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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.....

Comment by Dave Gettman on December 15, 2016 at 1:56pm

No Tom, they didn't. The guy that does that at American Lake is a real dick and I hate going to see him.

Last time he barked at me to get on the table and then barked at me about not being close enough to the wall. Spent about 5 seconds pasting the contacts on me; stepped over a couple feet and tore off a strip of paper about 4 inches long; stepped back and yanked all the contacts off in less than 5 seconds, handed me the strip and said "here" and walked out, leaving me standing there.

From the time he got the last contact on until he started yanking them back off again, I think my heart only beat 3 or 4 times. Been the same guy for many years and he has always treated me like I'm a major inconvenience. Years ago he hooked me up to the take home monitor, and when I brought it back at the scheduled time, he never showed up. I finally opened his office door and left the monitor on his desk with the diary I was supposed to be keeping while on the monitor. I never heard anything more and there was never any follow up treatment.

Tuesday when my doctor said I should probably have a stress test scheduled and was going to send me upstairs to this jerk to get a reading, I told her that was stress test enough because he was a jerk and I hated him. She just kind of snickered and when I left her office I just walked out the front door of the VA and went home.


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