WOW, Thanks for managing to scan it and post here...This is FINE!
It is so much better to see something verbatim than to just it is OK.
He cited Fugo V Brown... a Very nice touch.!!!!!!!!!!
This should be a winner...(.I only hope they resolve it in this century.)
Your vet rep is on the Ball !!!
I am sorry I don't know more, I know there are folks who have filed for MST/PTSD with much more experience than I. I know that my latest cp exam the examiner also lied. I am service connected for bipolar (and yes I agree they like to slap that diagnosis on folks, not sure why?) I don't know how they differentiate between prior trauma and in service trauma honestly, I do know that I have seen on this board and many others that if prior service mental health issues are documented that it is very hard to get sc for mh after that. Are you currently rated for mh?
Hi Seminoles. Thanks for taking your time and reading over it. Im a nervous wreck right now....literally shaking. It was really difficult to post that. It took all my nerves. There are many problems with this exam. Many inconsistencies on the examiners part and straight out lies as well. I guess first off I just wanted to post it and see what people thought about the exam and its contents and their opinions on ratings outcomes then I would clarify things. I agree your points about mental health issues and childhood abuse are pertinent and need to be clarified. I had a very difficult childhood and I attempted suicide the first time at 15 yrs old. I was taken to the ER and sent home after the attempt....no psych evals, no hospitalization, no treatment, no diagnosis,nothing....that was 1985 in the rural town where I lived. A year later I graduated from high school and during that whole senior year the Army recruiter would come to my house and interact with me every month. Point being, if I was mentally ill or unfit to serve why was I allowed to enlist? Obviously the US Army thought I was fit enough to serve. Personally, I feel like that recruiter saved my life getting me away from that situation. My first mental health evaluation was in the service after the rape....summer of 1989. I have no idea if I was given a diagnosis, I was suicidal, alcoholic and they just shuffled me around to another unit afterwards. No counseling, no therapy, nothing. The rape happened 6 months before my ETS and I was so disgusted about what transpired( I was actually arrested and handcuffed after the rape cuz I fought back so hard and the bastard was xxxxxx up!) and how the Army didnt give 2 shits about what happened. Fast forward to 1993. My first involuntary commitment. 3 yrs and 3 months after I got out. I have no idea what the diagnosis was...I was totally insane in a State Mental Institution where more horrible traumatic shit occurred. My question is....how can they differentiate between childhood trauma causing PTSD or mental health issues or the rape being the straw that broke the camel's back? Getting a proper diagnosis is tricky too...Bipolar was the new thing back in 93 and it seemed anything they didnt know what to do with got slapped with that diagnosis. I've been seeing a VA shrink for 2 years straight now and he isnt convinced I have anything other than PTSD. From 1993-2011 I had no therapy, no meds, and no involuntary committments. If I were truly bipolar how is that even possible? I didnt start having any problems again until 2011 when I started having flashbacks about the rape which I literally had not thought nor spoken of since it happened in 89. That is in the exam as well.
Thanks Pepper. Yes, I think mine was a slam dunk, except for the time between studies. I'm still concerned about the low partial pressures of 02. I feel like I'm out of breath just going for the 5 wizzes at night. That might be getting adjusted to the face mask each time. Not so much when I'm up and about. That plus tingling in the legs...again only a night.
I have no idea why I'm whining though. There are folks here that deserve our concern...and admiration.
Anyway, thanks again. I'll look into getting paid back for my portion of the CPAP. That was my initial reason to begin with.
Ive gotten some excellent advice along this relatively short journey props to Gastone, Andy, Buck and of course Berta.