V.A. hospitals, veterans, and the V.A. Health Care Goals.

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA.

You may have experienced situations that happened, over and over, and over. There may have been times when these situations were very important to you, but for one reason or another, the situation wasn’t important enough for you to take any kind of action.

Many of us don’t seem to take action on very important situations until they become personal to us, or hitting home as some would say.

Well, that’s pretty much the exact situation I’ve been in for several years now when it comes to the health care and treatment of veterans from the many Veteran Administration Hospitals (1255) that exist. Also the treatment and assistance of veterans when filing VA claims.

Join me in my land of make believe. My major goal is to let you hear personal experiences straight from the horses’ mouth (Me).

As this journey of revelations get on a roll, I’d like to also share with you the personal stories of veterans around the world.


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I have said on many ocassions to other people “That I Believe the V.A. is Just Waiting on Us to Die, Next.” And no, that’s not an exaggeration. I believe some of these people are wishing for us older veterans to claim our permanent and last form of existance, Skeletor.

Can I get somebody else besides myself to let these people know that some of us will still be here when some of them have passed away and claimed their permanent and last form of existance. I just don’t want the remainder of my days to be filled with misery as they are now.


I will be using the anatomy of the human body to share my personnal V.A. health care experiences. I think I’d be willing to share with you awful and terrible experiences that won’t be visible from the anatomy of the human body no matter how hard you look.

When it comes to the mind and soul of us as individuals, no body can tell your stories like you can. The stories of how DEPRESSION & ANXIETY can affect your mind and body when we don’t receive the proper care promised by our Health Care Professionals.


But, who cares?

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Lie #1 from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website.

Rights and Responsibilities of VA Patients and Residents of Community Living Centers

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is pleased you have selected us to provide your health care. We will provide you with personalized, patient-driven, compassionate, state-of-the-art care. Our goal is to make your experience as positive and pleasant as we can. As part of our service to you, to other Veterans and to the Nation, we are committed to improving health care quality.

I have been a member of the Overton Brooks V.A. Hospital Shreveport for almost 23 years and have never felt as though my received care was: personalized, patient-driven, nor compassionate. I have voiced some of the issue that plague me mentally and physically over and over again for the issues to fall on deaf ears. I have never been a part of the planning process for my health care from the V.A.

Lie #2 reads that their goal is make my experience as positive and pleasant as they can. What a crock of sh_ t? I have gone to the Shreveport V.A. Hospital Ememgency Room to many times to keep count in the last 5-10 years for the exact same thing. Chronic Pain! Each time the emergency room staff did what they could. They gave me a shots for pain each time.

There was a time several years ago when the shots almost gave me total relief from my pain. But now the shots only have a minimal effect of relieving my pain.

I have had a few medical procedures done outside of the V.A. system which served their purposes for the recommended time frame. It’s great to be able to receive care in our local communities from other health care facilities, but there are problems here as well. To be discussed in a future blog.

I was referred to the Pain Management Clinic by my neurosurgeon and was only offered one method of treatment. Opioid injections in which I strongly disagreed with. I went several rounds with this clinic, only to be totally ignored with my pain getting much worse over the years.

This is only the beginning my horor story.