I am new here. I have been my husband's caregiver for more then 40 years, since his return from Vietnam. He has so manyconditions, several service connected so I can't get into it all here. I'd need to write a book.
The thing is, after taking him back and forth to neurologists for 6 years, he has finally been diagnosed with PD. He was also diagnosed with Diabetes in the past few years.
I could use some tips for dealing with the VA concerning both of these diseases. His doctor suggested he file on both as "presumptive" to Agent Orange. Now we have recieved paperwork asking us to prove these diseases are related to Agent Orange exposure and being more then 40 years later, we don't have a clue how to do this.
Do there diseases take so many years to appear after exposure. Or did he have then all this time but I didn't see them until they both reached a certain stage.
He is already 200% (100% in VA speak), so we are not looking for money, just recognition. Any ideas?