What are your most troubling symptoms?
I haven't had surgery. The VA docs do not agree on a diagnosis so I am stuck at step 1 again.
Completely understand your frustrations and many days I feel the same. I still work, but find myself calling in a bit more as symptoms worsen. So far I've been living with these symptoms for over 20 years.
Depending on where you live there should be a doctor near you, but in mean time start back with GP for separate symptoms if you can afford co-pays.