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floridanurse

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  • Birthday 01/22/1967

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  1. Hello all! just wanted to say thank you to all who have helped me in this VA disability thing. I just got my ID card at Hurlburt Field AFB and it feels good! I have continuing struggles and therapy, but otherwise, I am glad this is over. I just wanted to tell anyone that reads this and is struggling, if you have a good case, DO NOT GIVE UP. I have had ALL pleasant experiences with the VA and it was relatively easy to navigate this system and get to my 100% P&T rating for PTSD/MST. I will tell you that you must have your ducks in a row, if you are not in treatment, get there now! Most of my treatment was with the VA, so it was all documented. I had every clear marker that there was in my STR. It is so important to stay organized, get to a Vet Center, get a VSO.......ect............., This is not rocket science, the only reason that it takes them a little bit, (In my case, 9 months), I think is, because they have so many fraudulent claims clogging up the system. If you have a good case, have all your records or can prove clear markers, are getting treatment, be honest at the C&P, then you claim should go just like mine did! If anyone would like to ask any questions, please feel free to message me! I would love to do my best to help ANYONE that is suffering out there! Be blessed everyone! FLORIDANURSE
  2. . IC(claimed as bladder condition). Less likely than not (less than 50/ 50 probability) proximately due to or the result of the veteran's mental disorder. Most likely (greater than 50%probability), a comorbidity. 

       Berta, what does this mean? my mental disorder is PTSD.  i claimed it as secondary , but she came back with this on my bladder C&P.  Does this mean that this bladder condition will be added to my PTSD?? i am confused as to why she put Less likely, then put Most likely????

       
  3. Good morning Buck!

    I hope today finds you well. I am getting so confused with all these opinions.  First of all, I think Gastone is really negative and it is disturbing me.  My question is this in a nutshell.

    Gastone says that they may deny the PTSD/MST or they would have already rated it, and the bladder stuff is secondary to the PTSD/MST, so why are they even sending me for a bladder c&p if they are not gonna rate the PTSD/MST? I am also confused as to why they don't need any more info for the PTSD/MST and didn't rate it? is it possible that they did rate the PTSD/MST and they just want a clearer picture with the secondary bladder claim? I think if they were gonna deny the PTSD/MST, they would have done so already.  Gastone is so negative that he is getting inside my head. :(, I know there is no way to truly know but it seems to me that they would not have even bothered with the C&P for the bladder if they were gonna deny the PTSD because the bladder trauma is secondary? but......why cant they just give me a rating for the PTSD now? its so frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!! do you think they might deny the PTSD/MST?

    1. Buck52

      Buck52

      I understand,

      What you need to do is just wait  for the Bladder C&P  Report b/c they could add to the MST Claim depending on the out come of the examiner, you had a favorable MST C&P Exam, I believe they are sending you to the Bladder C&P for more medical information as to the systoms  you have for secondary ratings...if the out come is not in your favor so-to- speak  this may need you to NOD The decision.(Notice of Disagreement )...so just wait and see what the Bladder C&P Report says.

      let us know here on hadit..(when is this Bladder C&P?)

      I would take any medical evidence you have that is substantial to this claim to this Bladder C&P...If the examiner don't seem to be helping you with this claim and is negative  and don't mention some of your medical evidence  then you must point it out to him/her at this exam...if you have any private medical evidence as well as any VA Medical...take all copies to this exam....if the exam goes well and in your favor then you wont need to do this  but do take any evidence in case you need it.

      usually an inferred  claim is a lot better than a denied claim  its just that they want more medical evidence & systoms to make a rating.

      Some times the VA don't send all the evidence to the examiner, ask the examiner if he/she has your C-FILE And as read all your medical records , if not  then you can show him what evidence you have at the C&P.

      Gastone is trying to help   some times veterans get a little ahead of them self  but your case is unique with MST, We male veteran are not use to MST Claims..I know I 'm not,but the MST Claims should be treated fairly according the the CFR'S and under VA Laws

      Note:  it may help you if you take your hubby to this C&P usually you can ask the examiner if he/she minds your Hubby to be with you?..and they usually say sure yes mam.

      if your hubby being with you and  upsets you are makes you feel more uncomfortable  then go in by yourself...but hubby can wait in the waiting room.  just letting you know its your choice.

      So my Advise is to try to relax and go to this  BladderC&P and see how it goes  and get the report...if its VA C&P The you can get it 3 days after..if its contracted out  then it takes about 3 or 4 weeks to get the report  but you probably already know this?

    2. floridanurse

      floridanurse

      will do! I think I am driving myself crazy..., but it seems to me if they were going to deny the PTSD/MST, then they would have done so already

  4. it is in the MST forum........good night! I had exams for tinnitus and right ankle as well>>>>>>>>> weird..LOL
  5. @Navy4life check out my ptsd exam......I posted it on MST forum. I believe it is under all c&p exams in.............I had the c&p exam on aug 11 AND NOW THE CLAIM IS IN PREPARATION FOR DECISION. I HOPE ITS GOOD :)............I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND AND BELEIVE WHAT YOU SAID. BE HONEST! THAT HAS GOTTEN ME THE MOST RESPECT. I WOULD NEVER TRY TO EMBELLISH! some of it was ugly, but I was honest and that is all that matters....thank you and blessings to you as well! I was an MP assaulted by another MP. it was horrendous and sad. I am in therapy to this day as well
  6. @Navy4life I kind of agree with you about what @john999 said, but our Vietnam vets were treated a whole a hell of a lot differently than I was (Desert Storm), so I get his saltiness, but I went into my exams and was honest, and to be frank, I really just wanted validation that I was being honest, I went in as myself and all of my exams went in my favor. If you are honest, then you have nothing to worry about. I do take care of my hygiene and I try to do the best I can , but some days are better than others :)............ I can only hope that my decision is favorable but just telling my story was enough for me and I think my C&P exams reflected that. I went in and was myself. No less. I have never had a bad experience with the Va, most every time I went in I was treated with dignity and care. my service records also speak for themselves. I was proud to serve my country but I did not ask to be sexually harassed or assaulted. I just wanted equal treatment and fairness. The VA has always been on my side in my opinion, but maybe I am the exception and not the rule?
  7. Yes I have already had all of my C&P exams. I uploaded my PTSD one, look at my other posts... I was just wondering how long it takes to hear a decision. I had the C&P exams on Thurs August 11 2016
  8. I hope you get 100% and if you do they should consider you for SMC  "S" which is housebound status.  More money!  I am old fart Vietnam vet living in Tampa.  I have been P&T for 15 years.   The VA is better than it was because in my day if you did not have direct combat with enemy no PTSD claim.  Only guys with PH or CIB or other combat medals or badges got PTSD and this was not until the 1980's.  Only since 9/11 have they diagnosed PTSD in realistic way, and it is still a game with right answers and wrong answers.

  9. Anyone ever deal with the St. Pete VARO.... I just had all c&p exams and they are complete on myhealthevet. Any guess as to when I will get rated? also, after they rate you, how long before retro pay? Does monthly benefit come before retro or vice versa. Everyone has been amazing on this site. Thanks to all for your advice. So far I have been told 100% for PTSD, 10% for right ankle and 10% for tinnitus.... the c&P examiner also said that my bladder condition was secondary to PTSD/MST. Do they rate secondary conditions?
  10. HELLO ALL AND THANKS FOR READING THIS. I HAD ALL 3 EXAMS YESTERDAY AND I FEEL THAT THEY WENT GREAT. THE DOC PUT IN FOR BOTH ANKLES AND I ALSO WAS TOLD THAT I HAVE NO HEARING LOSS, BUT HE WOULD PUT IN FOR TINNITUS. NOW FOR THE BIG ONE! MY C&P FOR MST/PTSD THE DOC DID NOT REALLY GO INTO MY CHILDHOOD AT ALL, HE ASKED ME ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH ALCOHOL WHICH I TOLD HIM I WENT TO REHAB FOR. HE ASKED MY HOW MANY TIMES I TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE (4)...HE ALSO ASKED ME ABOUT THE BREAKUP OF MY MARRIAGE AFTER THE ASSAULT, HE ASKED ABOUT MY ANGER PROBLEMS AND ALL SYMPTOMS. I TOLD HIM HYPERVIGILANCE, SCANNING, DISTURBED SLEEP, ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS, ECT. HE ALSO ASKED ABOUT THE ABORTION I HAD IN HOLLAND AFTER THE ASSAULT, HE ASKED HOW MY SEX LIFE WAS( I TOLD HIM IT WAS STRAINED), I TOLD HIM THAT HE WAS MORE THAN WELCOME TO TALK TO MY HUSBAND BECAUSE HE WAS SITTING OUTSIDE, HE TOLD ME THAT WASNT NECESSARY. HE ASKED IF I HAD BEEN IN TROUBLE IN THE ARMY. I TOLD HIM THAT I HAD AN ARTICLE 15 FOR AN ALCOHOL INCIDENT AFTER THE RAPE. I ASKED HIM IF HE NEEDED THE NAME OF THE SOLDIER THAT RAPED ME, HE TOLD ME AGAIN NOT NECESSARY, HE WENT INTO THE ASSAULT BRIEFLY. HE ASKED IF I WAS FORCIBLY RAPED, WHERE IT HAPPENED AND IF I KNEW THE GUY. THAT WAS IT. HE THEN TOLD ME THAT I WOULD TAKE THE MMPI AND IF I HAD ANYTHING ELSE TO SHARE WITH HIM TO WRITE IT DOWN AND THEN HE LET ME GO. THE WHOLE THING TOOK ABOUT 30 MIN? HE WAS VERY NICE AND TOLD ME HE WOULD WRITE IT UP AND TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. WHAT DOES THIS SOUND LIKE? WHY WAS IT SO SHORT AND WHY WOULDNT HE WANT TO TALK TO MY HUSBAND? HE ALSO SAID THAT I HAD POSITIVE MARKERS. ANY THOUGHTS> THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH
  11. ok................... I can get into myhealthevet, but not ebenefits! I have a premium account on myhealthevet, I just cant get one in ebenefits. I have already talked to everyone that I can. ebenefits, DEERS, ect! the only option they said is to go to VARO? that is out of the question. its 8 hours away! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  12. I already have my healthy vet premium account. It still doesn't work, if there's a way you know how to make it work, please let me know
  13. I went to the vet center today and we tried everything nobody no answers don't know how to do this they do not do it at the medical centers anymore
  14. The VAMC does not do this anymore.... that is the answer I got
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