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#31 +Bryan R.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 20:46

i was trying to aviod copy-and-paste, for for cetain people it looks like you must.

 

1) he can talk, and use a computer and be passionate

2) he looks, act, appears 100% better then most normal working people i know

3) just seems like normal everyday guy from appearance alone.

 

And then to follow up with a disclaimer: "From the surface"

 

Do you judge things based on only what you see? i know I don't. If you don't either, then why jump to that conclusion of "HE IS" from "HE IS POSSIBLY"?

You said "From the surface, looks like he is abusing the system.".

 

I fail to see how any of your criteria actually means anything. "From the surface" is not a disclaimer since disabilities are not diagnosed "from the surface". People have all kinds of disabilities and your comments are simply heartless. An online forum isn't a place to teach common courtesy so I suggest you go out to socialize more.




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Posted 13 June 2014 - 20:51

You said "From the surface, looks like he is abusing the system.".

 

I fail to see how any of your criteria actually means anything. "From the surface" is not a disclaimer since disabilities are not diagnosed "from the surface". People have all kinds of disabilities and your comments are simply heartless. An online forum isn't a place to teach common courtesy so I suggest you go out to socialize more.

 

good thing you are not a lawyer and judge entirely on "the surface"... glad i am not as well..



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 21:30

 a compliment is not a good thing? Looks like someone likes to assume the worst of people that appear to assume the worst. your response shows a lack of positiveness to a deep issue here. :)

 

The issue i have with your comment it's because it isn't a compliment, no matter how you put it (unless making a surface physical observation from someone and then claim it that it might be committing fraud is a compliment...).

 

War veterans is a sensible subject that should be talked - that is right - but with more compassion then some subjects; most return a different man/woman and the ones that suffer with PTSD / traumas / disabilities are often uncomprehended in the civil society, making the whole thing even worse. My father, for example, he fought in Africa in the 70's (Portuguese war); many decades have passed since then and he still woke up at night, screaming in terror from what he saw in there. He used to talk about everything, but his time in war was something he rarely talked; i can't even imagine the hard times and the abominations he endured.  :no:



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 22:38

The issue i have with your comment it's because it isn't a compliment, no matter how you put it (unless making a surface physical observation from someone and then claim it that it might be committing fraud is a compliment...).

 

War veterans is a sensible subject that should be talked - that is right - but with more compassion then some subjects; most return a different man/woman and the ones that suffer with PTSD / traumas / disabilities are often uncomprehended in the civil society, making the whole thing even worse. My father, for example, he fought in Africa in the 70's (Portuguese war); many decades have passed since then and he still woke up at night, screaming in terror from what he saw in there. He used to talk about everything, but his time in war was something he rarely talked; i can't even imagine the hard times and the abominations he endured.  :no:

i agree with what you claim to be true... however, my initial "judgement" is that I would not guess the guy in the video to me disabled in anyway. Most "disabled" people would take that as a compliment. Could i be wrong? absolutely. Could I be right? absolutely. 

 

side note: I was not claiming or saying anything about YOUR dad. Only saying about what I saw in the video and ONLY what i saw in the video.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 22:58

i agree with what you claim to be true... however, my initial "judgement" is that I would not guess the guy in the video to me disabled in anyway. Most "disabled" people would take that as a compliment. Could i be wrong? absolutely. Could I be right? absolutely. 

 
Point taken. I guess i went a little overboard then, after all. 
 

side note: I was not claiming or saying anything about YOUR dad. Only saying about what I saw in the video and ONLY what i saw in the video.

 

Well i know that and i never said otherwise; the example i gave is just to show that we, as a civilized society, should take more care of the ones that we send into the hell that is war.



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 01:36

chrisj1968, my brother is only 22yrs old and going to be collecting 100%, where does he need to look in his records? He deals with the VA all the time, and is going to need a lung transplant along with a heart transplant very shortly.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:07

My medical knowledge of bowel problems is pretty good, so what your saying is you've lost 75% of your small intestine (from your description I would imagine you have a portion of your duodenum, and none of your jenjunum or ileim left) and youved lost a full 50% of your large intestine. Either you have had bowel cancer, got eviscerated in a war, or managed to kill it somehow (which is hard to believe given a knot in the small intestine can generally be fixed by a resection). Either way if your numbers are accurate then you must have a colostomy of some type period, otherwise you would have dumping syndrome with every meal and be malnourished. If you do have a colostomy and claim that makes you unemployable think again, the main problem I see on med surge outside of cholestectomies is bowel issues and 99% of those with even illeostomies (horrible gas issues frequently) hold jobs just fine. The ones that done generally refuse to take care of there bowel care usually are given a nursing diagnoses of "self care deficit" which in this case would be a type of denial. How exactly does this bowel issue keep you from working?

 

Because with the extent of the problems, with all my hospitalizations, I was almost fired because of my hospitalizations and missed work. That was the determining factor for unemployability.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:22

Because with the extent of the problems, with all my hospitalizations, I was almost fired because of my hospitalizations and missed work. That was the determining factor for unemployability.

 

You didn't really answer my question. you can loos your entire large intestine in certain circumstances and live without a stoma, however you cannot do the same with your small intestine and loosing that much of it would assuredly result in a stoma and colostomy. So do you have a stoma after loosing "15 feet" of small bowel? and if so what about your current condition keeps you from working. I am not referring to the time when you had to have your bowel surgeries, but your current condition. I am also curious from a medical standpoint hat condition caused you to loose so much of your bowels.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 19:01

You didn't really answer my question. you can loos your entire large intestine in certain circumstances and live without a stoma, however you cannot do the same with your small intestine and loosing that much of it would assuredly result in a stoma and colostomy. So do you have a stoma after loosing "15 feet" of small bowel? and if so what about your current condition keeps you from working. I am not referring to the time when you had to have your bowel surgeries, but your current condition. I am also curious from a medical standpoint hat condition caused you to loose so much of your bowels.

 

A doctor who removed a "healthy" appendix which precipitated the ischemia that caused 14 feet of my bowel to die. What is suspicious is that how much bowel was removed was not in the surgical report. What keeps me from working? I was suspended which if you are aware of of federal laws, is illegal to punish a person with a legitimate disability. They planned on forcing me out of work by trying to fire me. So to save my work record of 21.5 years with the government, I resigned so "if" I am able to work again in this life for whatever reason, I can. if you get fired from the federal government, hang it up, you'll NEVER get a job. the thought is, if uncle sam doesn't say your fit to work by firing you, then why should we trust you? does this clarify anything for you?

 

All i did was file for the unemployability and got it based upon certain criteria, I got it. I went through also a social security disability claim and the specialist said jobs with certain codes, had thousands of openings, none of which I was able to perform based upon my medical problems. you need to quit trying to base your opinion of what employable is vs what is unemployable. Not one job in the US based upon a STRICT criteria, even stricter than the VA showed I was unable to compete or keep a job. 

 

as for how much bowel I lost.. all I can say is, YOU lose 15 feet of small bowel and half of your large colon and see how it feels. I've lived in this body of hell for 20 years, suffering monthly bowel obstructions and hospitalizations that if you were my boss, I would hardly ever be at work which would affect your business. things aren't always easy to "assume" even with opinions of your own.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 19:28

You are seriously going to tell me that a doctor performing a simple "appendectomy" managed to cause ischemia that killed "14 feet" of your small intestine instead of ending up with a simple half foot to 2 foot resection? From a medical standpoint, your either the first case that has ever happened with or your lying and or exaggerating. I'm not surprised the doctor "left that out" because it could not possibly of happened. Also, you just admitted that the real problem is you have not looked for other work not that your "unemployable". As for being fired from the government and not being able to work other places that's also not true. Many individuals in my family have worked in varying capacities for government agencies and been fired and managed to get work fairly easily. You DID NOT loos "15 feet" of small intestine, especially reporting that your symptoms is bowel obstruction, because if you had next to no small bowel left you would have 24/7 diarrhea NOT obstruction. Your story does not add up medically, and sounds more and more like a "conspiracy theory" when you say the doctor did not put that he removed "14 feet" of your small intestine in the medical chart. I have read thousands of medical charts over the years and have never seen a detail that important omitted once.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 19:37

A doctor who removed a "healthy" appendix which precipitated the ischemia that caused 14 feet of my bowel to die.

 

Where is the lawsuit? Not going to sue? You are ok with this "doctor" getting away with it? You could get millions...



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 21:47

Where is the lawsuit? Not going to sue? You are ok with this "doctor" getting away with it? You could get millions...

 

I cannot file a lawsuit due to TORT laws here in the US. Not familiar with the inner workings of TORT laws but I'm not allowed to bring a lawsuit against uncle sam.. period. I already asked around. my family doesn't want to sue due to the possibility of a lengthy trial and the costs incurred. so in other words... sucks to be me.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 23:18

what he's saying literally makes no sense at all. seriously it doesn't and its a conspiracy theory. he would also have a guaranteed lawsuit if such a thing where true and ample medical proof and a guaranteed colostomy and his symptoms would include pretty much everything but bowel obstruction.

Where is the lawsuit? Not going to sue? You are ok with this "doctor" getting away with it? You could get millions...



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:02

what he's saying literally makes no sense at all. seriously it doesn't and its a conspiracy theory. he would also have a guaranteed lawsuit if such a thing where true and ample medical proof and a guaranteed colostomy and his symptoms would include pretty much everything but bowel obstruction.

 

i had this feeling of this a while ago but to his defence, he could be simply misinterpreting info given to him. Not only do the medical claims not make sense, the TORT laws and how is his is projecting the reasons of why they can't be used also don't make sense. If i was him, and everything he is saying is truth (his version of it) I would take to a lawyer who has actual legal experience with this and NOT let this slide. UNLESS ofcourse he doesn't want to persure for possible chance of, under medical examination, they discover he DOES NOT have what he is claiming and will be COUNTER SUED for insurance/disability fraud and have to pay everything back and/or prison time.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:55

 

The Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA")

Historically, under the doctrine of "sovereign immunity," you were not permitted to sue the king. Sovereign immunity has carried over to modern times in the form of a general rule that you cannot sue the government -- unless the government says you can. Fortunately, the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA") allows certain kinds of lawsuits against federal employees who are acting within the scope of their employment.
If you believe you may have a claim for negligence (careless conduct, or other wrongful or "tortious" conduct) against a federal agency or employee, you must first determine whether you can sue the federal government under the FTCA. Unless your claim is allowed by the FTCA, there is a good chance it will be barred by sovereign immunity.