posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 04:42 AM
My husband has suffered from numerous disorders, he has gotten treatment reguarly for the reative airway disease, while stationed just below the
Bahrain airport he had a gastrointestinal rupture, and couldn't breath. It was a sudden attack. He was in surgery within hours, to remove a portion
of his intestine, after he 'recovered' he was unable to walk even short distances without gasping for air. He was diagnosed then as having reactive
airway disease, and considered unfit for duty, released with a severance pay and 10% disability which has netted him nothing.
We only recently got a VA clinic in our area, he signed up and is eligible to see the doctors, who have now got him going to the Atlanta VA hospital
for testing. So far they have hooked him to a monitor to wear home, we return it next week, then they are doing 'nuerological' testing, then
He was told to get a new ID before returning to the hospital, the new ID says 'service connected'. It was previously determined he had a non service
connected disorder, when he was dismissed.
His primary problem is his breathing, but he also suffers with severe pain of unknown origin in his legs and back, confusion, dizziness, and has been
diagnosed with OCD, which I have now read up is also a common disorder among some gulf war veterans.
I just want to know what it takes to help him get a status that will help him finacially, his life is so affected by his health, but 10% doesn't get
him paid, he still works, like me he is an auditor for a hotel, but I fear he is not even going to continue to do that for much longer.