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Comment by Dave Gettman on December 16, 2016 at 11:57am

Clear and a balmy 28 here this morning. Up north in Bellingham it is 6 degrees with the wind chill factored in. Could be worse...I could be in Michigan or Wisconsin.

Got a letter from my doctor yesterday. She said my blood work all came back normal and my EKG readings haven't changed since the last check.

I DIDN'T HAVE AN EKG! I walked out and didn't have it taken!!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on December 16, 2016 at 10:44am

Morning troops, a cool 52 deg and rainy this AM and I'm off to the Riverside National Cemetery in about an hour ! Y'all have a great day, stay warm & dry if'n ya'll can !

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on December 16, 2016 at 7:23am

Tis a balmy 11 degrees F. in Michigan  supposed to warm up though  all the way to 13

Comment by Joe Sellner on December 15, 2016 at 8:33pm
If anything happens to you! I am going to raise some hell with the VA. And I mean business!
Comment by Joe Sellner on December 15, 2016 at 8:25pm
Rest assured you are most likely not the only one he is treating like that! Classic hate my job so everyone will suffer. Misery enjoys company! A couple days in the Cav and we would have his ass squared away. Do not take it! Raise some hell. Forward your experience to the VA. My care team has been great, but, now my Doctor is changing. Just got a letter. Hope to god I do not have to start over with everything.

Comment by MARK PILLOW on December 15, 2016 at 4:46pm

Dear Dave and Wayne - I have had occasion to interface with numerous smart assholes like the one you describe who needed to be reminded that my wife was a patient and not a data set. Surprisingly - a quick reminder that you have a bark too often leads to a good relationship. Call 'em on it. It works.As 1st SGT Hembree once told me - Sir, sometimes you have to know when to look a man in the eye and say (Screw) You.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 15, 2016 at 3:50pm

Top of the day to all.  A little on the cool side today, sure hate the thought of the cold front we are due to hit us Saturday. like a roller coaster ride from one extreme to another, we are in for a real cold down here in Texas. not our kind of weather.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 15, 2016 at 3:44pm

DAVE, do like THOMAS suggest, tell the Patient advocate about this character, it only takes once, I had a problem once a while ago and never had a problem again.  They are hired in like everyone else, does not look good in their files.

Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on December 15, 2016 at 2:32pm

Dave go see a Patient advocate..... and el him/her of your treatment by him.

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 15, 2016 at 2:02pm

Oh, hell no, Harry! Got's to have my 'toons 'n tunes. Only thing that keeps me "stable", he-he-he-he.....


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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