Friday, November 03, 2017
Hi Sparks Friends, I did mange to get an appointment at a Veteran’s Administration approved doctor. My appointment was for 10:00 am. I arrived at 9:00 am and there was absolutely no parking or any available spaces. I drove around until 10 am. If I am over 10 Minutes late the Doctor and the Veteran’s Administration automatically cancel my appointment. If this happens I am considered not wanting medical care. This automatically can without any human input stop the VA from any responsibility to medically assist me a 100% service connected disabled in the future. I did cancel at 10 am my Veteran’s Administration medical appointment. Sometime in 2018, my next available appointment maybe actually had. The temporary hold the VA San Antonio TX clerk had to use was 12/31/2017. Not an actual doctor appointment, merely a chart check but prevents me being kicked out of the VA system. What I hate is not being able to park within 5 miles of my VA designated Care - will many leg surgeries and handicaps - normal! Veteran Administration and bureaucracy said no matter what call a taxi or Uber driver if there is no place to park to receive medical care. Yet, no money to pay this extra time and cost for the average veteran! Sorry, I am feeling very frustrated and maybe venting.