Dear wifeofdyingmarine, I am so sorry to hear about your husband and his illness. I and bet the fight to get his benefits are even more frustrating and heartbreaking. Who would think that a person who volunteered his life for his country, and now is dying from serving his country, is now being treating in this fashion. I am so disappointed in my government, the marines, and SOB's who attempted this coverup.
With that being said, Hi my name is Terry, and I too have been diagnose with this disease and it was such a shock to find out. I was stationed at Lejeune from 84-87 and I'm almost certain this is where my encounter with this disease started. I have been treated here in Chicago since 12/12 and it was like looking for needle through a haystack before a certain diagnosis was confirmed. I just started my claim with the VA and do realize it's going to be fight because they are already denying any link between the poisonous waters at Lejeune and my diagnosis of amyloidosis. I actually have Bone marrow cancer, amyloidosis, congestive heart failure, anemia, shortness of breath, losing eye vision rapidly, etc. I believe they caught mine's early enough to treat. I'm actually going through my chemo treatment, and if all goes well, I will have a stem cell transplant mid summer. I know it's a lot to deal with, my family is doing the best we can to cope and eventually get through this. I'm a fighter and I'm not giving up.
Feel free to contact me about anything, i actually believe the more cases the VA hears and see will help our cause.