I've never been a veteran since my draft number from the lottery was 144, the last year they had the draft when the Vietnam War was winding down in 1974. So I can't tell you about the benefits from the VA. But I cover my wife through my job during an open enrollment period each November. You should get yourself covered by your wife at her job whenever her benefits enrollment comes around this year just for the security. At my job it's not a whole lot more money than covering myself. Nobody has ever asked us about her medical history so I don't think they would of you. With the worst case scenario they might not cover your pre-existing conditions for the first year. But that would give you a 12 month window to look into the VA and see what they have to offer.......
my age=52 when all this happened,
PSA went from 1.9 to 2.85 in one year, urologist ordered biopsy,
First biopsy on 03/08, "suspicious for cancer but not diagnostic"
Second biopsy on 08/14/08, 2/12 cores positive for Prostate Cancer on R side, 1 core=5% Ca, other core = 25% Ca, Gleason Score= 3+3=6 both cores,
Clinical Stage T1C
Bilateral nerve sparing Robotic Surgery on 09/11/08, pathological stage T2A at surgery,
No signs of spread, organ contained,
First post-op PSA=.01 on 10/15/08,
Second post-op PSA <.01 on 01/15/09,
Incontinence gone in early December '08,
ED remains, using daily Viagra and 2x/wk bimix/trimix injections for penile rehab