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Johnny K
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   Posted 5/5/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
hey all so i went back in to talk to the army about not getting waivered along with reading the email that was sent from the MCO my feeling is that they think i still have U.C. being that the non-waiver came back as a U.C. not waiverable dieses and the comment on it was that gruelling physical activity can irratate and bring back symptoms. i'm having my surgeon write a very detailed letter on what was done and explaining that i no longer am considered to have U.C. hopefully it works meanwhile i have been looking into a local fire academy and wouldn't mind doing that. thank you for all the support hope everyone is having a great day

John
21 Male in Michigan
 
Dioganosed with UC: sept 2000
 
J-pouch Surgery: august 2008
 
Feeling wonderful and hoping I can help :)


Peety
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   Posted 5/5/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! Hopefully they will figure it out. The fire academy sounds good too!
You are so cool.
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~ 


gurgling tummy
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   Posted 5/5/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Johnny,
Did you get my post about talking to your congressman? I am going through mine to get my ID card back since my disability rating from the VA is way higher then the AF gave me. So they are going to petition the AF to give me an ID card so I can still go on base to shop or whatever. But they can make anything they want happen, so I would highly recommend going and talking with him or writing him/her a letter stating your situation and they will get back to you as to whether or not they will be able to help. Don’t give up the fight!! It is definitely worth it.
Emilie
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Diag. Aug 06 (Proctosigmoiditis), finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 12 August 08, Paxil (1 a day) for Depression & anxiety, Azathioprine (1 every morning)Morphine (three a day) for pain, Tramadol (as needed for breakthrough pain),  Fioircit (for migrains), Phenergran (for nausea), Prednisone (10 mg tabs 4 a day), Omeprazole (for gerd from the pred), Tylenol PM (to actually get some sleep every once in a while), Calcium (for osteopenia), aloe juice (2Xs a day), chinese herbs for energy. And now Pred


Johnny K
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   Posted 5/6/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you emily yes i did read it that is my second option i felt that details from the surgeon might go over better originally being he can tell them exactly my physical limitations and background ect... my friends dad who i have been working with (retired warrant officer 20 years in the army) said that it would be a good idea if they turn me down again and i still feel i'm in the right on being able to join. just because of the pull that an endorsement from someone like that will have. i don't think i will ever give up trying to get in, it's something i really wanna do and always kinda have. thanks for the support and advice

John
21 Male in Michigan
 
Dioganosed with UC: sept 2000
 
J-pouch Surgery: august 2008
 
Feeling wonderful and hoping I can help :)


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 5/6/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
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~ 

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