fmfdoc

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About fmfdoc

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  • Service Connected Disability
    100%
  • Branch of Service
    Navy

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  1. great information. thanks!
  2. Hi everyone, Question... I currently have SA secondary to PTSD and depression. I have been knocked out several times on active duty( parachute falls, combat) but have never been dx'ed with TBI. I do suffer from the memory loss and other symptoms that I've read about with TBI but again have never been dx'ed for that. I had several headache treatments during AD... What route would you recommend to get the TBI claim going? I have a PCP appointment next month at the VA and want to present possible TBI issues. In many ways, I sucked it up after I passed out and didn't run to the Military doc.
  3. Hi everyone, Question... I currently have SA secondary to PTSD and depression. I have been knocked out several times on active duty( parachute falls, combat) but have never been dx'ed with TBI. I do suffer from the memory loss and other symptoms that I've read about with TBI but again have never been dx'ed for that. I had several headache treatments during AD... What route would you recommend to get the TBI claim going? I have a PCP appointment next month at the VA and want to present possible TBI issues. In many ways, I sucked it up after I passed out and didn't run to the Military doc.
  4. thanks bro!
  5. My pending claim really has nothing to do with my back which is the 100 percent P&T. Also, I don't feel like I'm gambling and putting this 100 percent at risk. I should here something back with the next month.
  6. Gastone- no "future exams scheduled" was listed on my letter. I have another claim opened but not for the back...Maybe I should withdraw that and move on with my 100% P%T?
  7. thanks Palma and Broncovet!
  8. Thanks Pete!
  9. I just wanted to share my success story. Just last week, I won my appeal for IVDS/DDD resulting in 100%. Having that increased pushed me over the top to 100% and P&T. I wasn’t expecting the P&T and will not argue that decision or the 100 %. The appeal started early 2015 and concluded last week. Actually, the battle to increase started in 2008 and as time went on my back just didn’t get better. I applied for an increase, was rejected several times and the finally appealed this past decision and won. I didn’t win because of luck; I won because I fought each and every step. So, for those still working on an increase and want to be 100 percent (or even just increase to another percent), you better be your best advocate. Your VSO will help but you need to be WAY more proactive than just a VSO. To start, I learned what I needed to do by trolling this site and asking questions (for C&P exams, expert letters, notice of disagreements, etc.). We each have our own Physical or psychological disabilities but our goals are the same and that is to get what we deserve. If you feel you deserve it, then buckle down and get ready for a journey. I can attest it can be a long journey but it’s in my personality to never give up and never take no for an answer. Finally, I know that P&T is not exactly “permanent” for at least 10 years. I'll still attend my appointments and my back is still messed up. It’s like VA Math. It doesn’t make sense but neither does being denied increase for something that is taking away from a better quality of life. PLEASE be your best advocate, listen to advice on this site and keep your vision in front of you!
  10. thanks for your feedback. to each is own. From my understanding the rating is based on ROM not xrays results. I have read through dozens upon dozens of appeal results. I didn't see where xrays trumped C&P ROM.
  11. here are my x-ray results. My understanding is the ROM or lack of ROM will be key for an increase.. There is an exaggerated lordosis of the lumbosacral spine with degenerative disc changes scattered in the lumbar spine. There is no evidence of spondylolisthesis. partial lumbarization of S1. minimal right convex curve to the lumbar spine.
  12. thanks for the feedback. I currently don't use assistive devices(yet). I've done as much as I can to this point and hope the appeal results are coming back to me soon.
  13. thanks you all for the feedback to this point!
  14. What if I'm already receiving 10% for left and right ridiculopathy. Is that an addition 10 % for sciatica? thamk you so much for the feedback above!