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser, Roberts discussed the possibility that this new setback may be the result of the treatments she received while successfully fighting breast cancer five years ago. Roberts said she is aware of that link but has no regrets, as it was imperative that she treat her primary condition.

Roberts hopes that the attention paid to her diagnosis will encourage people to donate bone marrow in order to help others with the disease. Her new round of chemotherapy is scheduled to begin immediately, with her transplant to take place in the fall.

"I am very fortunate to have a sister who is an excellent match, and this greatly improves my chances for a cure," she said Monday.

On Tuesday, Roberts once again thanked the public for its love.

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LADYIRISH317 6/12/2012 9:07PM

    God love her, she's been through so much and she's a total class act. I hope she kicks the stuffing out of this like she did breast cancer.

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DIANNEMT 6/12/2012 10:39AM

    I had not seen this. I admire her very much--thanks for sharing -- I'll keep her in my prayers.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/12/2012 8:42AM

    I saw the segment with Robin and Dr. Besser this morning. **SIGH** She is an outstanding example of grace under fire.

Thanks for sharing this information. I had learned of her MDS yesterday but didn't know her sister was a match for her and that would allow for a bone marrow transplant.

Hope YOU'RE having a peaceful day. HUGS for all you share.

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/12/2012 8:37AM

    emoticon for sharing!

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running late today but got exercise in!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Good Evening: Where did the time go? I sat down to watch the news and I thought did I post on the blog? I did not even remember. It has been a hectic day but a day where I am managing my food and exercise well. I love days like this. I am listening about Robyn Roberts having another health issue. I love her- she is on Good Morning America. When I think of a truly nice person - I think of her. I have watched her on TV for years. When I grow I want to be like her. emoticon emoticonI truly wish her well and all the prayers to get over this addition health issue. DS called today after going to one of these meetings on benefits- it was mind boggling. He called me up : Mom you have got to help me. I told me send me the days so I can add this to my calendar. I told him that I will be glad to help but you have to ask. He asked. emoticonI hope you have a successful day, too.

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MERRYMARY42 6/12/2012 6:29PM

    glad you got your exercise in also, and that DS is reaching to you, I know it is so sad I guess not cancer but a blood disease? or that is how I took it, about Robin Roberts, It is as if I know her personally,

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1CRAZYDOG 6/11/2012 8:08PM

    Oh I missed GMAC this morning! What's going on with Robyn?????? I hope it's ot a cancer recurrence. **SIGH**

WooHOO!! I am glad to hear your son asked for help. That's awesome. Messages are seeping in!!!

And glad that you got your exercise in.

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