Originally Posted by bones
I definitely had it while I was in the military, but it was not intrusive enough for me to have done anything about it. My mother was always a bit of a hypochondriac so I struggle not to fall into the same trap and sometimes err in the other direction. The military has one symptom documented, but it was within months before I got out and I never went back to have it checked on again (a huge mistake on my part). Plus my doctor tells me it's very hard to diagnose. You have to get a biopsy at exactly the right time or it doesn't show up in tests. Some people that have it never test positive for it. Long story short - every doctor I've seen since being hospitalized (3 or 4) has been 99% sure I have it because all of the treatments for it have worked at keeping it in remission but they don't have a clear positive so the military won't do anything about it.
My dad went through the same thing until he got both of our reps from the senate in our state to look at it. Finally they gave him some help (but not what he deserved.)
Talk to the reps from your area maybe one can help, specially if they have elections coming up.