If you write to a member of Congress, be sure to use e-mail. Written letters still have to be screened for anthrax and can take a couple weeks to be delivered. They really prefer email.
If you call, ask for the person that deals with VA matters. Then that person will probably tell you to email them, too, so they have it all in writing.
They really can help...
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion).
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~