PHOENIX - Vietnam era veteran Pamela Cameron was invited at the last minute to stand behind Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake at Friday's news conference regarding the controversy surround the Phoenix VA Medical Center.
But she really showed up to express her frustrations with the hospital. She claims they prescribed the wrong medication for her PTSD, leading to a stroke in 2009. She also claims she found out about her lung cancer a year ago through medical records at an outside hospital instead of the Phoenix VA.
"I can’t go back to the (Phoenix VA)," said Cameron. “I can't even go into the parking lot without getting violently sick…because I'm terrified of what they've done.”
She calls Sen. McCain her strongest advocate, but she still asked him the hard questions after the news conference about what he can do to fix the issues she has seen over the years at the hospital.
McCain responded to her concerns by saying “we will continue to work and do what we can. We are pleased with what we've been able to do so far."
But after hearing what the Arizona senator had to say, she still wasn’t convinced that things will change at the hospital.
“They haven't fixed anything. They have not fixed a thing. What they've done is identify what we've all been saying,” said Cameron.