Category: Senior News Feature

Functional Bracing Garmets for Veterans

I am 60 days in now as a test case for IntelliSkin. , a garment that was originally designed for athletes and now discovered to have a practical value for veterans with back injuries and osteoporosis.

This patented technology works as an intelligent second skin. It cues your body’s natural ability to support itself by the most efficient manner by improving posture and alignment.

As one who fell out of a helicopter in Vietnam and have been compromised with pain and immobility for 40 years, I am a bit stunned at how this garmet does not fully remedy these symptoms but does indeed afford a surprising freedom of mobility that I have not known. More importantly defined as a comfort of mobility.

I am instructed that the nerve endings on our skin send specific cues to the brain, resulting in tight muscles and resultant chronic pain. This garment seems to have a magical way of short circuiting these opposing under used muscles that may well be the source of the pain.  Not being skilled in the physiology of physical therapy, the most I can say is that it works. My mobility and freedom of lateral movement has been enhanced. That is all I know for now. I will report more in the next 60 days.

The Veterans Administration would be well served to expand the research with this product.

Victor Valley Marine Corps League Meeting

The January meeting of the Victor Valley Marine Corps League will be held Wednesday January 18th, at 6.30 pm at St. Hillary’s Episcopal Church at 11305 Hesperia Road. Our meetings are fast and efficient. Social time and dinining generally convenes by 8pm at the Desert Barn Brewery across the street. Good Marine humor follows us! For information call 760-550-8083

Transportation to Loma Linda VA free for Vets

Beginning Monday, January 9th, 2017 veterans who reside in the Victorville vicinity and who have a scheduled appointment at the Loma Linda VA will now have the opportunity for a free bus ride to Loma Linda. The program is called Veterans Express Transportation System. The pickup and drop off is on Lorene Drive behind Costco at Victor Valley Transit Authority. The bus leaves the High Desert at 7:50am and arrives at 9:15am. It departs at 3pm and arrives back in Victorville at 4:50pm. The veteran must have an appointment scheduled between 9:30am and 2pm.

For further information call 1-800-741-8387 ext. 6475

Important Updates For Veterans

Here are a couple items of import to Veterans. The VA has added several ships to its list of Agent Orange exposure. Hard to imagine that these findings are released in such a piecemeal fashion over the past 40 years. The following is a list of the vessels whose crew members may qualify for health care and compensation for conditions that are linked to the exposure of Agent Orange. There are currently 344 ships on this list.

These additional vessels are known as “brown water” Navy vessels that served on the inland waters of Vietnam.

USS Sheldrake: USS Towhee: USS Okanogan:USS Chantcleer: USS Frank Know: USS James Kyes: USS General W.A Mann.

Eligibility dates have been expanded for the crew of USS Fechteler and USS Dewey. The USS Pickaway and USS Paul Revere crew may be eligible if they went ashore.

The Blue Water Navy members, those who were at sea, are still not eligible. It is known, however, that many handled the 55 gallons drums of Dioxin. The fight goes on for them.

The next update is the conclusive finding that those who served at Camp Lejeune, N.C. between 1953 and 1987 were exposed to toxic chemicals and are entitled to service-connected claims for compensation. There are 8 conditions that necessitate a diagnosis.

Kidney cancer

Liver Cancer

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Leukemia

Multiple myeloma

Schleroderma

Parkinsons Disease

Aplastic anemia or other myelodysplastic syndromes.

This is a pretty big deal, as prior to these revelations, no conditions were considered “presumptive” or eligible for a disability claim. See your local Veteran Service Officer for more detailed filing information.

It is estimated that approximately one million service members, family and civilians were exposed to hazardous materials in the drinking water. The array of chemicals were from cleaning compounds, tanks that were leaking and noted poor disposal protocols.

I am reminded of the huge lawsuit in Tucson, Arizona against Hughes Aircraft for the dumping of TCE, trichlorethylene in the water of nearby residents. What were they thinking? Hidden impunity must be the worst brand.

How Can People Change Right In Front Of Us

I cannot understand how a person can switch so often from
goodness to badness and back to goodness again. What is my mistake?

You think a man is bad only when he expresses it outwardly, per-
haps in cruelty against you. Later, when he has quieted down you
think he has switched over to goodness. Nothing of the sort. His
badness is simply dozing for awhile. Does a sleeping tiger turn
into a lamb? Let this bit of knowledge contribute to your freedom
from the tiger.”

It appears that both combat veterans and politicians have parallel lives. The exception is that the veterans admit this phenomena.

 

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