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So I'm five months away from my medical hearing, I have a attorney that says my case is solid, I've had a lot of resistance from the Veterans Administration who has already rated me at 100% but they won't complete the necessary documents for Social Security Disability claim. But I'm not deterred I have been fighting for many years to get what is mine to have, I will not be defeated.
1. Peripheral Neuropathy
2. fibromyalgia
3. Lupus
5. Two bulging disc in my back
6. Hiatal Hernia
8. Vasal Vagal response (I blackout when I cough or sneeze, laugh to hard or
when vomiting, it was so bad they wont let me drive.
9. Tinnitus
10. Major Depressive disorder.

I just wanted anyone reading the hyperbole I will write here comes from someone that is similar too almost anyone else here. Certainly there are going to be many out there that are much worse off than me, I'm very sorry for anyone who suffers through chronic illness, and I respect the different opinions that will arise, and even if you don't believe in a higher power, I will pray for you. I will harness the positive energy that surrounds me daily and will it your way. Believe in your potential to survive, and to function, do not let fear or pain deliver you into isolation and despair. Find the place that you can go in you head to free your spirit, feel energized, and strong. Pain will not define me, I am more than a disabled father of three and husband for 21 years. More later and I wont go on and on about this to often, I like talking about lots of things so until next time I'm out
Insurance companys are doctors?
Posted July 1, 2013 by Dan-E in Health
Just got a letter from my insurance company, ( Aetna ) stating that they will only pay for 28 days worth of Chantix.
THEY have determined that I can quit by using ANDA bupropion SR and its cheaper for them. My Doctor and I have gone over all the medication and determined that Chantix is the best shot for me to quit smoking. I've been smoking for 40 yrs. and have COPD. is it cheaper to pay for Chantix or cancer treatments?
I do not like the Idea of my insurance company trying to tell my doctor how to treat me. There interest is in the wrong place.
Hello to y'all. I am looking for someone who's blind and disabled who I could be friends with here in Washington, particularily the Everett & Snohomish County area, since this is where we live. If someone could post back to me, that'd be great . Thank you.
Posted April 18, 2013 by roadrunner1984 in Health
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Flu reaches epidemic proportions in US.
Posted January 12, 2013 by rainey in Health
Please be careful. If you are sick please stay home so you do not give it to everyone you come in contact with. Stay in self isolation from the rest of the family to try to prevent it's spread. Especially stay away from the elderly and the disabled. One of the last things they need is the flu.

Influenza has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 percent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

That is above the epidemic threshold of 7.2 percent, CDC said. Nine of the 10 regions of the United States had "elevated" flu activity, confirming that seasonal flu has spread across the country and reached high levels several weeks before the usual time of late January or February.

In addition, two more children have died this past week from flu-associated illnesses, bringing this season’s total to 20, the CDC said.
Public health authorities were correct in their forecast of which flu strains would emerge this season and therefore what vaccine to make – one against influenza A as well as influenza B.

A strain, called H3N2, predominates this season, though the B strain has caused about 20 percent of cases.

"We have a good vaccine but not a great vaccine," Dr. Arnold Monto of the University of Michigan, a co-author of the vaccine-effectiveness study, said in an interview. "Every year we see vaccine failures."

Officials said while flu activity remains high in most states, some areas are actually seeing a decrease in activity, such as the South and Southeast, which were particularly hit hard early on in the season.

According to the agency, the proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) this past week was at 4.3 percent, which is still above the national baseline of 2.2 percent. New York City and 24 states are experiencing high ILI activity, and 16 states are reporting moderate ILI activity.
Since 47 states are reporting widespread flu activity, it is still urgent to get vaccinated if you have not yet received the flu shot. Those particularly at risk are children, senior citizens or those with an underlying health condition.
Last week, the agency said it is likely the increased flu activity will continue for a while. Based on the last 10 flu seasons, ILI remained at or above baseline for about 12 weeks – and up to 16 weeks during the 2005-2006 season. ILI remained above baseline for 19 weeks during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.
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