- Posted November 28, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Frankenstein's Laboratory And All His Little Underlings:
Because CAVHS is a research facility only, in short CAVHS is nothing more than a Victor Von Frankenstein's Laboratory and a training ground for a bunch of Igor's. I'm 50 miles west of them and I won't even ride the van to seek treatment with them. A doctor in the ER here in Morrilton called on my behalf recently to set up an appointment me, he was around my age, black and well remembers the times of the 1960's, the 1970's and the time of draft. When he came into inform me, he stated, "R everybody in the VA knows you" and my reply "I can guarantee you they didn't have anything good to say about me".
I knew then and there it would be nothing more than a cold wasted effort. And had it not been for the intercession of higher authority in the medical field he would most likely have never made it to medical school. My sleeping cycles in Morrilton are out the window and which (CAVHS couldn't care less about treating), as is any real type of medical care, I sleep whenever I get to go to sleep. I'm not one bit surprised a VA doctor at CAVHS got chewed out for taking the time to talk with and with and examine a veteran, I suppose someone in CAVHS thought they would use me as a free freaking lab rat to dump whatever poisons they cared to dump in me and pull whatever amount of blood they thought they were entitled to, and they found out it wasn't gonna happen
There was attorney and he was not in the state of Arkansas decided in the recent past to represent me. I stated up front with the legal firm I wasn't going through any more C&P exams with the VA they're nothing more than delaying tactics perpetrated by the VA to keep their records updated about veterans and the veteran always comes out the looser. I was further under the impression all correspondence with the VA would be handled by the attorney, the attorney assured me they could and would handle the case with existing records. I wonder what bag of VA records crap the VA Regional Office in North Little Rock saw fit to throw together and send on to that law firm and exactly what kind deal the VA Regional cut with the attorney.
It's sure as hell is not the first time it's happened with an attorney representing me and the VA because lest anyone think the VA will not use every loophole and trick in book and some that aren't even in the book against any veteran they don't want represented, then think about it 10,000 times and then ponder it 100,000 times more. The VA Regional Office then sends me a large pack of letters and forms stating they needed more information about the conditions I was claiming as if the VA doesn't already have decades of medical records on me already. This attorney then comes back to me with some high pressure tactic demanding I keep any C&P exams the VA cares to throw my way or him and his firm wasn't going to represent me and at that point I advised him in precise full military gutter language precisely what he could do with his representation.
CAVHS doctors might take it gracefully in the public, but you should see the open festering sores they become when in private and some of the flags they place in the medical records of veterans. As for North Little Rock its nothing more than a big bag of horror stories and forget the line "best medial care in Arkansas, its a lie from the word go and doesn't exist" you want reasonably good VA medical care take it to some other state. Get this I couldn't even get Nicotine patches without lab work, since when does nicotine patches require blood work. CAVHS's excuse (and it is a red tape blanket excuse only) medications change the blood gas's well to hell with them, VA doesn't compensate me and has slammed every door in face long ago, so the way I figure it is, their not entitled to even one teeny, tiny little drop of blood from me.
Apparently there are enough veterans in Arkansas for CAVHS to pull whatever kind of experiments on them that CAVHS cares to and doesn't have to worry about any shortage of veterans in the present or near future. Kill a few or more of them off big deal there's always tons more coming through especially now with the new crop of returning Iraqi veterans.
I for one don't envy them not even in the remotest, a great deal of them will meet with the same type of horror treatment and cold shoulders, lies, delays, denials and rejections returning veterans met in the time of Vietnam and through the years following and even to the present. Most Vietnam veterans since Vietnam have been relegated to 4th class citizens through the VA anyway, and have always been branded liars and freeloaders. Saw this little cartoon from one of the veterans email groups I belong to, had this veteran standing on a crutch on the sidewalk holding a sign that read Homeless Vet and this passing motorist with the decal on the bumper that stated support our troops. The caption from the motorist read, "Get a life you worthless bum" and that one cartoon is a mirror image of cold hold reality for a great deal of veterans both old and new.
CAVHS killed my second oldest brother and then took away what little quality of life my younger brother had before he passed away. Doctors in New Orleans are never chewed out for treating veterans or taking the time to talk to them and ask questions. That's just one of the difference's between reasonably good VA doctors and Frankenstein's underlings.
Consider this as well, there are a large number of Doctors of Mid East descent in CAVHS, and consider the kind of diplomatic immunity those doctors are bringing with them and what type of incentives those mid east doctors are being given to practice at CAVHS and precisely what level of medical qualifications and experience they really do hold.
And I forgot to mention CAVHS apparently has the power and enough diplomatic immunity to prevent people in Washington or anywhere else for that matter from poking around in depth in their affairs and records. And apparently has enough power behind them to suppress and cover up any type of wrong doing on the part of VA officials. Lest anyone feel the VA Regional Office and The Department of Veterans Affairs wouldn't had they the power do so, suppress the 1st amendment rights of veterans or any writer for that matter from posting anti VA message's or articles about the VA or VA health care, then you are sadly mistaken and your head is in the sand, they would do so in a cold New York minute.
As I have stated I'm not fond of heavy proof reading and corrections so please read past any typos and or writing mistakes. I've spent about 4 hours putting only a small portion of some of my feelings and thoughts about CAVHS the VA Regional Office in North Little Rock and The Department of Veterans Affairs in general down in writing. A bit long perhaps this time around but when thoughts and feelings flow freely its difficult to stop writing them down.