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About KySoldier

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  1. Thanks Navywife and Gastone for the information. I have been dx by a licensed board psychiatrist. My thoughts were to file a FDC claim and hopefully speed the process up. I understand that I still have to be dx by a VA psychiatrist but I had thought if I brought/submitted the DBQ and a Nexus letter too it would be helpful. Should I bring the DBQ/Nexus letter to the C & P for them to review? I am just so confused by the proper steps to take. The VSO I am talking to said I shouldn't submit the DBQ but I couldn't understand why you wouldn't submit it also. T
  2. Hello Berta and Manning01 - Here are the updates - Do you think I have a case for appeal ?
  3. Hello Berta and Manning01, Here is what I received from the VA: Your compensation claim was processed under the Fully Developed Claim Program. What We Decided. We determined that the following condition was related to your military service, so service connection has been granted: DECISION : DDD lumbar spine (previously rated as compression fracture residuals, L1 and T12) Percent Assigned: 20% Effective Date : June 12, 2013. EVIDENCE : + Previous Rating Decisions, and all evidence contained therein + VA Form 21-0820 Report of General Informat
  4. My MOS's were 91P X-Ray Technican and 11B20 Infantryman. 8 years active and 2 years national guard and reserve.
  5. Dear Berta, Thank you for your quick response and information. The 20% is for a fall that resulted in two compression fractures in my lower spine. I fell 15 - 18 feet and landed on my tailbone with pack and helmet on and carry a rifle. The impact caused me to blackout for a split second. Over the years, I have developed arthritis and have chronic constant pain in my left lower back and hip, so much I cannot sleep on my left side or stand or sit for longer than 15 - 20 minutes. The area of the compression fractures have developed into bulging and herniated disks. A civilian doctor
  6. Hello, Are there any former X-Ray Technicans of all branches that have developed Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer ) ? Has a link ever been established between x-ray technicans and the work we did ?
  7. Hello, I need advice and help. While in the military I had Kidney stones and was admitted to a hospital. Fast forward to 2012 and developed Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer) and had to have the same kidney removed. Do you think this is/could be service connected ? Should I file a claim ? One of the MOS's I had in the military was as an X-Ray Technician. Is there any former X-Ray technicans out there that have developed Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer ) ? Thanks.
  8. SVR my current psychiatrist is non-VA. Do you suggest she fill out a questionaire? I was attacked and nearly stabbed and a friend was stabbed and nearly died by a deranged soldier. I first sought help when I returned to the states and was diagnosed with depression, anixety and insomnia and referred to CMH. I remember talking to a doctor and given anti-depressants. After my discharge I continued taking meds from a family doctor. My family doctor believes I have Sleep Apnea and wants me to be tested. Should I list the Anxiety and Insomnia as secondary to the PTSD and Major Depressive D
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