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  • dearlee has replied to a post on the message board

    HarleyGrandma, I wrote about my husband back in Jan., 2019; you might want to go back and read it. I hope you can win at the hearing. Although my husband's cancer was at the back of his tongue, we were also told that it was not on the "list," and I was probably wasting my time. However, Lee's doctors at the VA hospital were able to find ONE case that had been accepted and approved. They were able to state that case ...

    May 18 at 4:40 PM view post
    • dearlee has replied to a post on the message board

      I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my husband 2 years ago after 34 years of marriage to cancer. I also miss him so much that I can't stand it. I hope you can feel peace on Monday, knowing he is in a better place. I also lost my oldest son 5 months later to a heroin overdose. It has been such a struggle, and I cry every night. I have so many pictures of them all over the house, but I can't put any away. As long as I...

      January 31, 2019 view post
      • dearlee has replied to a post on the message board

        In March, 2017, I lost my dear sweet husband to oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma at the back of his tongue. Three months before his death I filed a claim with the VA, never expecting the claim to go through, because I knew his cancer was not on the list.To my surprise, shortly after Lee's death I received notification that the claim was accepted and that I would be getting Widow's Pension.  I believe that ...

        January 25, 2019 view post
        • dearlee has created a new message board discussion

          My dear, sweet husband died 10 months ago from squamus cell carcenoma at the base of the tongue caused by Agent Orange exposure. It was a very painful year for my husband, and I was his caregiver. He had to be tube-fed, and he was only able to take his many medications through his tube.  I had so much trouble crushing his pills. It was so time-consuming.  I went on-line to see if there were better crushers ...

          January 26, 2018 view discussion
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