Looking for RPCV's with illnesses or injuries

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Burkina Faso: Messages, Questions or Announcements for Burkina Faso RPCVs: Looking for RPCV's with illnesses or injuries

By Nancy Tongue (cache-mtc-aa07.proxy.aol.com - on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 3:02 am: Edit Post

Do you have a chronic illness or disability related to your Peace
Corps service? Are you dealing with OWCP to obtain medical benefits
or disability payments? If so, the following group may be of
interest to you:


A group of RPCVs with OWCP claims are banding together in an attempt
to get better service from OWCP, PC Medical Office, etc. Please
feel free to join us!
Nancy Tongue
Chile 1980-82

By natewright (rgnt172-57-dhcp.colorado.edu - on Monday, June 05, 2006 - 4:28 pm: Edit Post

I returned from Burkina Faso in September of 2003. At my close of service they did not find the parasite in my stomach. I had the parasite in my stomach for 2 and a half years. No doctor could or looked hard enough to find it. I was very ill for a long time. The parasite is called Blastocystis Hominis. The good thing is PC said they will pay all my bills. Some are still pending.

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