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07-31-12, 08:39 AM #1
Good Morning Marines,
I am currently dealing with a nasty illness, my doctor believes is related to chemical exposure during my time at El Toro and Tustin during the 70's. I am fighting with the VA for compensation and disability. If any one out there is in a similar situation, please join in and we can fight this thing together. I was forced to retire due to the severity of my illness and the side effects of the meds I am on are just as bad as the illness. I see now what they mean by practicing medicine - the doctors are still guessing and keeping me medicated so I can participate in life. Sucks!!
If anyone out there has any answers, please join in!
Toxic Marine in Crosby
07-31-12, 11:25 AM #2
PM me. I have some thoughts that may help you. I deal with many patients with similar problems - pesticide exposures, chemicals, heavy metals, etc.
Dr. Tom Murray
07-31-12, 02:37 PM #3
Hello Dr. Tom Murray,
Excuse the rookie question, but was is PM stand for?
07-31-12, 04:50 PM #4
07-31-12, 05:54 PM #5
What is your illness so I can see if it is on the list for Service Connected Disability Compensation for your dates of service and duty stations ?
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08-01-12, 07:17 PM #6
Here is a link from an attorney site that contains information re: TCE water contamination at El Toro: http://www.militarycontamination.com/IrvineCA.php
Also check out the link on the site to mwsg37.
Also read this article: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/08...wanted-legacy/
Do some searching on the web. There is quite a bit out there about toxicity at El Toro. Start with googling "toxic water at MCAS El Toro" or "TCE at MCAS El Toro."
I assume you have a diagnosis?
08-01-12, 08:15 PM #7
Thanks for jumping on board and helping out. I will continue to research and work on my health issues. I was forced to retire from the PO due to the severity of my illness. I can now focus and my health and helping others in the same situation.
Thanks again, Marine for your input.
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