Well one of the main reasons I was out this past spell and been fighting
depression issues was over all the media info over miltary health care
and issues. It is not something that is prevalent with today's military,
but has been since Reagon started Reagonomics in mid 80's and miltary
Anyhow the back, neck and shoulder problems and afflilated pain that I
have had some 20 years now has a reason it comes to find out. I
mentioned last fall of the problems I started and I went to the dr. They
did a mri, the first that I have had. VA told me several years ago they
did not fee that my 'sympthoms' did not negate the cost.It is one reason
that I quit more or less their sorry system and been "living" with my
Anyhow about 4 weeks ago I had to go back to dr as the bad pain in the
rght arm and neck returned. I have had a constant stiff neck and
recurring headache a lot.
Well after all these years, it turns out in my neck I have 2 bulging
discs and one torn one. In my mid back there is one that they are not
sure what is up?!
When the dr told me the "bad" news, I was mad, then got emotional. After
leaving I thought about it this way, yes it is bad news, but good in now
I have a reason to persue a disability thru the VA.
Today I had the first visit with a civilain neurologist/pain management
specialist. He told me that first he has to send me to another specilist
as he fears I have two separate problems, either of them being bad. Not
only is the disc problem there and being bad in sythpoms but I may also
have a ulna myopathhy(?) in the right arm. If the arm problem is
diagnosed as separate the only thing that can relieve that is surgery.
He did not iterate anything more about the back and neck. He also did
not prescribe me anything for the pain for th one thing he was, I can
not take due to other health problems.
So that is my major thing getting me and got me in a rut. I do not sleep
well at night, NOT that I have in some time and am just plain worried to
Well sorry this is long as usaul and wanted to let the MANY in here that
are personal to me knw what has been going on with me. I have spoken
with a coule about the mental issues thing and waiting stil to see the
appropriate dr for that.
Thanks All for listening,
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