Friday, December 5, 2014

#DearVA I'm Sorry...

I'm sorry for not writing to you yesterday but I was busy twisting my mind with the holidays so near. I also had a birthday yesterday you see and I must say it was a nice one for once in 10 years. With the holidays approaching things often go wrong, the stress levels rise, PTSD kicks into high gears because around this time a year, 11 years ago he lost so many who were near and dear. It's so hard to see, standing by with my hands tied behind my back and there is nothing I can do to take the pain away.
Its not just that but so much more.
Another problem comes, when you #DearVA , schedule appointments but don't follow through because your central appointment line double scheduled the doctors. What's up with that I ask you today. I was so proud of him for saying he wants to get better, asked me to please help him along so I made these appointments but when we go, the doctors inform us that something went wrong. That he can't be seen today but in 2 weeks maybe, there will be an appointment slot open that he can be seen. I am starting to think, its another trick , that you schedule appointment oh so quick - by double scheduling , you cover your back. The question remains thou who are you helping - not the Veteran, no only your books so you look better. HEY listen up, its not about your books or your records its about the VETERANS don't you get it? So I have checked online - the side you gave us to check for the appointment 2 weeks out but its not there! Does that mean that, we take time off of work, loose the pay just to be told again that there was an issue in scheduling? Not only do you take disability away but with the mess you create we loose our pay. We have bills to pay, kids to feed, Christmas is near....If we took your paycheck and ran off with it, you would scream and would be upset. But how can you stand there and think it is fair that you do the same to us with the mess you create? I can only hope that the ‪#‎NewVa‬ will be better. VA , I am just so done with you... but if you thought that you just got rid of me - guess what you thought wrong because you messed with the wrong person and I will come after you 10 times stronger, fires are blazing I promise you!

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Dear ‪#‎VA‬,
Is it possible to make an outreach effort on the subject of PTSD? Could this be an initiative that is pursued under the ‪#‎NewVA‬?
Once again, I was subjected to ignorance and misunderstanding by people who have no grasp of the impact that this can have.
It's frustrating. It's disheartening and it's patently false that if there is motivation people will "get over" what brought on their PTSD.
What could we do together VA to help people understand this more?

KB

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