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Everything posted by shrekthetank1

  1. No they just wanted to know if a doctor prescribed a CPAP. Very short and to the point.
  2. HAHA! It is only one issue. They have already awarded the others. They deferred and now they want another. Maybe it is for SMC-S? If that is the case then they would have awarded the Sleep Apnea. On the phone now to find out.
  3. So last week I had my exam for sleep apnea from VES and now I am getting a call to schedule a C&P from LHI. Do they just have no idea what is going on?
  4. it is probably some RO who just didn't finish what they doing at closing time and left it open. Wait for the packet.
  5. Do you already have a diagnosis? If you know what it is then yes apply for that but if there is another issue or you think there is another be more vague. To get service connected you need to have been seen for it in service. At least that body part. Or link it secondary to another condition. Or if it falls under a presumptive condition.
  6. I think the pain alone cannot be rated as just pain, but It is always linked to some other condition. Also like fibromyalgia you can get higher than 40% depending on the severity.
  7. No limit on how many times you can use it, but can only have one home at a time. Paul the VA does rate for pain! You have got to search and see where you pain fits in the best. What areas hurt? When does it hurt? As for weight loss I am in the same boat need to loose like 35 to 45!
  8. So keep fighting! Sounds like you are taking the fight to them. Can you post the denial minus your personal information. You should be within you year to file. The more we know of what they said the more we can help.
  9. So it looks like they went over the possible disabilities and then gave their reasoning for denial. Go onto Ebenefits and see what you a SC for and check back with us. They should have at least given a 0% rating for each condition, and you were seen for them.
  10. I do it every time I have a c&p. I will let them know I have issues and needed to write them down. They will ask follow up but remember you put down what is going on. You will be ok.
  11. I was guessing this was going get denied as the is still at the RO level so I could get to the BVA. For some reason they are having a very hard time just sending the denial letter. I wonder what allows them to say this qualifies for a phone interview? As this is what the guy scheduling told me. Hoping to hear something in the next couple weeks.
  12. So I just got my PHONE C&P exam for sleep apnea. The doctor again did not look at the paperwork showing the connection, but at least he did on the interview. Took all of about 5 minutes. Do you have trouble breathing when you sleep. Are you tired in the morning? Do you use a C-pap? When do you think it started? Also the doctor was 4 states away. Should be interesting to see how this plays out.
  13. Are your records from the VA? Have you been seen at the VA?
  14. So I agree with this 100% as things progress and get worse I will keep pushing. I now have GERD and hearing loss in my left ear. I will also get CFS at some point and arthritis from other conditions. So so for me I plan to be on case for another 5-10 years. If they keep getting worse I will keep filing till I can’t.
  15. As long as your condition you were seen in service is the same one today, a nexus is less needed. I would get your claim in ASAP and not wait. You can go to ebenefits and file from there.
  16. I guess that is the way to go unless there is a CUE in there.
  17. So for me the getting worse route should be if the symptoms have gotten worse. From what you are saying they have always been there. I would appeal their decision. Hopefully you are still within your year of decision?
  18. You are not alone! You will never be alone! This trauma caused you pain in a way some of us here will never understand. I have had my own demons to slay over the years some I knew I had and others were so ingrained I had no idea how to deal with them. This story has nothing to do with your experience, just to give you some tools to deal with trauma. I was born into a Cult. I was brain washed from a very young age. The abuse to place over 18 years until I finally left. I had to leave behind my 11 siblings where I was living(Knowing I would be allowed to have a relationship with them). I left in 1999/2000 and joined the Military in 2001. I had never had time to process what had happened to me as a child. I did not realize my dad was having sex with his daughters. I was always taught to suck it up and be a MAN! I was told there is no one who can help you! There is only you! Almost everything I was taught from a young age was a lie!. I blamed myself for many years and was told I was the problem and how could you do this to your family? I have dealt with this by allowing myself to feel again. I had blocked myself behind so many walls I was hollow inside. I did not love myself or anyone I was in a relationship with. I allow myself to remember! I allow myself to cry! I allow myself to forgive me! I allow myself to love! It took me a long time to realize how to love myself, I had told myself I was not worthy of love. Letting yourself back into your life and forgiving yourself are the hardest part of trauma. The events happened and they will not go away. The pain is there and will not go away. You have an injury no one else can see, it is so deep and painful. I had a wound like this and I found a friend who helped me heal myself. My wife had a lot to do with it, but in the end the friend was me. I was causing the wound to stay open and fester, I did not want to get better. I wanted to pain because I deserved the pain. I was to weak to deal with it. I just want you to know we are here for you and you are loved! You have support from all of us here!
  19. So I am a huge fan of Lay statements, but Bronco is right! You need a doctor to prove your symptoms have gotten worse and what happened to make them get worse. If anything I would give your statements to your PTSD doctor. This way like Bronco said they can say yes or no they are connected to PTSD
  20. You got this, just hang in there! The waiting sucks, but the win is well worth it!
  21. First off a call from Ebenefits? I have never heard of this. Next when they are working on your claim things will move around and things taken off and put back on and anything else they can do they will do. Is your C&P with VES? you can call them and they will tell you what the C&P is for.
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