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VAW-126

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About VAW-126

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  • Birthday 09/07/1965

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  • Military Rank
    E5

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  • Service Connected Disability
    70%
  • Branch of Service
    USN

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  1. I currently have a claim in for herniated discs and sciatica as a secondary condition to my service connected lumbarsacral strain. My claim was in the Prep for Decision Phase a week ago but now has been kicked back to the Gathering of Evidence Phase and a C&P exam and medical opinion has been requested by the rater because of a new condition that I have that has been noticed since I filed my claim in Sept 2016. Apparently the rating saw that I have a CT Scan in my file that shows that I have Minimal levoscoliosis. No Signifcant abnormality of alignment. Vertebral body heights are preserved
  2. Whats crazy about everything is that as the Nurse Practioner (C&P Examiner) was doing my exam I couldn't do any of the tasks that she asked me to do because I stated to her that It was too painful for me to attempt to do. I winced with everything she asked me to do and she was looking right in my face as I attempted to do the task.
  3. Ok so I'm 70% P/T with IU. I filed a claim in Sept 2016 for Aid/Attendance because of the difficulties that I have with daily living. My VA doctor annotated on the Aid/Attendance Exam form that I require the regular aid/attendance from my spouse. In addition to filing for the A/A I also file for increases for my service connected CAD and Lumbosacral Strain with bilateral lower extremity radiculopathy. I filed for sleep apnea and hypertension as secondary to my service connected CAD as well as I filed for Herniated Discs as secondary to my service connected Lumbosacral Strain. My VSO instructed
  4. Question, on my C&P exam the examiner noted in my Thoracolumbar Spine DBQ that the examination is neither medically consistent or inconsistent with the veteran's statements describing functional impairment with repetitive use over time or functional impairment during flare-ups. Does this mean that the VA will give me the benefit of the doubt and rule in my favor in regards to my claim for functional impairment. Also the examiner noted that my range of motion and functional limitation is abnormal/outside of normal range.
  5. BACK DBQ PG 1.pdf BACK DBQ PG 2.pdf BACK DBQ PG 3.pdf BACK DBQ PG 4.pdf BACK DBQ PG 5.pdf BACK DBQ PG 6.pdf BACK DBQ PG 7.pdf BACK DBQ PG 8.pdf AHI.pdf
  6. Can anyone tell me if Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hypertension be secondary to CAD. Also the C&P examiner copied and pasted into my Heart Condition DBQ the following statements from my last cardiology exam. . CC: 1st visit today. Pt w/ h/o chronic, stable angina - reported CP in service in 9/1990 - had NL MPI. Has undergone heart CATHs (1993, 2008), which were NL except as noted below - advised he likely his microvascular disease, or microspasm, or (cardiac) syndrome X (decreased blood flow in LAD). Info in scanned records. Pt has noted intermittent CP >25 years - avg 3x per
  7. Hi I had a C&P exam in Feb 2017 the examiner wrote the following: The examination is neither medically consistent or inconsistent with the Veteran's statements describing functional loss with repetitive use over time and the examination is neither medically consistent or inconsistent with the Veteran's statements describing functional loss during flare-ups. Can you tell me what does this mean?
  8. Yes thats me. I had different drafts and was just trying to get a feel and feedback to see if anyone else out there has been in similar situation and their outcome. My claims are current in the Prep for Decision phase.
  9. Hello al,l need your help. I am currently rated at 70% P/T with IU. I have a current claim in for increase of my S/C 10% Coronary Artery Disease. In regards to the METs for the heart condition, on my Feb 11, 2017 C&P exam the examiner noted the following on the DBQ. Interview-based METs test on 2/11/2017 Symptoms during activity: The METs level checked below reflected the lowest activity level at which the Veteran reports any of the following symptoms attributable to a cardiac condition: FATIGUE Results of interview-based METs test
  10. Hello I have a claim in for increase of my SC Heart Condition (CAD) which is currently rated at 10%. My military records show that I had a Myocardial Infarction in Sept 1990 while deployed on the USS John F Kennedy. I had a C&P exam on Feb 11, 2017 and the examiner did note on the DBQ that I had the MI in Sept 1990. It also appears that the examiner cut/pasted into the DBQ my last appt with my VA Cardiologist (Oct 2016). It says " CC: 1st visit today. Pt w/ h/o chronic, stable angina - reported chest pain in service in Sept 1990 - Had NL MPI. Has undergone Heart CATHS in 1993 and 2008 wh
  11. The examiner is Sandra Reid, DNP, FNP-BC Nurse Practitioner
  12. The VA has those private records, one to hospital stay was when I was transported by ambulance from a VA clinics and the last o e was from my home. The examiner had both of those Hospital discharge summaries in front of her and I brought copies with me to the exam just in case the VA mysteriously didn't have them in my file.
  13. Hi Ms. Berta, yes I was employed and that time and my rating was 30% but due to my condition they increased my rating to 70%' P/T and because I was terminated from my employer because of missing too much time off from work due to my condition. The VA told me in my decision letter to apply for the IU and within 2 months I was awarded the IU.
  14. Can anyone tell me if Obstructive Sleep Apnea or Hypertension can be linked to Coronary Artery Disease? I have filed a claim for both of these conditions as secondary to my SC Coronary Artery Disease.
  15. The examiner also noted in my DBQ that my back and heart conditions DO NOT prevent me from working when in fact the reason I am receiving IU from the VA is because of those same conditions so why would the examiner say otherwise. Also she was looking at my Disability FAVORABLE Decision from the Social Security Administration that referenced that my SC conditions caused my disability. I just hope that the rater will take a MUCH closer look at all of my evidence because it appears that the EXAMINER is against me.
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