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    bbail posted:
    I had pueumonia 3 times in 3 months when I first entered the Army. It was the first time I had had pneumonia and it was RLL pneumonia. Since then I have had pneumonia 17 times. All RLL pneumonia...every single time. I am now 64 and the pneumonia is harder on me every time I have it. I have COPD and sleep with with opxygen. Can I get a pulmonary Dr to back me up and write an opinion that my current lung disabilities were because of the military.

    Thanks ahead of time.

    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    You will have to talk to your doctor about this issue. Explain your history and see what they have to say. Have you had a pneumonia shot?
    bbail replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Yes, thanks. The pneumonia shots haven't prevented the pneumonia. It's getting harder on me as I get older. My last episode (last year) lasted 5 months.
    On my next appointment I will speak to my Dr.
    Thank you for responding.


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