just starting the fight
I returned from Kenya in Dec 2003. I'm in Los Angeles now and
getting really frustrated with OWCP. For having a great experience, I
came home in rough shape. I have active TB but it's in my lymph
nodes, not my lungs. PC can't seem to get it through their heads that
just because my chest x-ray is clear doesn't mean I'm healthy. I also
have permanent liver damage from the original bout of anti-TB drugs.
The response I got was basically "sucks to be you." It took 3 weeks
to get a call back from OMS and that was only after I left a message
saying I was going to infect all of greater LA with TB if they didn't
do something. Right now I'm stuck and so am dealing with free clinics
and a county hospital for medicine and surgery. Will this hurt my
chances of getting my claim approved? I've gotten a lot of stuff for
free, cuz, well, I'm broke.
I also have neck/back injury from auto accident. I start messing with
that next week. There's not much documented in PC files other than
the occurance of the accident. They gave me a once over when I
finally went in and then would only really talk about mental health
aspects of the accident. I got the "brufen and icy hot" treatment and
sought physical therapy on my own.