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    PEG Tube

    I had my tube put in through outpatient surgery on 5/13/2016. Because of fever and excess bleeding I was put in the hospital and just got out last night (5/16/2016).I still am passing huge volumes of blood in my urine but the fever is gone. Hospital told me to drink lots of water and follow up...
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    VA SAH Contractors

    Thank you Greg! We will get in touch with them.
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    VA SMC R qualifiers

    In order to qualify for SMC "R" you must first be receiving the maximum "O" benefits. Your Paralyzed Veterans of America representative may be able to advise what SMC you may qualify for.
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    VA SAH Contractors

    My PVA rep. is also looking. You are right that they are very good.
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    VA SAH Contractors

    The VA indicates they are not allowed to recommend contractors. I have my DAV rep working on this also, but he does not have a list either.
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    Thanks for your help.

    Thanks for your help.
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    VA SAH Contractors

    I had a VA SAH housing grant approved a few months ago, but have had a difficult time finding contractors who are qualified and will work with the VA. I live in Cypress, Texas and would appreciate any positive information any of you may have.
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    I feel really dumb, but cannot figure out how to post a new message on the forum. Can you help?

    I feel really dumb, but cannot figure out how to post a new message on the forum. Can you help?
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    I had a VA SAH housing grant approved a few months ago, but have had a difficult time finding...

    I had a VA SAH housing grant approved a few months ago, but have had a difficult time finding contractors who are qualified and will work with the VA. I live in Cypress, Texas and would appreciate any positive information any of you may have.
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    What is going on?! ALS?....

    Thanks Mike! Still feeling my way around. -Dick
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    Hello Minions, My first problem was in December of 2013. I was hospitalized with pneumonia and...

    Hello Minions, My first problem was in December of 2013. I was hospitalized with pneumonia and had severe tremors after my release. The initial weakness started then also, but was initially attributed to getting older as I was 66 at the time. The twitching actually started after I noticed...
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    What is going on?! ALS?....

    It has been termed Bulbar by 2 neurologists. My speech now, is very difficult to understand, and I run out of air quickly when I do try to speak. I have no paralyzed limbs yet, but have been advised to have my home modified, and have been cleared by the V.A. for both home and vehicle adaptation...
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    What is going on?! ALS?....

    I am brand new and am far from an authority on ALS, but many of your symptoms are similar to mine. I was diagnosed in April of this year at Baylor, and confirmed the diagnosis with a VA neurologist that same month. I have had pretty severe muscle atrophy primarily in my upper body and arms, have...
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