Hi all, good site and good information.
So I was diagnosed by my VA doc with obstructive sleep apnea last year. They gave me a CPAP machine as a result of the sleep study. Earlier this year I was given a 0% service connection for sinusitis. About a month ago, I put in a claim for sleep apnea secondary to my 0% sinusitis disability. There's no sleep apnea in my service records. I'm assuming that I had sleep apnea while in the service because nothing had changed and the wife tells me I snore the same...
Today, I was scheduled for 2 C&P exams at the Houston VA Center.
Any idea why there are two exams? Any idea what the exams will entail? I want to be prepared for the exam.
BYJO, you're 75, had a DRO Denial, had a Negative Tort Claim Decision and you've been waiting for a BVA Hearing for over 48 mos.
WTF does your VA Lawyer, you better have one, say??
Considering your circumstances, doing anything with the BVA without a VA Lawyer is ill advised. Even if you can't find a VA "For Fee" Lawyer that thinks you have a winner, get with the DC Pro Bono legal consortium, you need VA Legal Representation.
You're quite probably looking at a BVA Denial Decision being issued 6 to 12 months after your Hearing. Next stop CAVC, best to have the VA Legal Representation already onboard.
Diabetes, hypertension, and weight gain all occurred before 2001 bypass surgery.
I vaguely remember there was a section that explained the acronyms used on this site. Looked for it, but could find. Could someone point me in the right direction?
One thing that struck me is the doctors statement that no recent sleep study has been done to determine if my conditions have been made worse. He seems to be admitting that there is a possibility they have been. I would think since it has been 11 years since the last sleep study, the doctor would have recommended a new sleep study.
Diagnosis for SA was obstructive back in 2006. I am inclined to think that it is mixed, partly obstructive and partly central. Thinking maybe I should get another test. If the new test found mixed, would that make any difference?