Hi to all,
Many of us wear several hats in our lives in the world. In addition to my being a member here I try to help local vet's deal with the VA Benefits Administration or VBA. I am not really a Service Officer but rather a "schmuck" trying to help other vet's deal with a service system that can drive some of them nuts.
The subjects of erections and VA treatment policy comes up on message boards often. What do they cover?...... Who qualifies?...... It has come up here and at http://www.franktalk.org/ and at http://prostatecancerinfolink.ning.com/
This morning I was up mucking around the VA benefits site and stumbled onto the mother load of information about the full VA treatment policy for issues of interest to us members.
Here it is and feedback is always welcome. http://www4.va.gov/hac/forbeneficiaries/champva/policymanual/champva/chapter2/1c2s36-1.htm
It is seachable and clickable or interelated to the rest of the site. Terms can be copied and pasted into search windows to take you to other information locations and if you click the blue word SHOW located on the upper left of that page , a new display similar to an Explorer display shows up.
Have any of you ever seen this before?
*Age 60 when presented to GP on 3 Aug. 2004 with elevated PSA of 13.8.
*Referred to Urologist. Biopsy and bone scan in Oct 04.
*Pathology report in Nov 04. Initial Results are T2cNoMo carcinoma of prostate gland.
*Had a RPP on 14 Feb 2005. Boy talk about
irony look at that date again.
*Dr. called 3 days after surgery. I want you both in my office tomorrow morning, we must talk now.
*"I wish to apologize because I misdiagnosed your condition. Biopsy of your organ says Staging is T3bNoMo. Please accept my apology."
*At that moment I fell in love with my Dr. and have never changed my mind.
*Followup radiation of the prostate bed started early June 05 and ran 42 sessions.
*All PSA checkups to date, 5 1/2 yrs, are undetectable.