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About WBrennan

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • Birthday 10/13/1970

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  1. I went back. They redid the pinwheel type of test. VA wanted a medical opinion if the patella tendon graft ACL repair caused this.... VA rule neuropathy serviced connected secondary to serviced connected repair. Additional 20% for the left knee and 20% for the right knee. My fight is now over....
  2. Just had the new C&P exam. Apparently the VA wanted the DRs Opinion if the surgery (ACL repair, patella tendon graft) was the cause the the nerve damage / numbness. Will check next Friday to see if VES sent off the paperwork and if so, wait 30 days and check back.
  3. I called them back today. They open an escalated issue with the raters. They said I'd have a response in about 5 days. I received a phone call this afternoon saying that they're in the process of rating it and finalizing it. And I need to respond back to an email they are sending me in next Wednesday. Even if it's showing preparation for decision
  4. It looks like the VA never sent the letter because they didn't enter the codes. (What Peggy Told me). They sent a message to have them add codes and check back right before Christmas. ebenefits no longer shows a pending disability and nothing in the disability section. Will update everyone at the end of the year.
  5. 10% for Pain on Motion and limited ROM (Not at a compensated level) 20% for Painful Scars. More than what I was expected. Hooah!
  6. Appeal closed yesterday. eBenefits showing my right knee rated at 30%. It looks like I won my appeal. Time to wait for the BBE. Thank you all!!
  7. The claim closed yesterday. Just need to wait for the BBE. Will update everyone once it comes in.
  8. I had the new C&P Exam but it was more for an opinion it seemed than the full C&P exams that I had before. They only measured the flexion. Didn't measure the extension. Knee has x-ray documentation for Arthritis. ROM are outside the compensation range. It looks like the VA asked the provider only if they feel if parachuting would cause the damage to my knee. Not sure how she replied. I was also told the VA may then ask her additional questions. We shall see in about 6 weeks.
  9. They did the pinwheel dealio and a blunt instrument to check to see what feeling I had. We shall see what the results are in about 6 weeks.
  10. Getting sent to VES next week to get some Xrays of the knee. I think they are trying to confirm I have Arthritis.... LHI confirmed via Xrays. Then I have the C&P with VES at the end of the month. Looks like they are doing 2 C&Ps for me that day. Just another hurry up and wait. I got this. I will update everyone as things progress. Hoping to have it all finalized before year end.
  11. Got the BBE today and a letter from VES on Saturday. VA error on duty to assist. New (3rd) c&p exam scheduled end of October. The favorable findings in their decision almost points to a new Medical opinion... Will update everyone on about 2 months... Lol.
  12. Good morning! Thank you all for the response. My knee is rated at the following: 20%: meniscectomy with semilunar cartilage residuals, left knee 10%: left knee meniscal and ligament tear with osteoarthritis 0%: residuals, meniscectomy, left knee 0%: Scar 0%: Scars I filed the claim as secondary to service connected knee disability using the online forms. I am curious to what will be done in the C&P exam. Thank you for the tip about Diagnostic Code 7804. Fortunately my scars are not painful, otherwise I would now file for it with this new info. Thank yo
  13. Long story short. My left knee is 30% Service connected. During the ACL surgery they nerves across the knee were severed and I have no feeling in the outside of my leg from the knee to the top of the foot/ankle area and around the front near the top of my foot. That area also no longer has hair. The inner muscle on my calf is significantly smaller than the other. I have an up and coming C&P exam with VES. I would like to know what all they do in this exam. Anyone have an idea? I don't think it falls under paralysis of the nerve as I still have function. I don't know if it falls
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