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'You Think You've Got It Rough?!': My Story. (Part Two) (Rated PG-13)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, July 29, 2011

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~Rated PG-13 For Profane Language~

A former Marine continues to do battle on the homefront in regards to trying to get his VA disability pay and he feels nothing but mounting frustration.

Image of bronze eagle statue (c) 2010, by Karla Dorman.

If you think my life has gotten any better since I last wrote, you are sadly mistaken.

Still dealing with the damned idjits at the Dallas VA, who only end up sending me to see yet another doctor who has no fucking clue about what's happened to me or what my medical history has been like (especially since losing my legs in a bomb blast after ten loyal years in the USMC).

Half of the doctors I see are foreigners; quite a few of them don't speak English (or at least the English I grew up speaking anyways).  I'm ready to tell them to get the fuck outta my face and to go back where they came from! I want an AMERICAN doctor, one that speaks English and/or was born HERE!!

The crapheads are still saying that the pain I experience is "all in my head".  O, REALLY??  Let them live as I do!  Let them live without their goddamned legs and see where that gets them!  My stumps HURT, especially when I accidentally whap them on the edge of the bed or the metal parts of my wheelchair (OW!) or when a piece of bone decides to pop out and then I end up back in hospital with a nasty infection that only IV antibiotics can take care of!  My brain still thinks my legs are attached when they are no longer there!!  No amount of pain meds will even touch the pain!  NONE!

I have tried to get the VA docs to give me something than Demoral, Tylenol, or Motrin, but no dice.  They just say I'm sniffin' after drugs and/or that I'm a druggie (that after seeing the track maks on both arms from repeated IV sticks or blood draws).  No, they won't bother to even listen to my wishes.

I might as well be speaking Inuit to a bunch of Greeks!  

I just wish someone could live as I do.  Let them have other people do my bidding because I no longer can't.  I can sit up in bed or in my chair, but after a few hours of this, my blood pressure decides to plummet and then I get dizzier than shit, and I have to lie down for the rest of the day.  Seems I am usually in bed trying to keep from throwing up or having the room spins yet again (which only adds to the carnival ride effect; not a pleasant experience AT all)!

On Monday I am gonna do more calling on the phone.  That is another thing I'm dealing with.  Trying to find a goddamn human I can interact with instead of some insane, stupid recording!!  I get nothing but the runaround; I am sick of having to keep punching in codes or numbers!  Whatever happened to good ole manners or courtesy??  I think it flew out the window when technology took over!

If you ask me, technology can kiss my ass.  It's nothing but a big waste of my time!!

THEN I come to find out that I might NOT get my VA check this coming month becuase the goddamn politicians can't make up their minds on things.  If that is the case, then how in the fuck am I gonna pay my rent or  get food in order to feed myself, let alone, get my pills?  Do they want me to end up with a heart attack or put me into the grave??  I honestly think that is their sick agenda! I can't stand ANY of them (Republic OR Democrat), and the "president" (if I can call him that; he ain't MY "president"!) is the WORST of the WORST!  He makes me want to vomit!

Well, I'm gonna lie down again.  Blood pressure decided to take a nosedive; I'm getting sick to my stomach and the room is starting its spinning dance again.  I'd better shut this off and lie down; I suddenly don't feel good ...

~To be continued.~  


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Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 8/6/2011
I think that as bad as the pain is or may be, the absolute frustration of "not being able to do anything about it" is just as bad if not worse because this ten year vet should not have to drive himself insane because "there's nothing he can do about it." As always, Karen, my friend... Today I might say my very warm friend, as always, a great , truly believable story.
Your friend in Southern California, Mark
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 7/30/2011
KAREN - HEART-RENDING STORY!

SAD TRUTH IS ... NO ONE CARES!

NOT THE VA - NOR: CONGRESS - THE PRES - THE GOVERNORS - THE MAYORS - THE COUNCILMEN - THE DEMS - THE REPS - THE LIBERALS - THE CONS - THE CONTROLLED MEDIA - NO ONE IN POWER CARES! NOT EVEN GOD!

THIS HAS BEEN THE PLIGHT OF MILLIONS OF VETERANS FOR DECADES NOW!

LETTERS OR STORIES LIKE THIS SHOULD BE SENT OUT TO EVERY YOUNG AMERICAN WARRIOR, ON DUTY EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, SOME OF THEM WILL 'GET THE PICTURE' AND REALIZE ...
"THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GO I" ...

MAYBE SOME WILL REALIZE THAT THEY ARE NO MORE THAN 'CANNON FODDER' TO THE GOD-DAMNED SUPPOSED 'LEADERS'!

GO SHED YOUR 'BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS' SO THAT WARMONGERS AND GREEDY CORPORATIONS CAN IMPROVE THEIR 'PROFIT MARGINS'!

OIL - DOPE - MINERALS - PLANTS - CROPS - 'NATURAL RESOURCES' TO BE STOLEN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES! THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, ALFIE!

SOMETIMES, I WISH THAT ALL THE 'VOLUNTEERS' WOULS SIMPLY UP AND QUIT -
AND RETURN HOME, EN MASSE!

THEN, WHO WOULD 'STEP UP' AND BE THEIR NEW 'PAWNS'?

OUR COUNTRY IS GOING TO HELL IN A HAND-BASKET ... AND NO ONE CARES!

MY ONLY POSITIVE SUGGESTION IS FOR THIS MARINE, AND ALL OTHERS LIKE HIM IS TO SEEK OUT 'NON-PROFIT' AGENCIES, OR TO SHOW UP AT HOSPITAL ER ROOMS ALL OVER THE NATION, ALL AT ONCE! BLOCK THE DAMNED DOORS SO THAT SO-CALLED 'NORMAL' CITIZENS CAN'T EVEN GET IN !!!

SORRY, THIS PISSES ME OFF! TOM.

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 7/29/2011
Well done Karen but at this rate he's going to give himself a stroke
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/29/2011
Much anger, sadness and frustration in these lines, Karen. Our Veterans, our Wounded Warriors, should lack for NOTHING! Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/29/2011
Quite the update, Karen. Well done.

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