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    The Next Part of the Journey

    3 years out for me. I thought I was handling it all so well. It was a blur and bad decision after bad decision. Life is finally settling in a good way. I too was on the verge of a diabetes diagnosis. I now go to a bootcamp and eat better than I have in 20 years. It is really hard to take...
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    Walk in tub vs shower VA

    Va likes a 4x5 shower space . They may add on to your house, use pt if a closet etc
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    Wheelchair fitting nov 10

    the va, after measuring you, and knowing home circumstances will choose your chair. As things change for you, the will add and delete attachments....tablet or phone holder, trilogy mount, attendant control, roho cushion, etc
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    VETERAN Discussion Rating increase R1 to R2

    Who do you see frequently? The neuro? Request they submit info. Seriously, log any changes...even ones you dont want yo admit to so you have a record
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    1 Month Warning...

    One day at a time, Becky. Steve got pretty cruel also. Remember, its the disease. It still hurts but its the changes from the disease. Sending you lots of hugs. P.s. No one in Steves family would write an obituary....it took me 5 months.
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    Woke Up - Air Hunger

    Sending you comforting thoughts and a gentle hug
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    Woke Up - Air Hunger

    Has anyone heard from pete? Its been several days since he logged on?
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    VETERAN Discussion Rating increase R1 to R2

    Adobe fill and sign will let you fill in a pdf
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    VETERAN Discussion Rating increase R1 to R2

    I kept my own notes of things I saw that Steve wouldnt admit to unless asked. Holding the wall when walking for example...multiple attempts to stand, etc. Then I brought the notes with me. I was trained to use his breathing machines, check stats, etc. I worked with the dietician on food...
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    Grief

    I have new hobbies, I am dating, I am religious about my self care....there are many things Julien and I do that are new for us. I laugh a lot, I smile, I enjoy a lot about my new life but some days that "feeling" just takes over.
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    VETERAN Discussion Rating increase R1 to R2

    One thing that really helped us was using both the VA system and private sector. I have to say, in Tampa, the Va did a better job than private sector.
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    Grief

    Sooner, I am 2.5 yrs out. Since the time of Steves passing, everyone has thought I have done so well. But just this week, it hit me that I have been chasing something...not sure what.
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    VETERAN Discussion Rating increase R1 to R2

    Steve's VA pulmonologist filed the paperwork each time he saw him, any time he was at clinic, etc. Basic ally our VA used outside dba for info and notes but the VA docs and their notes, lab tests etc were the backbone of the rating documentation. Everyone who saw Steve, from the nurses, to...
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    Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam for an increase SMC payment

    I usually got notes from my husband's visits. I would fill out everything possible on the dba and take it to clinic. At the end of clinic, we left with a newly completed dba. Any time my husband had a change and we saw a Dr, we brought a dba and submitted it.
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    Woke Up - Air Hunger

    Thinking of you Pete.
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