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From: George Mobley
Date: 09 May 2003
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
This is some bad stuff, melioidosis. I was finally diagnosed with it in September of 2000 after suffering recurring bouts of pulmonary embolisms, pneumonias, and fevers for over thirty years. Then it was found by civilian doctors doing a splenectomy on me. The VA stonewalled me for over two years while I languished in near poverty, unable to work. I was finally able to get a rating from them of 100%, but only by being a complete hemorrhoid at the regional office for the entire time until they finally, I guess, got tired of listening to me.