Pennsylvania Ave , Wilmington Delaware
89 year old Vet protests lack of Vet benefits. Claims captured enemies get better medical attention.
Here is the letter he wrote to explain his situation :
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
September 27, 2010
Several years ago, a Dr. Hooker informed me after a four minute conversation that I had Alzheimer's disease and put me on a pill schedule for several years. Then two doctors called me in and told me that I never did have the disease. No apology!. Sometime later, when I was picketing in front of the hospital on Kirkwood highway, Doctor Hooker would come out of the hospital with a dog and walk by me and down to the creek running along side of the hospital grounds. One day, when she was returning from the creek, I asked her if there was anyway we could get together? The dog did not look at me and the doctor just gave me a blank stare and kept on going. After that, I have never tried to make any attemp to come to peace with the VA. At my age of 88 years, I don't think they care about what happens.
Several years ago, a doctor in the oncology department told me that I had prostate cancer. He wanted to put me on radiation but I refused.for a couple of reasons. He then put Me on a Zoladex implants which I take every three months.(Still do.) Couple years later, another doctor was examining me and he started to chuckle. I asked him why? He stated "You do not have prostate cancer." Informed the hospital and my next visit with the doctor was canceled, but the Zoladex continued, but since there had not been any side effects over the years, I did not object as I wanted to be on safe side. Now, after a shot, I get a big black and blue mark on my stomach and it lasts for many weeks. I informed the nurse but she made no comments.
I had been going to the audiology department for severe hearing loss and they gave me a cheap hearing aid that probably costs about $30.00 and they make a very raucous sound. I do not have any now as I returned the aids asking for better ones. On the suggestion of a VA doctor, I had gone to the Nemours clinic for some dental work. They automatically give you an eye test and hearing test. The hearing test shows that I have very severe hearing problem. The VA would not accept the test record as they stated that they did not do it. In other words, if I went to the best five audiologists in the world and they all state that I have severe hearing damage, then the vA still would only accept their own inept hearing test. They also told me that they can make a test to come out anyway they want it to.
I broke my ankle several years ago and the VA would not let the ambulance driver bring me to the VA. I had to go to Christiana Care and after a six week stay, my bill was well over $25,000.00. The VA would not accept me for any follow-up and I still have to use a cane and a walker. Used a wheelchair right after the operation. The doctor told me it will never heal. My good primary doctor gives me pain medicine that helps to alleviate some of the pain. The broken ankle also caused a continuing case of edema.
The optical department gives me eye tests in a lighted room. They ask me to read letters and number on a chart on the wall. At times, I tell them that I cannot see any numbers or letters butythey then tell me to guess but I refuse as how can you guess when you cannot see? At the last test, I got so disgusted, I got up and walked out.
Do to my age of 88 years and that I picket against them a lot, they do not have any intention of giving me excellent medical care.
I do have an excellent primary doctor but if she wants to keep her job, she has to do what the officials on the 7th floor of the hospital wants. Her name is Ashlesha A. Chaughule, Internal Medicine.
Couple years ago, a veteran beat up his primary doctor and two employees because he was not getting proper care. A veteran shot himself at a VA facility. Do not know the reason as they are keeping quiet.
The politicians will not help me in anyway and newspapers will not run any story about me even tho for picketing, I have been arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail several times and to court. Each time, I go to court, the judge states, "Case dismissed, go home." They still keped after me so, I went to the City of Wilmington law offices, and a Rosamarie Tasone Di Nardi heard my story and called the chief of police and informed him that I should never have been arrested and to never arrest me again.The Va had me arrested first by the Delaware State Police in front of the VA Hospital but they must have gotten the word as now the police wave at me and run their sirens for a second when they pass me by on the street corners. (Not the state police.) Firemen and ambulance drivers, etc. also give me the horn or give me the hi-fi sign. The public is also good to me.
James D. Napier