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The VA strikes again

So, for those of you in the cheap seats, the VA likes to do this thing where they periodically fuck with you. In my case, they first blew off my panic attacks---for years, by which time they had turned into agoraphobia. If I can't get to the VA, I can't get treatment, and that's when things get really ugly, because they do things like threaten to cut off my medication. So medically professional!

Well, they're doing it again. My transportation is being cut off. I refuse to take cabs or otherwise be jerked around. These are supposed medical professionals who blithely expect patients to, what, exactly? Give one's self exposure training?

Or they'll threaten to cut off my medication. You know, the stuff for the agoraphobia and panic attacks. And then they demand without it I somehow magically get to the hospital.

Words cannot describe how much I hate these fuckers.

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glinda_w
Jan. 15th, 2016 10:57 pm (UTC)
Bloody hell. Fuckers.

EDIT: Ignore if this feels 'hlepy', 'k? I just... I feel so useless here.


Is there anything like ACCESS in St. Paul?

(I mean, I *know* the VA is supposed to be providing transportation for you, but... it could be a workaround?)

http://www.kitsaptransit.com/access-and-vanlink/access

oh. *attempts to turn on internal "find-it" talent*

overview

eligibility and how to apply


Since you're getting disability income, you should automatically qualify, but it'll still require a doctor's signature, apparently.

What I did was print out and fill out most of the form, my doc looked at it, signed it, and it was mailed in from her office.


Edited at 2016-01-15 10:58 pm (UTC)
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honoria
Jan. 16th, 2016 12:07 pm (UTC)
ugh. assholes.
editrx
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:10 am (UTC)
I wish so much we could fix your medical insurance so you could have real people seeing you. :(
rozasharn
Jan. 18th, 2016 08:53 pm (UTC)
Grrrrr. Sympathies.
instigatrix
Jan. 27th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
OMFG! Just in case someone should slip up and mistake them for actual helpful professionals--! I'm SO sorry you're being put through this!
instigatrix
Jan. 29th, 2016 09:32 am (UTC)
OMFG! Just in case someone should slip up and mistake them for actual helpful professionals--! I'm SO sorry you're being put through this!
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