How I Became a Disabled Veteran….edited

I was asked, If I sustained no injuries as an adult, how could I possibly be a disabled veteran… well let me tell you a story of how health care really works in the military and as far as I know, still does today….

When I entered basic training in 1977, I had just had a child and was perfectly healthy, or so we thought…

Basic happened 2 months after my son was born and that was the beginning of my journey of discovery… because I was never told that less than 10 years before, I sustained a severe brain injury… So blindly I went into service thinking I was serving my country, when in fact… I was on the road to learning about health care in the military…

Once assigned to the Dental Clinic at Vance AFB… I was put to work immediately, working on patients… I did all aspects of the field, except make dentures or crowns…

A year after being there, all of a sudden we start getting sick… One airman was diagnosed with Hep C and I was also exposed…. our surgical gloves were defective…

When the end of my 5 1/2 years of active duty came to an end… The Air Force doctors had removed all my female organs… I was only 24 the 1st surgery and 25 when they took the rest… biopsy said that their was nothing wrong with my organs… zero, nada… nothing…

Military doctors are only as good as the training they get… Vietnam had just ended and getting doctors in the military meant every 4 years, you got fresh residents and the doctors who had experience left service and went into private practice… so our caliber or quality, wasn’t always there and most of all….

As a patient, I was never listened to or heard….

Because the Air Force put my body through the change of life and the damage they did to my body from the surgeries caused other complications to the already full-blown neuropathy that they didn’t diagnose…. in fact, it would be 40 years later, in Feb of this year, I did get a correct diagnosis…

Not only did the Military get it wrong and we are talking, Air Force, Navy and Army… all the doctors they sent me too… ALL got it wrong and the damage done, could not be undone….

Because of their negligence when I got discharged and the coverup of the rape and attempted murder of my children at Vance AFB…which helped to prove the military was trying to keep that scandal quiet, I was expendable…that is another story, but it does play a part in this….

That is why I am rated 90% disabled and 10% unemployable, because I am lucky I can stay focused long enough to work on this blog and book….

All because the doctors in the military ignored me and did what they thought was right for my body…

Keep in mind, I went through testing and meds all this time while active duty and not once did anyone send me to see a neurologist… If they had…

I would have had my answers decades ago, instead of fighting a corrupt VA organization and government…

My records from my time as a dependent daughter when dad was active duty are the records the government will not give me… Nor will they release the psych records on my dad or the records pertaining to the incident at Webb AFB, when I nearly died.

Our government is and has always done this to its military personnel and their dependents… but with the internet, more stories like mine will come to light…

I am fortunate… I have a full copy of my medical records from 1971 to present…. So I can back up my story with proof, provided to me by the federal government…

Now you get why I am a disabled veteran… they compounded a problem they ignored and my parents never told me the truth, and most of all…. dad was still active duty when I entered the Air Force…

The scandal, if it came out, a first sgt., nearly kills his daughter and is still serving… yep, always about image with christians and money, he was close to retirement…. Typical cover up…

Sounds a lot like what is happening in DC right now…

Truth Matters… maybe not to everyone that calls themselves christian or republican or democrat…

But to this American patriot…. 

TRUTH MATTERS…..

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I Remember… Margie…

Sgt. USAF DAV