Cait, on Mar 4 2007, 11:41 PM, said:
This is how we treat the men and women who put their lives on the line to secure our freedom.?
I've been labeled a troublemaker at my current VAMC, but actually had a "patient warning" placed in my file at my previous one, all because I refused to stop requesting a different resident in one of the clinics because the one I was stuck with would stand out in the hall discussing my health issues and not let me into his exam room because his religious feelings were outraged by having to treat a woman veteran. The bogus warning was finally lifted after several abusive encounters with VA police, including a cop shoving aside a nurse and attempting to enter while I was dressing and several cops getting in my face and yelling to provoke anxiety attacks to justify further abuse.
There may have been a patient warning in my file at my current VAMC after my near death experience 6 years ago, because there was a VA cop waiting outside every appointment, and once when I was in the patient rep's office (the one who literally saved my life and found a doctor to examine me after the ER nurses turned me away while I was bleeding to death) he had to shout at the VA cop who forced his way into his office while I was crying. After a couple months, the cops figured out that I was no threat and went back to leaving me alone (most are now quite friendly), but having armed VA police in your face threatening you as a violater of federal law when you are helpless and unable to get out of bed without help is no fun, I can tell you.
That near death experience and all the bad treatment following is why I receive fee-based gyn care, and why so many VAMC staffers and someone from my congresswoman's staff will be trying to get the denial for fee-based radiation therapy overturned today. I better fasten my seatbelt, cuz it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
Edited by Nonny, 06 March 2007 - 06:57 AM.
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